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: what to expect in 2020?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

05 February 2020

Having spent some time going over the numbers from 2019 we ask: are the 2019 US sales highlights going to repeat themselves in 2020?

German car production: Europe’s motor misfires

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

31 January 2020

Germany’s vehicle output fell by 9% in 2019, closing the year 1 million units below the 2016 result.

Peak auto?

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

30 January 2020

With 2019 marking the 2nd successive annual decline in Light Vehicle sales, & the prospect for 2020 not great, have we reached 'peak auto'?

CES 2020: The latest tech innovations

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain Forecasts, The Americas

28 January 2020

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas provided a glimpse into how technology is shaping the future of the auto industry.

What’s changed in a year?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

22 January 2020

At the start of 2019, we highlighted a number of issues to watch in the global automotive industry. So what's changed in a year?

All hail Maruti!

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

16 January 2020

No other automaker in the world’s largest vehicle markets has ever matched Maruti-Suzuki’s stranglehold in India.

2020 Sentra and the future of the Compact Car

David Franklin, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

09 January 2020

Entering the US market 37 years ago, the Sentra is Nissan’s bestselling vehicle in the US, averaging 140k units sold/year over 20 years.

National car criteria under Malaysia’s NAP 2020 will curb vehicle exports

Titikorn and Tanitta, ASEAN Analytics Team

02 January 2020

The Malaysian government recently confirmed that full details of the revised National Automotive Policy would be announced early this year.

Diminishing trade uncertainty gives the industry room to breathe

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

20 December 2019

The global auto industry and overall economy have been operating in an uncertain trade environment for more than 18 months.

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