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2016 Outlook of the Latin American Passenger Vehicle Market

2016 Outlook of the Latin American Passenger Vehicle Market

The automotive market in LATAM in 2015 experienced a challenging scenario with the overall market declining. Mexico was the only region where the automotive market grew. This declining trend is expected to continue in 2016. However, the market presents a number of opportunities in the powertrain, e-mobility, connected cars, mobility, and aftermarket sectors. New market entrants and disruptors are reshaping the automotive market in LATAM. This study is a detailed outlook of what to expect from the LATAM passenger vehicle market in 2016— its major disruptive trends, market shifts, and market winners. This report offers a 360-degree overview, before concluding with top predictions and a key outlook for 2016.


  • Executive Summary
    • 2015 Key Highlights
    • 2015-2016 Senior Management's Top-of-Mind Issues
    • 2016 Top 7 Predictions
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Vehicle Segmentation
  • Key Latin American Automotive Sales Trends
    • LATAM Economy Outlook
    • Top Markets by Sales Volume in 2015
    • LATAM Light Vehicle Sales by Region-2016 Snapshot
    • Winners of 2015
    • LATAM Light Vehicle Sales by OEM-2016 Snapshot
    • LATAM Light Vehicle Sales by OEM and Region-2016 Snapshot
    • Key Vehicle Launches in LATAM (2014-2016)
    • Regional Spotlight-Brazil
    • Regional Spotlight-Brazil (INOVAR Requisite Compliance)
    • Regional Spotlight-Mexico
    • Regional Spotlight-Argentina
    • Regional Spotlight-Chile
    • Regional Spotlight-Colombia
    • Regional Spotlight-Peru
  • Major Automotive Trends to Watch
    • Disruptive Trends in 2016
    • Key LATAM Growth Segments-B/C-SUVs and B/C-Pick-ups
    • Impact of the Chinese OEMs
    • Digitalization-Reshaping the Automotive Retail Process
    • Future of Mobility in LATAM
    • Trend Towards Localization Of Manufacturing
    • Energy Efficiency-Driving Next-Generation Technology in LATAM
    • Emerging Technologies and Technology Invasion
    • New Revenue Avenues Through Value-added Services
  • LATAM Powertrain Trends-2016
    • 2016 Top Powertrain Predictions
    • LATAM-Emission, Fuel Economy Targets, and Laws
    • 2016 Powertrain Trends for LATAM
    • Unit Vehicle Sales Forecast by Powertrain Mix by Country
    • Unit Vehicle Production Forecast by Engine Size and Country
    • 2016 OEM Powertrain Strategy for Gasoline Engines
    • Key Gasoline Engine Technology Forecast
    • 2016 OEM Powertrain Strategy for Diesel Engines
    • 2016 OEM Powertrain Strategy for Flex Fuel Engines*
    • Brazil Focus-OEM Technology Strategy for INOVAR Compliance
    • Brazil-2015 Key Vehicle Energy Efficiency Positioning Snapshot
    • 2016 OEM Powertrain Strategy for Transmissions
    • Unit Vehicle Sales Forecast by Transmission Mix by Country
  • LATAM e-Mobility Outlook-2016
    • Key LATAM EV Market Trends
    • Snapshot of Tax Exemption and Incentives for EVs in Latin America
    • EV and PHEV Vehicle Introductions in Latin America
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Country
  • LATAM Mobility Outlook-2016
    • Key Mobility Trends and 2016 Outlook
    • Opportunities in Mobility-Beyond the Product and Towards Services
    • New Business Models-Reshaping Mobility Landscape in LATAM
    • Flexible "On-Demand" Mobility-Disruptor Offering for Consumers
    • Vehicle Sharing Business Models-Comparative Market Positioning
    • Rising Integrated Mobility (IM) in LATAM
    • Corporate Mobility-New Revenue Avenue for Automotive Ecosystem
    • Transit and City Infrastructure-Encouraging New Forms of Mobility
  • LATAM Connected Car Outlook-2016
    • Key Connected Car Trends and 2016 Outlook
    • Top Solution Trends
    • Connected Services Gradually Entering LATAM
    • Connected Infotainment Offerings Increase in LATAM
    • Active Safety and Automated Driving-A Niche in LATAM
    • Re-thinking Automotive Industry and Solutions with Big Data
    • Future Opportunities-Functional Areas of Connected Car Technology
    • Future Opportunities-LATAM on the Path to Intelligent Mobility
  • LATAM Aftermarket Outlook-2016
    • Key Predictions-Aftermarket
    • Key Highlights of 2016
    • VIO Forecast per Country for 2016
      • Table Automotive Outlook: Average Vehicle Age per Country, LATAM, 2015 and 2016
    • Total Aftermarket Revenue
  • Key Conclusions
    • Key Conclusions and 2016 Outlook
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Acronyms
    • 2014-2016 Topical Focal Points of the LATAM Automotive and Transportation Program

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