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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


There's no mistaking the Senna for any other carProject BP23 Speedtail and future McLaren cars

9 August 2018

Only last month, McLaren Automotive announced a shake-up of its former Track22 business strategy, extending the programme to the end of 2025. So it's the perfect time to take a fresh look at the company's plans for the next seven years.


Main external change for this 5,130mm long MPV is new DRL which now link its front end to that of other SsangYongsMercedes tech for updated SsangYong Turismo

9 August 2018

Even though its shareholding in SsangYong was sold long ago, Daimler retains links to the Mahindra-owned maker of mainly SUVs. Not only does the just-updated Turismo gain a new Mercedes-Benz transmission but Daimler's W124 platform, albeit much modified, remains the basis of this big MPV.


The concours has taken place annually since 1950Monterey Week world debuts list - Infiniti concept

9 August 2018

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula later this month. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a just-announced Infiniti concept.


Media preview day is 6 SeptemberChengdu motor show world debuts list - Ford Territory

8 August 2018

The public premiere of the Ford Territory, a special SUV for China, will take place at the Chengdu motor show. Below is a list of vehicle world premieres, with many more to be added during the coming weeks.


EQC, which will take on the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace and BMW iX3, is now only months awayFuture vehicles - Mercedes-Benz EQ electrified models

7 August 2018

A series which examines the existing and next models for Daimler's passenger vehicle divisions now concludes with a look at what's coming for the EQ sub-brand. This follows recent features on Denza, smart, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz cars, Mercedes-Benz SUVs and Mercedes-AMG models.


The GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-door Coupé will be in German dealerships from September. The engine is a 470kW (639PS) and 900Nm 3,982cc biturbo V8, drive to the back axle being via a nine-speed dual clutch gearbox.Daimler future models - Mercedes-AMG cars and SUVs

3 August 2018

Following a recently published walk through the ranges of current and future Denza, smart, Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz cars and Mercedes-Benz SUVs, it is now the turn for Mercedes-AMG. An exploration of EQ electrified models to be published later in August will be the last in the Daimler series.


As with the CC which it replaced, VW483 series Arteon/CC looks especially striking in blackANALYSIS - VW483 Volkswagen Arteon 1.5 TSI Evo

1 August 2018

After launching the CC-replacing Arteon a year ago in Europe with a range of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, Volkswagen has now added its 1.5-litre TSI, extending the all-turbo line-up of this big fastback.


In six months' time, the original Gelandewagen/G-Class will have been in production for 30 yearsFuture models - Mercedes-Benz SUVs

31 July 2018

Following a recently published look at current and future Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, now comes a round-up of what's ahead for SUVs and the X-Class pick-up. This series, which has also looked at Denza, smart and Mercedes-Maybach, will next turn to Mercedes-AMG, and then finish with an exploration of EQ electrified models.


Media days are 2 & 3 OctoberParis motor show world debuts list - Skoda Karoq Scout

31 July 2018

Skoda has announced that the world premiere of the Karoq Scout will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


Take that, Tesla: concept car look MBUX system debuts with the new A-ClassFuture models - Mercedes-Benz cars

27 July 2018

The latest car maker to have its current and future models scutinised is Daimler AG. Following a recently published look at Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart; now comes a round-up of what's ahead for Mercedes passenger cars; to be followed by SUVs and the X-Class pick-up; with the series to be rounded out by a focus on EQ electrified models.




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