Figure 11 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales: Model Years 1985-2005

Figure 11 New Passenger Car and Light Truck Sales: Model Years 1985-2005

Millions of vehicles

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Year Cars Light trucks
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 5.71
1995 9.40 5.75
1996 7.89 5.25
1997 8.34 6.12
1998 7.97 6.49
1999 8.38 6.84
2000 9.13 7.45
2001 8.41 7.20
2002 8.31 7.82
2003 7.95 7.82
2004 8.15 7.77
2005 8.62 8.53

Notes: Data are based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) definitions of light trucks (gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds or less). Model year 2005 data are projected sales from the automotive companies.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2005, Table 1, July 2005, available at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm, as of July 2005.