Welcome to the new LMC Automotive blog

Our expert analysts will share their views on the automotive industry, whether it be in relation to global car sales, recent events, what they think is going to happen next in the market or just their thoughts on some exclusive data from our forecasts – it promises to offer invaluable insights into both the industry and our thinking.

Latest Posts

China: a future export base for global markets?

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

17 March 2020

There is no denying the limited scale of Chinese vehicle exports, at just 3% of total output in 2019.

Middle Eastern markets: no sign of the storm clouds clearing

Ben Trevis, EMEA Analyst

10 March 2020

What a difference a decade makes. In 2009, 1.3 million Light Vehicles were sold in Iran. However, in 2019 sales were at just 656,000 units.

“I’m not a virus”

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

05 March 2020

The Indian auto industry, which recently saw its worst sales slump in more than 20 years, is now suffering from the effects of COVID-19.

Indonesia accelerates biodiesel fuel initiative

Supparoek Sawangwong, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecast

03 March 2020

In 2018 the European Parliament banned the use of palm oil in biofuel, creating issues for the world's largest palm oil producer: Indonesia.

Walking the profitability tightrope

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

28 February 2020

2020 could prove to be a pivotal year for many automakers in North America, with numerous launches planned and a slim margin for error.

Coronavirus outbreak – one possibility among many

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

26 February 2020

With so many unknowns about the development of the coronavirus outbreak, it is hard to assess what will happen.

“We have met the enemy, and he is us” – Pogo

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

14 February 2020

May Arthapan looks at the ongoing impact of the recent outbreak of coronavirus - COVID-19 - on the auto industry in China and beyond.

Power wars

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Americas Powertrain

12 February 2020

Bragging rights about power are not a new battleground in the auto industry and electrification is taking performance to a whole new level.

US sales: what to expect in 2020?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

05 February 2020

Having spent some time going over the numbers from 2019 we ask: are the 2019 US sales highlights going to repeat themselves in 2020?

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