Insights

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

The global auto industry eagerly moves past 2020, but there will be a lasting impact

Jeff Schuster, President, Global Forecasting

07 January 2021

2021 could not have come soon enough as we all looked to move past 2020 and the grip of a global pandemic.

Wagon wheels falling off

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

06 January 2021

The rise of SUVs is largely to blame for the hit that the wagon bodystyle has taken in recent years and we expect this trend to continue.

US Sales: How much of 2020 will we see in 2021?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

02 December 2020

With fewer than 30 selling days left before 2020 comes to an end, we look back to a normal January and finetune our expectations for 2021.

The North American inventory dilemma

Bill Rinna, Director, Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

12 November 2020

It is no secret that one of the biggest challenges right now for automakers in North America is to replenish inventory.

Has the US election triggered any recent vehicle market turbulence?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

06 November 2020

A number of clients have asked us what impact we would expect the US presidential election to have on Light Vehicle sales.

Drastically divergent exchange rates fuel sales in Argentina

John Zekany, Analyst, Americas Sales

03 November 2020

June 2020 marked the first month of year-on-year growth in Argentina’s Light Vehicle market for the first time in two years.

EU-UK trading relations: another layer of complication

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

29 October 2020

As we edge closer to January 2021, when a new EU-UK trade relationship becomes operational, agreement between the two sides appears elusive.

Mitsubishi driven out of Europe

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

03 September 2020

Why has Mitsubishi recently announced a freeze on the introduction of new products in Europe and why now?

Can India’s fledgling xEV market survive in the post-pandemic era?

Supparoek Sawangwong, Asia Powertrain Analyst

14 August 2020

India’s xEV development has suffered a major setback and the government has had to reassess its priorities, not least economic recovery.

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