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



BEIJING SHOW: First four-cylinder Porsche since 1995 23 Apr 2014

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.


CHINA: Geely future model plans revealed 22 Apr 2014

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.


PRODUCT EYE: Porsche 911 Turbo 22 Apr 2014

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.


2014 BEIJING SHOW: Global debuts list 22 Apr 2014

The media preview day for AutoChina 2014 was Sunday 20 April.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW: every new model 21 Apr 2014

What might well be the most comprehensive guide to AutoChina 2014 has been updated on just-auto.com, so do take a look.


2014 NEW YORK SHOW: World premieres 18 Apr 2014

The media preview days for the 2014 New York International Auto Show were 16 & 17 April.


ANALYSIS: The models likely to be axed by PSA's Tavares 16 Apr 2014

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?


PRODUCT EYE: Audi RS Q3 11 Apr 2014

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.


PRODUCT EYE: Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid 9 Apr 2014

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.


PRODUCT EYE: i10 crucial to Hyundai's EU ambitions 4 Apr 2014

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.


BUSAN DEBUTS: Hyundai (Genesis) AG sedan concept 3 Apr 2014

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.


PRODUCT EYE: Jaguar F-TYPE R Coupé - the tech story 2 Apr 2014

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.


BRAZIL: Marchionne names platform for Goiana plant 1 Apr 2014

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.


INTERVIEW: Yoo Il Lee, SsangYong president & CEO 31 Mar 2014

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.


US: BMW to launch X7 Range Rover rival 28 Mar 2014

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.


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