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

Land Rover world debut at Seoul motor show

25 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The biennial Seoul Motor Show gets underway later this week. Here below is just-auto's round-up of confirmed concept and production vehicle world debuts.

Shanghai motor show world debuts list - Porsche Cayenne Coupe

22 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Auto Shanghai, the motor show which in odd-numbered years alternates with Beijing as China and the industry's biggest and most important, takes place in April. Below is the latest list of vehicle world debuts, with the Porsche Cayenne Coupé and facelifted Dongfeng Honda XR-V newly added.

2019 LA auto show - BMW 2 Series GC world debut

20 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

BMW has announced initial details of a future model, the 2 Series Gran Coupé, noting that it will not be fully revealed until the Los Angeles auto show in November.

NYIAS world debuts list - 2020 Mercedes GLC Coupe

20 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Even though AutoShanghai opens to the media on 16 April, there will still be quite a few important vehicle premieres on the following day at the New York International Auto Show. As ever, just-auto lists the debuts with a constantly updating roster of world first appearances.

Electric SUVs and 1100hp Battista - Pininfarina future models

19 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

xMahindra subsidiary Automobili Pininfarina GmbH has now shown its first model, the Battista, in public. The hypercar, still more than a year away production, is promised to be the first in a multi-vehicle series.

Frankfurt IAA world premieres list - Kia Ceed crossover

19 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Kia Motors Europe has confirmed that it will add a Ceed-based crossover to its line-up of models. The public debut should be at the IAA Cars in Frankfurt.

India's quiet achiever - the rapid rise of Mahindra

18 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The battle for third place in the Indian market for passenger vehicles is hotting up, with both rivals drawing on foreign subsidiaries to expand their ranges. Tata is well placed to attack the country's traditional number three brand from later in 2019 as new models come on line. For now though, Mahindra is pulling ahead thanks to ever more Ssangyong-derived SUVs.

Model Y is revealed - but what will Tesla do next?

15 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Following the presentation of the long-awaited Model Y, now is the perfect time to have a look at what Tesla Incorporated might be planning next.

FireFly engine sparkles in freshened Fiat 500X

14 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

From variable valve timing and common rail diesels, to the more recent TwinAir two-cylinder petrol units, Fiat has long been an innovator in small capacity engines. So it shouldn't be surprising to discover that the new FireFly Turbo series which is part of the refreshed 500X transforms this crossover.

Subaru Forester and its e-Boxer hybrid future

11 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Rarely do I try any vehicle for the first time right at the end of its life cycle. In the case of the Subaru Forester that is exactly what has just happened. It was a handy way of discovering why well in excess of a million have been bought during the last six years.

Koenigsegg Jesko has 1,500Nm and eight clutches

8 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The Jesko, a so-called 'megacar' revealed by Koenigsegg at the Geneva motor show, has a self-developed transmission which can cope with 1,500Nm of torque.

JLR sales plummet in China but rise elsewhere

7 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

For the second month in a row, the high-margin Range Rover Sport was Jaguar Land Rover's worldwide best seller. And with the exception of China, both brands delivered strong sales results in February.

Cupra convinces - how SEAT created a premium brand

7 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Cupra is off to a decent start. SEAT claims to have sold 3,600 Cupra Atecas so far this year. With the sole model in demand and due to be joined by others later in 2019, the experiment to evolve what had been a sports trim level into a brand is working.

Management briefing - 2019 Geneva motor show overview

6 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

There were more surprises at this year's Geneva motor show than has been the case with previous events. For brands such as Alfa Romeo and Fiat, that worked a treat with the Tonale and Centoventi concepts having a high level of media coverage. We also learned a great deal about these and other makes' future vehicle plans, highlights of which are noted below.

2019 Geneva motor show world debuts list

6 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Concepts, prototypes and production models which were world premieres at the 2019 Geneva motor show are discussed below.

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