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

The global auto industry eagerly moves past 2020, but there will be a lasting impact

Jeff Schuster, President, Global Forecasting

07 January 2021

2021 could not have come soon enough as we all looked to move past 2020 and the grip of a global pandemic.

Wagon wheels falling off

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

06 January 2021

The rise of SUVs is largely to blame for the hit that the wagon bodystyle has taken in recent years and we expect this trend to continue.

Disruption, recovery, innovation: 2021’s Truck market topics

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Forecasting

22 December 2020

As a year of extraordinary global disruption draws to an end, the global Truck industry stands on the cusp of a wave of innovation.

China reaffirms route to electrification with new technical roadmap

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

18 December 2020

The new ‘Energy-saving Vehicle and New Energy Vehicle Technical Roadmap 2.0’ was published in Shanghai in late October of this year.

Is the future of ASEAN vehicle production in the hands of Chinese and Korean automakers?

Titikorn and Tanitta, ASEAN Analytics Team

10 December 2020

ASEAN vehicle production has been on the rise over the last decade, but the future could well see a shift to Chinese and Korean automakers.

Prevailing trends in the Japanese auto market

Asia-Pacific Analytics Team

08 December 2020

The Japanese market has been no exception to the global SUV boom, so it comes as little surprise that OEMs are accelerating new launches.

Darwin Rules: Pandemic accelerates change

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

04 December 2020

At the start of 2020, the auto industry appeared to have quite enough to deal with but the global pandemic highlighted inefficiencies.

US Sales: How much of 2020 will we see in 2021?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

02 December 2020

With fewer than 30 selling days left before 2020 comes to an end, we look back to a normal January and finetune our expectations for 2021.

Has China’s Mini EV market had a reset?

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

27 November 2020

The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV has taken the Chinese market by storm, breaking all sales expectations since its launch.

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