Honda CR-V leads the crossover segment

After taking the number one spot as the best-selling SUV from the Ford Explorer back in May, the Honda CR-V now leads the segment in crossover sales. While new car sales are down 2.8 percent in 2007, the crossover segments has enjoyed an increase of 23.5 percent to 1,749,680 units sold from January to September.

Those figures account for 14.2 percent of the total industry, up from an 11.1 percent during the same nine-months last year. While there are 45 different crossovers on sale, the leaders in the segment include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape.

With the Honda CR-V leading the way, the three crossovers accounted for a little less than 25 percent of total sales in the segment.


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