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

Citroen CX & C6 become flying cars 22 Apr 2015

An artist has created a series of photographs depicting hovering vehicles, each based on a former production model.

SHANGHAI DEBUTS LIST: BAW, Geely, Haval, JAC, Qoros & Venucia models added 21 Apr 2015

Manufacturers continue to announce world premieres at Auto Shanghai 2015.

2015 AMSTERDAM SHOW: World premiere list 20 Apr 2015

Opel was the only manufacturer to announce a world premiere at AutoRAI 2015.

ANALYSIS: Can the Evoque remain JLR’s golden goose? 17 Apr 2015

It's the car that created what must surely be the most profitable vehicle segment since the original Range Rover. Now, as the Evoque reaches mid-cycle, how can Land Rover make sure it continues to be JLR's profits powerhouse?

Brabus' STARTECH creates the Range Rover pick-up 16 Apr 2015

Somewhere out there are people who think what would really improve their Range Rover would be chopping the back out of it and inserting a pick-up load tray.

GERMANY: Surging Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes 16 Apr 2015

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.

US: GM slashes Cadillac ELR price and increases EV range 15 Apr 2015

General Motors has announced a revised Cadillac ELR. The 2016 model year edition of this slow-selling plug-in series hybrid is now US$9,000 cheaper than it was at launch.

SPAIN: GM & PSA confirm future B-LCVs for Vigo plant 15 Apr 2015

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën have revealed plans to build what they term "next generation small light commercial vehicles (B-LCV)" at the French firm's Vigo plant in Spain.

FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé added 10 Apr 2015

Daimler is the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA. Media preview days are 15 & 16 September.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Land Rover Defender 7 Apr 2015

It's like driving an old-shape Transit and some of the final versions will cost in excess of GBP60,000, but the Defender will be much missed once production ends later this year.

2015 NEW YORK SHOW: World premieres 7 Apr 2015

Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.

2015 SEOUL SHOW: World premieres 7 Apr 2015

Seoul alternates in odd numbered years with Busan as South Korea's national motor show. Here follows a list of vehicle and concept world premieres from the 2015 event.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Boxster GTS 2 Apr 2015

Porsche's Europe-wide sales are by 43% so far this year. The addition of the Macan is obviously a big factor but so too is the firm's policy of adding derivatives throughout each model's lifecycle. The latest Boxster GTS is a case in point.

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.

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