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I often hear people on this forum talking about why didn't Ford (and many other makes) do XY or Z with ABC model.

One of the reasons for this is the number of models each manufacturer has available and needs to manage and also the volumes of each model in each segment

e.g. Fiesta, B-Max, Focus, Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy, Mustang, Transit, Transit COnnect etc etc

After all we don't all want/need fast cars or small or large cars - we are after all, all different in our needs.

There is also the total Vehicle volume to be considered either globally or regionally or even by individual country.

To help people understand how a production run of 11500 Mk 2 Focus :rs: fits into the global volume below is a WIkipedia link to global vehicle volumes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_industry#By_year - Industry Global Vehicle Volume

with many more regiional numbers here http://search.autonews.com/data-center/saar.htm

Thus 11500 / 89,747,430 = 0.01281% - Yes just about one hundredth of a percentage point.

I have snipped the volume table and put it below ( I do hate pasting tables as all the formatting gets lost)

Global production of motorvehicles

(cars and commercial vehicles)

Year Production Change Source

1997 54,434,000 [16]

1998 52,987,000 -2.7% [16]

1999 56,258,892 6.2% [17]

2000 58,374,162 3.8% [18]

2001 56,304,925 -3.5% [19]

2002 58,994,318 4.8% [20]

2003 60,663,225 2.8% [21]

2004 64,496,220 6.3% [22]

2005 66,482,439 3.1% [23]

2006 69,222,975 4.1% [24]

2007 73,266,061 5.8% [25]

2008 70,520,493 -3.7% [26]

2009 61,791,868 -12.4% [27]

2010 77,857,705 26.0% [28]

2011 79,989,155 3.1% [29]

2012 84,141,209 5.3% [30]

2013 87,300,115 3.7% [31]

2014 89,747,430 2.6% [32]
 

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Dave, thanks for the info but I'm failing to understand what you are trying to get at? (it's not you, it's me - I simply can't get my head around it) do you think you could explain?

I'm not sure how total volume has an effect on what a vehicle does or doesn't feature - the car is surely designed for it's target audience with extra features (e.g. Bluetooth) added in along during say a facelift period in order to keep it competitive.

What it does appear to demonstrate is the manufacturers that clearly work on volume sales.
 

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Someone has far to much time on there hands!!! lol Fair play Dave with all these facts but surely you should be working haha
@Mr420

Dave

Occasionally , I actually take a lunch break.

This was one of those days and as I had heard about the Global SAAR volume in a prior meeting I wondered what general info was out there to share with my fellow RS enthusiasts.
 

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Dave, thanks for the info but I'm failing to understand what you are trying to get at? (it's not you, it's me - I simply can't get my head around it) do you think you could explain?

I'm not sure how total volume has an effect on what a vehicle does or doesn't feature - the car is surely designed for it's target audience with extra features (e.g. Bluetooth) added in along during say a facelift period in order to keep it competitive.

What it does appear to demonstrate is the manufacturers that clearly work on volume sales.
@KomodoRS

Komodo,

You have caught the gist of what I was trying to get at.

Lots of segments

volume OEM's + low volume OEMs (Pagani etc)

All of which are part of an overall volume.

I doubt most people ever thought the global volume was that high, I know I didn't, as I usually only the the European SAAR (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate)
 

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@KomodoRS

Komodo,

You have caught the gist of what I was trying to get at.

Lots of segments

volume OEM's + low volume OEMs (Pagani etc)

All of which are part of an overall volume.

I doubt most people ever thought the global volume was that high, I know I didn't, as I usually only the the European SAAR (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate)
I'm following you now - it was just me. So many numbers! It's hard to imagine being able to produce millions of cars, let a lone in one year.
 
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