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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 day is 7 MarchGeneva show debuts list - BMW, Jaguar & Opel premieres

17 January 2017

Facelifts for the BMW 4 Series range as well as the new Jaguar XF estate and the Opel Crossland X will have their public debuts at the Geneva motor show.


718 Cayman (300hp 2.0-litre turbo H4) costs from £39,878, while prices for the 718 Cayman S (350hp 2.5-litre H4) start at £48,834ANALYSIS - The four-cylinder Porsche Cayman S

13 January 2017

Emissions. Reading that word surely makes executives at Volkswagen Group divisions shudder. But sometimes its use is benign: the new 2.5-litre flat-four turbo in the Porsche 718 Cayman S is low on CO2, returns more than 35mpg in the real world and sounds like no other previous Porsche engine.


Stonic will be about the same size as China's 4,260mm long Dongfeng Yueda Kia KX3EXCLUSIVE - Kia B-SUV to be called Stonic

13 January 2017

According to a trademark filing, 'Stonic' will be the name of a new Kia model. It is believed that this will be applied to the YB-SUV due out later in 2017.


There are now up to 28 F-TYPE variantsBrussels motor show - Jaguar F-TYPE & Skoda Octavia debuts

13 January 2017

The 2017 Brussels motor show has taken place, with the facelifted Jaguar F-TYPE the main debutante.


Press preview days are 19 & 20 AprilShanghai motor show world premieres list - Wey SUV

13 January 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been announced, this time from Great Wall Motor.


Press preview days are 12 & 13 AprilFCA to reveal 700hp+ Dodge Demon at New York show

12 January 2017

The first vehicle debut to be announced for April's New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is FCA US' 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While only a new variant of an old car and obviously developed to try to keep the Challenger selling, the Demon is to be even faster than the 707hp Hellcat.


Vision concept a preview of future Alpine A120ANALYSIS - Alpine & Dacia future models [new information added]

11 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia are the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand will make up the second feature, with a third concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles also to follow later in January.


The Renault Clio will become a Samsung tooWhy RSM Samsung matters to Groupe Renault globally

11 January 2017

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a new series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand make up this, the second feature, while a third concentrating on Renault passenger vehicles will follow later in January.


Media preview days were 9 & 10 January2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


Pricing for the Fiat 124 Spider starts at £20,995Could FCA revive the afforable roadster market?

9 January 2017

Styling wise, the Mazda-based 124 Spider could be a mini-Maserati, and the interior is better than that of the three-times as pricey Alfa 4C. This little roadster has much to offer for anyone wanting an alternative to the plethora of B-SUVs bombarding the European and North American markets.




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