The authors consider probable expenditures by the United States automobile industry and its suppliers in the decade 1977 through 1986, which they estimate will reach or exceed 100 billion dollars. About half this money, it is believed, will be needed to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements now mandated, as well as government requirements on safety and damageability. The financial situations and present plans of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and American Motors are reviewed, as are those of such suppliers as U. S. Steel, Alcoa, Goodyear, Bendix, Rockwell International, Dana Corp., Timken, International Harvester, TRW, Borg Warner Eaton Corp., Libby-Owens-Ford, and Allen Industries (plastics). Charts from various business analysts are shown, including actual 1977 capital requirements for GM, Ford, and Chrysler, with estimates through 1982.

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    Automotive Industries International

    Chilton Way
    Radnor, PA  United States  19089
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, R A
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Accession Number: 00314825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM