Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Brooks On OEM Product Trends

By: Glenn Brooks

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



Opel CEO K-T Neumann teases us with Corsa OPC 29 Jan 2015

Opel has put out a short video of the still-secret Corsa OPC being driven in turn by Joachim Winkelhock and CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.


EXCLUSIVE: Geneva debut for Infiniti QX30 concept 29 Jan 2015

Some of Infiniti's future model plans have been revealed to just-auto.com. This includes the world premiere of a QX30 concept at the Geneva motor show in March.


GENEVA DEBUTS: Opel Corsa OPC & VW Golf GTD Variant 29 Jan 2015

The media preview days of the 2015 Geneva motor show are Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 28 Jan 2015

At 2,350kg, it's easily the weightiest variant of the newly facelifted range. Somehow, though, the PHEV Cayenne is Porsche's most officially fuel efficient SUV yet.


CHICAGO DEBUTS: Kia concept 28 Jan 2015

American Honda and MMNA are the first OEMs to have announced world premieres for the 2015 Chicago auto show. Concepts and models will continue to be added to this list.


SHANGHAI DEBUTS: BYD S3 22 Jan 2015

SAIC and BYD are the first manufacturers to have announces world premieres for Auto Shanghai 2015.


VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Fabia 19 Jan 2015

The new Fabia five-door hatchback, on sale this month in Britain, is shorter but roomier and weighs an average 65kg less, boasts the largest boot in its segment and is competitively priced (from GBP10,600). But gone, sadly, is the vRS.


ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015 19 Jan 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively contracting. How will they fare in 2015?


NEW YORK DEBUTS: Jaguar XF sedan 16 Jan 2015

It might not be taking place until April, but another global debut for the next NYIAS has been announced.


CZECH REPUBLIC: Unique MQB platform for Škoda Fabia 16 Jan 2015

The new generation Fabia hatchback and Combi are based upon a bespoke version of the Volkswagen Group's MQB architecture, according to Škoda. This was announced on the recent UK media preview of the car.


EXCLUSIVE: Porsche V8 diesel facing axe over emissions 16 Jan 2015

The Volkswagen Group's 4,134cc diesel V8, as featured in the Porsche Cayenne, is not being modified for Euro 6 emissions norms, just-auto.com has learned. Despite this, it is still part of the newly-updated SUV's model range.


EXCLUSIVE: Maserati to end GranTurismo build in 2016 16 Jan 2015

A Maserati spokeswoman has told just-auto.com that GranTurismo and GranCabrio production "will continue through to 2016". Until now, it had been believed that production of the cars might cease prior to this.


2015 BRUSSELS SHOW: World premieres 16 Jan 2015

The 'European Motor Show - Brussels' saw various vehicle world premieres, as listed below. The media preview day was 15 January.


2015 DETROIT SHOW: World premieres 14 Jan 2015

Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and we continued to update just-auto's global debuts list. Media preview days were 12 & 13 January.


DETROIT SHOW: Jaguar F-PACE crossover announced 12 Jan 2015

Jaguar says its first crossover will be called 'F-PACE'. The new vehicle is due to enter production in late 2015 and has been previewed by multiple concepts, each named C-X17.


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