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

Semiconductor shortage challenges North America’s recovery

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

23 February 2021

The semiconductor shortage that has impacted the automotive industry across the globe has been especially troublesome for North America.

Is Chile the most crowded market in the west?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

18 February 2021

Despite Chile never having sold over 415k Light Vehicles in a year, in 2020 it sold 525 models across 80 brands - a wider range than the US.

General Motors’ Super Bowl commercial targets more than just Norway

David Franklin, Analyst

12 February 2021

Last Sunday’s Super Bowl drew in close to 100 million local and international viewers, making it one of the most-watched events of the year.

Fim de uma era: Could the end of local production spell the end of Ford in Brazil?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

12 January 2021

On 11 January, Ford announced that it is ceasing manufacturing in Brazil.

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.

The US presidential election is over, but the path to electrification remains strewn with obstacles

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Americas Powertrain

18 November 2020

The president elect’s platform includes a strong climate impact reduction plan but the path to electrification remains strewn with obstacles

The North American inventory dilemma

Bill Rinna, Director, Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

12 November 2020

It is no secret that one of the biggest challenges right now for automakers in North America is to replenish inventory.

Has the US election triggered any recent vehicle market turbulence?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

06 November 2020

A number of clients have asked us what impact we would expect the US presidential election to have on Light Vehicle sales.

Drastically divergent exchange rates fuel sales in Argentina

John Zekany, Analyst, Americas Sales

03 November 2020

June 2020 marked the first month of year-on-year growth in Argentina’s Light Vehicle market for the first time in two years.

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