I think this is a good analysis in the US market.
Ramaswamy Ganesan said:Ford & GM - USA, Hyundai & Kia from Korea would be the major player and see the biggest increase in sales volume in 2011.
Reason : Ford & GM is customer focused now with new models!
Hyundai & Kia are very aggressive in marketing and with latest new models along with more features.
Are you talking about unit sales? or % of increase? by units I'd say Ford right now, with DCJF(iat) not far behind over the next year as their new product kicks in. By % of increase I'd forcast Hyundai/Kia and Subaru, but they obviously start from a much lower sales base.
How large an increase does the group forecast for the US retail market from 2010 to 2011?
Chrysler is asking all their dealers for a 50 to 60% increase for that period.
What kind of odds would the group give for that kind of increase happening?
One of the advantages of being at the bottom of the barrel is the huge growth potential. Inside the USA sales, I would think GM has the product, the factories and the opportunity. World wide, I don't see Toyota throwing in the towel anytime soon.