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Volkswagen: Diesel duping scandal


Car manufacturing giant, Volkswagen, has admitted that approximately 11 million vehicles worldwide are effected by the recent scandal involving the rigging of car emissions test results. The discovery was initially made public by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US which led to the US government ordering the recall of around 500,000 vehicles. This then led to the admission from Volkswagen that this issue is far more widespread and not limited to the US, but is a global issue. Volkswagen is now in a state of panic and is… Read more

The F-150: Ford to pick-up where they left off?


The Ford F-150 is a car that has achieved iconic status for the Ford Motor Company. The Ford F-Series has been in production by Ford since 1948 and has been a firm American favorite for years. It has been the number one selling truck in the US for 38 years straight and the saw the latest iteration released in 2014. The latest version has attempted to revolutionize sports utility vehicles and trucks by using an aluminum body with a steel frame, which has allowed the truck to shed approximately 750… Read more

Keep on trucking; global truck market demonstrates resilience


The global truck market experienced strong growth during 2009-2013, fuelled by the Americas as the US’ economic recovery and South America’s dynamic economies continue to gather strength, and the Asia-Pacific region as China and India continue to show strong growth. With Western Europe also finally showing signs of sustainable recovery, the short term future for the truck market looks promising. The global truck industry (which includes light commercial vehicles, light buses and coaches, commercial vehicles, buses and coaches, heavy commercial vehicles, and heavy buses and coaches in this research) grew… Read more

Global Car Manufacturing Industry Grew By 4.8% in 2011

  The global car manufacturers industry grew at a strong rate in 2011. Some of this growth was encouraged by certain government schemes to encourage purchase of cars which shows that the market is seen as vital to the economic wellbeing of many different countries. This is both in terms of manufacturing and consumer markets. It also allows certain countries to strengthen their export markets as many cars manufactured in regions such as Asia-Pacific are shipped globally with some brands having a large presence across the globe. The global car… Read more

Developing Countries Propping up the Truck Manufacturing Industry

  Because of on-going financial difficulties being experienced in many nations around the world, truck manufacturers in a myriad of countries have suffered. However, developing countries such as India and China have propped up the industry, allowing the global value to increase despite weak economic conditions in Western countries. The global truck manufacturers industry grew by 8.3% in 2011, to reach a value of $558.6 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.5% for the period spanning 2007-2011. Growth was primarily driven by demand in South America and Asia-Pacific,… Read more

Strong Growth in South American and Eastern European Automotive Manufacturing Industries

  Weak economic conditions and on-going financial difficulties in North America and Western Europe resulted in low market expansion in these regions, which was negated at a global level by strong growth in the South American and Eastern European automotive manufacturing industries. The global automotive manufacturing industry grew by 6.3% in 2011 to reach a value of $1,435.5 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% for the period 2007-2011. Volumes also increased in 2011, growing by 4.3% to reach a volume of 136,589.6 thousand cars, representing a… Read more