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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

What can we expect from the US auto market in 2023?

David Oakley, Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

13 January 2023

2022 was a disappointing year for the US Light Vehicle market, as it ended with the lowest sales since 2011. Is there room for optimism?

What does the rise in micromobility mean for the auto industry?

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

09 January 2023

In recent years, there has been a noticeable rise in micromobility in many cities around the world. Should the auto industry be worried?

Asia-China: Tesla and BYD coming in hot

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific

21 December 2022

As BEV adoption rapidly accelerates across Asia-Pacific, competition is intensifying for Japanese carmakers in the region

India grows strongly, but can it last?

Ammar Master, Director, South Asia

16 December 2022

When we look at the performance of the global automotive industry this year, India has been a rare bright spot. Is it likely to continue?

Global demand braces for impact

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

05 October 2022

After facing years of setbacks, the global Light Vehicle market continues to struggle, and now underlying demand is starting to erode

The future of SEAT and Škoda within VW Group

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

29 September 2022

We are at the start of a transitionary period where some model lines are being phased out in favour of all-new electric launches

Who will win India’s EV battle?

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

13 September 2022

The EV battle is hotting up in India. For now, Tata Motors leads the race, but who do we think will be the top EV sellers by 2030?

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?

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