Insights

Welcome to the new LMC Automotive blog

Our expert analysts will share their views on the automotive industry, whether it be in relation to 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

Is the beginning of the end of the combustion engine in sight?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain Forecast

13 June 2019

Is the beginning of the end of the combustion engine in sight? The rollout of Euro VI has resulted in significant disruption.

Premium cars: are we still keeping up with the Joneses?

Sammy Chan, Analyst

05 June 2019

Despite having been on an incline in the last 2 decades a closer look shows premium share suffered 2 consecutive years of decline recently.

Pain from policy, and politics

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

30 May 2019

At our 2019 conference in Frankfurt there was a theme in explaining the uncertainties evident in our forecasts: distortions caused by policy

Automation in the heavy duty sector: in it for the long haul?

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Forecasting

28 May 2019

The potential of smart technology to transform personal mobility is well documented but HD automation would be no less revolutionary.

Vehicle electrification in Korea

The Korean Analytics Team

24 May 2019

With regulations on tailpipe emissions becoming increasingly strict across the globe, vehicle electrification is a necessity for automakers.

Will Argentina, once again, trade wine for cars?

John Zekany, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

21 May 2019

Will Argentina auto sales be affected by the upcoming presidential election?

Autonomous Vehicles: Reality sets in

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

02 May 2019

An SAV is the transformative AV type that has the potential to revolutionise personal mobility and reduce the need for people to own a car

Indian Sales Performance

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

29 April 2019

Indian Light Vehicle sales came to a standstill in Q1 of 2019. Total LV volumes were down by 0.3% YoY to reach just over 1mn units.

Volkswagen Group goes “all-in” on battery electric vehicles

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

25 April 2019

At their 2019 annual media conference, Volkswagen Group announced a massive investment and initiative in e-mobility.

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