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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

What can we expect from the US auto market in 2023?

David Oakley, Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

13 January 2023

2022 was a disappointing year for the US Light Vehicle market, as it ended with the lowest sales since 2011. Is there room for optimism?

The changing North America production landscape

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

04 January 2023

The North America LV production landscape is changing and we expect to see a vast increase in the region's ability to build vehicles

US Light Vehicle sales in 2022: a mid-year analysis

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

18 July 2022

GM regained market leadership from Toyota, Hyundai distanced itself from Honda, Tesla's Premiums broke records and Pickups finally beat Cars

Chip shortage in South America: low volume, high impact

Emily Vihonsky, Analyst, Production Forecasting, Americas

13 June 2022

Although disruption for South America is not as sizable in terms of volume as it is in other regions, the repercussions are significant

Canada’s Comeback Charge

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

13 May 2022

Stellantis, GM and Ford have all said yes to Canada as a key partner in their electric vehicle journey

Road to recovery: Production perseverance in Mexico

Katelyn Drake, Senior Analyst, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting

11 April 2022

Mexico is currently projected to see a larger rebound in Light Vehicle production than either the US or Canada on a percentage basis

US fuel economy rules: tougher standards coming

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

07 April 2022

New targets related to fuel economy in the US should herald significant changes in the EV market

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

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