The automotive industry saw record sales in the past year and if the gas prices stay low, the same is expected for this year, as well.
Nevertheless, 2019 is looking to be one for big changes in the industry. One of the reasons is the scheduled factory closures and layoffs in GM. Allegedly, something similar is happening with Ford, too.
In general, manufacturers expect higher demand for electrified vehicles and a call for more tech in cars.
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