Compact SUVs are taking over Long Island. Smaller sport utility vehicles account for five of the eight most popular 2017 model cars registered to a local address, according to new statistics from the state Department of Motor Vehicles. These vehicles, such as the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester, use a car-based platform, unlike some of the larger models that were popular a decade ago, such as the Dodge Durango and the Toyota 4Runner. Most of those were built on truck frames. The smaller models are helping drive SUV sales to record levels nationwide. Long Island dealerships said sales here mirror that trend. “Over the last three years, our small SUVs sales are up at least 40 percent,” said Michael Brown, co-owner of the 22-store Atlantic Auto Group, Long Island’s largest new-car dealership chain. “Those sales are taking from the other segments. We see sedan sales moving over to the small SUV, and we’ve seen big truck sales move to the small SUV as well,” he said. In total, 37 percent of all cars registered on Long Island are SUVs, compared with about 25 percent in 2011, according to the state DMV and the Detroit automotive division of consulting… Read full this story
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