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// Parole denied to undischarged bankrupt used car dealer

Parole has been denied to an undischarged bankrupt who defrauded his victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars on the promise of supplying luxury vehicles they never received.

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// Bugatti reveals hefty seven-figure price for its track-only Bollide

For almost two decades, Bugatti has been building incredibly fast hypercars with its 8.0-litre quad-turbo W16 engine, but most of these vehicles have lived a relatively tame life on the road.

// New Renault Zoe goes further

The third-generation Renault Zoe has arrived in New Zealand with increased power and range alongside many tech improvements including DC charging.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Enhanced Hyundai i30 N arriving in dealerships

Hyundai New Zealand has announced pricing and specification details for the newly enhanced and upgraded 2021 i30 N range, which goes on sale locally this month.

// Tesla reverses one of its most controversial decisions

Much has been made of how much easier Teslas are to live with than other electric vehicles due to their network of quick Superchargers around the world.

// Aussie Holden dealership collection up for auction

Australia’s second oldest Holden dealership, Sexton and Green in Tenterfield, New South Wales is holding an online auction of a range of collectible cars

// Eaton’s vehicle group develops 48V tech for global emission regulations

Power management company Eaton has announced its Vehicle Group has developed a series of 48-volt technologies to assist its global commercial vehicle customers transitioning from traditional 12 and 24-volt vehicle systems to systems that include 48-volt architecture.

// Toyota Prius hybrid axed from New Zealand line-up

A Toyota New Zealand spokesperson has confirmed that the Prius hybrid has been culled from the Japanese marque’s local line-up.

// Toyota Corolla still the world’s best-selling car

With all the hubbub around the rush to produce pure electric cars added with the sales popularity of utes and SUVs, it’s easy to forget the humble ordinary hatchback.

// Limited production close for Lordstown, future still hazy

Lordstown Motors expects to begin limited production of its electric pickup truck next month, yet the future of the Ohio start-up remains hazy.


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