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UK Automobile Market 2015 Commercial Vehicle, Car, Bus and Coaches

UK Automobile market Analysis 2015

 UK Automobile Market in 2015

  • Best ever performance in new car market in 2015 after fourth consecutive year of growth, touched 2.6 million units
  • Ford is the market leader in car segment, market is dominated by German OEMs
  • Commercial vehicle segment registrations reach all-time high in 2015, with 423,894 units – up 16.7% on 2014, Truck segment contributed by 25.5% with 52,064 units
  • Ford is market leader in LCV segment and DAF, Mercedes and Scania are top players in heavy segment.
  • Bus and coach market closes 2015 with 22.8% rise to 9,025 units – the best performance in seven years, Alexander Dennis, Volvo and WRIGHTBUS are top three OEMs in 2015 [Read more…]
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South Africa Automobile Market Report 2015 South Africa Passenger and Commercial Vehicle Market

South Africa Automobile Industry Report 2015

South Africa Automobile Industry Report 2015

Light and heavy duty Vehicle showed positive growth in 2015 and Passenger vehicle, Medium Duty Vehicle, Extra Heavy Duty Commercial vehicle and Bus showed negative growth. Overall Industry registered 4% de growth in 2015 compare to 2014. Volkswagen is the market leader, Toyota, Ford, BMW and Renault are other top players in passenger vehicle market segment in Jan 2015. Market Share of Tata Motors is only 0.28%, Mahindra is next to Tata Motors with 0.23% market share in Passenger vehicle Segment. Germans and Japanese players are dominating the PV segment in South Africa.

Toyota and Ford covered more than 50 percent market share of LCV segment.

In Heavy Duty segment, Tata Truck & Bus is having 19% market share. Overall Japanese OEMs are leading this segment.

In Extra Heavy segment Mercedes Bnez is the market leader. Renault, Volvo, MAN and Scania are leading this segment.

MAN is the market leader in heavy Bus segment.

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Volvo group business strategy Brand and Product Position, Global sales and Market Share, Product Strategy, Technology, Truck, Bus, CE

Volvo Brand wise share

Volvo Group Business Strategy is detail study of its all business vertical. Volvo is having strong brand position as a premium brand. It reflects quality products in the area of Automotive and transports solution. Volvo was only in Premium segment but to make its presence in another segment specially in budget segment, it started to acquire or alliances to capture the mass market in emerging countries also. UD, Renault became part of Volvo Truck and car business has been sold to Ford to concentrate in Commercial Vehicle business. Volvo started its operation in India as a 100% subsidiary of Volvo AB. Later on, it realized to the presence in the mass market of the country and have JV with Eicher Motors. Recently it sold its Eicher stake and make 2.4 Billion SEK.The company is having a strong hold in Light & Medium duty truck market. Company is planning to enter into Small Commercial Vehicle segment also and improving its performance in heavy-duty truck segment. In China it alliance with Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle and formed new company DFCV. Volvo acquires 45% stake in Dongfeng CV. The deal consideration amounted to RMB 5.5 billion. The Company is having a strong hold in Heavy and Medium duty truck segment in the Chinese market. It sold 62,788 units from Jan to July 2015. Chinese truck market is the largest market in the world with around 800,000 of Heavy duty segment units and Medium duty truck around 300,000 units in 2014. Recently market correction has been started which will impact on its outlook.

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I-Shift Technology – The Modern Transmission System

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In the highly competitive Heavy Commercial Vehicle market, the manufacturer's go all out to give value addition to their product with added special features to differentiate them self from the competition and to have an edge over them. Ultimately these special features enhance the profitability by way of increasing the KM per liter and reduced maintenance cost. Volvo is leading the way with modern “I-SHIFT TECHNOLOGY” in their commercial vehicles.
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