LMC Automotive Analyst Briefings

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

Will Europe’s BEV market be derailed by e-fuels?

Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain

21 March 2023

E-fuels may now be allowed to form part of the powertrain mix for new LVs in Europe beyond 2035, but many headwinds to deployment remain

Not quite the “Happy Chinese New Year” for vehicle sales so far

Kevin Zeng, Light Vehicle Market Analyst

17 March 2023

January 2023 sales fell short of expectations in China. What were the causes and how has the market reacted?

A change in automotive fortunes is coming

Pete Kelly, Director of Research

10 March 2023

In recent times, demand for vehicles has far outstripped supply, leading to a surge in prices. However, it can't continue.

VinFast’s BEV plan – is a rethink needed?

Ake Lertsirirungsun, Manager, South East Asia

03 March 2023

In 2022, VinFast announced plans to be an all-electric carmaker and to penetrate the US and European markets, but it's facing new challenges

European inventories are still weak

Arthur Maher, Director of Research

27 February 2023

Recently, European OEMs have been forced to trim build significantly, while incoming orders have slowed. How has this affected inventories?

Argentina Light Vehicle production: early pandemic recovery or simply recovery?

Emily Vihonsky, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Forecasts

22 February 2023

With a return to pre-pandemic levels for the South American region not expected until 2025, there is more driving Argentina's recent growth

Electrified Suzuki: the small car expert with BIG plans

Kwan Wongwetsawat, Senior Analyst, Asia Powertrain Forecasts

17 February 2023

Suzuki recently announced their growth plan to 2030 and there are some big changes to come, especially in Japan and Europe

How does the growing US EV market stack up against other major EV regions?

Matt Lucki, Senior Powertrain Analyst, The Americas

13 February 2023

The US LV market faced another challenging year in 2022, but the EV space showed resilience in pursuit of aggressive sales targets

Morocco: automotive industry goes from strength to strength

Zakia Subhan, Analyst

02 February 2023

Despite modest sales numbers, Morocco is becoming a real success story as an automotive manufacturing hub. How will the country sustain it?

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