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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


L's wheelbase is 10cm longer than that of the XE's2017 GUANGZHOU SHOW - Buick world debuts

23 October 2017

AutoGuangzhou will host a variety of concept and production model world debuts. So far, it is known that Jaguar, SGMW, Borgward and Buick will be revealing cars at the show. The press preview day is Friday 17 November.


Press preview days are 25 & 26 OctoberTOKYO SHOW - Toyota JPN Taxi to premiere

23 October 2017

A replacement for the long-lived Toyota Crown Comfort goes on sale in Japan this week and will have its public premiere at the Tokyo motor show.


The media preview day is 29 NovLA AUTO SHOW - Audi A7 world debut

20 October 2017

Another world premiere for next month's LA auto show has been named: the second generation Audi A7 Sportback.


UX concept shows the general outline of a future SUV below the NXANALYSIS - The future models Toyota is planning for Lexus

18 October 2017

The second feature in a series which looks at the future models of brands under the Toyota Motor Corporation umbrella is all about Lexus. This follows part one, which concerned Daihatsu, and will be followed by features on the next generation of Toyota cars and light trucks.


Press days are Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 January, following a Sunday night preview2018 DETROIT AUTO SHOW - first world debuts

18 October 2017

The first world premieres for the 2018 North American International Auto Show are noted below.


Press preview days for the annual tech-fest in Las Vegas are 7 and 8 JanuaryCES 2018 - First world debuts announced

17 October 2017

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will host multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres. Fisker, Future Mobility Corporation, Hyundai and Rinspeed have announced their debuts.


You won't mistake the Type R for any other Civic or indeed any other carANALYSIS - Civic Type R leads export boom for Honda UK

16 October 2017

It's fast, high-priced and not exactly subtle in appearance. Honda is hoping that the Type R version of its built-in-England Civic five-door will be shocking enough to change how people across Europe mainly see the brand - a maker of ultra-reliable cars for the elderly.


4,850mm long Rexton looks like a larger version of the B segment TivoliANALYSIS - New SsangYong Rexton an equine taste

13 October 2017

Easily the smallest of the three Korean vehicle brands available in Europe, SsangYong doesn't intend to remain a minor player in the region forever. As was the case with Kia a decade ago, every new vehicle is a major improvement over the outgoing model. The latest Rexton, which sees the importer going after the horsebox-towing set, is proof in point.


SIV-2 concept offers a preview of next KorandoSsangYong developing an electric SUV

12 October 2017

A plug-in version of C300, the next SsangYong Korando, is under development, just-auto.com has learned. The new EV will be sold worldwide and is on schedule for release in 2019.


Honda will shift build of the HR-V for European markets out of Mexico and into Japan at the time of the model's mid-life faceliftANALYSIS - Honda HR-V and the battle for the global B-SUV segment

11 October 2017

If small crossovers and SUVs were bought for reasons of sensibility over all other factors, the Honda HR-V would be the number one model in Europe. As it is, this B-SUV has a hard time standing out in what is a properly crowded segment. With Volkswagen finally set to push its way in during 2018, the little Honda will be in danger of being prised further from view.




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