• Industry: Automotive, Asia Business, China, India, Korea
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 27/05/2011


KPMG’s bi-annual industry magazine explores relevant issues to automotive professionals and presents new ideas that challenge traditional views.

AutomotiveNow - May 2011 

Urban planning will increasingly influence the development of models – this opinion is shared by 76 percent of experts surveyed in KPMG’s Global Auto Executive Survey 2011. A clear indication of how important it is for the automotive industry to address the development of urban mobility now and draw its own conclusions for future vehicle development, product design and the focus of its business model.
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Key insights

  • Chinese car manufacturers are gearing up for another attempt to conquer the European market
  • Unlike the first time around, cars made by Geely, SAIC and BYD now appear to be technologically competitive in the low price segment at any rate
  • London reduced traffic volumes by 30 percent by reducing a toll for the downtown area
  • The Turkish automotive sector has expanded substantially, with around 300,000 people now employed by 17 manufacturers and around 4,000 suppliers
  • Sales on the Indian truck market increased by an impressive 37 percent in 2010 in comparison with the previous year.


The global automotive market is diverse. KPMG’s Automotive industry practice advises clients with a range of critical company and industry matters.