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

COMMENT: Why the VW Touareg Hybrid had to die 26 May 2015

The Volkswagen Group is killing off two engines in the Touareg due to the anti-pollution requirements of Euro 6 emissions regulations in EU countries.

FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Škoda Superb estate added 26 May 2015

Skoda is the latest vehicle manufacturer to announce a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA.

2015 VILLA d’ESTE CONCORSO: Debuts list 26 May 2015

The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015 took place from 22-25 May. BMW and Zagato had vehicle world premieres at the event.

2015 ISTANBUL SHOW: World premieres 21 May 2015

FCA and its local partner Tofas revealed a prototype of the Linea replacement at the press preview day of the Istanbul motor show, while Opel and VW also had world premieres.

THAILAND/AUSTRALIA: Details of next Toyota Hilux/HiLux 21 May 2015

The eighth generation Hilux has been revealed to the media by TMT (Toyota Motor Thailand) and Toyota Australia.

INDIA: Renault reveals US$5,000 Kwid global small car 20 May 2015

The first production model for the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-A platform has been revealed. The Kwid, which was formerly known mainly by its XBA project code, will initially be built and sold in India.

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio the first of multiple future Suzukis 19 May 2015

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a body-on-frame SUV specialist are over, and multiple additional cars and crossovers are in the product pipeline.

Chevrolet asks journalist to leave Camaro launch. Guess why? 19 May 2015

A writer from Jalopnik had an early exit from last weekend's Chevrolet Camaro media driving event after he crashed a prototype.

INDIA: Tata learns from mistakes with new GenX Nano 19 May 2015

Tata Motors is having another attempt at reviving its Nano small car, by giving it a new name, a facelift, the option of an automatic gearbox and a hatchback boot.

COMMENT: GM's new Chevy Camaro to join a surging segment 18 May 2015

The new 2016 Camaro looks good, has a far better interior than the old shape model and promises better economy. But will it be good enough to match the Ford Mustang?

US: New Chevrolet Camaro has four-cylinder engine 18 May 2015

General Motors has included the first turbocharged engine in the history of the Chevrolet Camaro as part of the new, 2016 model year coupe range.

RUSSIA: Lada loses No.1 slot to Hyundai-Kia 13 May 2015

AvtoVAZ is no longer the Russian market's number one, the combined sales of Hyundai and Kia having exceeded those of Lada for the first time.

ANALYSIS: Volvo future models - what's coming when? 12 May 2015

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s manufacturing capability will have more than doubled, thanks to new facilities in China, the US, and likely India. What will be built in all these factories?

TURKEY: Toyota Europe to launch Lexus in Q4 12 May 2015

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will use this month's Istanbul motor show to launch the Lexus brand in Turkey ahead of the start of sales in the fourth quarter.

THAILAND: Toyota Hilux world premiere on 21 May 11 May 2015

TMT (Toyota Motor Thailand) has placed a preview clip of the next generation Hilux on YouTube ahead of the new truck's global debut on 21 May.

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