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 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 – it promises to offer invaluable insights into both the industry and our thinking.

Latest Posts

UAW-GM strike: Standing their ground

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

08 October 2019

UAW-GM strike - All parties involved are waiting on a resolution to a strike that seemingly has no end in sight.

What does the future hold for Ford in India?

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

03 October 2019

India is proving to be an Achilles’ heel for many global automakers, including Ford, who has significantly wound down its business in India.

The volatile South American automotive market

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

27 September 2019

The South American automotive market represents only around 10% of global Light Vehicle sales, but it is a critical market for several OEMs.

The Spectre of Global Economic Recession

Jonathon Poskitt, Director, Global Sales Forecasts

19 September 2019

With global GDP growth chalked in at 2.5% for 2019, could the economic slowdown be turning into a global recession?

IAA 2019 – Show or no show?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

13 September 2019

While there's no doubt the IAA is one of the car industry's biggest shows, it's hard not to think that shows of its kind are on the decline.

Kia enters India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

06 September 2019

As one of the last major global brands to enter the Indian market, Kia's progress in India has been closely scrutinised.

Russian rewards are still some years away

Carol Thomas, Central & Eastern European Analyst

03 September 2019

Ford's announcement this year that it was stopping Passenger Car production in Russia sent shockwaves through the Russian auto industry.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

30 August 2019

In 4 decades of LMC Automotive covering the auto industry, we've not seen this magnitude of change - or disruption - currently unfolding.

India says goodbye to BS-IV and hello to BS-VI

Supparoek Sawangwong - AP Powertrain Analyst

28 August 2019

India says goodbye to BS-IV and hello to BS-VI - Indian emission regulations have been in force since 2000 and BS-IV norms since 2017.

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