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

The SUV battle rages on

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

03 April 2019

Ford changes the Escape to welcome more SUVs to its showrooms

Putting a lid on convertibles

Sammy Chan, Analyst

27 March 2019

In 2018 convertible sales accounted for only 1% of the market and we forecast demand for this bodystyle to continue to diminish.

Fossil-fuelled cars may yet survive

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

22 March 2019

With so much hype surrounding the evolution to hybrid and EVs, it is time for a reality check on the future of fossil-fuelled cars.

Will VinFast succeed?

Ake Lertsirirungsun & Note Tumrasvin

20 March 2019

The government has thrown its weight behind Vingroup’s decision to launch Vietnam’s first home‐grown auto brand under the VinFast moniker.

Global Movers and Shakers

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

19 March 2019

In this follow-up post to our 2019 Automotive Outlook we look at similar themes, but with a more microeconomic slant.

Brexit uncertainty

Pete Kelly, Managing Director

13 March 2019

For the UK auto industry itself, reduced market volume is unlikely to be the most significant part of a no-deal Brexit.

BEV development: lowering the cost of progress

James Norris, Senior Analyst

11 March 2019

What’s next for the automotive industry? A broad question, but the most common answer is likely to be electrification.

Chinese NEV market overview 2018

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

07 March 2019

China’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) market thrived in 2018, supported by subsidies already in place, coupled with the new dual-credit system.

Born in the USA

Bill Rinna, Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

05 March 2019

North American production set to defy the downturn in sales in 2019 with some segments skyrocketing and others declining by more than half.

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