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

US sales: Sporty models in disguise

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

06 November 2019

With US Sporty sales in decline since 2015 OEMs are equipping sedans and Pickups with more powerful engines. But do these alternatives sell?

Indonesian EVs – does nickel hold the key?

Supparoek Sawangwong, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecast

31 October 2019

Does nickel hold the key to Indonesian EVs? As a leading producer of nickel, it'll form the base of Indonesia's battery production ecosystem

Downturn in the global Truck market

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Forecasting

29 October 2019

With the spectre of global economic recession looming, the global Truck market finds itself on the brink of downturn towards the end of 2019

Winning on the road

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

25 October 2019

Unpicking the overall YTD market fall of European Car sales of 4% reveals that the Premium segment dipped by just 2% in the same period.

Consequences of China’s dual-credit policy

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

16 October 2019

China's dual-credit policy was formally implemented in 2018. Since then, however, the rate of CAFC improvement has declined.

The impact of elderly drivers on vehicle sales in Japan

Asia Pacific Analytics Team

10 October 2019

The discussion about the number of traffic accidents caused by elderly drivers has been heating up recently in Japan.

UAW-GM strike: Standing their ground

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

08 October 2019

UAW-GM strike - All parties involved are waiting on a resolution to a strike that seemingly has no end in sight.

What does the future hold for Ford in India?

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

03 October 2019

India is proving to be an Achilles’ heel for many global automakers, including Ford, who has significantly wound down its business in India.

The volatile South American automotive market

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

27 September 2019

The South American automotive market represents only around 10% of global Light Vehicle sales, but it is a critical market for several OEMs.

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