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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

Planning for Chaos

Bill Rinna, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

10 July 2018

The proposed tariffs are likely to cost the US thousands of jobs and potentially 2 million in US Light Vehicle sales

Decreasing drivers

Japanese Analytics Team

03 July 2018

With the Japanese population ageing, it is inevitable that the Light Vehicle demand will shrink

Build where you sell

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

28 June 2018

Exporting Asian built cars is becoming more challenging for local OEMs. How will this affect the Asian market?

Pillar of growth

Korean Analytics Team

26 June 2018

Hyundai's Light Vehicle production appeared to be trouble-free until 2014, why did this change?

No one wins

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

22 June 2018

What the 25% tariff on all vehicles imported into the US will do the economy and the US auto industry

Production disruption

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecast

21 June 2018

The implications of the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) on the European car market

Soaring SUVs

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Vehicle Sales Forecasts, The Americas

19 June 2018

Will SUVs ever outsell cars in Latin America or will price stop them from conforming to the global trend?

Electrified Thailand

Methin Changtor, Asia Powertrain Forecasting Manager

14 June 2018

Thailand is looking to become a significant producer of electric vehicles and the government are introducing tax incentives

Merger and acquisition

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

12 June 2018

Mergers and acquisitions might become normal in China's Passenger Vehicle market as Chery Automobile sells controlling stake

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