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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

IT companies take centre stage in China’s NEV market

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

01 September 2021

China's New Energy Vehicle sector remains on a robust upward trend and tech companies want a piece of the action.

South African sales continue to fall short of potential

Ben Trevis, Analyst - EMEA

26 August 2021

Light Vehicle sales in South Africa had stagnated in recent years, so when the pandemic struck, the market was only going to go one way.

Chinese market shows a K-shaped recovery

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

23 August 2021

China's economy is showing a K-shaped recovery since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. This pattern is also evident in the auto market.

Follow the money: Investing in North American production

Katelyn Drake, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting Analyst

18 August 2021

Automakers in North America are investing heavily in vehicle assembly plants. What impact could this have on the production landscape?

Will Canada’s proposed luxury vehicle tax hurt sales?

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

09 August 2021

A proposed luxury goods tax came to fruition in Canada's Budget 2021. What impact will this have on luxury vehicle sales?

How the pandemic has reshaped Korea’s car buyer demographics

LMC Korea Analytics Team

29 July 2021

Amidst a global pandemic, Korea has seen remarkable sales volumes. What are the factors that have contributed to this outcome?

New policy to energise India’s BEV market

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

27 July 2021

More than 15 states in India have proposed or adopted policies for the promotion of EVs. Maharashtra leads the charge with ambitious aims.

Emerging Asia still not out of the woods

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

20 July 2021

With Asia struggling to contain the pandemic, LV sales remain weak at present. What can we expect for the remainder of 2021 and beyond?

Is the chip shortage a perfect opportunity for BEV growth in the US?

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

13 July 2021

A new wave of BEVs is capturing the US market as stocks of ICE vehicles run low. Can electric vehicles overtake the competition?

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