Villeurbanne, France, October 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide, Wikipedia says. In 2006 16 million new automobiles were sold in the USA, 15 million in Western Europe, 7 million in China and one million in India.
In 2007 the markets in Canada, USA, Western Europe and Japan are stagnating, while those in South America (especially Brazil) and Asia (South Korea and India) are growing.
Players are nowadays more and more concentrated.
It is not uncommon for automobile manufacturers to hold stakes in other automobile manufacturers - Porsche holds a large stake in the VW Group. These ownerships can be explored under the detail for the individual companies.
However there are 4 relationships between the "top 15" manufacturers listed above:
- The Renault-Nissan alliance involves two global companies linked by cross-shareholding, with Renault holding 44.3% of Nissan shares, and Nissan holding 15% of Renault shares.
- Ford holds a 33.9% stake in Mazda.
- Hyundai Motor Co. holds a 38.67% stake in Kia Motors.
- Daimler AG holds a 19.9% stake in Chrysler Holding LLC.
- General Motors still holds a 3% stake in Suzuki. Suzuki is also partner with GM in GMDAT and CAMI
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