for first time ever in US

for first time ever in US

You did it, America. You made history.

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America, you love your pickup trucks.

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For the first time in history, it may be absolutely safe to say the passenger car, once the bread and butter of automaker lineups, is unpopular. In April, more buyers purchased trucks than passenger cars for the first time ever in US history.

Bloomberg reported on data from Autodata Corporation on Monday that showed pickups outsold cars by just over 17,000 units. Granted, that’s a small lead, but one that’s grown in recent years. Americans have, by and large, defected to utility vehicles and shunned passenger cars. It’s reflected in automaker lineups, too. The Ford division doesn’t sell a single passenger carChevrolet sells just one mass-market sedan and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to pitch three rather old car models: the ChargerChallenger and 300. That’s it.

Even outside of domestic automakers, brands have started to pull back the


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