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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

India to drive Asia-Pacific sales

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 May 2022

The market in India has outperformed our expectations in the first three months of the year, with total LV sales at about 1.1 mn units

Chinese Electric Vehicle buzz in Asia

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

22 April 2022

Chinese automakers are formidable players in the BEV field and their competitive offering is enabling them to break into overseas markets

VW Group bets on sedans in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

24 March 2022

VW is hoping that the recently launched Škoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will improve sedan sales in India

Indonesia’s automotive industry is getting greener

Patcharaphon Wongwetsawat, Senior Analyst, Asia Pacific LV Powertrain Forecasts

23 February 2022

As part of its decarbonisation aims, the Indonesian government has introduced a Luxury-Goods Sales Tax which favours less polluting engines

India to go high-tech

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia-Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

29 December 2021

The Indian Government is committing huge sums to incentivise manufacturers to develop advanced automotive technology products, chiefly BEVs

What it is like to be an auto analyst

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific Forecasting

22 December 2021

With the advent of vehicle electrification and the recent advances in vehicle autonomy, it is an exciting time to be an auto analyst

Chip shortage finally bites in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 October 2021

Festival season in India usually augurs a peak in car sales, but chip shortages are likely to curtail inventory significantly this year.

How the pandemic has reshaped Korea’s car buyer demographics

LMC Korea Analytics Team

29 July 2021

Amidst a global pandemic, Korea has seen remarkable sales volumes. What are the factors that have contributed to this outcome?

New policy to energise India’s BEV market

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

27 July 2021

More than 15 states in India have proposed or adopted policies for the promotion of EVs. Maharashtra leads the charge with ambitious aims.

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