1. Market Research
  2. > Automotive
  3. > Motor Vehicle
  4. > Light Vehicle Market Trends
  5. > Strategic Analysis of Key Chassis Structure Technologies in Light Trucks

OEMs Target Ride, Durability, and Safety Improvements as Key Reasons for Adoption of this Technology

At least 6 global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) produce body-on-frame sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickups globally as of 2015. Overall, ride, durability, and safety improvements are targeted as being the primary reasons for the adoption of advanced chassis structure technology among mass market and luxury vehicle automakers beyond 2022. This market insight explains 4 key chassis structure technologies. It also provides details of OEMs and their partner suppliers’ strategies and technology development and implementation roadmaps.

Introduction
Of the global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), at least 6 produce body-on-frame sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickups globally as of 2015. Overall, ride, durability, and safety improvements are targeted as being the primary reasons for the adoption of advanced chassis structure technology among mass market and luxury vehicle automakers beyond 2022. While these vehicles are sold globally, the solutions are developed by automakers in partnership with suppliers that are based mostly in the United States (US). The implementation of this technology has begun with SUVs. The US market, followed by the German market, is the key to advanced developments in chassis structure technologies. One such technology, for instance, involves the use of body mounts (such as hydro mounts, urethane mounts, and hybrid mounts) that are targeted to achieve increased towing performance combined with ride performance.

Technologically advanced solutions such as new pivoting movements, energy absorption structures, energy isolation apparatus, advanced crumple zones, engine disconnect/drop, and even advanced crash structures target crash pulse reduction for the highest New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) ratings. Beyond 2022, these advanced solutions will also aim to achieve zero intrusion into the occupant area and will also try to ensure that there is no risk of fire/fatalities in the event of a crash. In the process, component suppliers are also expected to support OEMs in achieving enhanced stiffness without compromising flex under impact loads. Also, efforts by automakers are targeted to improve vehicle durability associated with thin gauge ferrous/non-ferrous materials from corrosion. Thereby reducing warranty costs in both salt/snow belt
regions.

Chassis Structure Technology Development and Adoption Drivers
Mass reduction is also a key reason for the adoption of advanced chassis structure technology. Six of these OEMs are expected to adopt the technology as a group strategy while the remaining OEMs target it from a brand perspective. United States is a primary driver for at least of these OEMs.

Table Of Contents

Strategic Analysis of Key Chassis Structure Technologies in Light Trucks
Contents
Introduction 3
Chassis Structure Technology Development and Adoption Drivers . 3
Technology 1: Mass Reduction Strategies 4
Technology 2: Body Mount Strategies . 6
Technology 3: Crash Pulse Reduction Strategies . 6
Technology 4: Corrosion Protection Strategies .. 8
Conclusion and Next Steps 8
Legal Disclaimer .. 9
The Frost and Sullivan Story ..10

View This Report »

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 24 Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 10,000 trusted sources
24/7 Customer Support

Talk to Veronica

+1 718 514 2762

Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Electric Vehicle Plastics Market by Material (PP, PE, ABS, PU, PVC, PA, PC, PVB & Other Engineering Resins), Application (Interior, Exterior, Lighting/Electric Wiring & Under the hood), & Region and ICE Passenger Cars by Material - Global Forecast to 2021

Electric Vehicle Plastics Market by Material (PP, PE, ABS, PU, PVC, PA, PC, PVB & Other Engineering Resins), Application (Interior, Exterior, Lighting/Electric Wiring & Under the hood), & Region and ICE Passenger Cars by Material - Global Forecast to 2021

  • $ 5650
  • Industry report
  • October 2016
  • by MarketsandMarkets

“Supporting government policies and taxation schemes are expected to fuel the demand for electric vehicles” The electric vehicle plastics market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 27.82%, to reach a ...

Biometrics in the Global Automotive Industry, 2016  -  2025

Biometrics in the Global Automotive Industry, 2016 - 2025

  • $ 4950
  • Industry report
  • November 2016
  • by Frost & Sullivan

Proliferation of Biometrics in the Automotive Industry to Grow Rapidly, Featuring in 1 out of 3 New Passenger Vehicles by 2025 This study captures the current trends in the application of biometrics in ...

Uzbekistan Automotive Market, Forecast to 2020

Uzbekistan Automotive Market, Forecast to 2020

  • $ 4950
  • Industry report
  • December 2016
  • by Frost & Sullivan

Sales Volume of Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Buses and Minibuses to Reach 202,000 Units by 2020 The study aims to research, analyze, and forecast the automotive market in Uzbekistan according ...

Sports Car Markets In China

November 2016 $ 4000

Suv Cars Markets In China

November 2016 $ 4000

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.