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Industry Report Card: Sinking Sales Are Dragging Down Global Automakers? Ratings Apr 09

  • ID: 1711468
  • April 2009
  • Region: Global
  • Standard & Poors


  • AB Volvo
  • Fiat SpA
  • Hyundai Motor Co.
  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
  • Peugeot S.A.
  • Tata Motors Ltd.
  • MORE

A sudden slowdown in world automotive demand in the latter months of 2008 and early 2009 has in our opinion already damaged the credit quality of all automakers, and, in Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' view, the outlook for 2009 appears bleak. Global auto sales plunged 20% in the fourth quarter of 2008, and we forecast they will continue to fall significantly in 2009. Even in the emerging BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, once considered by some as beacons of hope for growth in the industry, demand is beginning to falter as credit for auto loans has tightened and consumer confidence has fallen in the global downturn. In our opinion, the effect on credit quality has been...

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- Ford Motor Co.
- Motors Liquidation Co. (fka General Motors Corp.)
- AB Volvo
- Renault S.A.
- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
- Daimler AG
- Navistar International Corp.
- Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
- Toyota Motor Corp.
- Fiat SpA
- Peugeot S.A.
- Volkswagen AG
- Tata Motors Ltd.
- Hyundai Motor Co.
- Mitsubishi Motors Corp.
- Kia Motors Corp.
- Scania (publ.) AB

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