SUVs are more popular now than ever


At the New York auto show some are surprised to see the huge amount of SUVs flooding the market. While car sales declined last year, SUV sales were up 6%.

KTRH Car Pro Jerry Reynolds says even rising gasoline prices haven't dampened enthusiasm.

"We've seen gas prices go up just a little bit in recent weeks but it hasn't slowed sales at all."

Reynolds says Baby Boomers especially love SUVs.

"As we age our reflexes are not as quick so we need a better view of the road ahead; it's easier to get things in and out of an SUV than it is a car."

Reynolds says as long as gasoline stays reasonable, we'll keep buying SUVs -- but not electric. He says there's just not much demand for electric SUVs.

"People in the SUV mindset are just not all that interested in electricity, they're interested in being able to go and use a vehicle in a different way than they have in the past."

Reynolds says he doesn't expect a decline in SUV sales. Dozens of SUV models are on display this week at the New York auto show.


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