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


Geneva motor show world debut list - Renault Twingo facelift

22 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is a facelifted Renault Twingo.


Audi future EVs - should Elon fear e-tron?

22 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The first in two features which cover what Audi is up to worldwide looked at the division's current and next generation cars. The second of the two now turns not only to what's ahead to fill out the Q1 to Q9 range of SUVs but also examines the strategy for expanding the line of e-tron electrified vehicles.


Future Audi cars - the fightback begins

21 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Even with the downturn in China, Audi still sold over 575,000 vehicles in 2018, way more than either Mercedes or BMW. Things are also good in the US, where the brand delivered in excess of 220,000 SUVs and cars. Europe, however, is a disaster. That's due to Volkswagen AG having been ill-prepared for WLTP. Plus, it will take a while yet for all current models to be approved as compliant. What though, is coming down the pipeline in terms of fresh, future models? Lots, is the short answer.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra

17 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI

16 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern European countries. Which is why Audi sees a worthwhile opportunity for its latest A6 Avant in not only Sweden and Germany but Britain too.


Subaru shoots for 700,000 US sales in 2019

16 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Not content with having overtaken Hyundai and Genesis in 2018, Subaru of America has a new goal: selling 700,000 vehicles this year.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts

15 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


Cummins 1,000 lb-ft diesel for Ram HD pick-up

14 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Fiat Chrysler US today announces not only replacements for its long-lived Heavy Duty Ram pick-ups, but also a Cummins in-line six-cylinder engine with a class-best 1,000 lb-ft (1,356Nm) of torque.


ANALYSIS - Kosmiq and other future Skoda models

14 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Handsomely profitable and with a record 1.253 million vehicles delivered in 2018, the news only keeps getting better for Škoda. The Czech make has built solid foundations on a small number of category-busting cars, most of which sit outside the size norms of conventional segments and sell in big numbers. Its SUVs are now doing the same and more models on the way.


2019 CES world debuts list

11 Jan 2019 | just-auto.com editorial team

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen pick-ups and SUVs

11 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Last year saw Volkswagen adding or replacing a large number of SUVs, especially in China and Europe. This second part of a series which looks at the Volkswagen Group's current and future models now collates what is already on sale with selected highlights of the VW brand's secret crossover, SUV and pick-up plans.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen cars including EVs

10 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

This year will arguably be the most important yet for Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Details of specific collaboration plans with Ford will be announced, possibly as soon as next week's Detroit auto show.


ANALYSIS - The reinvention of SsangYong

7 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

SsangYong likes to be thought of as Korea's equivalent to Jeep. A long history of building rugged four-wheel drive vehicles can play well to buyers in many countries. Now, following a period of consolidation after the post-bankruptcy years of rebuilding its image, SsangYong is trying a push into premium priced market segments. Can it work?


Defiant Volkswagen gives Touareg a new diesel

3 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Unlike the previous Touareg, the new model won't ever be truly global, as Volkswagen will not offer it in North America. That means the major markets should be China, Russia and Europe. So is it the right size for Europeans and how will buyers respond to the brand's decision to boost rather than reduce the model's diesel engine choices?


Dongfeng Motor future vehicles

2 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Even though full-year numbers aren't yet in, it's fair to say Dongfeng didn't have the best 2018. As at 30 November, Chinese market deliveries numbered 401,346, ranking it below Roewe, but even with a 49% drop for that month, it was at least a stronger performer than either Beijing Auto or Chery Auto.



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