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

Semiconductor shortage challenges North America’s recovery

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

23 February 2021

The semiconductor shortage that has impacted the automotive industry across the globe has been especially troublesome for North America.

Is Chile the most crowded market in the west?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

18 February 2021

Despite Chile never having sold over 415k Light Vehicles in a year, in 2020 it sold 525 models across 80 brands - a wider range than the US.

Between a rock and a hard place

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

16 February 2021

With almost all of the world’s automakers present in India, new investment in the sector can only come from China but how likely is that?

General Motors’ Super Bowl commercial targets more than just Norway

David Franklin, Analyst

12 February 2021

Last Sunday’s Super Bowl drew in close to 100 million local and international viewers, making it one of the most-watched events of the year.

Just when you thought it could not get any worse …

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific

05 February 2021

The health pandemic has created the most challenging crisis ever endured by the Asia-Pacific region.

Who would have thought that an economically devastating pandemic might be good for vehicle demand?

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

03 February 2021

The risk of exposure to the virus has made many consumers shift away from public transport and look to their own vehicles instead.

Will the global bus industry suffer from long COVID?

David Leah, Senior Analyst

28 January 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a seismic impact on the global bus market.

Are inventories the European market’s black hole?

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

21 January 2021

Recent events have highlighted that stock movements are a critical component in understanding the likely evolution of build volumes.

Fim de uma era: Could the end of local production spell the end of Ford in Brazil?

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

12 January 2021

On 11 January, Ford announced that it is ceasing manufacturing in Brazil.

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