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That New Car Smell

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Recovery May Rev New Car Sales

Historically, the average car on a US road has been a little more than 8 years old[1]. But the recession forced more drivers to stay behind the wheels of their aging cars. As new vehicle sales dropped by more than one-third to 10.4 million in 2009[2], the average age of cars grew to a record 10.8 years. As existing cars age and maintenance costs rise, consumers may actually find it cheaper to replace them with newer models. During the last recession, automakers and their suppliers cut their manufacturing capacity, offering a potential benefit if consumer demand returned. In 2013, worldwide vehicle sales rose 5.2% from prior year, supported by a 13% increase in North America[3]. This motif provides exposure to companies that make cars, auto parts and related components that could be in need as more consumers swap their old car keys for new ones. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
71.3% Auto Manufacturers 18.8%
26.0% Toyota Motor Corp ADR (Sponsord) repr 2 Shs of Com TM 14.5%
25.7% Honda Motor Co. Ltd. ADR Representing 2 Ord Shs HMC 18.5%
11.3% General Motors Co. GM 17.4%
3.7% Tata Motors Ltd. ADS TTM 47.0%
3.6% Tesla Motors Inc. TSLA 25.2%
1.0% Ford Motor Co. (DE) F 23.4%
16.4% Interiors 10.3%
9.5% Autoliv Inc. ALV 8.6%
3.7% Gentex Corp. GNTX 21.0%
1.2% Lear Corp. LEA 7.1%
1.2% Gentherm Inc THRM 5.3%
0.8% Visteon Corp. VC 8.9%
7.0% Diversified 15.2%
3.9% Delphi Automotive Plc DLPH 22.1%
1.6% Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. CPS 19.6%
0.8% Magna International Inc MGA 33.6%
0.7% Strattec Security Corp. STRT 32.0%
2.9% Powertrain Systems 47.3%
1.0% Tenneco TEN 35.3%
0.9% American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. AXL 49.3%
0.7% BorgWarner Inc. BWA 47.8%
0.4% Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp FDML 73.4%
1.3% Tires 0.2%
1.3% Superior Industries Intl. SUP 0.2%
1.2% Body Structures 15.1%
1.2% Tower International Inc TOWR 15.1%

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