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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

Chips: Who is cashing in?

Bill Rinna, Director Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

30 June 2021

The semiconductor shortages affecting the automotive sector have hit some OEMs harder than others. So how have the various companies fared?

How far will your dollar go in today’s US Battery Electric Vehicle market?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain Forecasts, The Americas

11 June 2021

How do today’s BEVs stack up, in terms of range and price point, a decade after the US launch of the Nissan LEAF?

A tale of two markets

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

08 June 2021

The light vehicle markets in Canada and the US were hit hard by Covid-19 but due to a variety of factors the US has clearly come out on top.

Algeria’s spectacular automotive failure

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

25 May 2021

Since 2016, sales in Algeria have been lacklustre and 2020 saw a huge decline, with just 21,000 Light Vehicles sold in the year as whole.

Will Mexico be left behind by SUV trends?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

17 May 2021

While SUV sales in North America are powering ahead, in Mexico the Car is still king.

Pandemic tsunami impacts India’s recovery

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

14 May 2021

The relentless escalation of COVID-19 in India has led to vehicle manufacturers shutting their plants from the end of April.

The battleground continues to evolve

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

13 May 2021

Advanced technology and autonomous features for greater reliability and safety will play an increasing part in automakers' success.

Has the Chinese bus market bottomed out?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

06 May 2021

2020 marked the fourth consecutive year of decline in Chinese bus sales. What does the future hold for bus sales in the region?

European inventories are looking healthy

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

26 April 2021

While inventory figures are not publicly available in Europe, recent events have highlighted that stock movements are a critical component.

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