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Industry Research: Automobiles

Business guide to industry research

Key USC Databases - Automobiles

Searching USC Databases

For general overviews and market research reports search terms like:  AUTOMOBILE, AUTOMOTIVE, CARS, MOTOR VEHICLES, TRUCKS or specific products such as MOTORCYCLES, BIKES, etc.  Use specific terms, such as AFTERMARKET, or specific parts of automobiles, e.g. tires, transmission, electronic systems, automotive electronics, auto dealer/dealerships.   Seach on company names, models, model type (e.g.: compact, luxury, SUV's, etc. ) and/or specific regions.

USC Industry Information Databases

USC Trade Journals and other internet based journals

Publications at USC

Search USC Libraries Catalog for additional publications,

Automobile industry
Automobile manufacturing
Automobile marketing
Automotive computers
Hybrid electric cars
Electric automobiles
Automobile supplies industry
Automobile parts
All terrain vehicles


Use:  WARD'S AUTOMOTIVE YEARBOOK (SEE LINK BELOW) for valuable statistical information by model, size, and region.

Industry Associations

Key Report on the Auto Industry

Government Statistics and Data

Links to Reports and Whitepapers

Green, Flex Fuel, Hybrid & Alternative Energy Resources

Autonomous / Self-Driving Vehicles