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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

Thailand’s journey to becoming ASEAN’s EV hub

Kunat Tharasrisuthi, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecast

20 September 2022

Among ASEAN, Thailand has claimed its place early on the electric vehicle bandwagon by declaring it will be the region’s EV production hub

Who will win India’s EV battle?

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

13 September 2022

The EV battle is hotting up in India. For now, Tata Motors leads the race, but who do we think will be the top EV sellers by 2030?

The success and failure of Indonesia’s new car tax reforms

Ake Lertsirirungsun, Manager, South East Asia

26 August 2022

In October 2021, Indonesia’s government implemented a new vehicle tax structure. How successful will it turn out to be?

How OEMs in India adapt to harsher emissions norms

Patcharaphon Wongwetsawat, Senior Analyst

22 August 2022

The implementation of Bharat Standard level 6 or BS6 in April 2020 was a big automotive game changer in India, but it hasn't stopped there

Korea’s automobile demand, supply, and equilibrium during the pandemic

Korea Analytics Team

22 June 2022

After a hugely successful 2020, what caused the combination of stagnant sales and higher inflation in Korea in 2021?

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

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