The Latest SAA Newsletter

• Free Lunch & Learn Featuring LMC Automotive
• U.S. Light Vehicle Sales in May Cooled Down from the Record Levels Amidst Critically Low Inventory, But Still Reached a 17.2 Million Annual Selling Rate
• Free Remote Cast: The Future is Now for Electric Vehicles
• Technological Trends that will Transform the Automotive Industry in 2021
• Ford’s New F-150 Lightning Represents Step Forward in Evolution of Electric Vehicles, Analyst Says
• CarPlay Has Taken the Automotive Industry by Storm
• Automotive Digital Adoption: Exceeding Expectations Throughout the Ownership Lifecycle
• Global Chip Shortages to Cost Automakers 5% of Production
• Why Car Makers Are Taking On the EV Supply Chain
• 2021 Midyear Business Tax Planning in an Era of Change
• Potential Liability for Labor Issues in Mexico – Recent Developments
• Pivoting to an Electrified Future – The Auto Industry Amps Up
• Intellectual Property: Learning to Value Assets You Can’t Touch
• Digital Transformation: Creating Growth in the Middle Market
• Sheryl Crow to Headline Motor City Car Crawl Charitable Evening in Downtown Detroit
• Carmakers Forced by Chip Crisis to Rethink Just-In-Time Ordering

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2021 SAA Events

The SAA has a robust line-up of events planned for 2021. Check regularly for updates.

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Gen Y, Z Lead The Way With EVs

It has to be music to the ears of General Motors, Tesla, Rivian and other electric-savvy automakers.
One in four Gen Y and Z auto intenders say electric vehicle technology is a “must-have” in their next car.

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Automotive COVID-19 Recovery Series Helps Navigate a Path to a “New Normal”

IHS Markit has published three insight pieces providing research and perspectives into how the U.S. new and used vehicle ecosystems have already evolved from their pre-COVID-19 days, and, more importantly, what the more settled post-COVID-19 world, when it does arrive, will look like. These papers help navigate a path to a “new normal” in such unique times.

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Pandemic Acts as Catalyst for Additional Change in Auto Industry, Analysts Suggest

The COVID crisis is proving to be a bigger accelerator for altering the automotive industry in fundamental ways than originally expected. OEMs must continue to grapple with the challenges brought about by autonomous driving, shared mobility, driveline electrification, but now there are additional changes in manufacturing as automaking transforms to a product from a service.

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SAA Automotive Outlook Conference Recap: “Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Volatility”

Last Sunday I was honored to present FSG’s Global Economic Outlook at the Society of Automotive Analysts’ Outlook conference in Detroit, the unofficial kickoff of the prestigious North American international Auto Show. I lightheartedly titled my presentation “How to Stop Worrying and Love Volatility” because 2019 promised to feel even more unstable for business and investors than 2018.

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