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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

Levante can be ordered with 3.0-litre petrol and diesel V6 engines as well as a 3.8-litre V8ANALYSIS - MY19 Maserati Levante GranLusso

16 May 2019

Three and a half years on from its market introduction, Maserati UK has thrown out the former diesel-only strategy for the Levante, bringing in a biturbo 3.0-litre petrol V6.

10 & 11 September are the media preview daysFrankfurt IAA world debuts list - F40 BMW 1 Series

16 May 2019

The next generation BMW 1 Series five-door hatchback will be revealed at a preview event on 27 May and have its public premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

Many new models are expected for the Romanian brand this year and nextCan Dacia remain the darling of Groupe Renault?

15 May 2019

According to Groupe Renault, the global market for passenger cars and light commercials fell by 7.2 per cent in Q1. Happily for Dacia, its volumes rose by the same percentage, deliveries hitting 184,042 units.

In top-spec R-Line trim and with a few options, T-Roc can easily become a £35,000 carVolkswagen T-Roc leads surge in C-SUV sales

14 May 2019

Once an also-ran when it comes to sales of SUVs, Volkswagen could be on its way to becoming the world's number one. The Tiguan is strong in China and Europe and gaining popularity in the USA but its smaller brother, the Golf-sized T-Roc, is rapidly becoming a major force in multiple markets too.

Pricing for new Clio starts at €14,100 in FranceRenault and Alpine future models

13 May 2019

As Renault approaches mid-year and its AGM on 12 June, the group is in good shape. The first quarter was a strong one for the company's namesake brand and the new product pipeline is brim with fresh models due out very soon, the fifth generation Clio being the most important of those.

Scout has all-wheel drive, special alloy wheels and grey wheel arch extensionsNew Scout helps make Karoq number one Skoda SUV

9 May 2019

July will mark the second anniversary of Karoq production so to maintain the sales momentum, Škoda continues to add variants to the range. The most recent one is the Scout, which unlike competitors such as the Peugeot 3008, offers all-wheel drive.

Press preview days are 23 & 24 OctoberTokyo motor show - Honda Fit hybrid world debut

8 May 2019

Honda is the first manufacturer to announce a global premiere for October's Tokyo motor show.

595 esseesse includes Akrapovic exhaust system and mechanical limited slip differential as standardANALYSIS - 2019 Abarth 595 esseesse

8 May 2019

How can a car which is more than a decade old still be one of the best in its segment? The 595 essesse, newly revised for Abarth's 70th anniversary one year ahead of its replacement, would have to be the most entertaining A segment hatchback on the market.

A5 is brand's most recent arrival, going on sale in late 2018Soueast, Dearcc and Enovate future models

7 May 2019

For years, Southeast Motor had a successful business building Mitsubishi-based vehicles in China. Now, amidst tough trading conditions, this small OEM is experiencing a major downturn. Will the addition of the Dearcc and Enovate EV brands be enough to turn things around?

T-Cross shares a platform and wheelbase with Polo but is 54mm longerVolkswagen T-Cross - worth the wait

3 May 2019

Until now, Europe's B-SUV segment has been missing the biggest brand of all. Volkswagen has timed the arrival of the T-Cross well too, as not one of the most successful incumbents is even close to being new.

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