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

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Citroën DS4 29 Aug 2014

Five years ago, the idea of Citroën selling more than a few thousand high priced cars each year would have been rightly ridiculed. How things have changed. And will keep changing, due to the many more DS models now under development.

CHENGDU DEBUTS: MG 6, Changan Yuexiang V7 & VW Lamando 29 Aug 2014

The media preview of CDMS 2014, the 17th Chengdu motor show, took place on 29 August. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

SOUTH KOREA: Kia Sorento goes large for third generation 29 Aug 2014

The third generation Sorento, revealed earlier today (29 August) to the media in South Korea, is longer, lower and wider. The Hyundai Motor group brand wants to sell 270,000 units of this new SUV in 2015.

MOSCOW SHOW: World premieres - final list 28 Aug 2014

The media preview days for the 2014 Moscow motor show were 27 & 28 August.

CHINA: Dongfeng Peugeot 408 enters production 28 Aug 2014

Responding to a question from, a spokesman for Peugeot has named Wuhan 2 as the location for build of the new 408, a sedan version of the 308.

PARIS DEBUTS: Suzuki Vitara 28 Aug 2014

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

PARIS DEBUTS: Vitara name revived for new Suzuki SUV 28 Aug 2014

After two concepts, Suzuki is now about to give the production version of a new B segment SUV its global debut at October's Mondial de l'Automobile.

SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Aslan to claw Audi & BMW 27 Aug 2014

The front-wheel drive AG luxury sedan revealed in prototype form at the Busan motor show in May is to be named 'Aslan' in production form, Hyundai has announced.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche 911 Targa 4 26 Aug 2014

Porsche continues to expand the 911 range, with the Targa body style having just gone on sale in Britain. Could this be the best looking variant yet?

CHENGDU PREVIEW: Nissan Juke becomes Infiniti ESQ 26 Aug 2014

Infiniti will reveal the long-rumoured ESQ at the Chengdu motor show later this week.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Škoda Octavia estate 4x4 22 Aug 2014

It's well known that the British love estates, one of the reasons why the UK is such an important market for Škoda. Multiple derivatives continue to be added to the Octavia estate range, including several with 4x4 drive.

ANALYSIS: GM gets serious about Cadillac 21 Aug 2014

Despite Cadillac being a serial underachiever outside North America, GM is investing heavily in its one would-be global luxury vehicle division.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: SEAT Alhambra 2.0 TDI 19 Aug 2014

Alhambra sales were up 19% worldwide in the first half of 2014, making it SEAT’s second most improved model after the León. This has also given the Palmela plant which builds it some overdue good news.

PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS: World premieres 18 Aug 2014

The 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took place on the lawns of the famous Californian golf club between 15 and 17 August, 2014. The following vehicles and concepts were world premieres.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo XC70 14 Aug 2014

Volvo’s year on year sales for July were up by 37% in the UK. Much of the reason is an ongoing freshening of its cars. The updates continue, with a model year 2015 XC70 now on sale.

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