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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

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

Follow the money: Investing in North American production

Katelyn Drake, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting Analyst

18 August 2021

Automakers in North America are investing heavily in vehicle assembly plants. What impact could this have on the production landscape?

Will Canada’s proposed luxury vehicle tax hurt sales?

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

09 August 2021

A proposed luxury goods tax came to fruition in Canada's Budget 2021. What impact will this have on luxury vehicle sales?

Is the chip shortage a perfect opportunity for BEV growth in the US?

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

13 July 2021

A new wave of BEVs is capturing the US market as stocks of ICE vehicles run low. Can electric vehicles overtake the competition?

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