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Glenn Brooks


Glenn BrooksBiography

Former money market trader and life-long car enthusiast Glenn Brooks shifted careers and continents in the early 1990s, moving to London from his native Australia. After quickly learning that in Europe, Golf-sized cars with diesel engines are not small curiosities but hugely successful family cars, a spell as a vehicle reviewer for regional consumer automotive press followed. Further road-test writing followed but this time for a US audience, with a year-long move to California. Thence came a return to the UK and editorship of a Formula 1 magazine plus editorial work which took him deep inside several Europe-based OEMs.

After going freelance and soon after creating just-auto.com's PLDB future vehicle database, Glenn left the world of motorsport and consumer press behind, preferring to write for an industry-facing audience. Now based in the west of England, he contributes to various industry media. Specialities include global future vehicle programmes for cars and LCVs, manufacturing-related features, powertrain technology including EVs, PHEVs and fuel cells, and aspects of the Chinese automotive industry.

Columns by Glenn Brooks


Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Analyst Glenn Brooks looks at OEM new product developments in the context of company strategies and market trends

Articles by Glenn Brooks


X-Class is due for release later in 2017ANALYSIS - future Mercedes-Benz SUVs and pick-ups

22 May 2017

This is the fifth of six features examining the current and future models of Daimler brands. Its focus is on Mercedes-Benz crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. The final feature will be on electric vehicles.


Media preview days are 12 & 13 SeptemberFrankfurt IAA world debuts list - Renault Mégane R.S.

22 May 2017

Yet another car has been added to just-auto's Frankfurt motor show world premieres list: the Renault Mégane R.S.


Concept A from Auto Shanghai 2017 heralds a future A-Class sedanANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-Benz cars

18 May 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars remains locked in battle with BMW and Audi for the title of the world's number one premium passenger vehicle brand. The Daimler division has launched multiple additional vehicles in recent times and more are planned. Existing plants are being expanded and new ones are on the way in Mexico and Russia.


GT Concept at Geneva 2017 was a preview of a future AMG fastbackANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-AMG models

17 May 2017

Daimler sold 98,235 AMG-badged vehicles in 2016 and it will easily pass the hundred thousand mark this year. This report gives an overview of the current Mercedes-AMG global model range, while also looking ahead to what's due for release well into the 2020s.


'Coupe Franche' paintwork is an extra £1,300ANALYSIS - How EMP2 is key to Peugeot 3008 SUV

15 May 2017

Production of vehicles which share Groupe PSA's EMP2 architecture is on the rise, with one of the more successful being the Peugeot 3008. Even if its sales can't match those of the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan in Europe, this C segment SUV is greatly aiding Peugeot's mission to lift both image and margins.


BMW will at last take on the Evoque with the X2, seen here in concept formFuture model blitz from BMW for Frankfurt IAA

12 May 2017

A BMW insider has confirmed to just-auto that the company will use the showcase of the Frankfurt IAA in September to commence its fightback against Mercedes-Benz and Audi. There will be "multiple" world premieres and that will include the M5 and X2 as well as a concept version of the X7.


I.D. conceptVolkswagen names German plant that will build EVs

9 May 2017

Zwickau-Mosel has been named by Volkswagen as the production location for not only its I.D. electric car but three other EVs. All will use the MEB architecture.


fortwo electric will be the only smart model in the US and Canada for the 2018 model yearANALYSIS - current and future smart vehicles

8 May 2017

Following on from the exploration of Mercedes-Maybach's current and future models line-up, the second feature in just-auto's focus on the brands of Daimler AG is smart.


Pricing starts at £17,455 for the five-door hatchback, £18,450 for the ST estate and £19,340 for the SC three-doorANALYSIS - updated Leon and future SEAT models

8 May 2017

April was a great month for SEAT, with double digit percentage rises in the brand's top three markets of Spain, Germany and Britain. The Ibiza and Ateca were part of the reason for a surge to 41,400 SEAT registrations. So too was an updated Leon, deliveries of which are now gathering pace in all European countries.


Vision 6 a showcase for how a new generation of Mercedes-Maybach models may lookANALYSIS - current and future Mercedes-Maybach models

4 May 2017

Daimler is the latest manufacturer to be featured in just-auto's ongoing series of product strategy summaries. In this first part, the current and future models of Mercedes-Maybach are examined.




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