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


DETROIT AUTO SHOW - 2019 Chevy Silverado world debut

18 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

World premieres for the North American International Auto Show are noted below, with a new generation of the Chevrolet Silverado having been added.


EXCLUSIVE - VW Touareg world debut at Beijing show

15 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A source has confirmed to just-auto that the third generation of Volkswagen's Touareg is only months away from production. Its public debut will be at AutoChina 2018 in April and it will look a lot like the T-Prime Concept GTE from AutoChina 2016.


ANALYSIS - Future EVs and SUVs will transform SEAT

13 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This year, SEAT has finally pleased its paymasters in Wolfsburg. The company might not yet be exactly awash with cash, but the black ink is at last flowing. The Volkswagen Group's belief that its Spanish outpost could be turned around saw the Germans injecting much money and goodwill into SEAT. Crucially, it was put to good use in the form of adding SUVs. More models are on the way.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen EVs and SUVs

12 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

In this final part of three articles which discuss the current and future models plans for the Volkswagen passenger car brands, just-auto takes a look at electrified models, crossovers and SUVs. This follows features which looked at cars, and then pick-ups and MPVs.


CES 2018 - Mercedes-Benz MBUX world debut

12 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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


COMMENT - US sales plummet as Smart goes electric

11 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Might the initial results of a strategy which has been smart USA dropping its petrol-powered fortwo range hold a warning for others? In November, the brand was not only outsold by Lamborghini, but Rolls-Royce was the only make which delivered fewer cars.


GENEVA MOTOR SHOW - McLaren Senna public debut

11 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Cars which are said be making their global debuts at next year's Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list.


ANALYSIS - Audi ditches the V8 in new RS 5

8 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The old RS 5 Coupé sounded so much better than its BMW M4 rival, so why has Audi dropped the sonorous 4.2-litre V8 and replaced it with a muted turbo V6 in the new model?


Groupe PSA planning secret SC21 car for India

8 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

A business daily says Groupe PSA is planning to build a B segment car at its Indian JV in 2020.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen architectures and future models Part 2

7 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Future models plans for all of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands are being covered in this latest series of articles. First off, it was a look at Volkswagen itself with a round up of what's available now and what's ahead for VW cars. This is now followed by a feature concerning pick-ups and MPVs. Another, which concentrates on electrified models, crossovers and SUVs, is to come.


ANALYSIS - Volkswagen architectures and future models Part 1

6 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Future models plans for all of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car brands are being covered in a new series of articles. First off, it's a look at Volkswagen itself with a round up of what's available now and what's ahead for VW cars. This will be followed by a feature concerning pick-ups and MPVs, and then by another which concentrates on electrified models, crossovers and SUVs.


ANALYSIS - Can B479 Fiesta keep Ford as UK number 1?

1 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

You have to hand it to Ford of Europe's engineers: the Fiesta might use a less than fresh Mazda-based platform, but the new car again sits at the top of its class for driving dynamics. Will that be enough to keep it as the UK's number one model in 2018?


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


ANALYSIS - Renault Twingo GT

28 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Is any manufacturer making money in Europe's A segment? Surprisingly, some probably are. The key to success is either selling old cars at aggressive prices or collaboration in R&D and manufacturing. Renault chose the latter route for the Twingo.


ANALYSIS - Future Honda electric models and platforms

27 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Concluding the series, and after earlier chapters on Acura future vehicles and Honda's plans for cars and SUVs, this final feature delves into what's likely to be coming for Honda pick-ups, MPVs/minivans, hybrids, PHEVs and electric models.



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