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Global Jeep Appeal in Two Big Emerging Markets

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Chrysler’s Jeep brand has seen a resurgence in recent years, winning awards that range from the Grand Cherokee’s 2011 Urban Truck of the Year to the Wrangler’s 2012 Four Wheeler of the Year. Its popularity has also blossomed in emerging markets.

According to Chrysler Group LLC, sales of Jeep-brand vehicles in China in 2011 rose 64% compared to the previous year, climbing to 38,373 units. Sales also exploded in Russia, rising 85% to 2,327 units. Here’s a look at some of the particulars in those markets.

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Shiny-Toy Syndrome

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While tech-giddy employees are prone to fawn over every new iThing smuggled into the workplace—devices that are often used in violation of company policy—IT security pros see something very different: a security breach waiting to happen. The hard fact is that many of those unauthorized devices can slash gaping holes in company security systems in a nanosecond, exposing company data and applications to hackers. Indeed, even some authorized devices keep security IT up at night, since their current software solution may not be designed to handle some of the brand-new phones and tablets.

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2012 SEMA Annual Market Report

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SEMA's Annual Market Report provides the industry with an overview of the state of specialty-equipment market. In 2011, the overall retail sales reached nearly $30 billion, marking the second year of growth.

The report includes:

- The overall size of the specialty-equipment market
- Sales within specialty-equipment segments and niches
- Consumer purchase patterns
- Industry and economic trends
- Vehicle sales trends

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A Fresh Coat

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Paint has long been a necessary product in the automotive world. Customizers and aftermarket manufacturers are among those who require paint products to conduct business. Perhaps the most prolific painters in the automotive sector, other than OEMs, would be shops operating in the repair and refinish segment. These are auto-body shops that make a living on being able to paint fast, match colors perfectly and be economical in the process.

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2011 Opinion Leader Report

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The opinion leader program continued each succeeding year, including at the 2011 SEMA Show, where some of the nation’s most active and influential automotive enthusiasts provided additional firsthand feedback through participation in onsite focus groups that provided deeper insight into enthusiasts’ perspectives and attitudes about the automotive specialty-equipment industry. The information gathered during these focus groups, and a separate online session with another group recruited at random from the general population, has now been compiled in a new SEMA publication entitled 2011 Opinion Leader Report. It is available free to SEMA members. Non-members may also download the report for $200.

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2011 SEMA Annual Market Report

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The 2011 SEMA Market Study will provide you an overview of where the specialty-equipment market stands at the end of 2010 and provide some historical comparisons to put those results in context.Throughout the report, the specialty-equipment market will be shown in two basic category designations:

Three Segments:  These are broad product categories: Appearance and Accessory Products; Racing and Performance Products; and Wheels, Tires, and Suspension.

Nine Niches:  These categories focus on the application and usage of the product; Truck, Off-Road, Racing, Compact Performance, Street Performance, Restyling, Restoration, Custom, and Other.

The information for this report is compiled from a variety of sources, including interviews with manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers, consumer surveys, and government data.

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