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Sizing Aftermarket Potential Via PARC/Vehicles-in-Operation

Let vehicle registrations drive your parts production strategies

Need to validate business planning with current and future VIO? Manage inventory and investment decisions?

IHS Automotive, driven by Polk, offers this detailed five-year forecast of US vehicles in operation (VIO), which supports aftermarket professionals with comprehensive VIN-based data on vehicles currently on the road and those set to launch within four years, helping you:

  • Inform production decisions
  • Understand parts potential before vehicle launch
  • Predict future parts demand and market timing
  • Plan market entrance and exit
  • Gauge scrap rates for specific makes and models

What’s Included


Information is mapped to Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard (ACES) coding and includes existing model terminations and future model introductions

  • Five-year forecast (current year plus four)
  • Historical data
  • VIO projections for new launches

Aftermarket Trends
Build a detailed parts-level forecast

Market Shifts
Orient market entrance and exit by anticipating highest period of replacement part demand

Strategic Planning
Organize production by identifying the lifecycle events and volumes associated with future new vehicle registration


Guide future parts production with a vehicle registration forecast for all new model introductions, segmented by:

  • Vehicle
  • Calendar year
  • Model year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Market sector

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