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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

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

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?

Global auto capacity – perfect fit?

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

16 June 2022

With the global Light Vehicle capacity utilisation rate at a record low for this century, are we heading for a spate of plant closures?

Chip shortage in South America: low volume, high impact

Emily Vihonsky, Analyst, Production Forecasting, Americas

13 June 2022

Although disruption for South America is not as sizable in terms of volume as it is in other regions, the repercussions are significant

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