Over the last several years the automotive landscape has been rapidly changing. Car sales have been decreasing while sales of SUV’s have increased tremendously. Ford reports that in August 2018 trucks were up 5.7 percent, SUV’s were up 20.1%, and cars were down 21.3%. In fact, half of the top 20 best-selling 2018 vehicles in the country were crossover SUV’s.¹ Compact crossover SUV’s are gaining in popularity, with a sales increase of about 14.8% over the last year, according to market research Cox Automotive.² More people are opting to buy small crossover SUV’s.
Compared to its larger SUV cousins, the compact crossover SUV typically has a lower price and better MPG. However, with these benefits comes reduced cargo space. On a day-to-day basis this usually isn’t a big deal. However, when it comes time to haul extra belongings, reduced cargo space can become an issue, especially when you have a car full of people.
That’s where Car Top Cargo comes in! Depending on the CTC model, an additional 9 or 18 cubic feet of storage space can be gained. With the typical compact cross over vehicle, that’s about a 150% increase in cargo carrying capacity, which gives cross over SUV owners the functionality of a compact crossover vehicle AND additional storage with a Car Top Cargo!
1 These are the 20 best-selling sedans in America in 2018 – Business Insider https://www.businessinsider.com/best-selling-sedans-in-america-in-2018-2018-8
2 Honda, Toyota, Nissan car sales plunge, but SUVs rise: U.S. auto sales likely up in August – USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2018/09/04/august-us-auto-sales/1188847002/