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SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing in the US

The SUV and Light Truck Manufacturing industry is expected to continue recovering from the economic crisis over the five years to 2016. Companies that restructured as a result of the recession are now better prepared to compete on a global scale. For example, major government programs in the past five years have significantly influenced manufacturer operations. While manufacturers may incur significantly higher research and development costs to meet these standards in the short term, a trend toward cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines could significantly benefit the industry in the long run. Over the next five years, automakers will focus on producing crossover-utility vehicles and trucks with an emphasis on improved fuel efficiency in order to meet regulatory mandates. To meet these fuel-efficiency standards, industry operators are expected to provide additional powertrain options, including clean diesel and hybrids.

Companies in this industry manufacture light trucks and utility vehicles such as vans, pickups, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), and crossover-utility vehicles (CUVs). They also manufacture light truck and utility vehicle chassis. This industry excludes the manufacturing of cars and motorcycles.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table General Motors Company (US light truck and SUV segment) –financial performance*
    • Table Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (US light truck and SUV segment) –financial performance*
    • Table Ford Motor Company (US light truck and SUV segment) –financial performance*
    • Table Toyota Motor Corporation (US light truck and SUV segment) –financial performance*
    • Table Nissan Motor Co. Ltd (US light truck and suv segment)- financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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