LMC Automotive Analyst Briefings

Our expert analysts 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 – offering invaluable insights into both the industry and our thinking.

Latest Posts

The “Nokia” moment for China’s auto market has arrived

John Zeng, Director of Asian Forecasting

09 May 2023

If the theme of the last auto show was "embracing change", this year's auto show has shown people that change has already happened

Ready, Set, Go! Can China be caught in the BEV race?

James Norris, Manager, Production Forecasts

03 May 2023

China produced almost two-thirds of all global BEVs in 2022, but the race may not yet be over as there is scope for others to make up ground

India: set to become the world’s third-largest LV market

Meg Sunako, Senior Analyst, Economics

28 April 2023

India became the world's third-largest LV market last year following a strong post-pandemic rebound, but can the country sustain it?

Is the MEA region ripe for BEV adoption?

Peter Chippendale, Automotive Analyst

17 April 2023

While MEA has historically resisted widespread adoption of BEV brands and infrastructure, 2023 has already seen an accelerated introduction

Are we seeing the end of the entry-level car?

Sammy Chan, Manager, Sales Forecasts

03 April 2023

The number of the smallest, entry-level cars has been on the decline in Europe, yet demand will always remain. The reason? Profit!

Indonesia’s EV aspiration could face more challenges than opportunities

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

29 March 2023

Despite Indonesia's recent announcement of its long-awaiting incentive programme for EVs, challenges with BEV adoption still lie ahead

Will a new approach make Renault-Nissan successful in India?

Ammar Master, Director, South Asia

24 March 2023

Renault-Nissan's simple cross-badging strategy in India failed, but a new approach will determine the group's future in the market

Will Europe’s BEV market be derailed by e-fuels?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

21 March 2023

E-fuels may now be allowed to form part of the powertrain mix for new LVs in Europe beyond 2035, but many headwinds to deployment remain

Not quite the “Happy Chinese New Year” for vehicle sales so far

Kevin Zeng, Light Vehicle Market Analyst

17 March 2023

January 2023 sales fell short of expectations in China. What were the causes and how has the market reacted?

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