A new report from J.D. Power's Power Information Network suggests that traditional SUV sales are taking a major hit. In April of this year, truck-based SUVs made up only 12.1 percent of the U.S. market share, which is the lowest it has been since May of 1996. Buyers seem to be turning to crossover SUVs, with 20 percent of full-size SUV owners moving to crossovers in April. Crossover sales have it a peak at 49 percent in April as well. The popularity of crossovers is expected. They offer similar interior room and the same command view of the road, while giving better gas mileage and more nimble handling. Buyers of crossover SUVs give up some off-road capability. With off-road usage somewhere in the single digits percentage wise, that doesn't seem to matter.



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