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New Study Examines Pickup Truck Market

The U.S. light-truck market is incredibly broad. Used for general transportation, commercial applications and recreation, light trucks comprise the single largest category for businesses in the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Indeed, trucks and the accessories built for them are so popular that they have laid claim to their own exhibit hall at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. While the light-truck market encompasses vans, crossovers, SUVs and some specially constructed vehicles, pickups make up the lion’s share of the market for SEMA members. The nation’s first and second top-selling vehicles are—and have been for years—the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado pickup lines.

SEMA News—June 2011

2011 Report Examines Truck Ownership and Accessory Purchases

2011 SEMA Pickup Truck Report

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The 2011 SEMA Pickup Truck Report provides a comprehensive look at the market. It includes sales data and consumer purchase trends on 15 model pickups covering 2001–2011 model years and more than three dozen specialty- equipment accessories. The report also compares the midsize truck market to the fullsize truck market.

The report included data collected from a survey of pickup-truck owners, as well as vehicles sales data and specialty-equipment market numbers.

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Industry Trends: How Accessories Influence New Car Sales

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Thursday, March 31, 2011; Presented by: Gavin Knapp, Senior Market Research Manager, SEMA

A new research study commissioned by SEMA shows that accessories can influence over a million new vehicle purchase decisions every year.  This study provides insights into how new vehicle buyers view accessorization and how this affects their car buying experience.

Gavin Knapp, Senior Manger of SEMA’s Market Research Department, highlights results from a recent study:

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New Study Confirms Auto Accessories Influence More Than One Million New Vehicle Sales Every Year

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry, released the results of a new study entitled "Influence of Accessories on New Vehicle Sales." Key findings are that accessories influence more than 1 million new vehicle sales each year, help reinforce customer satisfaction, and can substantially increase sales at the dealership level.  In addition, the study shows that accessorization can influence new car shoppers to choose vehicle platforms that are accessory-friendly, even influencing those who do not actually accessorize their vehicle.

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Accessories Influence New-Car Sales

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A new study commissioned by SEMA indicates that aftermarket products influence about a million new-vehicle sales each year. The automotive marketing research and consultancy firm AutoPacific collected and analyzed consumer data to quantify the effect that accessorization has on the sale of new vehicles. The resulting report, “Influence of Accessories on New-Vehicle Sales,” details the findings.

The study looked at the persuasive effects created by accessory products, including which ones are likely to create the greatest influence. 

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2010 Annual Market Report

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The SEMA Market Report provides a review of the automotive specialty equipment market, a somewhat difficult to define subset of the much broader automotive aftermarket industry.  Within the specialty sector, SEMA tracks nine primary niches, each of which is broken into three product categories. This report is intended to help SEMA member companies identify opportunities and trends and to make better business decisions by presenting the most complete and accurate data available.

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2009 SEMA Market Study

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In 2008, retail sales of specialty automotive products dropped to $31.85 billion. Despite the decline, the market is up 37% compared to ten years in 1999.  This report provides an overall look at the entire specialty-equipment market.  This market is broken down into nine niches, and each niche contains three segments. 

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2009 SUV and CUV Report

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2009 SUV and CUV Report, SEMA Research CenterThe light truck market as a whole includes pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) vans and even commercial chassis. When referring to this market SEMA has traditionally limited the scope to pickup trucks, both midsize and fullsize. However, SUVs have been a popular choice for accessorization.

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The SEMA/AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH CENTER MPG Challenge 2008

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Record high gasoline prices were realized during the summer of 2008, with serious ramifications for commuters (especially those with long commutes and/or low mpg vehicles like pickup trucks and SUVs), automobile manufacturers, and the overall economy.

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