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// Kiwis are spending more money on new cars

While there’s little doubt that Covid-19’s most severe lockdowns in 2020 caused New Zealand’s car dealerships and distributors significant heartache, there’s also consensus that restrictions on travel have prompted more families to consider buying new cars in the pandemic’s wake.

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// Refreshed MY22 Forester arriving late September

The Subaru Forester has received a mid-life makeover for the MY22 model which is due to arrive in New Zealand dealerships in late September.

// ‘No change in plan’ for Mazda’s rotary-powered range extender

Mazda has just released its first fully electric vehicle in New Zealand, the MX-30 small SUV. It’s a fine piece of kit but when Mazda detailed its battery and range figures, it might have looked a tad under par with a 35.5kWh battery offering around 220km of range.


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// Chevrolet’s V8-powered Silverado Trail Boss off-roader just ‘weeks away’

The spiritual successor to Holden’s HSV is ready to deliver its answer to Ford’s Ranger Raptor.

// Old NZ-new Mazda 3s being recalled

Mazda New Zealand will start contacting owners of old model Mazda 3s which have a defect in the steering wheel-mounted badge which may see it shatter if the driver’s airbag deploys in a crash.

// Limited run for special-edition Ford

Ford NZ has launched the special-edition BaseCamp variant of its Everest as more Kiwis opt for off-roading adventures.

// BMW reveals sinister black edition SUV range

When it comes to scary looking BMWs, you’d think the new M3 and M4 would have the point covered.

// China’s communists take control of tech

One intriguing question about China is whether it can combine thuggish, autocratic politics with the predictable rules and property rights that entrepreneurs and capital markets need to thrive.

// What we could have had: the new Astra

Opel has revealed the eighth-generation Astra and, as cool as it looks, it won’t be coming here.

// Peugeot and Citroen partner exclusively with Heartland

Auto Distributors NZ Limited (ADNZ) the official distributor of Peugeot and Citroen vehicles has partnered exclusively with Heartland to offer a new finance service for its authorised dealer network as it launches a new range of fully electric vehicles.

// Jaguar Land Rover appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

Effective immediately Lennard Hoornik has been appointed Jaguar Land Rover chief commercial officer responsible for all global sales and marketing activity for both brands.


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