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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

GlobalData, LMC Automotive and Just Auto

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

16 May 2022

By integrating LMC’s services and information with the GlobalData platform, our clients will gain access to even more valuable insights

India to drive Asia-Pacific sales

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 May 2022

The market in India has outperformed our expectations in the first three months of the year, with total LV sales at about 1.1 mn units

Could a new nuclear deal spark an automotive boom in Iran?

Ben Trevis, Research Analyst

27 April 2022

Despite crippling sanctions, COVID-19 and a weak global oil outlook, the automotive industry in Iran saw a strong revival in 2020 and 2021

VW Group bets on sedans in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

24 March 2022

VW is hoping that the recently launched Škoda Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will improve sedan sales in India

European market outlook worsens

European sales forecasting team

17 March 2022

The Russia LV outlook has been cut by around one million units/year and Ukraine sales are expected to dry up over the near-term

Norway: A record year in 2021, thanks to BEVs. Will there be another surge in 2022?

Sammy Chan, Senior Analyst

09 March 2022

In 2021, Norway further cemented its status as the world leader in BEV adoption with a 25% increase from its 2020 sales. Can this continue?

How might the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement impact US automotive sales?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

16 February 2022

Unclear rules about local content could impact sales of some models, but it is unlikely that the total industry will struggle significantly

Global Light Vehicle Sales in 2022: Reasons to be cheerful?

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

24 January 2022

Significant challenges remain for the automotive industry, notably in the form of ongoing supply shortages and the spread of Omicron

Going for Gold: The rush to win the EV race

Bill Rinna, Director, Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

19 January 2022

With established and startup automakers backing the BEV movement, consumers can expect many new entries to the US market

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