In the next ten years, the auto industry will undergo a profound transformation: the cars it builds, the companies that build them and the consumers who buy them will look significantly different. Technology will be leading this change, but it will be shaped by four key themes. The car of 2025 will be:

the takeaway

The global automobile industry is on the brink of a major transformation. Technology is driving this shift, shaped by demographic, regulatory and environmental pressures. By 2025, the car and the world around it will look quite different:


The car will grow smarter and more efficient, with high-efficiency engines, lighter materials and autonomous driving systems.


The industry will evolve, with new competition from tech companies, and suppliers capable of producing high-tech parts at low prices.


The driver will look at cars differently—sharing cars and using them as a space to consume media and make calls. A growing percentage of those drivers will come from emerging markets.

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