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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

India to drive Asia-Pacific sales

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 May 2022

The market in India has outperformed our expectations in the first three months of the year, with total LV sales at about 1.1 mn units

Could a new nuclear deal spark an automotive boom in Iran?

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

27 April 2022

Despite crippling sanctions, COVID-19 and a weak global oil outlook, the automotive industry in Iran saw a strong revival in 2020 and 2021

Chinese Electric Vehicle buzz in Asia

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

22 April 2022

Chinese automakers are formidable players in the BEV field and their competitive offering is enabling them to break into overseas markets

In China, the range extender segment is booming again

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

19 April 2022

In China, sales of Extended Range Electric Vehicles surged by 218% YoY in 2021. What does the future hold for this market?

Road to recovery: Production perseverance in Mexico

Katelyn Drake, Senior Analyst, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting

11 April 2022

Mexico is currently projected to see a larger rebound in Light Vehicle production than either the US or Canada on a percentage basis

US fuel economy rules: tougher standards coming

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

07 April 2022

New targets related to fuel economy in the US should herald significant changes in the EV market

The disproportionate impact of war in Ukraine on German automakers

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

28 March 2022

The war in Ukraine has lead to plant closures across Germany and a likely loss of around 150k units in March alone.

VW Group bets on sedans in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

24 March 2022

VW is hoping that the recently launched Škoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will improve sedan sales in India

European market outlook worsens

European sales forecasting team

17 March 2022

The Russia LV outlook has been cut by around one million units/year and Ukraine sales are expected to dry up over the near-term

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