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Industry Trend Analysis - A New Challenger For EV Hub Status - AUG 2017

Americas June 2017 / Argentina / Industry

Argentina will challenge its Latin American rivals Mexico, Brazil and Colombia in the race to become a regional hub for electric vehicles after a large investment by Dongfeng Motor and proposed cuts to tariffs on electric vehicles.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Japanese Dominance A Challenge For Thai-Made Fuso Trucks - AUG 2017

Asia June 2017 / Thailand / Industry

Daimler's plans to set up an assembly plant in Thailand to produce Fuso branded trucks will be supported by a recovery in demand for these vehicles on the back of the Thai government's infrastructure development plans. That said, the dominance of Japanese automakers Toyota and Isuzu in the local commercial vehicle market will pose a challenge to growing Fuso's sales volumes in the country

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Industry Trend Analysis - OEM Autonomous Driving Strategies: A Review - AUG 2017

Emerging Europe June 2017 / Russia / Industry

The degree to which OEMs intend to develop their autonomous vehicle capabilities is determined by how each company envisions the role that autonomous vehicles will play in their future business models. Furthermore, those companies seeking to speed up the process of development by involving customers in testing, run the risk of jeopardising the legal justification of their operations.

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Industry Trend Analysis - MENA Autos: GCC And Egypt Weaken Sales Outlook - AUG 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Middle East / Industry

The MENA region will be one of only two regions in the world to register negative vehicle sales growth in 2017, along with North America. A weak GCC market and worsening sales outlook in Egypt will see aggregate sales decline 1.7%.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Short-Term Sales To Improve As Consumers Shrug Off Worries - AUG 2017

Western Europe June 2017 / Spain / Industry

Spain's vehicle sales growth prospects in 2017 have improved as the passenger car market benefits from rising consumer and business confidence, a general uptick in economic activity and borrowing, as well as a booming vehicle rental sector. Sales growth over the full forecast period to 2021, however, will slow as weaker wage increases and slower economic growth drag on demand

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