European coachbuilders on the up despite shrinking market Despite shrinking market volumes in western Europe and the USA, European coachbuilders this year expect to increase production and revenue from last year's total of approximately 250,000 units and €6.5 billion, Automotive News Europe reported. Progressively fragmenting markets are offering new opportunities to coachbuilders - companies that build low-volume production vehicles for other car makers - but the sector is facing a number of challenges.