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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


2014 Exalt concept: a preview of next 508?ANALYSIS - Peugeot future models part 1

23 February 2017

This is the fourth feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS and then Citroën, Peugeot is the subject of the final two chapters. This feature looks at the A-D segments as well as a future pick-up. The last instalment will focus on the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.


Press preview day is 7 MarchGeneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.


C-Aircross concept will be at Geneva show and is a cipher for how Citroën intends to replace the C3 PicassoANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 2

21 February 2017

This is the third of five features in a series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, and then at the A-to-E segment sedans, hatchbacks and estates of the Citroën brand; the division's next electric models, SUVs and monospaces are explored below. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow in the coming days.


Zafira TourerDoes Grandland X mean the end for Vauxhall Zafira?

20 February 2017

General Motors Europe will be having a busy 2017, rolling out not only the new Insignia in no less than four body styles, but two new SUVs, the Crossland X and larger Grandland X. So does the latter take over from the similarly sized Zafira Tourer? Not at all, insist both Opel and Vauxhall.


Press preview day was Thursday 16 FebruaryToronto motor show - world debuts list

17 February 2017

There were just two world premieres at the 2017 Canadian International Auto show.


Press preview days are 19 & 20 AprilYet another facelift for nine-year old Citroën C5

17 February 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list. Astonishingly, the poor selling Citroën C5 is to be given yet another facelift.


Citroën CXperience conceptANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 1

16 February 2017

This is the second feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for PSA Group's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, the focus now turns to Citroën. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow a second Citroën feature which looks at the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.


Press preview day was Thursday 9 February2017 Chicago motor show - world debuts

10 February 2017

FCA US, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Nissan North America and Subaru of America all had vehicle world premieres at the 2017 Chicago auto show.


Facelift extends to a new bonnet pressing as well as fresh lights and front end moduleMultiple Opel-Vauxhall SUVs to follow new Mokka X

8 February 2017

Volkswagen and General Motors Europe took different paths to the same place. Opel and Vauxhall were in the B-SUV segment years before almost all others with the Mokka. Meanwhile, VW still has no small SUV but dominates several larger classes in EU markets. Soon, GM Europe will begin adding three more SUVs in an attempt to take on Europe's number one brand.


XF helped Jaguar sales to rise by 20% in JanuaryJaguar sales surge 76% due to F-PACE and XF

7 February 2017

January was yet another excellent month in the UK for Jaguar, its sales rise of 20 per cent outpacing the market's 11 per per cent gain. Much of the additional volume is coming from the F-PACE, yet the brand's two youngest saloons are also doing well. The larger of those, the XF, has had some updates for model year 2017 and an estate will be added for MY2018.




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