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 has put out a short video of the still-secret Corsa OPC being driven in turn by Joachim Winkelhock and CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAIC and BYD are the first manufacturers to have announces world premieres for Auto Shanghai 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.
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?
It might not be taking place until April, but another global debut for the next NYIAS has been announced.
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.
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.
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.
The 'European Motor Show - Brussels' saw various vehicle world premieres, as listed below. The media preview day was 15 January.
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.
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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