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Hyundai Santa Cruz ute not coming to New Zealand

For those in Aotearoa who smacked their lips this morning at the sight of Hyundai’s new compact Santa Cruz — a Sport Adventure Vehicle take on the ute segment — I have some sad news.

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Hyundai’s first ute revealed: meet the Santa Cruz

After plenty of teasers and rumours, Hyundai has finally whipped the covers completely off its new double-cab pick-up, the Santa Cruz.

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BMW and Mini sales soar in NZ

Local registrations play a key part in group starting the year by setting a new global record.

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BMW reports double digit growth in Q1

BMW Group New Zealand is reporting a combined 20.4% sales growth in the first quarter of 2021 for the BMW and MINI brands.

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Mercedes EQS 2022 launches

The first luxury EV saloon from Mercedes-EQ has up to 770km range and 385kW output from its powertrain.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils sleek EQS EV with 770km range

Following extensive coverage of both its enormous 56-inch ‘Hyperscreen’ and the rest of its cabin, Mercedes-Benz has finally shown off its new fully electric EQS sedan in full.

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Mercedes looks to redefine electric luxury with all-new EQS sedan

Call the EQS a drag queen, if you want. This luxurious EV from Mercedes now wears the crown reserved for the world’s most aerodynamic production car.

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Audi confirms electric Q4 e-tron for New Zealand

Audi’s local arm has announced that the brand’s newest electric car, the Q4 e-tron, is destined to launch in New Zealand in late 2022.

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Audi reveals Q4 e-tron

The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron have been unveiled globally but may not reach New Zealand until later next year.

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Audi unveils all-new, all-electric Q4 e-tron

Audi is the latest to show off some new electrical hardware, this time coming in the form of the Q4 e-tron.

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Charge account: Audi e-tron GT, full New Zealand pricing and specification

Audi has been one of the pioneers in bringing Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) power to the premium segment, with the likes of the e-tron SUV.

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The Good Oil: How the Jeepster got it on

What was the first SUV? While the term “Sport Utility Vehicle” wasn’t widely used until the 1980s, the concept of an off-road style vehicle intended mainly for urban/leisure use (which is what an SUV really is these days) emerged much, much earlier.

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IN OTHER NEWS

Prince Philip’s custom-made Land Rover hearse – 18 years in the making

Buckingham Palace has released pictures of a customised Land Rover that Prince Philip helped design, and that will now carry his coffin.

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New look for Cooke Howlison Isuzu

Locally owned Cooke Howlison Isuzu has recently opened its new redeveloped Teviot St dealership in Dunedin.

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SUV is back in black

Mazda tips fresh addition to CX-5 line-up will be a hit with Kiwi consumers.

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Lessons learned after living with a Nissan Leaf

Over the past six weeks we have followed the Saunders-Smeath family on their series of road trips around Northland in a Nissan Leaf

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Watch: Is VW’s new Golf the best one yet? Zooming with DRIVEN EP41

This week it’s just the three of us, but don’t stress, because we’ve still managed to pull together a half-decent show without the boss.

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The Insider: New Zealand motor industry insight

It’s been a year since New Zealand’s first big lockdown, in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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Hyundai Pony goes back to the future

Hyundai Motor Company has gone back to the future by creating a retro-modern reconstruction of the first-generation Pony light-car

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