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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

Are Chinese brands poised to strike the European BEV market?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

25 November 2021

There are signs that Chinese brands are starting to gain a significant foothold in the European BEV market. Can legacy OEMs compete?

LA Auto Show: Will buyers be convinced by the latest crop of Electric Vehicles on offer?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

19 November 2021

Once again, EVs outnumber their conventional counterparts on the showroom floor. Can new startups compete with traditional OEMs?

What is stifling FCEV growth in the Passenger Car sector?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain & Hybrid/EV, Americas

16 November 2021

What does the future hold for fuel cell electric vehicles in the US? And what is preventing hydrogen technology from competing with BEVs?

Dashed hopes – the Canadian Light Vehicle market feels the reality of the microchip shortage

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

12 November 2021

In Canada, the global microchip shortage has led to low inventory, high prices and lack of incentives; wreaking havoc on the LV market

US market: Impact of lean inventories goes beyond lower sales volumes

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

09 November 2021

Difficulty in maintaining brand loyalty may be one of the impacts of lean inventories in the US. What can OEMs do to keep their customers?

Policy changes pave a bumpy road for Swedish sales

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

05 November 2021

Sweden’s impressive recent automotive sales are closely related to changes in taxation. But the medium-term impact could be damaging.

The gift that keeps on giving

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

21 October 2021

Once again, the SUV segment has outperformed the general market when it comes to overall European Passenger Vehicle sales

The rising influence of China in Latin America

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

15 October 2021

While most US-based OEMs sideline the middle-income markets in Latin America, China has found a lucrative niche

Global automotive industry: keeping up to speed

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

06 October 2021

LMC's new Global Automotive Navigator offers real-time updates to our Global Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts.

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