Top five players in the automotive industry - Benchmark and overview

This report examines the strategies being adopted by and the opportunities for the five largest passenger car manufacturers in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key factors that players need to focus at in order to stay at the helm and push for expansion beyond existing boundaries.

Scope

  • Learn which are the five largest passenger car manufacturers in the world.
  • Analyze key automotive industry trends and how the largest players are shaping the car industry's trends as a whole.

Reasons to buy

Which are the world's five largest passenger car manufacturers measured by total volume of sales?

What are the trends and future expansion plans of the top players in the car industry?

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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

COMPANIES BENCHMARKING

Financial overview

Major growth regions

Growth Strategies

New product development

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Overview

Financial performance

Growth strategies

Efficiency program on ...

OVERVIEW

Catalyst

Summary

COMPANIES BENCHMARKING

Financial overview

Major growth regions

Growth Strategies

New product development

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Overview

Financial performance

Growth strategies

Efficiency program on track to make improvements

New plant in China demonstrates plans for growth

Innovation and NPD

Audi signals the factories of the future

New Lamborghini Era

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION

Overview

Financial performance

North America driving revenue growth

Cost-saving measures bolster Toyota's margins

Growth strategies

Expanding North American production to capitalize on growth opportunities

Further investment in Guangzhou Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. in China

Partnerships with other OEMs to tailor models and production to geographical markets and expand into new segments

Innovation and NPD

Hybrid technologies remain Toyota’s “key technology”

Fuel cell technology is Toyota’s future

DAIMLER AG

Overview

Financial performance

Growth strategies

Strengthening core business

New growth markets

Clean and safe leadership

Connected concepts development

Innovation & new product development

Emission-free driving

Autonomous vehicles

GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY

Overview

Financial performance

North America and Asia-Pacific driving revenue growth

New investment to increase the efficiency and quality

Growth strategies

Product development to drive sale and profitability

Maintaining strong position in China to increase the sales

Stronger Cadillac brand

Innovation and New Product Development

Safety, efficiency and self-driving – at the core of the GM innovation

Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cells - Reducing Dependence on fossil fuels

Quality & Safety – more attention to details

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

Overview

Financial summary

Sales by region

Growth strategies

The need for change

The One Ford plan assists in fulfilling consumer and critical demand

New product development

Ford F-150

Ford's future cars

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