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// Global reveal for all-new Lexus LX

Lexus has revealed its all-new flagship LX SUV to global markets becoming the second model of the next-generation range of Lexus following the NX.

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// VIA backs government over clean cars

The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) has changed its policy stance and is now officially backing the governments initiatives to cut transport emissions.

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// Spy shots reveal new Ford Ranger’s F-150-like front end

Last week, Ford gave us our best look yet at the all-new Ranger via a shot of the utes rear three-quarter (admittedly while decorated in camouflage). Now, an unofficial image has emerged on the internet showing the models front end.

// Honda drops electric car bomb, reveals five new EV models

Honda has copped flack from some corners in the industry for getting behind electric vehicles as quickly as other marks.

// Fuel efficiency of imports improves

The government is hailing early success for its clean car discount after announcing the average emissions of newly-imported vehicles has fallen 15 per cent in just three months.


IN OTHER NEWS

// AV aircraft revealed at China airshow

An autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) which could revolutionise personal air transport had its world premiere at Airshow China 2021.

// Tone-changing roof for new Minis

New Zealand buyers can personalise their Mini Cooper with a new exclusive Multitone Roof design.

// New directors on-board

Ports of Auckland Ltd (POAL) has appointed of two new directors Stephen Reindler, pictured left, and Geoff Plunket start on November 1.

// SAIC Motor celebrates strong EV sales and technical recognition

A top-ten result in an automotive study and record new energy vehicle sales marked a successful double celebration for MG Motors parent company SAIC Motor in August.

// $11.5m contract awarded to power NZ Battery investigation

A consortium of specialist firms has been awarded a major contract to advance the New Zealand Battery Projects feasibility investigation into a pumped hydro storage scheme at Central Otagos Lake Onslow.

// Bike brakes rule imminent

Almost all motorcycles with engine capacities of more than 125cc entering New Zealand will need anti-lock braking systems (ABS) from November 1.

// Electricity vital to decarbonise NZ

The Governments consultation document for its Emissions Reduction Plan highlights the key role of electricity in reducing New Zealands carbon emissions, Electricity Retailers Association chief executive Cameron Burrows says.

// ‘The Prisoner’ Mini Moke up for auction

One of the earliest cult TV shows is The Prisoner, from 1968.

// NZ energy event now March 2022

Energy symposium LUMO has been rescheduled from November 11 to March 8 next year due to recent COVID-19 announcements.

// BMW prices the all-electric iX3 SUV

BMW New Zealand has released pricing for its new electric SUV, the iX3. Due here before the end of 2021, a bit later than originally expected, the iX3 will land in two oddly named trim levels.


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