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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 it is like to be an auto analyst

May Arthapan, Director, Asia-Pacific Forecasting

22 December 2021

With the advent of vehicle electrification and the recent advances in vehicle autonomy, it is an exciting time to be an auto analyst

Conventional models: the biggest casualty of supply-side disruptions

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

03 December 2021

With the supply-side issues brought on by the pandemic, Conventional models, such as hatchbacks, sedans and wagons, have suffered

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?

China: OEM strategies play a critical role in the development of MHEV (48V)

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

18 November 2021

In China, MHEV (48V) accounts for 47% of the overall hybrid sector and growth nearly doubled at the start of this year. Will this last?

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.

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