Opinion on Automotive in North America

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Toyota: youthful enthusiasm

Toyota [TM] is to extend its US brand Scion, launched in California last summer, in a bid to reinforce the message that its products are full of youth and vitality. The focus on youth is a key strategy by which Toyota is hoping to maintain its impressive recent performance.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2004
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US auto industry: think green for a brighter future

On both a humanitarian and economic level, the US will fear the potential toll of Hurricane Rita battering its shores so soon after Katrina left a trail of destruction across the southeast. Already soaring oil prices are likely to surge yet further, causing the US auto sector further pain. The industry needs to follow Ford's example by seriously investing in greener vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2005
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US auto sales: beating the Big Three

Led by the likes of Toyota [TM] and Nissan [NSANY], southeast Asian auto makers grew both sales and share in the US last year and the trend is expected to continue in 2004. The Big Three will look to respond with revamped car ranges, but the next big wins for the Japanese could be in the truck segment.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2004
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US auto: big three still in decline

The three big US carmakers witnessed a significant fall in domestic sales in July, with Ford [F] and General Motors [GM] suffering particularly. While this in itself is a concern, the fact that Japanese and European rivals increased their sales makes the big three's position look even worse.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2003
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US auto: sales slide in evidence

As the yearly forecast for new car sales in the US is downsized to below 16 million, it is clear that the industry is facing a slowdown. This is the result of several factors, including overseas competition and a strong Euro. US carmakers may have to cut back on production to avoid mounting stockpiles of new cars.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jun 2003
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US autos: divine intervention

While leading US bishops and rabbis have recently been busy applying moral pressure to help protect the environment, the Bush administration was toying with proposals that would force car manufacturers to do so. Ultimately, however, neither initiative is likely to impose real changes on carmakers.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2002
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US autos: government u-turns on the Supercar program

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2001
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US autos: incentives lose their appeal

New car registrations fell dramatically in the US for October, as did consumer spending on vehicles. The biggest falls were among the Big Three carmakers, which are also the firms with the biggest incentive packages. It seems that the incentive-driven US auto sales boom has finally run out; the picture going forward could be bleak.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2002
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US autos: Japan has the power

As Japanese carmakers continue to increase their share of the US car market, the latest strategy is simply to increase the power of their vehicles - and it seems to be working.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2003
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US autos: manufacturers head towards a level playing field

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2001

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