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

NEW YORK DEBUTS LIST: Porsche Boxster Spyder added 1 Apr 2015

Porsche has announced the Boxster Spyder as a world premiere at the 2015 New York auto show.

SHANGHAI DEBUTS LIST: Honda SUV concept added 31 Mar 2015

Manufacturers continue to announce world premieres for Auto Shanghai 2015.

EXCLUSIVE: Renault replacing Laguna & Latitude with one model 26 Mar 2015

A spokesman for Renault has told just-auto that "a D segment sedan and wagon" range will replace the current Laguna and Latitude/Safrane models. There will not be a successor for the Laguna coupe.

UK: FCA takes the axe to Chrysler brand 17 Mar 2015

Due to low sales, and the continued wind-down of the Lancia brand from markets outside Italy, FCA says it will phase out the Chrysler brand in the UK.

US: GM announces debut date for next Chevy Camaro 17 Mar 2015

General Motors will reveal the next Chevrolet Camaro at an event in Detroit on 16 May.

GERMANY: Porsche developing Boxster Spyder & Macan GTS 17 Mar 2015

Porsche has confirmed rumours that a Spyder body style will be added to the Boxster range later this year, and has also announced the impending launch of a Macan GTS.

FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Audi A4 to premiere 16 Mar 2015

Audi is the first vehicle manufacturer to announce a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA, while Borgward will reveal details of its first new model. Media preview days are 15 & 16 September.

SEOUL DEBUTS LIST: Chevrolet Spark added 10 Mar 2015

Seoul, which alternates in odd numbered years with Busan as South Korea's national motor show, takes places in early April. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.

2015 GENEVA SHOW: World premieres 6 Mar 2015

Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 Geneva motor show and we continued to update just-auto's global debuts list. Media preview days were 2 & 3 March.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid 2 Mar 2015

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide in and out of your garage in silence but 700Nm of torque can be summoned in an instant - the Hybrid is a Range Rover like none other.

GENEVA DEBUTS: 280 mile range for electric Audi R8 e-tron 26 Feb 2015

Audi says its R8 e-tron 2.0, a pure electric supercar, will have a range of up to 450km (280 miles). The car is making its world premiere at the Geneva motor show as a prototype, alongside the second generation R8 V10.

US: Cadillac CEO De Nysschen leaks future engine plans 25 Feb 2015

Cadillac CEO Johan De Nysschen has revealed some secrets of the brand's future engines. The two main revelations are a biturbo V8 for the CT6 and that new diesels are delayed until 2019.

GENEVA DEBUTS: Audi Q7 e-tron to be a diesel PHEV 25 Feb 2015

Audi has revealed the first details of the diesel-electric plug-in powertrain that will be used in the Q7 e-tron.

INDIA: Hyundai set to reveal i20-based crossover 25 Feb 2015

HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Limited) says it will soon reveal a crossover based on the Elite i20. This would mean a third bodystyle for Hyundai's increasingly globally important B segment model.

UK: Aston Martin to reveal future models strategy 25 Feb 2015

As well as officially launching the Vulcan, a mid-engined track-only supercar, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer will lay out the firm's future strategy at next week's Geneva motor show.

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