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


Audi finds another niche with RS Q3 performance

6 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The 367PS RS Q3 performance might seem like a model which no-one asked for. Small sales numbers but big margins from high-priced niche vehicles such as this one are, however, what have helped to keep Audi ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.


CES 2017 - Honda concept senses human emotions

6 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will host multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Faraday Future was the first company to announce a debut for the event and now Honda is the second one.


Driving Renault's new 48 volt compatible Scénic

5 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Designed with the capability to have 48V electrics for next year's Hybrid Assist variants, the new Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic also have the ingenious one-touch folding seats which Faurecia invented for the Espace.


Detroit show world premieres list - Toyota Camry

1 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Toyota Motor Sales USA has confirmed that the next generation Camry will have its world premiere at the NAIAS.


Maserati future models - a global analysis

1 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The third instalment in just-auto's analysis of FCA's passenger car brands' model lines is a focus on Maserati. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published, followed by an examination of Ferrari's plans. Features on Fiat, Abarth & Lancia; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep will be published soon.


Ferrari future models - a global analysis

30 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The second part of just-auto's series concerning FCA's passenger vehicle brands centres on Ferrari. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published, with features on Maserati; Fiat, Abarth & Lancia; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep to follow.


New Ford Fiesta delayed until July 2017

30 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Ford has revealed the eighth generation Fiesta to 2,500 onlookers at a special event inside its Niehl plant. The Cologne factory will be the lead global manufacturing location but the company has admitted to just-auto that production will not commence until July.


ANALYSIS - Can the new Ateca SUV make SEAT self-funding?

29 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Profitable at last, could SEAT one day become self-funding? That’s what it has to do but to get there, higher-margin models are needed. The new Ateca is the first of these.


Geneva show debuts list - Volkswagen Arteon

28 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

A third vehicle world premiere for the 2017 Geneva motor show has been added to just-auto.com's debuts list.


Alfa Romeo future models - a global analysis

28 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

FCA is the latest OEM to have its current and future models put under the microscope for examination. The first brand in this series is Alfa Romeo. Features on Fiat, Abarth & Lancia; Ferrari & Maserati; Chrysler, Dodge & RAM; and Jeep, will follow over the coming weeks.


ANALYSIS - Porsche Macan GTS

25 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The F-PACE is now Jaguar’s best seller, a new Audi Q5 will soon be in showrooms and Alfa Romeo has just revealed the Stelvio with claims that it has better handling than Porsche’s smallest SUV. Can the Macan maintain its segment leadership?


ANALYSIS - Maserati Levante biturbo diesel

23 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

It's been a long time coming but Maserati's first SUV is now being rolled out across global markets. Right-hand drive production started recently with vehicles for the UK headed to showrooms in the coming days. Here, with 96% of the car's segment being diesel, there will be only one engine, a VM Motori 3.0-litre V6.


Porsche future models - a global analysis

23 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Rounding out the series on the current and future vehicles of the Volkswagen Group’s passenger car brands, this analysis looks at Porsche’s sports cars and SUVs.


2016 Guangzhou motor show - world premieres list

21 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The following cars, crossovers, MPVs, SUVs and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 AutoGuangzhou motor show.


Bentley, Lamborghini & Bugatti future models

21 Nov 2016 | Glenn Brooks

Following the reviews of Volkswagen, Audi, Škoda and SEAT, the fifth of a six-part series concerning the Volkswagen Group's brands examines Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti. Porsche will be the final chapter.



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