Welcome to the new LMC Automotive blog

Our expert analysts will 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 – it promises to offer invaluable insights into both the industry and our thinking.

Latest Posts

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.

The EU plans to stack chips

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

11 March 2021

Pandemic-related global semiconductor shortages could herald EU investment of €50 billion to support localised production

Ford’s days in India may be numbered

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

09 March 2021

Ford’s presence in the Indian market is likely to diminish as joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra is scrapped.

Are the chips down for Trucks?

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Vehicle Forecasting

04 March 2021

Any hope that the Heavy Vehicle sector might escape unscathed from the cascading global semiconductor shortage has been dashed.

Fim de uma era: Could the end of local production spell the end of Ford in Brazil?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

12 January 2021

On 11 January, Ford announced that it is ceasing manufacturing in Brazil.

Prevailing trends in the Japanese auto market

Asia-Pacific Analytics Team

08 December 2020

The Japanese market has been no exception to the global SUV boom, so it comes as little surprise that OEMs are accelerating new launches.

The SUV begins to make its mark in South America

David Franklin, Analyst, Americas Production

24 September 2020

The Conventional Car has long reigned supreme in South America, consistently making up around 75% of sales & 70% of production in the region

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.

US production volumes still subject to uncertainty in H2 2020

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

05 August 2020

The best way of estimating the potential impact of the pandemic is to look at the likely volume of production for the rest of the year.

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