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// Clean-car costs for top sellers

A breakdown of the rebates and fees likely to face the top-selling new vehicles under the clean-car discount scheme has been produced by the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

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// Confirmed: Land Rover set to build hydrogen fuel cell Defender

After revealing that it’s set to drop diesel engines from its line-up by 2026, Land Rover has now confirmed that it’s developing a prototype Defender powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

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// End of an era: Nissan looks to cease sedan production for Japan

It was once one of the most familiar car bodies on the roads, but a decision in Japan appears to be yet another sign of the slow death for the one-time family favourite auto – the classic four-door sedan.

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// Electric LDV T60 ute delayed for New Zealand market

It’s been confirmed that one of the few electric utes that’s been announced for our market, the fully electric LDV T60, has had its timelines altered for local release — from later this year to a later date — with no established timeline

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// Hyundai New Zealand confirms pricing for the all-electric IONIQ 5

Hard on the heels of the government’s Clean Car programme announcement, Hyundai New Zealand has revealed pricing for its new futuristic-looking IONIQ 5 electric vehicle.

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// Webb’s Collectors’ Cars: rare classics up for auction in Auckland

Another round of iconic, exotic, exquisite and just plain cool cars are going up against the hammer on June 27 in the Webb’s Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia auction.

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// Subaru unveils updated Forester for late 2021

The mid-size SUV segment is bustling with options, among the most underrated being the Subaru Forester.


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// Lordstown Motors’ rough road continues; CEO and CFO are out

The top two executives at Lordstown Motors have resigned as problems at the Ohio electric truck startup mount.

// Turning a racetrack into a car dealership?

Imagine if Trade Me Motors reinvented itself from a classified website into a business to consumer (B2C) used car marketplace and then bought Pukekohe Park Raceway to become a reconditioning and logistics centre.

// Hyundai accelerates air taxi effort

Hyundai will offer services around its air taxis rather than just selling them.

// Europe set to be world’s largest EV market this year

Europe will remain the world’s largest market for electrified vehicles in 2021, with sales set to rise by more than half to five million units.


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