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// Ford’s new Maverick ute hints at what the next-generation Ranger could be

America is known for its trucks. It’s big, burly, diesel-burning trucks. But with strict emission standards coming into force, we’re seeing traditional brands turn towards smaller vehicles.

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// GMSV dealers now taking Corvette orders

GMSV has announced the recommended retail price for the Corvette C8 Carbon Edition, at the same time advising orders for the mid-engine sports car are now officially open.

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// Tree-hugging and tyre-shredding BMWs coming our way in Q4

It’s a fascinating time in motoring for premium marques; many of which are pumping out environmentally friendly electrified options on one hand, and more extreme loud-and-proud performance monsters on the other.

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// Bugatti’s $5.4 million Chiron Super Sport is the most luxurious way to hit 440km/h

If you’re wanting to go fast, quite a few high-end performance cars will hit 300km/h in modern times, but if you’re wanting to go faster than fast, like 400km/h fast, you’re probably going to have to buy a Bugatti.

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// More action needed to address climate change

The Climate Change Commission’s blueprint for addressing climate change suggests a step up is now required, but when that will happen probably won’t be known until later this year.

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// Video: global EV drivers’ alliance formed

New Zealand is included in 37 EV driver associations which have joined forces to create the Global EV Drivers’ Alliance (GEVA) which is calling for all light-duty vehicles to be electric by 2030.


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// Small Audi packs big punch

New headlight and bumper design and a lower-mounted grille set the facelifted Audi SQ2 high-performance compact SUV apart from its predecessors.

// Fleet champions awards deadline looming

Brake, the road safety charity is inviting safety-conscious organisations from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to enter the 2021 Australasian Fleet Champions Awards.

// EVs surge ahead

EV registrations are up 709 in May figures from the Ministry of Transport with 27,436 recorded for the month compared with 26,727 in April – which was up 600 on March.

// Life’s about to get tougher for Auckland CBD workers with cars

Admittedly, it’s already a pain in the backside to those working in Auckland’s bustling CBD if you travel to and from work in a car.

// Used cars holding value for longer

Sticker prices are being pushed up as the demand for vehicles outstrips supply, with the situation tipped to continue for at least another year.


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