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Body-In-White (BIW) Material Forecasts

Lightweighting is key to CO2 and fuel efficiency compliance

Do you have a gap when it comes to meeting compliance goals?

Do you need to pinpoint future opportunities for mass reduction?

As carmakers are challenged to meet ever-more stringent fuel economy and emissions regulations, it has never been more important for them to reduce the weight in their vehicles. Combined with propulsion improvements, parasitic losses reduction and aerodynamics, lightweighting is the single most important path to closing the compliance gap. The IHS Markit Body-In-White (BIW) Material Forecast provides model by model analysis of all key body components that make up the vehicle. The BIW Forecast:

  • Apprises component suppliers on the impact of stiffening legislation
  • Enables material suppliers to see new business opportunities or areas they need to defend
  • Helps automakers benchmark platforms and consider solutions for meeting compliance gaps

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Suppliers and carmakers need detailed BIW analysis to pinpoint/target those future opportunities where mass reduction will be a focal point.

The IHS Markit Light Vehicle Body-In-White Forecast is a unique tool the industry uses to understand those opportunities. The Forecast shows in detail the material and associated weights for each of the parts.

What's included:

The an outlook through 2025, the BIW Material Forecast is available in two formats: Summary with granularity to the Segment, and Detailed with granularity to the Platform, Program, Vehicle and Plant. The forecast includes:

Material Types
  • Aluminum sheet
  • Aluminum cast
  • Aluminum extrusions
  • Steel sheet
Material Positions
  • Exposed
  • Inner
  • Structural
Material Systems
  • Hood
  • Fenders
  • Front and Rear Closures
  • Decklid
  • Box (Pickups)
  • Shock Towers
  • A-Post / B-Post
  • Rest of BIW
Links to regional Light Vehicle Production Forecasts
  • North American
  • European (less Russia)
  • China (Western Platforms)


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