With manufacturing services operated by four international automakers, Alabama produces greater than 1 million vehicles and almost 2 million engines annually. Chang’an Automobile Group has three joint ventures, one with PSA Peugeot Citroen ( CAPSA ), both maintain a 50-50% stake, one with Suzuki ( Changan Suzuki ), each hold a 50-50% stake, and one with Ford and Mazda ( Changan Ford Mazda ), CAG holds a 50% stake, Ford holds a 35% stake, and Mazda holds a 15% stake.
Together with all-time annual gross sales information for its BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, Germany’s BMW Group was one of the best-selling luxury automaker on the earth in 2013, with sales up from 2012 by more than 6% to over 1.9 million vehicles offered for all three of its auto manufacturers.
For instance, the market for a automotive specifically built for e-hailing providers—that is, a car designed for top utilization, robustness, extra mileage, and passenger comfort—would already be hundreds of thousands of models right this moment, and this is just the beginning.
Connectivity, and later autonomous technology, will increasingly allow the car to grow to be a platform for drivers and passengers to use their time in transit to consume novel forms of media and services or dedicate the freed-up time to other personal activities.
With 9.7 million new vehicles and vans offered in 2013, Germany’s Volkswagen Group (that features a host of brands, like Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Porsche in Canada) is nicely on its method to its aim of surpassing GM and Toyota because the world’s largest automaker by 2018.