• Industry: Industrial and consumer markets, Automotive
  • Date: 1/14/2014


Louis Thomas

Tax Partner, Automotive Leader

Tel. + 352 22 51 51 5527

Global Automotive Executive Survey 2014 

Strategies for a fast-evolving market

As alternative powertrain technologies continue to shape the global automotive sector, plug-ins are tipped to be the leading form of e-vehicle. And organic growth has overtaken joint ventures and partnerships in popularity, as businesses reconsider the benefits of alliances.


Faced with relatively long development cycles, automakers are investing in downsizing the internal combustion engine in parallel with alternative electro-propulsion. Respondents to KPMG International’s 2014 Global Automotive Executive survey also believe that innovation is critical to survival, to achieve technological leadership and adopt forward-looking mobility solutions.

Automotive executives have to cope with a range of complex trends:


OEM strategy shifts to organic growth


Plug-in vehicles in demand


Technology is driving change


Growth in urban populations changes mobility patterns


Consumers still want fuel-efficient cars with built-in connectivity


Online sales to grow, but dealerships divided on future models


Vehicle sales in emerging markets to accelerate



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