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


ANALYSIS - Future models for Nissan

25 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Nissan is the eighth brand to be looked at as part of a series which examines the major current and future models of Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor divisions. The first two were Alpine and Renault, followed by Dacia, Lada, Samsung, Datsun and Venucia. Features on the remaining two makes - Infiniti and Mitsubishi - will be published soon.


New B9 Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models sits under the umbrella of this GmbH (limited liability company), with the newest addition being the super-fast, super-exclusive, super-expensive fourth generation RS 4 Avant.


GM shuts Gunsan but Opel-Vauxhall deal continues

18 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

General Motors Korea has confirmed to just-auto.com that the company's Gunsan plant has ceased production and will close by the end of this month.


Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. Other Group brands will, however, go ahead with their displays.


Nissan planning new models for future of Datsun

16 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

RSM Renault Samsung was the most recent division of the R-N-M Alliance to be looked at as part of just-auto's current and future vehicles reports. This followed an exploration of strategies for Renault, Alpine, Dacia and Lada. Now comes an overview of Datsun, to be followed by features on Venucia, Nissan, Infiniti and Mitsubishi.


How a new engine transforms the Honda Jazz

15 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The Jazz has always had a reputation for being the car for people who aren't interested in cars. The styling was always vanilla, the engines strong on economy but less than overflowing with power, ownership hassle-free and cheap, resale values strong. Now, Honda wants to keep the strengths, but spice things up. Enter the Jazz 1.5 i-VTEC Sport.


Volkswagen up GTI - worthy of an exclamation mark

11 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Volkswagen is the latest brand to experiment with a high performance hatchback in the European A segment. What the company's engineers have created in the up! GTI is something very special indeed.


Has Hyundai created a new segment with i30 Fastback?

9 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Audi recently confirmed the rumours that it won't be replacing the A1 and A3 once they come to the end of their lifecycles. Hyundai too has begun phasing out three-door hatchbacks due to a drop-off in demand, especially in the European region, while Kia plans to replace the Pro_cee'd with a five-door shooting brake. Might low roof C segment hatchbacks turn into a new vehicle class?


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


Renault to expand Lada future model range with SUVs

8 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The series of future models insights for the brands of Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor continues with a look at what's ahead for Lada. After the recent reports on Alpine, Renault and Dacia, after Lada will come insights into what's ahead for Samsung, Datsun, Venucia, Nissan, Infiniti and Mitsubishi.


Future models for Groupe Renault's Dacia

3 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from a look at the current and future models of the Renault brand plus Alpine, now comes an analysis of Dacia. Other brands under the Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor Alliance umbrella will also be examined as part of this series, including Samsung, Lada, Datsun, Venucia, Infiniti, Nissan and Mitsubishi.


BMW updates Mini and prepares for EV

2 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

A new gearbox, freshened styling and the option of 3D printed accessories are the main changes for an updated range of three-door, five-door and convertible Minis. The cars are now in production at plants in the Netherlands and England, with the latter also beginning initial preparations for an electric variant due in 2019.


Skoda defines its own segment with Rapid Spaceback

27 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

One of the things which sets Škoda apart and contributes greatly to its success is finding size sweetspots in the market. That not only applies to the Fabia, Octavia and Superb but to the Rapid Spaceback, a hatchback which is longer than a Golf yet much narrower than even a Fabia or Polo.


Renault and Alpine future models

26 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

This first of a multi-part analysis for Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor brands examines Renault's major current and future models as well as looking at Alpine.


Golf SV - an overlooked Volkswagen which shouldn't be

24 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's heavy on sensibility rather than sex appeal. Which is one of the main reasons why the model which the UK importer calls the Golf SV doesn't sell too briskly. Known as the Golf Sportsvan in most other countries where it's available, the SV has many hidden talents. It deserves to be better loved by British buyers.



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