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

2016 Geneva show - world premieres list 2 Mar 2016

The Audi Q2, Toyota C-HR, Hyundai Ioniq, Maserati Levante, Renault Scenic, SEAT Ateca and Volvo V90 were arguably the most important cars to have had their world premieres at this year's Geneva motor show.

2016 Detroit show - world premieres list 13 Jan 2016

There were multiple highlights at the 2016 North American International Auto Show: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Chrysler Pacifica, Lexus LC 500, Volvo S90, Lincoln Continental and the first appearance of GM's C1xx platform as the basis for the smaller and much lighter GMC Acadia.

World premieres at 2015 Guangzhou motor show 27 Nov 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Guangzhou motor show appears below.

World premieres at 2015 Los Angeles auto show 19 Nov 2015

The following vehicles were world premieres at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

World premieres at 2015 Dubai motor show 10 Nov 2015

The world premieres of several vehicles from FCA and GM took place at the 2015 Dubai International Motor show.

2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres 29 Oct 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.

ANALYSIS: Forget Volkswagen, Mazda is the big news in Germany 9 Oct 2015

It has no rich parent; no manufacturing plant in Europe; sells no hybrids, EVs or PHEVs. Plus, a new roadster has just been added to the model range of this non-premium brand. A recipe for disaster, then. Not at all: Mazda is outselling Toyota, Peugeot and Fiat in Germany. And, it's closing on Nissan.

EXCLUSIVE: UK: Fiat will return to C segment in 2016 6 Oct 2015

'Egea' has been revealed as the model name for the sedan variant of TOFAS and FCA's Aegea Project cars. A Fiat five-door hatchback and an estate will follow, with the UK importer telling just-auto the latter two cars will be sold here in 2016. Both models will be imports from TOFAS-FCA's Bursa plant in Turkey.

US: Ford builds 96,000 F-Series pick-ups in September 2 Oct 2015

After building a combined 94,401 units of its F-150 and F-Series Super Duty pick-ups in August, Ford has ramped up production further, with 96,504 made in September.

COMMENT: What Tesla ISN'T telling us about the Model X 30 Sep 2015

This presentation by Elon Musk is half an hour long but well worth watching. It demonstrates yet again that Tesla Motors doesn't do many things in the same way as other car companies.

September 2015 management briefing: Frankfurt IAA overview 23 Sep 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Tivoli and future SsangYong SUVs 18 Sep 2015

Impressed by Jaguar's 203% year on year sales rise in August? That's of course down to the addition of the XE, but the leaping cat brand wasn't the British market's fastest riser last month: that award goes to SsangYong, its registrations rocketing by 262%. The new Tivoli has clearly hit the market at exactly the right time.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Euro 6 Cherokee diesel & future Jeeps 17 Sep 2015

Is there a better example of the integration of FCA's R&D and manufacturing operations than the Jeep Cherokee? A front- and all-wheel drive Fiat CUSW platform, production in the US but soon to be expanded to China, and plans to develop additional models based on shared platforms - Jeep might have an all-American image but this is now a global brand.

2015 FRANKFURT IAA MOTOR SHOW: World debuts 17 Sep 2015

Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 IAA Cars in Frankfurt am Main and we continued to update just-auto's global debuts list. Media preview days were 15 & 16 September.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: VW Passat 2.0 TDI Euro 6 11 Sep 2015

It might only be the third best seller in its UK market class, but the Passat is climbing quietly up the sales charts. Last month, it even outsold one of the big success stories of 2015, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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