After the Bailout: Future Prospects for the U.S. Auto Industry

CAR’s new industry outlook provides a detailed forecast for the U.S. motor vehicle and parts manufacturing industry, including forecasts on U.S. automotive sales, production and employment. The report discusses the growth prospects of the U.S. industry including the...

Repurposing Former Automotive Manufacturing Sites in the Midwest

The Midwest, as the traditional core of the U.S. automotive industry, has seen many auto plant closures over the years. The number of shuttered facilities in this region, specifically Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, vastly outpaces those in other parts of the country....

Methodology for Creating a Matrix to Assess the Domestic Content of a Vehicle by Make and Model

Establishing the domestic content of a motor vehicle is not the straightforward question that it would seem to be. The complexity of the motor vehicle, as well as the complexity of the motor vehicle industry, have made the determination of the exact percentage of domestic content of a vehicle a daunting task. It is, however, an important task to undertake, as the origins of a motor vehicle affect society in a variety of ways – for example, consumer decisions to purchase imported motor vehicles impact employment in the U.S. industry. This paper examines the various metrics used to determine how much of a motor vehicle is considered to be domestically produced.

Economic Impact of Hyundai in the United States

This study estimates the economic impact in 2011 of Hyundai’s U.S. operations on the U.S. economy. In addition to the direct workers employed by Hyundai in all of its U.S. operations, many more people are needed to supply the goods and services that are directly or indirectly related to the operations of a motor vehicle company, or have jobs that are supported when the direct and indirect workers spend their paychecks in their communities.

CAR Research Memorandum: The Impact on the U.S. Economy of the Successful Automaker Bankruptcies

In late 2008 and throughout much of 2009, the global economy was in recession and the world’s automotive industry was in crisis. In the United States, automotive sales plummeted to historically low levels, both automotive commercial and consumer credit availability contracted sharply, and critically, two major automotive manufacturers—General Motors and Chrysler—were on the brink of collapse.