We know you know this already: Sales of light trucks are tearing it up while car sales keep sliding. Still, we can't resist hauling out new statistics to underscore the trend.
Here's one: After two months of 2017, cars have not cracked the 1 million mark. They're down 13 percent to 898,907 while sales of light trucks grew 6.5 percent to 1,576,793. So when will trucks double up on cars?
Now consider crossovers alone, leaving out pickups and vans and old-school SUVs. In February, cars outsold crossovers by fewer than 35,000 vehicles. At the going rate, crossovers look like they'll pass cars for the first time in 2017.
And here's another milestone in the making: Last month, subcompact crossovers, which make up the industry's newest segment, were outsold by subcompact cars, one of the oldest categories, by the razor-thin margin of 674 units (40,307-39,633). In February 2016, the difference was about 15,000 vehicles.