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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

Has the Chinese bus market bottomed out?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

06 May 2021

2020 marked the fourth consecutive year of decline in Chinese bus sales. What does the future hold for bus sales in the region?

China’s New Energy Vehicle sector takes centre stage

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

16 March 2021

With China's New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market buoyant, LMC Automotive forecasts growth of around 55% in 2021.

Between a rock and a hard place

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

16 February 2021

With almost all of the world’s automakers present in India, new investment in the sector can only come from China but how likely is that?

China reaffirms route to electrification with new technical roadmap

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

18 December 2020

The new ‘Energy-saving Vehicle and New Energy Vehicle Technical Roadmap 2.0’ was published in Shanghai in late October of this year.

Is the future of ASEAN vehicle production in the hands of Chinese and Korean automakers?

Titikorn and Tanitta, ASEAN Analytics Team

10 December 2020

ASEAN vehicle production has been on the rise over the last decade, but the future could well see a shift to Chinese and Korean automakers.

Has China’s Mini EV market had a reset?

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

27 November 2020

The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV has taken the Chinese market by storm, breaking all sales expectations since its launch.

How much market shelter has China provided for European production?

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

27 August 2020

Monthly sales in China's Light Vehicle market have increased year-on-year since the widespread relaxation of domestic lockdowns in March.

How will the pandemic impact plans for new players in the US market?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

29 May 2020

Startups and Chinese brands planning to enter the US market have had to adjust their short-term plans to cope with the impact of COVID-19.

Are Chinese consumers willing to accept Pickups as Passenger Vehicles?

Alan Kang, Senior Market Analyst

16 April 2020

Great Wall’s Pao model is the first ever Pickup from a Chinese brand to be classed as a Passenger Vehicle.

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