Automotive Challenge

Automotive Industry

Success requires embracing a new mindset, new products, and new ways of working. BCG has the experience and global presence to partner with the auto industry to transform today’s leaders and empower the game-changers of tomorrow.

It’s one of the most disruptive periods the automotive industry has ever experienced, and one of the most exciting. Breakthroughs in electric vehicles, self-driving cars, vehicle connectivity, and other automotive innovations—along with ridesharing and new business models—aren’t just affecting the industry. They’re poised to change the world.

Over the last hundred years, vehicular mobility has been the engine that transforms society—but companies throughout the automotive industry still have much further to travel. Some of the most significant issues they’re facing are helping to create a cleaner world, improving safety by reducing traffic accidents, and making mobility more accessible and more equitable for all.

Companies need to act on these challenges—and act now. They must transform their operations to be more efficient and sustainable while adopting new business models to respond faster to competition and shifting demand.

BCG is dedicated to helping transform today’s automotive leaders while empowering the game-changers of tomorrow. We believe that the key to a successful automotive strategy is the ability to reinvent and reshape the industry by quickly scaling and pivoting through new business models and ways of working—whether that means reengineering automotive R&D to embrace new automotive technologies, launching large-scale automotive digital transformation projects, or expanding into self-driving cars, mobility services, or other new businesses.

To help our automotive industry clients realize bold ambitions, we draw on a deep well of knowledge and experience and a global team of specialized automotive consultants.


How BCG Works with the Automotive Industry

BCG helps automotive industry clients analyze how major industry trends affect their business. Our automotive strategy specialists have deep industry experience and are located in major auto markets around the world. We use issue-specific diagnostics, toolkits, and benchmarks to help clients strategize and prioritize. Then we help them determine how and when to adopt new approaches, products, and ways of working by partnering with them to turn those ideas into concrete actions.

Our work spans the entire automotive value chain—from corporate strategy and shareholder value creation to functional improvement programs and full-scale organization redesigns.

In addition to our functional work, we’ve built six centers to drive automotive-specific products and innovation:

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Our Latest Thinking on the Automotive Industry

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