United States Autos Report 2015

United States Autos Report 2015

While our view that the light vehicle market would return to 16mn units in 2014 and that the light truckmarket would outperform still very much hold true, the strength of demand has surpassed initialexpectations. With December sales expected to have continued the period of strong sales growth with moreholiday discounts on offer and fuel prices trending lower, we have revised our full-year estimate slightly,with the total volume being largely unchanged but the growth projection reflecting the truckoutperformance even more markedly. The passenger car element has been lowered slightly, to growth of1.0% from 2.0% previously. We have revised up the light truck forecast from 8.0% to 9.0%.

The launch of several new models, including the new Ford F-150, the country's best-selling model,combined with sustained strength in the housing market as homebuilder confidence and permits continue totrend higher, will mean another strong year for light trucks in 2015. We forecast truck sales growth of 6.0%,with passenger car sales to grow at a slightly slower rate of 0.6%.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Political
Economic
Industry Forecast
Table: Autos Total Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (United States 2012-2018)
Production Investment
Table: North American Production Investments, Feb-May 2014
Passenger Vehicles
Table: Passenger Car Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (United States 2012-2018)
Competitive Landscape
Table: US Top 10 New Light Vehicle Sales (CBUs)
Table: US Top 10 New Light Vehicle Sales (CBUs)
Production
Green Investment
Supply Chain
Dealers
Commercial Vehicles
Table: Commercial Vehicle Market - Historical Data And Forecasts (United States 2012-2018)
Table: Class 4 Truck Sales By Brand
Table: Class 5 Truck Sales By Brand
Table: Class 6 Truck Sales By Brand
Table: Class 7 Truck Sales By Brand
Table: Class 8 Truck Sales By Brand
Segment Developments
Fuel Consumption
Alternative Fuel
Macroeconomic Forecast
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (United States 2009-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Americas - Risk/Reward Index
Table: Americas Risk/Reward Ratings
Company Profile
General Motors (GM)
Chrysler
Ford Motor
Regional Overview
Industry Trend Analysis
Table: Latin America Production Investment Jun-Sep 2014
Global Industry Overview
Table: The Internet Of Cars
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025)
Methodology
Industry Forecasts
Sector-Specific Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Automotive Risk/Reward Index Indicators And Weighting Of Indicators

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