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Glenn Brooks

Glenn BrooksBiography

Former money market trader and life-long car enthusiast Glenn Brooks shifted careers and continents in the early 1990s, moving to London from his native Australia. After quickly learning that in Europe, Golf-sized cars with diesel engines are not small curiosities but hugely successful family cars, a spell as a vehicle reviewer for regional consumer automotive press followed. Further road-test writing followed but this time for a US audience, with a year-long move to California. Thence came a return to the UK and editorship of a Formula 1 magazine plus editorial work which took him deep inside several Europe-based OEMs.

After going freelance and soon after creating just-auto.com's PLDB future vehicle database, Glenn left the world of motorsport and consumer press behind, preferring to write for an industry-facing audience. Now based in the west of England, he contributes to various industry media. Specialities include global future vehicle programmes for cars and LCVs, manufacturing-related features, powertrain technology including EVs, PHEVs and fuel cells, and aspects of the Chinese automotive industry.

Columns by Glenn Brooks

Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Analyst Glenn Brooks looks at OEM new product developments in the context of company strategies and market trends

Articles by Glenn Brooks

Ampera-e is now the only Opel model not also sold as a VauxhallGroupe PSA future models analysis - Opel-Vauxhall

21 June 2018

A series which has looked at the existing and future models of Groupe PSA - first Peugeot, then Citroën and DS Automobiles - now reaches its final chapter.

Media days are 2 & 3 OctoberParis motor show world debuts list - Audi A1 Sportback

20 June 2018

Audi has announced details of the second generation A1 Sportback ahead of its public premiere at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

C5 Aircross is exclusive to China but will be built in France too from late 2018Groupe PSA future models analysis - Citroen

15 June 2018

In this second chapter of a series concerning Groupe PSA's divisions, the spotlight turns on Citroën. Unlike Peugeot, which was recently examined, this famous make remains distressed. Sales continue to fall in France even though new models have been steadily flowing during the last 12 months. The picture is equally concerning in many other countries, including China.

Compass is becoming one of FCA's most important models - sales are rising worldwide and it is built in Mexico, China, Brazil and IndiaJeep Compass - Fiat and Chrysler's best collaboration yet?

14 June 2018

It's bounding up the sales charts in the USA and selling briskly across Europe too. After several days spent in the company of the Jeep Compass, the reasons for its rising level of worldwide popularity become clear. Could the MP project be the best yet mix of Fiat and Chrysler strengths?

CES Asia takes place in Shanghai from 13-15 JuneCES Asia 2018 world debuts list - Byton K-Byte

13 June 2018

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show Asia is hosting multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Future Mobility is one of several OEMs which are revealing electrified concepts.

508 SW goes on sale in early 2019, uses EMP2Groupe PSA future models analysis - Peugeot

12 June 2018

After some especially trying years, the brand with the lion logo has clawed its way back. As so often happens when a company slows or stops spending on new vehicles to preserve cash, things get a lot worse. Now though, the much admired 3008 and 5008 are not only selling up a storm across Europe but have even become the combined number one in France - almost unthinkable for a market where small cars have for decades been the best sellers.

Busan is held in even numbered years: in 2019 it will be Seoul's turn again 2018 Busan motor show - list of world debuts

11 June 2018

BIMOS 2018, the biennial Busan International Motor Show, opened its doors to the media on 7 June. Below is list of world premieres.

While the LC 500h has a 3.5-litre V6+motor, the LC 500 (pictured) is powered by a 5.0-litre V8Lexus LC 500 - the anti-hybrid?

7 June 2018

With sales well below 50,000 per annum (16,276 for the year to the end of April), Lexus is a minor make in Europe, smaller even than Jaguar and about the same size as DS. Unceasingly advertising itself as the hybrid brand in the days when few buyers knew anything about petrol-electrics is the reason why. It's ironic then that just as its hybrids are rising in popularity, Toyota is also selling the stunning LC coupe with a proper old-school V8.

December will be Infiniti Europe's tenth birthday - will there be much to celebrate?Is Nissan about to pull Infiniti out of Europe? [updated with automaker's response]

6 June 2018

As Infiniti sales plunge at a dizzying rate across Europe and new model launches are pushed back, the question has to be asked: is Nissan planning to pull the plug on its luxury brand in the world's toughest market?

The concours has taken place annually since 1950BMW to reveal G29 Z4 at Pebble Beach Concours

5 June 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including the production version of BMW's G29 project.

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