Some of the most popular vehicles on the market today are crossovers and mid-sized cars. So it isn’t surprising to know that the newest model year won’t be much different. A study from Wards Auto indicates that about 60 percent of all new car sales in 2013 will be comprised of about 36 percent of popular mid-sized vehicles like the 2013 Honda Accord while crossovers will take a smaller piece of the market at up to about 23.3 percent of sales.
Other vehicles that are drawing attention are the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima the and the 2014 Chevy Impala. Some of them are already on the market or are coming up soon. According to Ward Auto, there are other vehicles that are being completely redesigned for 2014 including the Subaru Legacy, the Chrysler 200 and the Honda Insight. Others are getting a makeover for the 2014 model year, like the Hyundai Sonata and the Toyota Prius. The crossovers that you’ll be seeing are the Hyundai Santa Fe and the introduction of the Subaru XV Crosstek. Of course, there are sure to be more. When one competitor realizes they could be a step behind, they find a way to step up with something new.
But let’s not forget about the market segment of pickup trucks. In 2013, that segment will be about 13 percent of the pie, but could be as high as 30 percent in 2014 with the redesigned trucks that are on the planning tables now. Currently, the whispers are saying that there will be a new Ford F-150, a revised Nissan Titan and a new full-size as well as a mid-size truck from GM. We’ll simply have to wait to see who makes the whispers and rumors a reality in the next year or so.