The U.S. auto industry had a banner year in 2015, with vehicle sales topping the previous record set in 2000—17.47 million vehicles sold compared with 17.35 million—but the sector is counting on emerging markets to drive car production to new heights in 2016. That shift is also causing automakers to review their global production footprints.
In this Special Report, PlasticsToday contributor Stephen Moore, a seasoned observer of the automotive sector, provides an in-depth analysis of the auto industry’s present and future. He also reports on the key technological innovations that are helping automakers to achieve mandated emissions and fuel-efficiency standards.
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