HOT TOPIC


// Farmer Audi repeats title success

Bay of Plenty business takes out top gong as marque recognises the best performers across its dealer network.

// Farmer Audi wins consecutive DOTY award

Audi New Zealand has announced the winners of its Audi Excellence awards for 2020


HOT TOPIC


// Skoda throws weight behind street smart driver training

Skoda New Zealand has joined the likes of Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, and the councils of Central Otago and Queenstown as a lead partner for the Street Smart driver training

// Skoda dealers get behind young driver training programme

Skoda New Zealand in conjunction with its dealership network has announced a partnership


BEST OF THE REST


// Up close and personal with the new Skoda NZ police car

The announcement that Skoda would replace Holden as New Zealand’s ‘Prime One’ police vehicle supplier was one of the biggest Kiwi motoring stories of 2020


A LITTLE BIT OF MOTORSPORT


// Bentley’s wild new Pikes Peak Continental GT comes with a Kiwi connection

While Bentley may sit alongside Rolls-Royce at the top of the luxury car food chain, it’s a brand with a rich history in motorsport, and this doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon.

// Bentley unveils continental GT monster for pikes peak tilt

While there’s ongoing division around whether the current era of Pikes Peak hillclimb, with its paved surface and electric combatants, is as loved in the world of motorsport


IN OTHER NEWS


// New Haval H6 revealed, will hit NZ in may

Chinese car-maker Haval has confirmed that an all-new version of its mid-size competitor, the H6, will be in Kiwi showrooms in May 2021.

// EV industry conference charges on

Establishing an effective EV charging strategy is key, say two Kiwi charging experts.

// Petrol-only new Koleos arrives

Four models, two Zen front-wheel drives and two Intens 4WDs, all powered by 2.5-litre petrol engines developing 126kW/226Nm

// Volvo takes further step towards autonomous driving

Volvo is expanding its collaboration with computing expert Nvidia to power the autonomous driving computer in next generation Volvo models

// Mini updates smartphone connectivity app

Mini owners can download free of charge a newly developed app that allows them to communicate better with their car by smartphone.

// Two e-aircraft on display in Christchurch April 17 & 18

A self-flying electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTO) air taxi and New Zealand’s first e-aircraft will be displayed at Christchurch

// Supercar show revs up funds

Dealership curates exhibition of fast and spectacular models to raise vital cash for Starship.

// Bank sets ambitious emissions goals

Heartland reviews transport options as part of sweeping measures to help the environment.

// MG unveils rather bonkers Cyberster concept

MG has revealed its “vision of the future” and it’s pretty striking. This is the Cyberster concept, a would-be Tesla Roadster-rivalling electric sports car.

// Confirmed: Volkswagen evaluating electric ID.3 for NZ market

While Volkswagen’s local arm was very quick to confirm that it would be a taker for the marque’s ID.4 fully electric SUV, the smaller ID.3 hatch that started it all has always been a bit of an enigma.

// ‘CyberLandr’ turns Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck into campervan

The futuristic Tesla Cybertruck is about to get even wilder.