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Plunkett's Automobile Industry Trends & Statistics 2013: A Summary Version Of Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac 2013

15) Super-Expensive Cars are Pushed by Manufacturers/Luxury Car Market Is Highly Competitive

16) Rethinking SUVs/Small Sedans and Crossovers Gain Market Share

17) Big News in Small Cars

18) Car and Bike Sharing Programs and Mobility Services Proliferate

19) Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real- Time Traffic Information

20) Ford Sync and Microsoft Software Race to Bring Onboard Apps to New Car Buyers/In-Car Internet Grows


Automobile Industry Statistics

1) Automotive Industry Overview

2) General Motors Corporation Overview

3) Ford Motor Company Overview

4) Toyota Motor Corporation Overview

5) Daimler Overview

6) Honda Motor Company Overview

7) New Vehicle Sales by Vehicle Type, U.S.: 2007-2011

8) Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2012 Model Year

9) Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2012 Model Year

10) Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2005-2011

11) Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2011

12) Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2012

13) Highway Vehicle Miles Traveled, U.S., Monthly: January 1990-March 2012

14) Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2001-2010

15) International Retail Premium Gasoline Prices: August 1996-August 2012

16) Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-July 2012

17) Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2007-1st Quarter 2012

18) Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2007-1st Quarter 2012

19) Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics, May 2011

20) Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2005-2011




Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Automobile Industry 1

1) Automobile Industry Introduction 1

2) Big Three U.S. Manufacturers Rebound 4

3) Fuel Efficiency Becomes a Key Selling Element/Stiff Emissions Standards Adopted in the

U.S. and Abroad 6

4) Hybrid Cars Command Low Market Share 9

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