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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

South African sales continue to fall short of potential

Ben Trevis, Analyst - EMEA

26 August 2021

Light Vehicle sales in South Africa had stagnated in recent years, so when the pandemic struck, the market was only going to go one way.

Chinese market shows a K-shaped recovery

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

23 August 2021

China's economy is showing a K-shaped recovery since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. This pattern is also evident in the auto market.

Will Canada’s proposed luxury vehicle tax hurt sales?

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

09 August 2021

A proposed luxury goods tax came to fruition in Canada's Budget 2021. What impact will this have on luxury vehicle sales?

How the pandemic has reshaped Korea’s car buyer demographics

LMC Korea Analytics Team

29 July 2021

Amidst a global pandemic, Korea has seen remarkable sales volumes. What are the factors that have contributed to this outcome?

Emerging Asia still not out of the woods

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

20 July 2021

With Asia struggling to contain the pandemic, LV sales remain weak at present. What can we expect for the remainder of 2021 and beyond?

US sales boom, defying the odds

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

02 July 2021

Despite the automotive industry facing a number of challenges, US vehicle sales continue to surpass expectations.

Chips: Who is cashing in?

Bill Rinna, Director Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

30 June 2021

The semiconductor shortages affecting the automotive sector have hit some OEMs harder than others. So how have the various companies fared?

How far will your dollar go in today’s US Battery Electric Vehicle market?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain Forecasts, The Americas

11 June 2021

How do today’s BEVs stack up, in terms of range and price point, a decade after the US launch of the Nissan LEAF?

A tale of two markets

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

08 June 2021

The light vehicle markets in Canada and the US were hit hard by Covid-19 but due to a variety of factors the US has clearly come out on top.

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