Via Issues ‘Global Warranty’ Warning

If a used car buyer makes a warranty claim on a vehicle not covered by a “global/worldwide” warranty, New Zealand consumer law requires the importer to honour the provisions of the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) at the importer’s expense, the VIA warns.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/via-issues-global-warranty-warning


Mercedes EQ ‘Fireworks’ Start

Mercedes-Benz is targeting leadership in electric drives and vehicle software with electrification of the entire product portfolio a key element of the strategic focus “Ambition 2039”. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/mercedes-eq-fireworks-start


High-Performance Cupra Expands In NZ

Spanish high-performance car brand Cupra, part of the Volkswagen Group and an offshoot of SEAT, is expanding its presence in New Zealand with a range of new models.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/high-performance-cupra-expands-in-nz


Advice for dealers on ‘global’ warranties

Law puts onus on importers for warranty claims on cars from the UK.

https://autofile.co.nz/advice-for-dealers-on-global-warranties-


Spending on cars climbs $11m

November saw the fifth biggest monthly spend of the past two years.

https://autofile.co.nz/spending-on-cars-climbs-11m-


Classic Ford emerges as top lot

Two vehicles smash $200,000 barrier as collection goes under the hammer.

https://autofile.co.nz/classic-ford-emerges-as-top-lot-


Subaru’s first electric SUV to debut in Europe next year

Subaru has confirmed its first electric vehicle, a mid-sized SUV, will launch in the first half of 2021.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/123709262/subarus-first-electric-suv-to-debut-in-europe-next-year


New Zealand to get entire Cupra range next year

Seat New Zealand has confirmed that it will offer the entire Cupra range here, starting next year.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123706930/new-zealand-to-get-entire-cupra-range-next-year


Subaru officially confirms next-generation WRX STI

Subaru Australia has let the cat out of the bag during celebrations of delivering 10,000 WRX STIs. There will indeed be a new WRX STI and it should be quite spicy.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123699640/subaru-officially-confirms-nextgeneration-wrx-sti


33 Stradale Tributo: Alfa Romeo sends off the 4C with a tribute to an icon

As far as Italian sports cars go, Alfa Romeo’s 4C was sometimes overlooked in favour of other options from more prominent brands, but it earned a reputation for being a hardcore little performer. 

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/33-stradale-tributo-alfa-romeo-sends-off-the-4c-with-a-tribute-to-an-icon/


Controversial Aussie lawyer loses ‘x-rated’ plates in legal battle

Lamborghini-driving Sydney lawyer Peter Lavac has vowed never to back down to “fat cat bullies” after a court bid to try and keep his controversial ‘LGOPNR’ number plates failed on Monday.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/controversial-aussie-lawyer-loses-x-rated-plates-in-legal-battle/


NEW LADA NIVA REVEALED IN LEAKS, LOOKS LIKE A SAD TOYOTA RAV4

While Lada isn’t exactly the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of great cars (or even good cars), the Russian firm has been on a bit of a streak lately.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/new-lada-niva-revealed-in-leaks-looks-like-a-sad-toyota-rav4


HOT EURO BRAND SET FOR GRAND KIWI ARRIVAL IN 2021

We’ve featured Cupras before in NZ Autocar (namely the fabulous Cupra Ateca), but up to this point the name has felt more like a casual excursion for Seat rather than the fully blown satellite off-shoot sub-brand it’s meant to be.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/hot-euro-brand-set-for-grand-kiwi-arrival-in-2021


LEXUS’ NEW BMW FIGHTER LANDS IN NEW ZEALAND

The new Lexus IS has been spotted on Kiwi shores, signalling that its arrival to showrooms around the country is imminent.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/lexus-new-bmw-fighter-lands-in-new-zealand


LEGEND LIVES ON: SUBARU CONFIRMS IT WILL KEEP MAKING THE WRX STI

In this time of change and motoring uncertainty, it’s nice to know that some familiar names aren’t about to disappear any time soon.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/legend-lives-on-subaru-confirms-it-will-keep-making-the-wrx-sti