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

Where are Pickups more popular: Argentina or the US?

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

18 March 2021

With a 22% share of the domestic market, Pickup sales in Argentina have overtaken US numbers. Can Ford and GM capitalise on the hype?

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.

Passing on the torch

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

03 March 2021

For the past ten years, the crown for the most popular vehicle segment in Europe has been fought between B- and C-sized vehicles.

Is Chile the most crowded market in the west?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

18 February 2021

Despite Chile never having sold over 415k Light Vehicles in a year, in 2020 it sold 525 models across 80 brands - a wider range than the US.

General Motors’ Super Bowl commercial targets more than just Norway

David Franklin, Analyst

12 February 2021

Last Sunday’s Super Bowl drew in close to 100 million local and international viewers, making it one of the most-watched events of the year.

Just when you thought it could not get any worse …

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific

05 February 2021

The health pandemic has created the most challenging crisis ever endured by the Asia-Pacific region.

Who would have thought that an economically devastating pandemic might be good for vehicle demand?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

03 February 2021

The risk of exposure to the virus has made many consumers shift away from public transport and look to their own vehicles instead.

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.

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