Figure 12 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales: Model Years 1980-2003

Figure 12 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales: Model Years 1980-2003

(Millions of vehicles)

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Year Cars Light trucks
1980 9.44 1.86
1981 8.73 1.82
1982 7.82 1.91
1983 8.00 2.30
1984 10.68 3.34
1985 10.79 3.67
1986 11.02 4.35
1987 10.73 4.13
1988 10.74 4.56
1989 10.02 4.44
1990 8.81 3.80
1991 8.52 4.05
1992 8.11 4.06
1993 8.46 4.75
1994 8.41 5.57
1995 9.40 5.75
1996 7.89 5.25
1997 8.34 6.12
1998 7.97 R6.49
1999 R8.38 R6.85
2000 R9.13 R7.45
2001 8.41 7.19
2002 R8.3 R7.8
2003 7.71 7.92

Key: R = revised.

Notes: 1998-2000, 2002 data are revised from previous editions. Data are based on Environmental Protection Agency definitions of light trucks (gross vehicle weight 8,500 pounds or less).

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2004, appendix E, April 2004, available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm, as of April 2004.