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

GENEVA DEBUTS LIST: Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine added 2 Mar 2015

The media preview days of the 2015 Geneva motor show are Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Range Rover Hybrid 2 Mar 2015

It’s 120kg heavier than its equivalent SDV6 variants, yet averages 30+mpg in the real world with 26% fewer emissions of CO2. It will glide in and out of your garage in silence but 700Nm of torque can be summoned in an instant - the Hybrid is a Range Rover like none other.

GENEVA DEBUTS: 280 mile range for electric Audi R8 e-tron 26 Feb 2015

Audi says its R8 e-tron 2.0, a pure electric supercar, will have a range of up to 450km (280 miles). The car is making its world premiere at the Geneva motor show as a prototype, alongside the second generation R8 V10.

US: Cadillac CEO De Nysschen leaks future engine plans 25 Feb 2015

Cadillac CEO Johan De Nysschen has revealed some secrets of the brand's future engines. The two main revelations are a biturbo V8 for the CT6 and that new diesels are delayed until 2019.

GENEVA DEBUTS: Audi Q7 e-tron to be a diesel PHEV 25 Feb 2015

Audi has revealed the first details of the diesel-electric plug-in powertrain that will be used in the Q7 e-tron.

INDIA: Hyundai set to reveal i20-based crossover 25 Feb 2015

HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Limited) says it will soon reveal a crossover based on the Elite i20. This would mean a third bodystyle for Hyundai's increasingly globally important B segment model.

UK: Aston Martin to reveal future models strategy 25 Feb 2015

As well as officially launching the Vulcan, a mid-engined track-only supercar, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer will lay out the firm's future strategy at next week's Geneva motor show.

NEW YORK DEBUTS LIST: Volkswagen Passat facelift added 25 Feb 2015

Another global debut for the next NYIAS has been announced, this time from Volkswagen of America.

SEOUL DEBUTS: Kia K5 added 24 Feb 2015

Seoul, which alternates in odd numbered years with Busan as South Korea's national motor show, takes places in early April. Here follows the latest list of vehicle and concept world premieres.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: SEAT León Cupra 23 Feb 2015

Once the Volkswagen Group’s biggest underachiever, SEAT is succeeding at last. The evidence? In Germany it’s now a top-ten brand, and in the UK, it was just 47 cars behind Fiat in January.

ANALYSIS: How soon until Nissan Europe outsells Toyota? 17 Feb 2015

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2015 Volvo S80 D4 13 Feb 2015

This month marks nine years since the second generation S80 entered production, and by February 2016, its S90 successor will likely have appeared. Nonetheless, Volvo continues to tweak its largest sedan, with the Model Year 2015 S80 now on sale.

CHICAGO SHOW DEBUTS LIST: Final version 13 Feb 2015

Various world premieres were announced at the 2015 Chicago auto show.

ANALYSIS: Key new vehicles coming up 13 Feb 2015

The Chicago auto show is now underway to be followed by Geneva in a few weeks' time, with New York and then Shanghai in April. Which are the key vehicles to note at these shows? just-auto's new and future products editor, Glenn Brooks, provides a need-to-know summary.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Audi A6 3.0 TDI quattro 12 Feb 2015

The facelifted A6 range is now on sale in Britain. As well as the styling changes, emissions are claimed to be up to 22% lower, Matrix headlights are a new option, the CVT is replaced by a dual-clutch S tronic gearbox and EU6-compliant engines feature.

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