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
Unlike the V4 in its new 919 World Endurance Championship racer, the engine in the just-announced Macan is made by the Volkswagen Group, not Porsche.
A document listing details of Geely Auto future models has been published on the firm's website. It also shows an imminent, dramatic cull of existing cars.
The latest 911 Turbo might not look revolutionary but for Porsche it is. Electric power steering, ‘virtual’ gears to smooth out changing for its seven-speed dual clutch manual, an active rear axle and e-diff, liquid cooling for the transfer case…the list of firsts goes on.
The media preview day for AutoChina 2014 was Sunday 20 April.
What might well be the most comprehensive guide to AutoChina 2014 has been updated on just-auto.com, so do take a look.
The media preview days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show were 16 & 17 April.
The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroën says the group's model range will be slashed to just 26 vehicles, across three brands, by 2020. Which vehicles might Carlos Tavares be sharpening his axe for?
It was a record March and first quarter for Audi, globally and in Britain. To stay ahead of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, more crossovers, including high performance RS variants, will be added above and below one that's unique in its segment, the RS Q3.
Mitsubishi Motors UK's MD is making a bold claim for a brand which retailed 2,700 passenger vehicles in Q1: he wants to sell 3,000-10,000 units a year of the new Outlander PHEV.
Six months on from its global debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the Hyundai is making waves in Europe and India’s A segment hatchback markets.
BIMOS, the Busan International Motor Show, will have its press preview day on 29 May. The debuts list will be continuously updated as OEMs announce concepts and production vehicles.
Measuring 33,000Nm/degree, this is the most torsionally rigid car yet from Jaguar, and the 550PS 5.0-litre V8 is unique to the hatchback body style. Glenn Brooks reports on these and other high tech features of the new Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé.
Speaking at the final Fiat S.p.A. shareholders' meeting on 31 March, CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed information about the future models to be made at a new Brazilian production plant.
Yoo Il Lee, a former senior executive with Hyundai Motor, came out of retirement three years ago to run SsangYong Motor, having been appointed by a bankruptcy court. The now profitable firm has ambitious plans, Glenn Brooks hears.
The long-rumoured BMW X7, a full-size SUV, has been announced by BMW. As expected, it will be built in the US at an expanded Spartanburg plant.
- PRODUCT EYE: Porsche 911 Turbo
- ANALYSIS: The models to be axed by PSA's Tavares
- THE WEEK THAT WAS: Carlos sharpens the knife
- Management briefing: UK engine manufacturing (1)
- COMMENT: Beijing wants a greener auto sector
- Golf off Ford CEO Mulally's next-move list
- 2014 BEIJING SHOW: Global debuts list
- Ford Mulally successor announcement expected
- BEIJING: First four-cylinder Porsche since 1995
- GM restructures global engineering