Prices Still Inching up in Japan

There was subdued good news during the month of November in the automotive industry, with new vehicle sales inching above October volumes to reach 411,601, a total that includes trucks, buses, Kei-class vehicles and light commercials.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/prices-still-inching-up-in-japan


Autosure’s New National Claims Manager – Wayne Hynes

An important part of what we do here at Autosure is provide a high level of aftersales support to our agent’s customers. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/autosures-new-national-claims-manager-wayne-hynes


Provident Insurance North Island Golf Classic 2020

The Provident Insurance Annual North Island Golf Classic was held at the Ngaruawahia Golf Club in Hamilton on Thursday 26th November. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/provident-insurance-north-island-golf-classic-2020


Video: ANCAP Rates Commercial Van Segment For First Time

The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) has reviewed the active safety performance of a range of commercial vans for the first time in the segment with the Toyota Hiace and Ford Transit coming out on top.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/video-ancap-rates-commercial-van-segment-for-first-time


February Debut for New Outback

Subaru’s next generation Outback all-wheel drive SUV will arrive in New Zealand next February. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/february-debut-for-new-outback


Consumers are Resilient and Adaaptive Says Ford Trends Report

The 9th annual Looking Further with Ford Trends Report focuses on global trends each year to gain insight into shifting consumer behaviours and what comes next in terms of connecting with them.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/consumers-are-resilient-and-adaptive-says-ford-trends-report


Kia Facelifts Stinger for 2021 Model Year

Kia has given its flagship Stinger sedan a styling refresh, higher-quality interior trim and updates to the infotainment system for the 2021 model year. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/kia-facelifts-stinger-for-2021-model-year


Commercial vans in safety spotlight

Only two of 15 vans score a gold rating in ANCAP tests. PLUS – video

https://autofile.co.nz/commercial-vans-in-safety-spotlight-


MTA snaps up IT companies

Bosses welcome change of ownership for SAM and SAS operations.

https://autofile.co.nz/mta-snaps-up-it-companies-


Stinger gets freshen up for 2021

Kia upgrades model to emphasise its GT character and add a bit of luxury.

https://autofile.co.nz/stinger-gets-freshen-up-for-2021-


Car imports drive current account into deficit

Figure narrows on an annual basis because of impact of Covid-19.

https://autofile.co.nz/car-imports-drive-current-account-into-deficit-


EV subscription service expanding

Power company commits to growing scheme following two-year pilot.

https://autofile.co.nz/ev-subscription-service-expanding-


Nissan’s quiet EV project isn’t a car but is saving lives

Nissan’s Blue Switch project allows its electric vehicles to act as portable power stations for emergency response teams.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/123738173/nissans-quiet-ev-project-isnt-a-car-but-is-saving-lives


Van safety put to the test, the results are rough

ANCAP, the body responsible for testing the safety of new vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, has broadened its subjects to include commercial vans for the first time. The results aren’t pretty.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123736752/van-safety-put-to-the-test-the-results-are-rough


Vietnam’s Vinfast working on a double-cab ute

Vietnamese start-up Vinfast has released some preliminary sketches of its upcoming models, one of which is to be a double-cab ute.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123722877/vietnams-vinfast-working-on-a-doublecab-ute


Lamborghini’s new SC20 is a wild speedster money can’t buy

For years now, roadster versions of supercars have been popular due to the laid back look, but how do you make a supercar look even more chill? Take off the windscreen as well as the roof, obviously. 

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/lamborghini-s-new-sc20-is-a-wild-speedster-money-can-t-buy/


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lands in NZ, Gets Big Price Tweak

Just a few short years after it first debuted, Alfa Romeo has issued a mild mid-life refresh for its Stelvio SUV. It’s now landed in New Zealand, bringing with it new features and a heavily revised line-up.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/alfa-romeo-stelvio-lands-in-nz-gets-big-price-tweak


Would You Pay $70,000 for a Vintage Toyota Hilux?

It’s common knowledge that Toyota Hilux utes have well above average resale value compared to their peers. But, what we’re now seeing in the market is older models that have either been well preserved or restored to factory fresh condition selling for big money.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/would-you-pay-70-000-for-a-vintage-toyota-hilux


New Nissan Concept Imagines What Supercars Look Like In 2050

It’s probably safe to say that the future of the car is well and truly up in the air. And this is especially true of enthusiast-orientated vehicles like hot hatches, sports sedans, and of course supercars.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/new-nissan-concept-imagines-what-supercars-look-like-in-2050


NZ Pricing Revealed For More Powerful 2021 Kia Stinger

Kia New Zealand has finally confirmed pricing and range for its updated MY2021 Stinger, which recently arrived at dealerships around the country.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/nz-pricing-revealed-for-more-powerful-2021-kia-stinger