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

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.

Declining wagon sales still attract at least one OEM

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

13 December 2019

Wagon sales in the US have free fallen. Only 36,029 units were sold in 2018, down from 63,804 units in 2012. That is a 43.5% decline.

2020 could be a strange year for the European car market

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain Forecast

11 December 2019

Signs point to a 2020 car market similar to 2019, but we're already starting to see distortion as a result of impending regulatory hurdles.

Cost pressures drive utilisation improvements

James Norris, Senior Analyst

29 November 2019

Over the last decade there's been an obvious upward trend in pan-European utilisation rates, with OEMs looking to lower excess capacity.

LA Auto Show Review

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

25 November 2019

EVs are more popular in California than any other state - what became apparent is that the environment impact is no longer the sole concern.

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.

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