In the United States, the market growth is expected to remain below historic trends. The forecast for GDP growth is 4%-5%, which is primarily due to the slower-than-expected global growth. The situation is different in Canada, since low oil prices affect the economy more substantially. However, the commercial truck sales have started to increase faster in Canada than in the United States. A majority of trucks built in North America are sold in the country itself.
As a result, automotive events likely to happen in the United States during 2018 are far more important to the forecast for truck sales than events in the global economy. The construction sector in the United States has been performing well because of the growth in the residential segment, outweighing a decline in the non-residential segment. The high-performance commercial vehicle is essentially required to deliver better performances by aligning and upgrading the vehicle’s engine with superchargers and turbochargers.
Based on transmission type, the market has been segmented as Automatic, Manual, and Semi-automatic. The semi-automatic segment is projected to be the fastest growing segment due to the benefits provided by the transmission, such as comforts similar to the automatic transmission system, and the fuel efficiency which can also be achieved by manual transmission. Also, the low cost of semi-automatic transmission, when compared to the automatic transmission system, is leading to an increase in usage in the developing and the cost-sensitive region, such as the Asia Pacific. By the vehicle type, the market is segmented into Conventional Pickups, Crew Cabs, Sports Trucks, Long-haul Trucks; Engine- Supercharged Gasoline, Supercharged or Turbocharged Diesel, Conventional Diesel, and others.
Increasing Demand in the North America High-Performance Trucks Market
Major factors contributing to the growth of the North America high-performance truck market, is the introduction of stringent emission norms by the government of various developing and developed nations, and increase in the supply of temperature-sensitive material. This is leading to a rise in the demand for high-performance refrigerated trucks, the increase in the demand for frozen perishable commodities and growth of organized retail industry majorly in the developing economies, and the significant growth in the infrastructure.
However, the growth of the high-performance trucks market is expected to be restrained by the huge cost of manufacturing and the limited scope of electrification of such high-performance trucks. However, the introduction of high-performance electric trucks with advanced features for ensuring better performance and enhanced driver comfort is expected to generate tremendous opportunities during the forecast period.
Major Players: CHEVROLET, LINCOLN, ARDEN DODGE, FORD, VOLVO TRUCKS, GMC, amongst others.
Key Developments in the Market
March 2018: Ford to increase its electrified vehicle investment to USD 11 billion. 86% trucks and SUVs are anticipated to be in the product mix, by 2020.
March 2018: Volvo trucks’ new VNX series is heavy-haul’s new heavy hitter. It built specifically for the needs of heavy-haul trucking operations. It is available with up to 605 horsepower and 2,050 ft.lb. of torque.
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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 General Study Assumptions
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.2 Analysis Methodology
2.3 Econometric Forecast Model
2.4 Research Assumptions
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET OVERVIEW AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
4.1 Current Market Scenario
4.2 Technological Developments
4.3 Investment Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
5. Market Dynamics
6. AUTOMOTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUCKS MARKET, SEGMENTED BY TRANSMISSION
6.2 Automatic Manual (AMT)
7. AUTOMOTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUCKS MARKET, SEGMENTED BY VEHICLE TYPE
7.1 Conventional Pickup Trucks
7.3 Sport Trucks
7.4 Long Haul Trucks
8. AUTOMOTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUCKS MARKET, SEGMENTED BY ENGINE TYPE
8.1 Supercharged Gasoline
8.2 Supercharged or Turbocharged Diesel
8.3 Conventional Diesel
9. AUTOMOTIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE TRUCKS MARKET- SEGMENTED BY COUNTRY - Regional Share and Forecast
9.2 United States
9.5 Rest of North America
10. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
10.2 Market Share Analysis
10.3 Developments of Key Players
11. KEY AND POTENTIAL VENDOR (BRAND) ANALYSIS
11.3 Ford Motor Company
11.7 Daimler Trucks
11.11 Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
11.13 Volvo Trucks
12. OUTLOOK OF THE MARKET