OEM product strategy summaries

OEM product strategy summaries

Analysis of major OEM group product strategies by major segment, platform/architecture and future models


ANALYSIS - Kia future models Part 2

28 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The final feature in the Hyundai Motor Group series is on the topic of Kia Motors' current and future SUVs, MPVs, electric vehicles and even a pick-up. This follows a look at Kia's forthcoming cars plus what Genesis division has up its sleeve, and Hyundai's own passenger cars as well as electric models and light trucks.


ANALYSIS - Kia future models Part 1

26 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

After a trying 2017 when sales fell in China and the USA, a constant roll out of new Kia models should see deliveries heading back in the right direction. In this first of two features, the brand's cars are looked at, as well as their successors. The second part will see the emphasis shift to SUVs, MPVs, electric vehicles and a future pick-up.


ANALYSIS - Genesis future models

19 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Hyundai's Genesis division, while clearly a success, has been having a challenging time of things thus far in 2018. In its number one market, year-to-date sales stand at 2,976 cars, while this time last year, US deliveries were 3,400. For 2017, the first full year, sales numbered 20,594 vehicles. As well as extra models which are coming soon, stand-alone dealerships are another major development for 2018.


ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 2

16 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The second of two features which looks at the current and future models of Hyundai Motor Company is a focus on the brand's SUVs, minivans/MPVs, electrified passenger vehicles and a sole future pick-up. This follows the recent in-depth analysis of HMC's cars.


ANALYSIS - Hyundai future models Part 1

15 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

In 2018, HMC aims to sell 4.68 million vehicles worldwide, compared to the 4.51 million units it delivered in 2017. After suffering a substantial setback in the Chinese market last year and to a lesser extent in the USA too, the company has been investing heavily in new and additional models, especially SUVs.


ANALYSIS - SsangYong future models and platforms

22 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

SsangYong Motor remains a small firm and yet it was able to outsell Renault Samsung Motors in the home market last year, rising to third position from fourth in 2016. Europe and China remain tricky markets, though, and SsangYong has not mentioned its planned entry to the US for some time.


ANALYSIS - Could Mahindra become India's Jeep?

20 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

India's third largest vehicle maker by domestic sales volume is steadily moving away from cars, concentrating instead on crossovers and SUVs. The same strategy applies to SsangYong Motor in which it has a majority holding. The firms are also steadily working towards integrating not only powertrains and architectures, but are collaborating on EVs too.


ANALYSIS - Tesla future models

12 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Tesla surprised analysts with its latest financials. Cash burn in the fourth quarter wasn't as bad as many had expected, even though the firm announced its worst quarterly figures yet, with a US$657m loss. Will the company eventually succeed in its mission to make substantial profits from electric cars?


ANALYSIS - Future models for SGP Subaru Global Platform

6 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Is it dangerous to have almost two thirds of your global production going to one market? And what if your brand is one which can't command luxury car prices? Things are good for Subaru Corporation; very good in fact. There are risks though. Big risks.


ANALYSIS - FCA planning multiple future Jeep SUVs

29 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The final feature in the FCA current and future models series is all about Jeep, the company's largest division by worldwide sales volume. Earlier instalments looked at Fiat and Abarth, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and, most recently, Ferrari.


ANALYSIS - Ferrari to gain an SUV and hybrids

24 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The penultimate feature in just-auto.com's current series on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' passenger car brands looks at Ferrari's current and future models. The big news is the brand's first crossover-SUV but there is also much to report on petrol-electric and BEV powertrains for the next generation of supercars. A look at Jeep comes next, and this follows recent analysis pieces on Fiat and Abarth; Chrysler, Dodge and Ram; Alfa Romeo; and Maserati.


ANALYSIS - Maserati looks to the future with more SUVs

23 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The latest instalment in just-auto's analysis of FCA's passenger car brands' model lines is a focus on Maserati. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published. This followed features on Fiat and Abarth, as well as another on Chrysler, Dodge and Ram. Ferrari comes next, with Jeep rounding out the series.


ANALYSIS - Future Alfa Romeo models

22 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

FCA is the latest OEM to have its current and future models put under the microscope for examination. The first brands in this series were Fiat and Abarth, followed by Chrysler, Dodge and Ram. Features on Jeep, Maserati and Ferrari are still to come.


ANALYSIS - future Chrysler, Dodge and Ram models

17 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The success of the new Ram 1500 is key to FCA. Should this high-margin pick-up become an even better seller than the old-shape model, it will see the final flames of what had once been a massive cash burn extinguished this year. Following a recent feature on Fiat and Abarth, this report takes a look at what else is in the pipeline for Ram, as well as for the Chrysler and Dodge brands.


ANALYSIS - Future Fiat and Abarth models

15 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The first chapter in a series of articles exploring the current and next models from FCA Italy's stable of makes centres on the Fiat brand, as well as Abarth. This will be followed over the coming weeks by explorations of what's ahead for Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari. Even though Italians bought 60,000 Ypsilons during 2017, Lancia has no future models.



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