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


Geneva show debuts list - SsangYong & Toyota concepts

20 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The i-TRIL concept, a one-plus-two seats electric city car, will make its world debut at the Geneva motor show, Toyota Motor Europe has announced. SsangYong will also have a concept at the show: a 4.7m long seven-seat SUV.


Toronto motor show - world debuts list

17 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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


ANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 1

16 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.


2017 Chicago motor show - world debuts

10 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.


Multiple Opel-Vauxhall SUVs to follow new Mokka X

8 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.


Jaguar sales surge 76% due to F-PACE and XF

7 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.


ANALYSIS - VW Golf Clubsport & the next GTI

3 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The special edition Clubsport was created to commemorate four decades of the Gran Turismo (Fuel) Injection. With an engine which can produce up to 290PS, this is the most powerful front-wheel drive Golf currently on sale.


What PSA Group must do to turn DS around [updated]

3 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The future model strategy for DS is explored here in this, the first in a series concerning the passenger car brands of PSA Group. The other chapters will be a focus on Citroën, followed by Peugeot.


ANALYSIS - New safety tech for 2017 Volvo S90

31 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The S90 has only been in production for 10 months but already there is an updated version, with additional safety equipment and new powertrains.


ANALYSIS: How global will FCA go with Fiat Tipo?

27 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

One year on from the start of production in Turkey, Fiat’s low-cost replacement for the Bravo is selling well, especially in Italy and even in Mexico where it has Dodge Neon badges. Will this become a global model for China and Brazil too?


Can VW trump Toyota Hilux with new Amarok V6?

25 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Is there a market for a £40,000 pick-up? There is. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ UK outpost is in fact so confident of the revised Amarok’s success that it has dropped the previous four-cylinder variants and installed a 3.0-litre V6 diesel in their place.


Renault future model plans - Part 2 of 2

24 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature and the third was a look at current and future Renault brand models in the A, B, C and D segments. The final instalment below is a focus on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


Renault future model plans - Part 1 of 2

20 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Alpine and Dacia were the first marques for a four-part series concerning Groupe Renault. Future model plans for RSM's Samsung brand made up the second feature, and now Renault's current and next generation passenger vehicles are examined. The number of models means this has been split into two parts. Below are A, B, C and D segment vehicles. The final instalment will be on crossovers/SUVs, monospaces/MPVs, pick-ups and EVs.


2018 Dodge Demon leaked after Vin Diesel Fast 8 event

20 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

FCA US' marketing campaign for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has suddenly become old news after the car was filmed and photographed at an event to promote The Fate of the Furious. While only a new variant of an old car and obviously developed to try to keep the Challenger selling, the Demon is to be even faster than the 707hp Hellcat.


Mini goes after Qashqai with new F60 Countryman

18 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A second Mini model in the C segment goes on sale in Britain and other European nations from February. The new, bigger Countryman leaves the B-C size class, there is no successor for the Paceman and all build this time is by VDL in the Netherlands instead of by Magna Steyr in Austria.



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