Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2019 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. Some of the biggest winners from this surge are Korean automakers with soaring global sales. However, trouble maybe on the horizon. Surveys show that many young adults have little interest in owning a car of their own. Also a possible source of concern for automakers is the combination of car sharing strategies, like ZipCar, ride sharing systems, like Uber, and autonomous vehicles capable of driving themselves, which 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 analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the automobile industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-507-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-831-9 (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
  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 558

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 404

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. Automobile Industry Introduction
  2. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda
  3. U.S. Automobile Sales Still Strong/ Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers
  4. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/Trump Administration Expected to Delay Increases in MPG Standards
  5. Manufacturers Invest in Advanced Batteries and Raise Targets for Hybrid Car Sales
  6. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  7. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
  8. Clean Diesel Technology Faces Consumer and Regulatory Challenges/Volkswagen Faces Emissions Scandal
  9. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  10. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  11. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  12. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  13. China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market
  14. India Sees Automobile Export Growth
  15. Mexico Now a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter
  16. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers
  17. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate
  18. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information
  19. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car
    Infotainment Systems
  20. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates
  21. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Raid Hailing) Industry
  22. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and
    Development Worldwide


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: 2013-2017
  10. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2016
  11. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2018 Model Year
  12. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2018 Model Year
  13. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2010-2016
  14. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2010-2017
  15. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2014
  16. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2017
  17. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2007-2016
  18. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-August 2018
  19. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  20. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  21. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2017
  22. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2012-June 2018

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