Automotives Insight

Automotives Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - GM's Exit A Blow To Industry Recovery - JUNE 2017

Americas May 2017 / Venezuela / Industry

The seizure of General Motors' Venezuelan plant and the company's decision to cease all manufacturing activity in the country will significantly limit the recovery potential of the industry over the long term. The events leading to the announcement also highlight the growing risk of state intervention in the industry.


Industry Trend Analysis - High Rewards, Low Risk Help Singapore Top ASEAN Sales RRI - JUNE 2017

Asia May 2017 / Asia / Industry

Robust growth opportunities for new and existing entrants, high levels of urbanisation, strong consumer purchasing power and world-class road infrastructure help Singapore top the regional ranking for the ASEAN region in our Autos Sales RRI. Myanmar lags behind the rest of its regional peers hampered by weak consumer purchasing power, low vehicle ownership rates, an uncertain long-term political outlook and a high-risk operating environment.


Industry Trend Analysis - Magna Investment Offers Tailwinds For Local Production - JUNE 2017

Emerging Europe May 2017 / Slovenia / Industry

Magna International's plan to set up a new car plant in Slovenia will help support the development of the country's autos industry by offering OEMs a base in which to set up local car production operations. This proposed facility will also complement Magna's planned new car paint factory, which will bode well for operational efficiency.


Industry Trend Analysis - Autos Investment Round-Up: Active Suppliers Show Industry Development - JUNE 2017

Middle East & Africa May 2017 / Middle East / Industry

Supplier investments are a positive sign of the MENA region's nascent vehicle production industry developing. This is particularly true in Iran where an expected influx of Western brands will require a robust supplier network.


Industry Trend Analysis - Commercial Vehicles To Ride Investment Uptick - JUNE 2017

Western Europe May 2017 / Belgium / Industry

A strong macroeconomic environment conducive to business investment will mean commercial vehicle sales outperform passenger car sales in Belgium in 2017. Passenger cars will still perform strongly, however, thanks to low borrowing costs, low unemployment and rising confidence.