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// Tuner turns Ford Bronco into six-wheeled behemoth

Ever since Mercedes decided that its G-Wagen needed an extra two wheels, tuners have been adding pairs of wheels to almost every over-the-top off-roader,

// Bonkers 6-wheeled Ford Bronco confirmed for production

Like the Jeep Wrangler it aims to topple, the Ford Bronco is a sitter for the off-road aftermarket industry.


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// Mustang sales galloping in NZ

Ford Mustang sales in New Zealand are up 72% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021 and the pony car leads the sports car segment.

// Ford Mustang still number one in NZ and abroad

Like it or lump it, it’s hard to deny that the Ford Mustang isn’t a value-packed beast compared to other two-door coupes on the market.


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// Mercedes-Benz achieves EV price-parity with new EQA

Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has priced its small electric SUV, the EQA. Set for a local launch in June, the EQA will first arrive in 250 form, priced at $85,500.

// All-electric Mercedes A-class here in June

Mercedes-Benz is entering the compact segment of the New Zealand electric vehicle market with an all-electric version of its A-class SUV.

// Trailblazing SUV coming to NZ

Mercedes-Benz describes new model as a key part of the journey towards electrification of all its vehicle segments.


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// Skoda teams up with Murph and Street Smart

Following on from taking over as the supplier of patrol cars to the Police from Holden, Skoda New Zealand has once again stepped into a void

// Skoda NZ backs safety training

Marque to supply cars for youngsters taking part in cognitive-based driver programme as it tours the country.


BEST OF THE REST


// Bend it like Beckham in a Maserati?

Most luxury brands would not encourage a newly appointed global brand ambassador to do “doughnuts” in their shiny new sponsored vehicle

// Anniversary treat for car fans

Members of the public are invited to check out Shelby cars and custom builds as part of an event to mark major milestone.


IN OTHER NEWS


// Hyundai turns an unloved classic into an EV masterpiece

It’s been a while since we’ve dwelled on the history of the likes of Hyundai and Kia.

// Reserve Bank establishes new enforcement department

The Reserve Bank has established a new standalone enforcement department to promote confidence in compliance across regulated sectors.

// New Haval H6 in dealerships late may

The all-new mid-sized Haval H6 SUV will be arriving into New Zealand dealership showrooms in late May according to the distributor.

// Tesla log-hauling pilot could be part of $149b market opportunity

The electric vehicle market in construction, agriculture and mining is expected to reach $149 billion by 2030

// Video: Pole to pole in an EV

Electric adventurer Chris Ramsey aims to the first person to drive from Pole to Pole

// Repairers hit out at insurance firm

Association fears a company’s new business model will be detrimental to businesses and consumers.

// Nissan updates aging GT-R with new Nismo

Few sports car platforms have the longevity that the Nissan R35 GT-R has. This is symptomatic of a few things,

// Volkswagen NZ celebrates record sales throughout March

Just recently, Motor Industry Association (MIA) figures revealed that the March just gone was the biggest March in terms of vehicle sales that New Zealand has had since records started.

// Hyundai’s futuristic Staria minivan confirmed for NZ

Over the last decade or so, the rise in popularity of the SUV has meant that traditional sedans have fallen by the wayside, as has the automotive icon that is the minivan.