Automotive Industry Review & Outlook: The Americas

  • ID: 4616200
  • Report
  • Region: Americas, Central America, Latin America, North America, South America
  • 76 pages
  • Plastics News
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This 2018 report provides an in-depth analysis of emerging trends in the Automotive sector that are impacting the Plastics Industry.  We examine infotainment trends, lightweighting, interior trends, electric vehicles, vehicle lighting innovations, plastics' role in future mobility, human-centric lighting, supply chain initiatives...and more! 

Our analysts also assess the current market landscape, economic indicators, growth drivers, market challenges and forecast auto production for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

Executive Q&A style Interviews with:

  • David Dunford, VP, Engineering, Tooling & Innovation: SRG Global
  • Laurie Harbour, President & CEO: Harbour Results Inc.

Bonus Data & Lists:

  • North America car and light-truck production by model - Dec. 2017, year-over-year % change, 12 mos. % change
  • U.S. Car and Light-Truck Sales by Make
  • Top 100 Global OEM Parts Suppliers
  • Top 10 Plastics Injection Molders in North America - primary market Automotive
  • Automotive 'Megatrends'
  • Plastics % of Total Vehicle Weight: 1970-2020
  • U.S. Battery Electric Vehicle Launches: 2018-2020
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Plastics in Automotive: Overview
U.S. market landscape
German OEMs increase share of U.S. market
U.S. light vehicle sales trends
Trucks, crossovers and SUVs 
Canadian auto industry
Mexico auto production & exports
Suppliers invest in North America
Brazil auto industry gaining strength 
Argentina auto production
Trouble in Venezuela
Charts: Car and light-truck sales by make

Key Trends in Automotive
Infotainment trends
Lightweighting for fuel efficiency
Interior trends
Lower cost of carbon fiber
Part consolidation
Vehicle lighting innovations 

Growth Drivers & Opportunities
Prototyping/3D printing
Materials innovation 
Product design
Plugging in 
A new math for electric vehicles
Beyond the battery
Supply chain enhancements 
Plastics’ role in future mobility 
Human-centric lighting 
Autonomous changes interior elements 

Market Challenges
Consumer buying trends
NAFTA and the auto industry
Tooling demand
Outsourcing to smaller shops
Startups, inventors & the skills gap

Industry Growth & Outlook
Equipment spending by the numbers
Auto sector forecast
Canada’s economic outlook
Mexico’s economy
Brazil expects growth
Argentina’s struggles 
Charts: Top 100 global OEM parts suppliers 
Appendix
North America production

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