Lightweight Strategies of Key Global Automotive OEMs

Lightweight Strategies of Key Global Automotive OEMs

Body in White (BIW) is Expected to Contribute an Average 15% Weight Reduction by 2020

RELEASE DATE
27-May-2013
REGION
North America
Research Code: NBF3-01-00-00-00
SKU: CM00088-NA-MR_00392

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This study provides a strategic analysis of the lightweight strategies of key global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The study analyzes current OEM lightweight strategies and presents an outlook for 2020. This study also covers passenger car weight reduction trends in addition to the deployment strategies. Deep-dive analysis has been provided for lightweighting methods by focusing on particular areas and vehicle systems. The study also places emphasis on materials and emerging partnerships in the industry. It covers the role of existing and new materials targeted at lightweighting. The study concludes with a case study as well as strategic conclusions and recommendations.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary—Key Findings

Stringent CO2 Emission Level is the Key to Automotive Lightweighting

Best Seller Models of OEMs—Weight Trends

Vehicle Weight Band—Europe

Vehicle Weight Band—United States

OEMs Identified up to 350 Kg (20%) Weight Reduction Already

Lightweighting a Car—Weight Savings Opportunity by Focus Area

Analysis of BIW Components—Weight Reduction versus Cost

Overview of Compliance Costs To Achieve 2020 CO2 Targets

OEMs are Expected to Keep Compliance Costs Low

Reduction in System Weight could Mean Cost Savings or Cost Impact

Material Composition Mix Decides Application in a Vehicle Segment

Lightweight Packages and Variants Create Different Weight Reductions

Target Models and Segments for Lightweight Packages

Evo, Inno, and Revo Packages—Future Options for Lightweight Vehicles

Material Substitution Economics—Weight Savings versus Cost Impact

Efficient, Sensitive, and Convenient Materials—Keys to Lightweighting

Newer Materials and Newer Material Application Areas

Key Focus Areas and Lightweight Replacements of Key Global OEMs

Component Level Analysis—Evolutionary Material Substitution Trends

Revolutionary Effort in Lightweighting—Out-of-the-box Thinking

Revolutionary Effort in Lightweighting—Out-of-the-box Thinking (continued)

Auto Industry to Benefit from Adoption of CFRP in Other Industries

New Automotive Materials, Including CFRP, and Joining Technologies

Lightweight Approach in the Modular Audi A8 (MLB Platform)

Case Study of 100 Kg Reduction—The New VW Golf Has the Answers

Modular MQB Platform Lightweighting Helps VW Save Millions in Cost

Frost & Sullivan Opinion

Key Conclusions and Future Outlook—So-What Analysis

Executive Summary—Associated Multimedia

Research Scope

Research Aims and Objectives

Key Questions this Study Will Answer

Research Background

Research Methodology

Key OEM Groups Compared in this Study

Definitions

Automotive Lightweighting Segmentation

Vehicle Segmentation

Efficient, Sensitive, and Convenient Materials—Keys to Lightweighting

Material Substitution Economics—Weight Savings versus Cost Impact

Steel in its New Sustainable Look—AHSS Applications

Availability of and Demand for Steel Force OEMs to Rethink Strategy

Newer Materials and Newer Material Application Areas

Commercial and Technical Advantages of Lightweight Materials

Best Seller Models of OEMs—Weight Trends

OEMs Identified up to 350 Kg (20%) Weight Reduction Already

Material Composition Mix Decides Application in a Vehicle/Segment

Lightweight Packages and Variants Create Different Weight Reductions

Target Vehicle Types and Segments for Evo, Inno, and Revo Packages

Future Evo Combinations

Future Inno Combinations

Future Revo Combinations

Current and Future Position of OEMs in the Lightweight Matrix

Evolutionary Trends in Material Substitution—BIW, Exterior, and Interior

Evolutionary Trends—Powertrain and Under the Hood

Revolutionary Effort in Lightweighting—Out-of-the-box Thinking

Production Readiness of the Revolutionary Lightweighting Solutions

Compilation of Revolutionary Lightweighting Ideas—Wave-3

Compilation of Revolutionary Lightweighting Ideas—Wave-3 (continued)

Compilation of Revolutionary Lightweighting Ideas—Wave-3 (continued)

Lightweighting Opportunities by Key Vehicle Systems/Focus Areas

All Focus Areas—Weight Reduction Opportunity versus Cost Impact

Auto Industry Targets Realize Potential of Using CFRP

Key Components with High Weight Reduction Opportunity from CFRP

Analysis of BIW Components—Weight Reduction versus Cost

Analysis of Powertrain Components—Weight Reduction versus Cost

Analysis of Chassis Components—Weight Reduction versus Cost

Analysis of Interior Components—Weight Reduction versus Cost

New Material/Joining Partnerships are Key to Material Substitution

Analysis of Steel Lightweighting Efforts by Focus Areas and OEMs

Analysis of Al Lightweighting Efforts by Focus Areas and OEMs

Analysis of Mg Lightweighting Efforts by Focus Areas and OEMs

Analysis of CFRP Lightweighting Efforts by Focus Areas and OEMs

Automotive Materials Joining Technologies—Current and Future Focus

Materials Joining Technologies Partnerships

Top Research Findings—VW Group’s Lightweight Strategy

Lightweight Solutions for BIW—Focus on Market /Segments

Material Consideration Analysis and Materials of Future—VW Group

Key Conclusions and Future Outlook—So-What Analysis

The Last Word—Three Big Predictions

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This study provides a strategic analysis of the lightweight strategies of key global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The study analyzes current OEM lightweight strategies and presents an outlook for 2020. This study also covers passenger car weight reduction trends in addition to the deployment strategies. Deep-dive analysis has been provided for lightweighting methods by focusing on particular areas and vehicle systems. The study also places emphasis on materials and emerging partnerships in the industry. It covers the role of existing and new materials targeted at lightweighting. The study concludes with a case study as well as strategic conclusions and recommendations.
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Author Vishwas Shankar
WIP Number NBF3-01-00-00-00
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