Insights

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

Russian rewards are still some years away

Carol Thomas, Central & Eastern European Analyst

03 September 2019

Ford's announcement this year that it was stopping Passenger Car production in Russia sent shockwaves through the Russian auto industry.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

30 August 2019

In 4 decades of LMC Automotive covering the auto industry, we've not seen this magnitude of change - or disruption - currently unfolding.

India says goodbye to BS-IV and hello to BS-VI

Supparoek Sawangwong - AP Powertrain Analyst

28 August 2019

India says goodbye to BS-IV and hello to BS-VI - Indian emission regulations have been in force since 2000 and BS-IV norms since 2017.

BEV Capacity: Why less is not always more

Oliver Petschenyk, Powertrain Analyst

22 August 2019

There has been a lot of focus in recent years on BEV capacity, primarily because it heavily influences electric driving range.

What is fuelling the growth in US Van sales?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

20 August 2019

They may not be as alluring as a convertible or as hot as an SUV, but, nevertheless US Van sales are booming.

Nissan cost-cutting: Impact on India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

15 August 2019

The impact of Nissan cost-cutting on India is the loss of 1,700 jobs. This represents 14% of the automaker’s total global headcount cull.

Is Europe’s LCV sector ripe for electrification?

David Leah, Analyst

08 August 2019

When it comes to electrification, Personal Vehicles have dominated the headlines, while Light Commercial Vehicles have barely been mentioned

UAW contract talks under way – timing is everything

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

06 August 2019

The current round of negotiations between the UAW and the Detroit Big Three comes at an interesting time for the industry.

Is the demise of the Car bodystyle a foregone conclusion?

David Franklin, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

30 July 2019

SUVs have risen to dominate the US market, but, as analysts, we are often asked whether the Car bodystyle will ever make a resurgence.

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