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Hybrids outsell many market segments in 2012, still struggling

by Seyth Miersma (RSS feed) on Jan 29th, 2013 at 10:01AM

2012 was a rocking year for hybrid vehicle sales here in the US, and Ward's Auto has written up an interesting piece that breaks some of the sales data down. The number-crunchers have tallied, for instance, that the 427,605 hybrids sold in 2012 is a 64-percent increase on the 261,507 sold in 2011. Those numbers are big enough to beat out whole other mainstream segment sales, says Ward's, including midsize luxury cars, small crossovers/utility vehicles, and three separate SUV segments. However, if we step back and take a closer at the real numbers for actual hybrids, the jump that Ward's... Read More

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