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// Staria’s bold new van direction for Hyundai

Hyundai New Zealand is replacing the evergreen iMax people mover and iLoad light commercial van with the arrival of the Staria and Staria Load into local dealerships.

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// Electric Nissan ute rumoured, and it’s not denying it

Who will be the first mainstream manufacturer to release a mid-size plug-in ute?

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// Kia reveals modified Soul EV as modern-day beach buggy

As the car of the people, there wasn’t much that Volkswagen’s Beetle wasn’t capable of, including tackling the dunes after being converted into a retro beach buggy.

// Finance industry not consulted ahead of Clean Car announcement

The finance industry will carry a significant part of the burden of the Government’s Clean Car regulations but so far has been largely left out of consultation.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Toyota reveals limited edition 35th anniversary Supra

Toyota’s reprised, reborn, somewhat BMW flavoured GR Supra has been on the market for a few years now, with a mild refresh already tucked under its belt.

// Olympic-level competition at auctions

There have been mixed fortunes for the vehicle industry in Japan as the July summer heat and Olympics finally got underway.

// Renault and Geely co-operate in China and South Korea

Geely Holding Group and Renault Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on joint co-operation in China and South Korean markets where they will share resources and accelerate the Renaulution Plan.

// “Who owns your car?”

There’s an old saying that “possession is nine-tenths of the law”, so you could naturally presume that if you have bought your vehicle and have possession of it, then you own it.

// Urgent action to reduce climate risk includes EVs

A collective effort involving every sector of the economy, every community, and almost every government agency and their minister will be needed to avert a climate crisis, Climate Change minister James Shaw says.

// Clean car issues on agenda

New-vehicle sector highlights matters around clean car programme to government and risks if emissions-testing regime is changed.

// Revealed: Lamborghini is bringing back the iconic Countach

Some 31 years after the last one rolled off the production line, Lamborghini has announced that it will be bringing the Countach nameplate back from the dead with a new model.

// Vehicle spending edges up

Consumers using credit and debit cards forked out $214m on motor vehicles last month.

// Challenges for China’s electric two wheelers

China’s electric two-wheeler market is the largest EV market in the world. Some 29.66 million were produced in 2020

// Audi’s wild RS Q e-tron passes its first test

Hot on the heels of its official reveal, the outrageously awesome Audi RS Q e-tron Dakar Rally car has completed a successful eight-day endurance test


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