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China’s new vehicle market: Prospects to 2019

China's new vehicle market - prospects to 2019

China's light vehicle (LV) market rose in 2014 for the third successive year, increasing by over 12% to a record 20.6 million units. Factory gate sales of trucks and buses fell in 2014 to 1.16 million units. This forecast anticipates a further rise in LV demand in 2015 to 21.9 million units. Growth is expected to moderate, but remain positive in subsequent years, topping 24 million units by the end of the forecast period. Within the overall forecast, the expectation is that the heavy truck sector will continue to out-perform.

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NAFTA’s new vehicle market prospects to 2019

NAFTAs new vehicle market prospects to 2019

In 2014, the NAFTA light vehicle (LV) market rose for the fifth successive year, increasing by 5.8% to 19.3 million units. The recovery in NAFTA's Class 4-8 market, which began in 2010, lost momentum in 2012 and 2013 but the rate of growth accelerated strongly in 2014 with a 12.2% rise to 521,000 units, led by a rise in Class 8 sales. This exclusive Automotive World report forecasts the market for light vehicles and medium/heavy commercial vehicles over the period to 2019.

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From radial to radical – where next for light vehicle tyres?

From radial to radical - where next for light vehicle tyres?

Where next for the light vehicle tyre industry? Despite significant developments in vehicle powertrain technology and exterior design, there have been few major changes in tyre technology since the introduction of tubeless and radial tyres in the 1940s. This report considers the key developments in tyre technology, with input from a variety of relevant automotive industry stakeholders.

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