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Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts

Inform your long-term Light Vehicle strategic planning

Need to test your market assumptions? Understand competitive dynamics?

This 7-year independent analysis of light-vehicle demand and segment growth integrates current information with 10 years of historical data. The forecast is updated twice a quarter and can be expanded with optional add-on modules. The base forecast is authored by industry and economic experts located in 10 countries to help you:

  • Monitor competitive product/segment trends
  • Analyze customer growth
  • Track technology adoption
  • Understand OEM brand strength
  • Gauge market share

What’s Included

The service provides analysis on 70+ sales countries across 11 regions, representing more than 97% of global light vehicle sales volume

In-depth Analysis
  • Economics
  • Sales
  • Vehicle segmentation
  • OEMs
  • Product cycles
  • Market-entry timing
  • Sales strategies
Field Coverage
  • Sales region, market, and country
  • Customers, OEMs, product types and business units
  • Strategic OEM group, sales parent, brand and nameplate
  • Design parent, platform and program code
  • World, region and GVW
  • Regional production origin

Add-on Modules

In addition to the base forecasts, IHS Automotive offers a full range of optional add-on modules that expand the depth and detail of our insight in areas critical to your organizations success.

Add-on Modules


12-year Extension Forecast (PDF, 111 KB)

Plan for your most visible and capital-intensive initiatives

Import Sourcing Forecast (PDF, 118 KB)

Find out how OEMs production-source the vehicles they sell in global markets

Cycle Plan Charting Forecast (PDF, 123 KB)

Pinpoint new product launches to help create long-term product cycle plans

Contingency Forecasts (PDF, 123 KB)

Assess and manage vehicle sales under alternative market conditions

Forecast Simulation Tool - Long-term (PDF, 138 KB)

Input assumptions for "what-if" scenarios over the long term

Forecast Simulation Tool - Short-term (PDF, 243 KB)

Create short-term "what-if" scenarios by varying assumptions

Body Type Forecast (PDF, 184 KB)

Gauge competitive segmentation, vehicle platform utilization and product breadth

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