Welcome to the new LMC Automotive blog

Our expert analysts will share their views on the automotive industry, whether it be in relation to 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

Chinese NEV market overview 2018

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

07 March 2019

China’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market thrived in 2018, supported by subsidies already in place, coupled with the new dual-credit system.

Born in the USA

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

05 March 2019

North American production set to defy the downturn in sales in 2019 with some segments skyrocketing and others declining by more than half.

WLTP: Unfinished business…

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

21 February 2019

Selling rates in Western Europe indicate that the car market is starting to recover from the WLTP distortions in the second half of 2018.

Mandating vehicle safety in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

19 February 2019

The Indian government is having to make safety mandatory as so many buyers are refusing to pay for optional safety features.

Impact of a no-deal Brexit

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

14 February 2019

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, then our assumption is that vehicles exported to the EU from the UK would be subject to a 10% tariff

Cars for Cheese

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production Forecast

11 February 2019

The EU-Japan trade agreement ensures that the EU’s 10% tariff on Japanese car imports will be tapered to zero over the next 10 years

India: End of Low Cost Cars

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

08 February 2019

Affluent India has rejected low-cost vehicles

Global LV Industry: Where next to look for growth?

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

04 February 2019

As the world seeks to identify the next economic miracle that will drive global growth, it is unlikely to be found beyond China

Look, Mom. No hands!

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

25 January 2019

While at the CES, Augusto experienced riding in one of Aptiv's self-driving vehicles. Here is his experience.

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