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


F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M division. Taming its 750Nm of torque meant the chassis engineers decided to give this super-sedan four-wheel drive for the first time in the model's history.


LA auto show world debuts list - Hyundai Palisade

8 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. The Hyundai Palisade is the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


ANALYSIS - Future Ford SUVs and pick-ups

8 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After taking a look at Ford's worldwide plans for cars into the second half of the 2020s, this second feature investigates what the brand is likely to be doing in crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups, and that includes certain battery-powered vehicles as well as JVs with VW, Mahindra and Zotye.


Future plans show Ford isn't exiting cars

7 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Ford has been telling anyone who will listen that it believes its US market future lies with SUVs, pick-ups, EVs and autonomous vehicles. Outside North America though, there is a big future for a wide variety of Ford cars.


Estate sales in decline? Nobody told the Volvo V90

5 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Sometimes, if you continue to evolve a product you've long been famous for, ignore those claiming that people have moved on to different things, you can not only stay successful but become even more so. Worldwide demand for the Volvo V90 is up so far this year - proof that big wagons are far from dead.


New Duster lifts Dacia to same market share as Nissan

1 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The biggest mistake for anyone to make when summing up Dacia is to think of it as a provider of cheap, basic, boring cars. A major update for the Duster is now taking the brand right into the mainstream, with an emphasis on value rather than low pricing.


2019 Detroit auto show: world premieres list

30 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Manufacturers have begun to drip feed the first details of concepts and production models which will be world debuts at the North American International Auto Show. The first round-up of what has been confirmed is below, with the list to be constantly updated over the coming weeks.


ANALYSIS - Land Rover future models

30 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

September was an uncharacteristically poor month for Land Rover, with deliveries down 19 per cent. That's being blamed on tariff rises in China. Europe and North America are still strong though, and new models should help get Land Rover back into growth mode in all major markets.


Kia overtakes Hyundai in EU thanks to Sportage

25 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

WLTP changes made for a strange September, with Opel-Vauxhall Europe's number one ahead of BMW, Mercedes and Ford with Volkswagen plunging to fifth. Of all the brands in the top ten, Kia, in ninth place ahead of Hyundai, was the only one to post higher sales. That wasn't due to a fluke month either, it was thanks to multiple new models and a freshened Sportage in particular.


ANALYSIS - Will Tata reinvent Jaguar as the new Tesla?

24 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Not too long ago, Jaguar's future looked as though it would be built on direct replacements for existing cars and SUVs, some of which would be low-volume, high-priced sedans. Now, JLR's losses and a collapse of buyer interest in the XE and XF in Europe and North America means Tata Motors is considering radical change: an all-electric future for the brand.


ANALYSIS - ZS SUV powering MG UK's 101% sales rise

18 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

MG Motor has found a sweet spot in the UK market for compact SUVs, slotting its best seller, the 4.3m long ZS, between the traditional 4.0-4.2m B and 4.4-4.7m C segments. Thanks to low pricing and a seven-year warranty, buyers are responding, also making MG the market's fastest rising brand.


Driving the LEVC TX electric taxi

16 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The first new black taxi in twenty years is fast becoming a popular sight on the streets of London. It's much larger, infinitely quieter, has no tailpipe emissions unless the range extender engine is activated and out of stop-start traffic, can even be good fun to drive.


SAIC future models - MG and Maxus/LDV

15 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The first of a two-part look at the current and future passenger vehicles of SAIC's own-brands recently examined Roewe. In the concluding chapter, the focus now turns to MG Motor and Maxus/LDV.


2019 Geneva motor show debuts list [updated]

12 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It might be five months away but already some OEMs have named world premieres for next year's Geneva motor show.


Alpine A110 - has Renault made a Porsche beater?

10 Oct 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The reinvention of Alpine as a high priced sports car marque seems to be working, as deliveries of the A110 accelerate towards the 2,000 level a year after production commenced. Just how good is the car itself though?



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