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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

Is the chip shortage a perfect opportunity for BEV growth in the US?

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Powertrain Forecasting

13 July 2021

A new wave of BEVs is capturing the US market as stocks of ICE vehicles run low. Can electric vehicles overtake the competition?

US sales boom, defying the odds

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

02 July 2021

Despite the automotive industry facing a number of challenges, US vehicle sales continue to surpass expectations.

Chips: Who is cashing in?

Bill Rinna, Director Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas

30 June 2021

The semiconductor shortages affecting the automotive sector have hit some OEMs harder than others. So how have the various companies fared?

How far will your dollar go in today’s US Battery Electric Vehicle market?

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst, Powertrain Forecasts, The Americas

11 June 2021

How do today’s BEVs stack up, in terms of range and price point, a decade after the US launch of the Nissan LEAF?

A tale of two markets

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

08 June 2021

The light vehicle markets in Canada and the US were hit hard by Covid-19 but due to a variety of factors the US has clearly come out on top.

Will Mexico be left behind by SUV trends?

David Oakley, Analyst, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

17 May 2021

While SUV sales in North America are powering ahead, in Mexico the Car is still king.

Commercial Van electrification in North America: ready, set, go!

Katelyn Drake, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting Analyst

10 May 2021

Automakers have set lofty electrification goals for the coming years, with all-electric Vans a major focus.

US inventory: how low can it go?

Jeff Schuster, President, Global Forecasting

19 April 2021

At the end of March, US Light Vehicle inventory was at the lowest level in more than 10 years.

High-horsepower Truck wars are heating up in the US market

Matt Lucki, Senior Analyst

29 March 2021

In an ever-tightening world of CO₂ emission restrictions we are seeing addition of electrification trending across the Truck industry.

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