IHS Automotive

Lower oil prices to boost global auto sales 1.5%, forecast says

9:53 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2015

Falling oil prices will boost global auto sales 1.5 percent through 2019, with the biggest windfalls coming in North America, IHS Automotive said in a new forecast....
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Global sales will hit 88.6 million in 2015, pushed by U.S. and China, IHS predicts

6:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Global automotive sales for 2015 could hit 88.6 million vehicles, a 2.4 percent increase from 2014 that would continue a five-year growth streak, IHS Automotive said today....
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U.S. market has never been more competitive, IHS says

7:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014

The battle for market share among the largest eight automakers in the U.S. has never been greater as the range between them continues to narrow, a report from IHS Automotive said today....
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Suppliers hit back against automakers' cost-cut demands

Dec. 12, 2014 06:01 CET

Relations between automakers and suppliers are deteriorating as vehicle manufacturers seek annual price decreases as high as 10 percent, according to the 2014 Global OEM-Supplier Relations Study conducted by IHS Automotive....
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IHS hikes 2014 U.S. auto sales forecast to 16.4 million

11:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2014

U.S. auto sales, buoyed by increasing consumer confidence and cheap financing, are rising faster than expected and will reach 16.4 million this year and climb to 17.4 million in 2017, consultant IHS Automotive said today....
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS

Center of North American auto industry moves further southwest, IHS says

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

The geographic center point of the North American auto industry, which was located in central Illinois in 2000, has now crossed south into Arkansas from Missouri and moving southwest about 14 miles a year. The calculation by consultant IHS Automotive is derived from the production data of North American assembly plants....
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Carmakers bet on big global platforms to cut costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

The auto industry's switch to global platforms is rapidly picking up momentum. In 2020, the top 10 platforms are expected to generate production of 27.8 million vehicles, according to IHS Automotive, a consulting firm based in suburban Detroit. That's up from 19.2 million units this year....
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EDITORIAL

Auto supplier consolidation: Caution advised

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen's bid to acquire safety specialist TRW Automotive raises questions about where automotive suppliers are headed....
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Ford, Mercedes, Toyota tops in brand loyalty in 1st quarter, IHS says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014

The Ford brand had the auto industry's highest loyalty rate among new-vehicle buyers in the first quarter, followed by Mercedes-Benz and Toyota....
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Average age of light vehicle on U.S. roads stayed flat at 11.4 in 2013, IHS says

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014

The average age of a light vehicle on the road in the United States remained flat at 11.4 years at the end of 2013, and the total light vehicles in operation reached a record 252.7 million, up 2 percent from 2012, IHS Automotive said today....
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Buick lets blue hair down

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014

With a changing product mix that now includes a turbocharged sports sedan and a compact crossover, Buick is diversifying its marketing approach, venturing into advertising media that are popular with young, connected millennials....
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