Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2018

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2018 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in recent years, with particularly sharp growth in the U.S. and China. Analysts at IHS Automotive forecast the global market at 93.5 million units for 2017. Some of the biggest winners from this surge are Korean automakers with soaring global sales. However, the combination of car sharing strategies, like ZipCar, ride sharing systems like Uber, and autonomous vehicles capable of driving themselves will have very profound effects on automobile manufacturing, usage, sales and ownership patterns. At least in dense urban environments, the result is very likely to be a large proportion of individuals who opt to use shared vehicles rather than user-owned cars.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research lists top 400 companies in the automobile industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-453-3 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-793-0 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence

  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics

  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List

  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

  • Industry Glossary

  • Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online

  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 558

Statistical Tables Provided: 24

Companies Profiled: 398

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?

  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?

  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?

  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?

  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?

  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the automobile business including:

  1. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda

  2. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/Stiff MPG Standards Adopted in the U.S. (CAFE Rules) and Abroad

  3. Hybrid Cars’ Market Share Falls

  4. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers

  5. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory

  6. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices

  7. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires

  8. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress

  9. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market

  10. India Sees Automobile Export Growth

  11. Mexico Grows Rapidly as a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter

  12. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers/Self-Driving, Autonomous, Cars

  13. Small Cars Boosted by Green Consumers and MPG Regulations

  14. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate

  15. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information

  16. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Drivers Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for
    Lower Insurance Rates


Automobile Industry Statistics

  1. Automobile Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. General Motors Corporation Overview

  3. Ford Motor Company Overview

  4. Volkswagen Group Overview

  5. Toyota Motor Corporation Overview

  6. Daimler AG Overview

  7. Hyundai Motor Group Overview

  8. Honda Motor Co. Overview

  9. U.S. New Car & Truck Market Shares by Company: 2012-2016

  10. New Vehicle Sales by Vehicle Type, U.S.: 2009-2017

  11. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2015

  12. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2017 Model Year

  13. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2017 Model Year

  14. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries:
    Selected Years, 2009-2015

  15. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2009-2016

  16. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2014

  17. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2016

  18. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2006-2015

  19. International Retail Premium Gasoline Prices: May 1996-May 2017

  20. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-December 2015

  21. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  22. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2011-1st Quarter 2017

  23. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics:
    May 2016

  24. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2011-May 2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AutoAlliance International Inc

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)

  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA

  • AAMCO Transmissions Inc

  • AB Volvo

  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd

  • Dealership Holdings LLC

  • ADA Sa

  • Opel (Adam Opel AG)

  • Advance Auto Parts Inc