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Turbo charge: Stricter fuel efficiency standards will boost demand for industry products

The SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Automakers will focus on improving fuel efficiency to boost industry revenue
  • Legislators stressed the importance of fuel economy as a step toward industry growth
  • The rising popularity of fuel-efficient CUVs will bolster demand over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The SUV and Light Truck Manufacturing industry is expected to continue improving over the five years to 2017. Heavy buying activity from key downstream markets and general improvements in the domestic economy are anticipated to bolster revenue growth. Moreover, companies that restructured prior to the five-year period are now better prepared to compete on a global scale. Over the next five years, automakers will focus on producing crossover-utility vehicles and trucks with an emphasis on improved fuel efficiency in order to meet regulatory mandates. To meet these fuel-efficiency standards, industry operators are expected to provide additional powertrain options, including clean diesel and hybrids...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the SUV and Light Truck Manufacturing industry is expected to trend higher. Demand for high-margin sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) and light trucks peaked in the early 2000s, but the credit crisis undermined industry profitability. Nevertheless, heavy buying activity from key downstream markets is expected to help revenue expand over the five years to 2017. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 7.7% to $191.0 billion over the five-year period, bolstered by rising disposable incomes and low interest rates. Moreover, industry revenue is anticipated to increase an estimated 1.4% in 2017 alone.

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    Additional Insights for the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry are

  • Product portfolio matches customer demand
  • Flexible cost structures
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Regulation for the Automotive sector in the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture light trucks and utility vehicles such as vans, pickups, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), and crossover-utility vehicles (CUVs). They also manufacture light truck and utility vehicle chassis. This industry excludes the manufacturing of cars and motorcycles.

    Industry Products
    CUVs
    Pickup trucks
    SUVs
    Minivan
    Industry Activities
    Van
    Pick-up truck
    SUV and CUV
    Light truck and utility chassis

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Regulation for the Automotive sector
  • World price of crude oil
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Government intervention
  • The customer is always right
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Financial stability
  • Fuel economy
  • Table: SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Automobile Wholesaling
  • New Car Dealers
  • Car Rental

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Brakes Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Automobile Metal Stamping
  • Automobile Steering & Suspension Manufacturing
  • Automobile Transmission Manufacturing
  • Battery Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • CUVs
  • Pickup trucks
  • SUVs
  • Minivan
  • Chart: SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Automobile dealers
  • Exports
  • Leasing companies
  • The government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Research and development and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ford Motor CompanyGeneral Motors CorporationFiat Chrysler AutomobilesToyota Motor Corporation
  • Table: Ford Motor Company - financial performance
  • Table: General Motors Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - financial performance
  • Table: Toyota Motor Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World Price Crude Oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Corporate Average Fuel Economy (Cafe)
  • A regulation intended to improve the average fuel economy of cars and light trucks.
  • Crossover-Utility Vehicle (Cuv)
  • A mid-sized vehicle that combines features of a car with an SUV. They are generally smaller and more fuel efficient than SUVs.
  • Fuel Cell
  • An energy source that operates like a battery but does not require recharging; oxygen passes over one electrode and hydrogen over a second, generating electricity, water and heat.
  • Hybrid Vehicle
  • A vehicle that uses two different power sources to run, in most cases referring to an electric battery in conjunction with a gasoline engine.
  • Miles Per Gallon (Mpg)
  • A measure used to indicate fuel efficiency.
  • Sport-Utility Vehicle (Suv)
  • A mid-sized vehicle similar to a station wagon, but built on a light-truck chassis.
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    This report on SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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