Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says the evidence is unmistakable: the great American car, the vehicle that put the world on wheels, is dying. Trucks and SUVs are claiming an ever larger share of the rich U.S. market, and that has real implications for automakers foreign and domestic.

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