The small car segment will continue to grow, and even spawn new types of vehicles not currently on the roadways, while the minivan and mid-crossover segments will stabilize in the automotive marketplace.


Those are some of the predictions from J.D. Power & Associates' Executive Director of Automotive Intelligence Jeff Schuster. In this second part of a multi-part series, our Betty Carrier-Newman talks with Schuster on the small car and other vehicle segment trends he sees in the U.S. auto industry.


In part 1 of the series, Schuster talked of new car sales in 2011.