// Confirmed: NZ police to trial plug-in hybrid Skoda
The New Zealand Police have confirmed plans to evaluate the Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid as a future ‘Prime 1’ police vehicle — signaling the first time that the police have confirmed that a plug-in vehicle is being considered.
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// Companies win right to repair seatbelts
Industry group puts out alert over what companies can now legally repair safety devices.
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// No Clean Car fine for us thanks: Ford NZ taking 100 Ranger orders per day
Ford New Zealand is currently taking 100 orders per day for the Ranger ute, as it embarks on what managing director Simon Rutherford calls a “tricky” last half of 2021.
// How much does your car know about you?
Cars today are closer to smartphones than ever before, with the new Tesla chip able to perform 72 trillion operations per second. Like smartphones, will cars start to gain a bad reputation for sharing user’s data without their knowledge
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// Electrified vehicles boost first half Benz sales
Increased sales of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV) were reflected in a 25% increase in Mercedes-Benz Car deliveries (1,182,724) around the globe for the first half of 2021.
// Hydrogen deal with Singapore
A memorandum of cooperation on low-carbon hydrogen signed with Singapore signals the start of greater collaboration on the transition towards low carbon economies,
// Used EV prices surge
Dealer warns rebates look set to be swallowed up by the increasing prices at auctions in Japan.
// VW ups EV targets
Half of Volkswagen’s sales are expected to be battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2030.
// EU gets tougher on co2 emissions
The European Commission has adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
// Brand names new dealer principal
Barry Woods moves up the ladder at Iveco NZ and sets his sights on helping the company grow further.
// Kiwi drivers launch class action lawsuit against UBER
While there’s little doubt that the Uber ride sharing app has changed the way people travel, particularly in urban centers, Uber’s track record indicates that it’s far from a squeaky clean company.
// NZ to miss out on hot new i30 sedan N
With the sedan market rapidly shrinking, it’s little wonder that enthusiasts were excited by Hyundai’s unveiling yesterday of its new i30 Sedan N — a rare entrant to the performance sedan segment.
// Harley-Davidson reveals brand new Sportster S
Harley-Davidson has given the Sportster a thorough overhaul, adding an extra letter to its name in the process.
// Hyundai Elantra N debuts as i20 N, Kona N priced in Australia
We had already seen some of it thanks to Hyundai’s teaser campaign, and the full car is as good to look at as the teasers suggested.
// Kiwis can now order the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander… but where’s the PHEV?
Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ) is working towards the watershed moment of an all-new Outlander SUV – a complete renewal of a hugely popular model that dates back to 2012
// Dealership’s stolen SUV in police shooting
A White BMW SUV stolen from Penrose-based used car dealer Youth Garage was allegedly involved in a police shooting in Central Auckland.
// UPDATED Current National New Car Deals
Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.
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Next Gen Outlander $41,990+ORC
S‑Cross PRESTIGE 2WD AUTO – SAVE $1,000
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Audi e-tron – Audi Future Value Guarantee
STEED SINGLE CAB DIESEL 4X2 FROM $20,990 SRRP INC GST + ORC
F-PACE MRP $99,900 + on-road costs.
F-TYPE MRP $139,900 + on-road costs
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Suzuki Baleno RS AUTO | SAVE $2,000 | Now $23,990+ORC
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