Figure 13 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales: Model Years 1978-2001

Figure 13 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales: Model Years 1978-2001

(Millions)

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Year Car Light trucks
1978 11,175 3,272
1979 10,794 3,087
1980 9,443 1,864
1981 8,733 1,821
1982 7,819 1,913
1983 8,002 2,300
1984 10,675 3,344
1985 10,791 3,668
1986 11,015 4,350
1987 10,731 4,133
1988 10,736 4,560
1989 10,018 4,435
1990 8,810 3,804
1991 8,524 4,048
1992 8,108 4,064
1993 8,456 4,754
1994 8,414 5,571
1995 9,396 5,749
1996 7,890 5,253
1997 8,335 6,116
1998 7,964 6,476
1999 8,375 6,839
2000 8,853 8,012
2001 8,988 7,901

Notes: Data are based on Environmental Protection Agency definitions of light trucks (gross vehicle weight 8,500 pounds or less). 2001 data are preliminary.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2001," appendix F, September 2001, available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm, as of November 2002.