LMC Automotive Analyst Briefings

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

Nearshoring: The solution to North America’s chip woes?

David Oakley, Senior Analyst, Americas Sales Forecasts

07 March 2022

Working with suppliers who are located close to, but not in, the destination market might mitigate the impact of the semiconductor shortage

How might the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement impact US automotive sales?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

16 February 2022

Unclear rules about local content could impact sales of some models, but it is unlikely that the total industry will struggle significantly

Going for Gold: The rush to win the EV race

Bill Rinna, Director, Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

19 January 2022

With established and startup automakers backing the BEV movement, consumers can expect many new entries to the US market

LA Auto Show: Will buyers be convinced by the latest crop of Electric Vehicles on offer?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

19 November 2021

Once again, EVs outnumber their conventional counterparts on the showroom floor. Can new startups compete with traditional OEMs?

What is stifling FCEV growth in the Passenger Car sector?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain & Hybrid/EV, Americas

16 November 2021

What does the future hold for fuel cell electric vehicles in the US? And what is preventing hydrogen technology from competing with BEVs?

Dashed hopes – the Canadian Light Vehicle market feels the reality of the microchip shortage

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

12 November 2021

In Canada, the global microchip shortage has led to low inventory, high prices and lack of incentives; wreaking havoc on the LV market

US market: Impact of lean inventories goes beyond lower sales volumes

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

09 November 2021

Difficulty in maintaining brand loyalty may be one of the impacts of lean inventories in the US. What can OEMs do to keep their customers?

North American production: No treats, just tricks

Katelyn Drake, Senior Analyst, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting

29 October 2021

The spectre of the pandemic casts a shadow over the North America automotive industry with September LV production falling to 909,000 units

The rising influence of China in Latin America

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

15 October 2021

While most US-based OEMs sideline the middle-income markets in Latin America, China has found a lucrative niche

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