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

Is GM about to take its final bow in India?

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

21 November 2019

Is this the end for GM in India? Having announced it would stop selling vehicles there in 2017, is GM ending its export operation as well?

Mexico: Is the shine wearing off?

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

18 November 2019

Once the rising star of the North American automotive industry, Mexico has fallen on more difficult times.

Toyota: An outlier performance amid global industry downturn

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

12 November 2019

Toyota Group has thrived over the last two years, in defiance of the industry downturn.

Downside risk looms over Chinese auto market

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

08 November 2019

Downside risk looms over the Chinese auto market, but what is behind the contraction?

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.

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