Are small cars doomed to fail in the American market?

Will higher gasoline prices finally push Americans into smaller cars?

Some auto industry analysts are warning that small, fuel efficient cars are NOT going to dominate the U.S. market. Does that mean failure for the GM Volt, Detroit's first plug-in car, next year? Here's a look at the potential for success or failure of smaller cars in the U.S. market. There seems no question that the single most important factor in determining how big we drive: gasoline prices.


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