The automotive landscape has been undergoing a dramatic transformation not witnessed since the introduction of mass production. Trends such as electrification and autonomous driving forge ahead full steam. Automotive suppliers and OEMs are being forced to reckon with a swiftly changing world where sticking to the old ways is liable to lead to redundancy sooner rather than later. In this publication, Akio Ito and Manish Marwaha assess how increasing disruptions, amongst them the Russian-Ukrainian war, are affecting global manufacturing in various industries, especially in Europe.