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Introduction

This report examines the strategies being adopted by and the opportunities for the five largest passenger car manufacturers in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key factors that players need to focus at in order to stay at the helm and push for expansion beyond existing boundaries.

Features and benefits

- Learn which are the five largest passenger car manufacturers in the world.

- Analyze key automotive industry trends and how the largest players are shaping the car industry's trends as a whole.

Highlights

The international strategies of leading automotive corporations shape manufacturing techniques and international competitiveness to a much greater extent than it is in other industries. The automotive industry is an example of a global oligopoly - the 10 largest companies account for over 75% of world car production.

Your key questions answered

- Which are the world's five largest passenger car manufacturers measured by total volume of sales?

- What are the trends and future expansion plans of the top players in the car industry?

Table Of Contents

Top five players in the automotive industry - Benchmark and overview
OVERVIEW
Catalyst
Summary
COMPANIES BENCHMARKING
Financial overview
Major growth regions
Growth Strategies
New product development
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Overview
Financial performance
Growth strategies
Efficiency program on track to make improvements
New plant in China demonstrates plans for growth
Innovation and NPD
Audi signals the factories of the future
New Lamborghini Era
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Overview
Financial performance
North America driving revenue growth
Cost-saving measures bolster Toyota's margins
Growth strategies
Expanding North American production to capitalize on growth opportunities
Further investment in Guangzhou Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. in China
Partnerships with other OEMs to tailor models and production to geographical markets and expand into new segments
Innovation and NPD
Hybrid technologies remain Toyota's “key technology”
Fuel cell technology is Toyota's future
DAIMLER AG
Overview
Financial performance
Growth strategies
Strengthening core business
New growth markets
Clean and safe leadership
Connected concepts development
Innovation and new product development
Emission-free driving
Autonomous vehicles
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
Overview
Financial performance
North America and Asia-Pacific driving revenue growth
New investment to increase the efficiency and quality
Growth strategies
Product development to drive sale and profitability
Maintaining strong position in China to increase the sales
Stronger Cadillac brand
Innovation and New Product Development
Safety, efficiency and self-driving - at the core of the GM innovation
Electric Vehicles and Fuel Cells - Reducing Dependence on fossil fuels
Quality and Safety - more attention to details
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Overview
Financial summary
Sales by region
Growth strategies
The need for change
The One Ford plan assists in fulfilling consumer and critical demand
New product development
Ford F-150
Ford's future cars
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