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

Where are Pickups more popular: Argentina or the US?

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

18 March 2021

With a 22% share of the domestic market, Pickup sales in Argentina have overtaken US numbers. Can Ford and GM capitalise on the hype?

China’s New Energy Vehicle sector takes centre stage

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

16 March 2021

With China's New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market buoyant, LMC Automotive forecasts growth of around 55% in 2021.

The EU plans to stack chips

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

11 March 2021

Pandemic-related global semiconductor shortages could herald EU investment of €50 billion to support localised production

Ford’s days in India may be numbered

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

09 March 2021

Ford’s presence in the Indian market is likely to diminish as joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra is scrapped.

Are the chips down for Trucks?

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Vehicle Forecasting

04 March 2021

Any hope that the Heavy Vehicle sector might escape unscathed from the cascading global semiconductor shortage has been dashed.

Passing on the torch

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

03 March 2021

For the past ten years, the crown for the most popular vehicle segment in Europe has been fought between B- and C-sized vehicles.

Semiconductor shortage challenges North America’s recovery

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

23 February 2021

The semiconductor shortage that has impacted the automotive industry across the globe has been especially troublesome for North America.

Is Chile the most crowded market in the west?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

18 February 2021

Despite Chile never having sold over 415k Light Vehicles in a year, in 2020 it sold 525 models across 80 brands - a wider range than the US.

Between a rock and a hard place

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

16 February 2021

With almost all of the world’s automakers present in India, new investment in the sector can only come from China but how likely is that?

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