4th Quarter Industry Insights Video
Featuring Steve Wybo of Conway MacKenzie
In this edition of Industry Insights, Wybo examines: State of the automotive supply base; Long-term outlook and supplier strategy; and state of the capital markets around automotive.
What's New at the SAA
34th ANNUAL AUTOMOTIVE OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY THROUGH THE EYES OF FINANCIAL EXPERTS
Key to the post-COVID automotive industry will be the role of the financial community. Banks, private equity, turnaround specialists, lenders, and others will play critical roles. SAA members on December 10 heard insights from financial experts who reviewed hurdles and opportunities, outlooks on consolidation, investment opportunities, how the automotive industry is viewed by Wall Street, and much more.
5TH ANNUAL MOBILITY INNOVATIONS SUMMIT
TOYOTA'S GLOBAL EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE MOBILITY FOR ALL
Technology is radically reshaping mobility in ways that will profoundly impact communities around the world. Join us to hear from two of Toyota North America’s senior executives about how the company is leading the way to this mobility future.
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• Roundtable to Examine What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2021 Vehicle Line-up
• Despite “Remarkable” Rebound, Auto Industry Faces Many Challenges in 2021
• Auto Suppliers Bloodied, But Not Beaten
• Auto Sales in 2020 Expected to Hit Lowest Point in Nearly a Decade
• Ford Looks at Consumer Life, Post-Pandemic
• The Car Industry Survived the Pandemic. Here’s What the Future Holds
• New Car Sales See Mixed Finish in December After Tumultuous Year
• The Automakers That Have Won Big or Lost Ground Going Into 2021
• Cuts Likely as Fiat Chrysler-PSA Tie-Up Nears Approval
• Auto Sales are Down, but Dealer Profits are Up, in Topsy-Turvy 2020
• Used-Car Sales Likely Down for 2020, But Close Year on High Note
• 4th Quarter Industry Insights Examines the State of the Automotive Supply Base
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.Read More
Demand for higher-priced vehicles from retail buyers at the end of 2020 helped lift U.S. auto sales out of a springtime slump and buffered the impact of a sharp drop in fleet sales to rental-car companies. Automakers likely sold about 15.9 million new vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate basis in December, down 4.7 percent from a year ago, according to an average of five market researcher forecasts.Read More
New Survey: Aluminum Remains Fastest Growing Automotive Material, Emerging as a Preferred Metal for EVs
The Detroit 3 (FCA, Ford, GM) and their international counterparts and suppliers with manufacturing and assembly in North America have started to return to life this week after a two-month lockdown due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The automakers have redesigned assembly lines and added additional training for autoworkers in an increased effort to avoid additional outbreaks of COVID-19 that could throw off production for a second time.Read More
Mark your calendars for the North American International Auto Show’s Q’d Up Mobility event on January 19 to learn about post-COVID-19 visions and changing demands in passenger comfort through the automotive industry’s transformational path.Read More
President-elect Joe Biden played a central role as vice president during the Obama administration, pulling together a task force that is widely credited with saving General Motors and the then-Chrysler, along with as many as 1 million American automotive jobs. Looking forward, the fast-evolving transportation industry is expected to play a central role in Biden’s plan for economic recovery.Read More
The SAA held its 5th Annual Mobility Innovations Summit on November 18. During the event there was a keynote by Matt Tsien, GM executive vice president, chief technology officer, and president, GM Ventures; and presentations by four companies that were vying for the SAA Mobility Innovation Awards. AutoBeat’s Gary Vasilash also provided his thoughts on mobility innovation which can be read here.