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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

Press preview days are 19 & 20 AprilShanghai show debuts list - Aston Martin DB11 V8

27 March 2017

Another two world premieres for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 have been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: a V8-engined Aston Martin DB11 and a new Zotye SUV.

R-Design trim includes 20-inch wheels, silver door mirror casings and a gloss-black grilleANALYSIS - Volvo XC90 D5 PowerPulse

24 March 2017

Volvo continues to tweak and expand the XC90 model line-up. The Drive-E diesel can now be upgraded with a PowerPulse package that boosts power to 235hp and raises torque to 480Nm.

go-CROSS concept from 2015 Tokyo motor show is due to become a production modelANALYSIS - current and future Datsun vehicles

23 March 2017

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's ongoing series. Datsun comes first, to be followed by Infiniti, and then a look at Nissan.

Media preview day is Thursday 30 MarchSeoul motor show - SsangYong & Hyundai world debuts

23 March 2017

Hyundai Motor Company and SsangYong Motor will each have at least one production vehicle world premiere apiece at the Seoul motor show.

Levorg gains EyeSight driver assistance systemANALYSIS - 2017 Levorg and future Subarus

22 March 2017

Subaru's UK importer believes there is a niche for the brand as "the affordable Land Rover", pricing its models between GBP18,000 and 32,000. A facelift for the Levorg crossover-estate is the latest news but the brand itself has quite a few more developments in the pipeline.

Press preview days are 12 & 13 AprilNew York show - yet another Toyota to have an extended lifecycle

22 March 2017

As expected, Toyota Motor Sales US, will give the facelifted Yaris its North American debut at the New York auto show. In a surprise development though, the Sienna is also facelifted for the 2018 model year. The big minivan, in production since January 2010, had been expected to instead be replaced.

40.1 concept points the way to XC40ANALYSIS - future Volvo cars and SUVs

21 March 2017

Following on from two recent features concerning future models for the Lynk & Co, Geely and Geely Emgrand brands, now comes the final part in a series: current and future Volvo vehicles.

Media preview days are 12 & 13 SeptemberFrankfurt motor show world debuts list - Audi A8

20 March 2017

The show itself might be almost six months away but a second Volkswagen Group division has announced a model debut for the IAA.

Roof can be ordered in red, white or blackANALYSIS - New C3 leads Citroën sales fightback

17 March 2017

Groupe PSA's sales fightback continues, with Citroën starting to gain the new vehicles it has needed for some time to arrest falling sales across Europe. A new C3 is the latest fresh model to join the brand's line-up, with the first of several SUVs to come later in 2017.

X1 will soon be added to Geely Emgrand rangeANALYSIS - Why Geely should sell 1m+ cars in 2017

15 March 2017

The first of three features looking at the future models of Zhejiang Geely/Geely Auto was published recently. Now comes an examination of what's ahead for Geely Emgrand, one of the fastest expanding car brands in China right now. The final feature will concentrate on Volvo Car Corporation.

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