// Toyota ditches petrol Camrys to focus on hybrids

Toyota New Zealand has confirmed its updated Camry line-up for 2021, complete with a handful of aesthetic and tech changes.

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// Ministers ponder total ICE car ban by 2050

Chance to have your say on government report outlining four pathways to helping slash emissions from the transport sector.

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// UDC Finance delivers a strong result

Under the new ownership of Shinsei Bank, UDC Finance Limited posted a net profit after-tax of $21.7 million for the three-month period to December 31, 2020.

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// Wellington council considering banning cars from its CBD

As Auckland city continues to feud over the future of Queen St in the midst of changes that have angered local businesses, it looks like Wellington could be in for a similar clash.

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// Wage and salary rates are climbing at rapid levels

Automotive Employment NZ Ltd, a specialist motor industry recruitment company has recently put together a list of current remuneration estimates for the Automotive Industry.


// MG reveals unhinged touring car racer for the road

While it might not be so known here, over in Europe MG has a bit of a reputation in the world of touring cars.

// Long five-door turbocharged Suzuki Jimny on the way?

With sales around the world still constrained by enormous waiting lists, there’s little doubt that the charming little current-generation Suzuki is anything other than a success.


// Porsche will now build you a one-off if your pockets are deep enough

As far as high-end automotive brands go, none have managed to replicate the reputation that Porsche holds with its customers and would-be customers that are yet to justify a 911.

// $67.4m budget for carbon neutral public sector

Budget 2021 delivers $67.4 million over four years to support the transition to a carbon neutral public sector by 2025.

// “Crisis and change” – David Vinsen

Over the past few months, I’ve been writing about crises, change and the need to adapt.

// Lead, Test drive and Sales by source April 2021 (vs march 2021)

Despite all the COVID-19 related challenges including lockdowns and shortage of stock we’ve seen a strong start to the year

// Automotive director unveiled

Stacey Kearins promoted at Smart Loyalty NZ as company releases initiatives to the market.

// Tesla tow car dubbed the ‘hulk’

Taupo’s Drive EV has a 2015 Tesla Model S P85 as its vehicle delivery tow car named the “Hulk”.

// Lime’s batteries help native birds

Lime’s old scooter and e-bike batteries will power tools such as thermal cameras to help protect New Zealand birds.

// The Good Oil: Lyons and Jaguars

What would Sir William Lyons think of Jaguar’s decision to go pure-electric by 2025?

// An afternoon of injury, death and grief designed to make an impression

It was an afternoon of traumatic injury, death and immeasurable grief. And for a while it was enough to suspend the bravado and bonhomie of 300 teenagers.

// Ford’s superb new police trucks: F-150 Responder for US, Ranger for Australia

Skodas are very capable cop cars. Just ask the New Zealand Police. But really, is there anything cooler than a “police truck”?



// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Thursday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials. Offers including pricing specials, ‘free extras’ deals, or special financing terms.