The past five years were tumultuous for automobile and light-duty motor vehicle manufacturers. Skyrocketing fuel prices and growing environmental concerns have shifted consumers' preferences away from fuel-guzzling pickup trucks to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. Some automakers embraced the change by expanding their small-car portfolios and diversifying into the production of hybrid electric motor vehicles. Other automakers were more reluctant to shift their focus from big to small cars, expecting the price of fuel to contract eventually, bringing consumers back to the big-car fold.
Companies in this industry manufacture chassis for automobiles and light-duty motor vehicles and assemble final automobiles and light-duty motor vehicles. These vehicles include passenger cars, pickup trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUVs), crossover utility vehicles and vans.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.