Exclusive extracts from this 69-page-long report:
- Who are the key players?
This report analyses the leading manufacturing companies in the automotive industry. Some of these groups' activities include motorbike or truck and bus manufacturing. However, the focus of this report is on the passenger car and light commercial vehicle market. [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: Toyota, Volkswagen, GM, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Ford, SAIC, Hyundai, PSA, Tata and Tesla.
- What are the players' strategies?
Over the past decade, Toyota has built new capacity in/close to its customer markets. In 2016, Toyota manufactured 76.5% of its non-domestic sales outside Japan (localisation rates: 75.9% in North America, 75.2% in Europe). In order to optimise its production organisation, Toyota has been adjusting its capacity in key regions. It has expanded capacity at Woodstock in Canada, at its Indiana plant in the US, as well as at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Russia plant; it started producing light vehicles for the US market at Mazda's plant in Mexico in June 2015, following suit with the Lexus ES350 at its Kentucky plant in October 2015 and hybrid transaxles and gasoline engines in Poland in October 2016. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
Volkswagen seems to have righted itself following the diesel scandal: revenue rose 1.9% while volume sales climbed 3.8% yoy in 2016. Deliveries were on the up in Europe (+4%), North America (+0.8%) and China (+12.2%, excl. JVs). [...]