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