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2016 Outlook for the Global Automotive Industry

  • ID: 3634274
  • Report
  • March 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 110 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Global Market to Reach 91 Million Sales as New Business Models Continue to Disrupt the Automotive Landscape


  • Apple
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Google
  • Renault
  • Takata
This research service discusses the 2016 outlook for the global automotive industry in detail. It illustrates the growth or slowdown of regional markets in 2015 and analyzes the expected market performance in 2016. It delves into original equipment manufacturer (OEM) strategies to excel in the target markets and segments, and introduces technology trends in 2016. This study will benefit the entire automotive value chain including OEMs, car rental and fleet companies, financial service providers, carsharing operators, technology solution providers, and a host of other industry participants looking to understand current automotive trends and their implications.

Key Highlights of 2015

- Global automotive market hit million unit sales with United States, one of the key markets clocking in million unit sales.
- The Elephant runs and the Dragon stumbles. China began flattening out with growth of around %, its slowest pace since 2012. India was the lone star among emerging economies, with strong growth of about %.
- Digital retailing of parts, service, and vehicles accelerated. BMW, Renault, and Volvo joined the online sales bandwagon.
- The Volkswagen Group’s “Dieselgate” emissions scandal shook the automotive industry, leading to a greater focus on compliance with OEMs establishing new/independent compliance divisions.
- California drew up the first legislation that defines commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Three or other states are expected to follow over the next few years.
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  • Apple
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Google
  • Renault
  • Takata
1. Executive Summary
  • Key Highlights of 2015
  • Bold Predictions for 2016
  • Disruptive Trends in 2016
  • 2015–2016 Industry Senior Management Top-of-Mind Issues
2. Research Scope and Segmentation
  • Research Scope
  • Vehicle Segmentation
3. Key Global Automotive Sales Trends
  • Global Light Vehicle Sales by Region—A Snapshot
  • Winners of 2015
  • Top 5 Markets by Sales Volume in 2015
  • Global Light Vehicle Sales by OEM—A Snapshot
  • Key Regional Market—Europe (G5 vs. E5)
  • Key Regional Markets—United States and China
  • Key Regional Market—Emerging Economies (BRIC)
  • Key Regional Market—Emerging Economies (MISTA and Stan & Jan)
  • Key Regional Markets—BRI, MISTA, Stan & Jan
  • Key Launches in 2015
  • Key Launches in 2016
4. Key Automotive Trends to Watch
  • Rise of the SUV Segment
  • Emerging Technologies—Shift from Niche to Mass Market
  • Trifecta Vehicle Design Scaling Up in 2016
  • Scalable Partnerships the Name of the Game
  • Recalls to Restructure the Automotive Industry
  • Digitalization Reshaping the Automotive Retail Process
  • Trend Toward Localization of Manufacturing
  • New Revenue Opportunities Through Value-Added Services
  • Suppliers Driving Automotive M&A Activity
  • Tech Invasion—The Way Forward
  • Beyond Apple and Google—Shift in Power Balance?
  • Women in the Auto Industry—Both Sides of the Table
  • International Expansion of Chinese OEMs
  • Average Vehicle Age and New Vehicle Sales—Europe
  • Average Vehicle Age—United States
  • Frost & Sullivan’s Assessment of the Dieselgate Fiasco and the Magnitude of its Impact
5. ASEAN Market Outlook
  • ASEAN—Key Trends
  • Key Predictions—ASEAN
  • Market Share by Segment—Malaysia
  • Key Policies and Regulations—Malaysia
  • Market Share by Segment—Indonesia
  • Key Policies and Regulations—Indonesia
  • Market Share by Segment—Thailand
  • Key Policies and Regulations—Thailand
  • Technology Focus Areas in ASEAN in 2015 and 2020
  • VW Group Emissions Scandal—Short- to Medium-Term Impact
6. Powertrain Outlook
  • Global Powertrain Mix—Unit Shipment by Region Snapshot
  • Global Crude Oil Price Trend and Regional Impact
  • Key 2016 Powertrain Market Trends
  • Powertrain Technology Development—OEM Focus
  • Growth Outlook by Region and Propulsion Type
  • Regional Strategy for Testing Procedures
  • Impact to Regulatory Framework Due to Emission Scandal
  • VW Crisis—Push Towards EVs
  • Top Powertrain and EV Predictions for 2016
7. eMobility Outlook
  • EV Sales 2015
  • EV Sales—United States
  • EV Charging Points—United States
  • EV Charging Points—Europe
  • Futuristic Approach by Leading OEMs
  • Unit Shipment Forecast by Region and Technology
  • EV Outlook
8. Intelligent Mobility Outlook
  • Key Market Trends—2016
  • Realization of Levels 2 and 3 Autonomous Driving
  • Disruption to Commercialization—New Sensing Solutions
  • Supplier-Level Consolidation Leading to New Market Opportunities
  • Lidar—Enabler of Automated Driving
  • 48V Power Net—Enabler of Automated Driving
  • Sensor Fusion—Enabler of Automated Driving
9. Connectivity and Big Data Analytics Outlook
  • Top-Level Solution Trends
  • Opportunities—Functional Areas of Connected Car Technology
  • 5G in Cars
  • Rethinking Automotive with Big Data
  • Connected Car—Key Avenues for Monetization
  • Connected Cars and Autonomous Vehicles Bolster Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Computing Transition from Non-Core to Critical Futuristic Use Cases
  • Connected Car Cybersecurity—Industry Initiatives and Impact Analysis
  • 2016 Top 5 Predictions
10. Mobility Outlook
  • Carsharing as a Component of Integrated Mobility
  • Strong Public Transit Networks to Support Growth of Ridesharing
  • Integrated Mobility Service Providers Unite to Cater to Customer Needs
  • Pilot Projects Boosting Popularity of On-demand Mobility
  • Advancements and Trends in 2016
11. Aftermarket Outlook
  • Key Aftermarket Trends in 2016
  • Global Aftermarket Outlook—New Entrants and Disruptive Models
  • Aftermarket Outlook—Emerging Technologies in the Bay
  • Aftermarket Outlook—Trends Impacting Vehicle Service
  • Aftermarket Outlook— Future Service Delivery Models
  • Aftermarket Outlook— Garage of Tomorrow
  • Aftermarket Outlook—The Connected Parts Store in 2025
  • Aftermarket Outlook— In-vehicle Sales
  • Aftermarket 2025—Transforming B2B eCommerce Channel
12. Key Conclusions
  • Key Conclusions and 2016 Outlook
  • Legal Disclaimer
13. Appendix
  • Abbreviation List
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

- Apple
- Audi
- Google
- Renault
- Takata
- Tesla
- Uber
- Volkswgen
- Volvo
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