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

Have cars become a new form of PPE in Korea?

LMC Automotive Korea Analyst Team

28 July 2020

When analysing the global automotive market, one acronym alone, COVID-19, suffices to explain the crash in most countries around the world.

Global Truck market snapshot for H2 2020

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Forecasting

22 July 2020

Global vehicle sales, including Medium and Heavy Truck sales, plummeted at an unprecedented rate over the March-May period.

The outlook on Light Vehicle electrification in the US

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Americas Powertrain

16 July 2020

What does the future hold for Light Vehicle electrification in the US?

What impact will the pandemic have on the outlook for fully Autonomous Vehicles?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

10 July 2020

We already see some making the case that the pandemic will accelerate AVs as they take the human driver out of vehicles people might use.

It’s about saving lives

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

17 June 2020

India’s government officials have stressed that imposing the world’s strictest lockdown policy has saved lives.

A stuttering restart to production in North America

Katelyn Drake, Analyst, Americas Production

11 June 2020

The extended pandemic-related shutdowns wiped out an estimated 2.8 million units of planned production in the first half of the year.

COVID-19: Europe’s auto industry restarts, but the road to recovery is long

James Norris, Senior Analyst

09 June 2020

Despite several large plants remaining idle, Europe’s auto industry is slowly emerging from a lengthy shutdown period.

How will the pandemic impact plans for new players in the US market?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

29 May 2020

Startups and Chinese brands planning to enter the US market have had to adjust their short-term plans to cope with the impact of COVID-19.

India loses global spot

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

19 May 2020

Until recently, India was well on its way to becoming the world’s third-largest Light Vehicle market within the next few years.

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