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Automobiles & Trucks OVERVIEW

  The automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in recent years, with particularly sharp growth in the U.S.
    and China.
    Estimates of the global automobile market vary substantially from one source to another.
    Analysts at IHS Automotive estimated the global market at 88.6 million units for 2015. Car sales within North American markets have been running at very high rates.
    According to Plunkett Research estimates, U.S.
    car and light truck sales will total from 17.1 million to 17.4 million units for 2015, provided the economy does not slow significantly during the final quarter of the year.
    This would represent excellent growth from 16.5 units sold in 2014 and 15.6 million units sold in 2013.
    Mexico’s sales were expected to grow by as much as 20% in 2015, to 1.13 million units, while Canadian sales were expected to grow slightly to 1.86 million, according to analysts at Scotia Bank. The biggest upward trend in auto sales has been in China.
    While estimates of its annual unit sales vary widely, China has clearly become the world’s largest car market.
    However, China’s sales are heavily subject to economic growth, the availability of credit and the regulatory environment.
    As of late 2015, the Chinese economy was slowing, and sales of discretionary items were down, particularly luxury items.
    China’s government has a great deal of control over the market, as, at any time, it


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  • -AutoAlliance International Inc

  • -AMERCO (U-Haul)

  • -Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA

  • -AAMCO Transmissions Inc

  • -AB Volvo

  • -Jaguar Land Rover Ltd

  • -Dealership Holdings LLC

  • -ADA

  • -Adam Opel AG

  • -Advance Auto Parts Inc

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Industry Statistics

  • General Motors Corporation Overview
  • Ford Motor Company Overview
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Overview
  • Volkswagen Group Overview
  • Daimler AG Overview
  • Honda Motor Co. Overview
  • Hyundai Motor Group Overview
  • U.S. New Car & Truck Market Shares by Company: 2010-2014
  • New Vehicle Sales by Vehicle Type, U.S.: 2007-2014
  • Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2015 Model Year
  • Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2015 Model Year
  • Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2005-2013
  • Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2007-2014
  • Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2014
  • Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2015
  • Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled, U.S., Monthly: January 1990-June 2015
  • Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2004-2013
  • International Retail Premium Gasoline Prices: May 1996-May 2015
  • Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-August 2015
  • Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2009-2nd Quarter 2015
  • Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2009-2nd Quarter 2015
  • Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2014
  • Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2009-July 2015
  • Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2013

Top Companies Profiled

The following is a partial listing for this industry. As a subscriber, you will have access to the leading companies and top growth companies. This includes publicly-held, private, subsidiary and joint venture companies, on a global basis as well as in the U.S.

  • AutoAlliance International Inc
  • AMERCO (U-Haul)
  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA
  • AAMCO Transmissions Inc
  • AB Volvo
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • Dealership Holdings LLC
  • ADA
  • Adam Opel AG
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc

Industry Trends Analyzed Include:

  • U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda
  • U.S. Automobile Exports Soar
  • Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/ Stiff MPG Standards Adopted in the U.S. (CAFE Rules) and Abroad
  • Hybrid Cars’ Market Share Falls
  • Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter the Market in Low Numbers
  • Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Plan Gigafactory
  • Clean Diesel Technology Faces Consumer and Regulatory Challenges/Volkswagen Faces Emissions Scandal
  • Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  • Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  • Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter the Market
  • Outsourcing of Automobile Component Manufacturing/Design
  • Optimum Lean Production Saves Manufacturing Costs
  • China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market but Growth Is Slowing
  • India Sees Automobile Export Growth
  • Mexico Grows Rapidly as a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter
  • Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers/Self-Driving Cars
  • Super-Expensive Cars Are Pushed by Manufacturers/Luxury Car Market Is Highly Competitive
  • Small Cars Boosted by Green Consumers and MPG Regulations
  • Car-Sharing Programs (Short-Term Rentals), AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate
  • Consumers Use Bike Sharing, Car Services Like Uber, Light Rail and Ride Sharing to a Growing Extent
  • Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information
  • Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  • Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates

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