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Automobiles & Trucks OVERVIEW

¹ Video Tip For our brief video introduction to the Automobile industry, see   The automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in 2013 and 2014, with the notable exception of Europe, where a dull economy has been particularly hard on auto sales.
    Estimates of the global automobile market vary substantially from one source to another.
    Analysts at IHS Automotive estimated the global market at 82.8 million units for 2013, up about 4.2% from the previous year. According to Plunkett Research estimates, U.S.
    car and light truck sales will total from 16.3 million to 16.7 million units for 2014 provided the economy does not slow significantly during the final quarter of the year.
    This would represent excellent growth from 15.6 million units sold in 2013, 14.5 million during 2012 and 13 million units during 2011. 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, topping 20 million units sold during 2013.
    China’s sales could grow to 22 to 24 million in 2014 and 30 million by 2020, depending on economic growth, the availability of credit and the regulatory environment.
    Meanwhile, China’s government has a great deal of control over the market, as, at any time, it may increase sales by encouraging new auto loans, or decrease sales by adding new registration


Industry Overview Video


  • -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 Becomes a Key Selling Element/Stiff Emissions Standards Adopted in the U.S. and Abroad
  • Hybrid Cars Command Low, but Growing, Market Share
  • Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) Enter Market in Low Numbers
  • Major Research in Advanced Lithium Batteries
  • Clean Diesel Technology Gains Acceptance
  • 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 Market
  • Outsourcing of Automobile Component Manufacturing/Design
  • Optimum Lean Production Saves Manufacturing Costs
  • China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market/Indian Market Slows
  • Mexico Grows Rapidly as a Major Automotive Maker and Exporter
  • Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers/Google Car Drives Itself
  • Super-Expensive Cars Are Pushed by Manufacturers/Luxury Car Market Is Highly Competitive
  • Big News in Small Cars
  • Car Sharing Programs and Mobility Services Proliferate
  • Fewer Miles Driven in the U.S. as Young People Use Bikes, Light Rail or Car Share
  • Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, 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/Drivers Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates

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