Key Content for Product Planners

STATISTICAL TABLES in Excel format can be found with Data Search.
Tables of interest include:

  • North American vehicle sales and production, U.S. inventory by model line, market share by OEM, updated monthly with historical periods for trend analysis
  • European, Asia/Pacific, South American and other international vehicle sales and production data, updated monthly by OEM, country and region
  • North American product cycle chart – describing all domestic and imported light vehicles, new vehicle introductions and model changes for the upcoming 6-7 years
  • Engine and equipment installation rates by OEM, brand and model line for current content, historical trends, competitive areas
  • Ward’s North American production forecast by plant and platform for 18-24 months into the future, updated monthly
  • Vehicle dimensions, price, MPG, body styles with engine specifications for standard and optional engines
  • Economic, regulatory, household and driving trends over the past several years

NEWS & ANALYSIS provides new and constantly evolving information about the OEMs, suppliers, vehicles and the many components and technologies around the world.  Core topics within our direct news coverage include:

  • Market and competitive strategies of OEMs and suppliers, including international market preferences, positioning, and changes
  • New and developing vehicle and powertrain technologies, early applications and new entrants
  • Trends and new developments in vehicle and component design, manufacturing, and material use
  • Emissions, regulatory and political considerations likely to affect the industry or specific markets
  • Details on new and redesigned vehicles, changes from the prior model year

Don’t miss our annual coverageof the best performers in the industry, including the:

  • Ward's Auto Interiors show and 10 Best Interiors awards – the only conference and awards recognizing excellence in the interior design of vehicles
  • Ward's 10 Best Engines awards – the best engines as judged by the Ward’s staff, with comment and analysis of all nominees and rationale for the winners

BLOGS provide comment, insight and analysis directly from our experienced staffers.  These blogs are likely to be of interest:

Ward's Counting Cars from John Sousanis – analysis, opinion and comment on the latest trends in vehicle sales, inventory and production

Barbara McClellan – focusing on environmental matters, international issues

Eric Mayne – favoring topics in management and politics, usually with a bit of humor

Dave Zoia – perspective on management, politics, and technology news

Tom Murphy – tackling suppliers, technology, vehicles, peppered with wit

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WardsAuto Update on Electronics- Ward's editors examine the latest news, trends and applications in new electronic technologies throughout the global automotive industry.

Wards Green Report- The auto industry is embracing green technology more than virtually any other sector, from producing more fuel efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles, to using biodegradable materials in production, to running manufacturing plants that minimize environmental concerns, to dealerships selling and repairing vehicles in an earth-friendly manner. Ward's editors deliver its deep coverage of green advancements into one monthly enewsletter to help automotive professionals stay on top of the latest environmental technologies and trends.

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