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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

Global automotive industry: keeping up to speed

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

06 October 2021

LMC's new Global Automotive Navigator offers real-time updates to our Global Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts.

Global Light Vehicle demand hit hard by supply disruptions, delaying recovery by more than a year

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

24 September 2021

The impact of the delta variant, coupled with ongoing chip shortages, is likely to lead to a delay in returning to pre-pandemic conditions

The EU plans to stack chips

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

11 March 2021

Pandemic-related global semiconductor shortages could herald EU investment of €50 billion to support localised production

Are the chips down for Trucks?

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Vehicle Forecasting

04 March 2021

Any hope that the Heavy Vehicle sector might escape unscathed from the cascading global semiconductor shortage has been dashed.

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.

The global auto industry eagerly moves past 2020, but there will be a lasting impact

Jeff Schuster, President, Global Forecasting

07 January 2021

2021 could not have come soon enough as we all looked to move past 2020 and the grip of a global pandemic.

Disruption, recovery, innovation: 2021’s Truck market topics

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Commercial Vehicle Forecasting

22 December 2020

As a year of extraordinary global disruption draws to an end, the global Truck industry stands on the cusp of a wave of innovation.

Darwin Rules: Pandemic accelerates change

Justin Cox, Director, Global Production

04 December 2020

At the start of 2020, the auto industry appeared to have quite enough to deal with but the global pandemic highlighted inefficiencies.

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