LMC Automotive Analyst Briefings

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

Ready, Set, Go! Can China be caught in the BEV race?

James Norris, Manager, Production Forecasts

03 May 2023

China produced almost two-thirds of all global BEVs in 2022, but the race may not yet be over as there is scope for others to make up ground

Argentina Light Vehicle production: early pandemic recovery or simply recovery?

Emily Vihonsky, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

22 February 2023

With a return to pre-pandemic levels for the South American region not expected until 2025, there is more driving Argentina's recent growth

Morocco: automotive industry goes from strength to strength

Zakia Subhan, Analyst

02 February 2023

Despite modest sales numbers, Morocco is becoming a real success story as an automotive manufacturing hub. How will the country sustain it?

The changing North America production landscape

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

04 January 2023

The North America LV production landscape is changing and we expect to see a vast increase in the region's ability to build vehicles

Global OEMs in China: tough going

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

01 November 2022

As some global OEMs are re-evaluating investment plans in China, the going appears to have become distinctly tougher for foreign automakers

Are European inventories looking healthy?

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

31 August 2022

Stock movements are a critical component in understanding the likely evolution of production volumes, so are inventories in Europe healthy?

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?

Why the transition from ICE to BEV is seeing a return to rear-wheel-drive

Oliver Petschenyk, Powertrain Expert Analyst

05 July 2022

Legacy BEVs have mostly been ICE-conversions and therefore front-wheel-drive. But BEV automakers are starting to adopt rear-wheel-drive

How will the Turkish Battery Electric Vehicle market evolve over the forecast horizon?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

28 June 2022

When looking at BEV sales alone, Turkey is one of the smallest markets in the region but there is scope for improvement

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