Crossover Utility Vehicles Expected to Play Significant Role at Detroit Auto Show

Buick Crossover SUV 2012

MSNBC - December 12, 2012

In Jan­u­ary, the North Amer­i­can Inter­na­tional Auto Show is expected to be flooded with down­sized crossover-utility vehi­cles. These dis­plays will include the Honda Urban SUV Con­cept, Lin­coln MKC, and BMW X1. As fuel prices nudge up, small cars are rapidly gain­ing ground. B– and C– seg­ment mod­els have jumped from 13% of over­all US mod­els to 20% since 2005. The sub­com­pact and com­pact crossover niches fit nicely with the trend.