Used-car retailer thinks big
NZAI makes key appointments as it eyes expansion plans to help it rival Turners. One of New Zealand’s largest used-car retailers has set its sights on securing a bigger chunk of the market and expanding its finance book.
2Cheap parent renames, announces listing
The parent company of 2Cheap Cars and its NZ Motor Finance division, has announced a new name, new leadership, and plans to list on the stock exchange.
The secret plans that didn’t save Holden
One year ago, General Motors announced that it would be winding up the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand which came as a shock to many dealerships and owners.
Report: Holden planned to sell rebadged Chinese cars to save itself
One of the more interesting hypotheticals people have considered in the wake of Holden’s unpopular exit from the Australasian market is which direction it would have travelled in a post-Vauxhall, post-Opel world.
Mclaren Artura hybrid from $375,000
The new McLaren Altura High-Performance Hybrid (HPH) supercar will cost Kiwis at least $375,000 and is now available to order.
Revealed: Mclaren unveils 500kw Artura hybrid supercar
After keeping its fans suspended in a delicate lurch consisting of stacks of teasers, audio tracks, and camouflage shots (plus a few juicy leaked patent filings to boot), McLaren has finally unveiled its new Sports Series supercar; the all-new Artura.
McLaren Artura revealed as a 500kW plug-in hybrid supercar
Meet the start of something big for McLaren: the HPH (High Performance Hybrid) supercar.
Outlander first car to debut live on Amazon
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has revealed the all-new Outlander SUV on Amazon Live, making it the first passenger vehicles to be launched on the global platform.
All-new Mitsubishi Outlander debuts. Can it save the brand?
While all the focus has been on its alliance partner Nissan, Mitsubishi has also been battling over the last few years.
Mitsubishi reveals all-new Outlander SUV
Mitsubishi has revealed an all-new version of its Outlander SUV, even though the current one is still selling well globally. In fact, it was even one of New Zealand’s best-selling vehicles last month.
Porsche has updated the mighty GT3
We knew it was coming and here it is – Porsche has just revealed the latest member of the GT3 family. At the heart of the new GT3 is the same 4.0-litre flat six with no sign of forced induction.
Watch: Porsche’s highly-anticipated 911 GT3 revealed in full
When it comes to Porsche 911 variants, you can’t really go wrong with any of them, but the GT3 has always been at the top of the wishlist for those who really love driving.
Skoda announces sportier flavour of electric SUV
Skoda has announced a sporty variant of its forthcoming electric Enyaq iV SUV, called the Sportline. The name follows other existing Skoda models but the Enyaq is the first all-electric vehicle for the brand, based on the Volkswagen ID.4.
Electric Skoda gets lean, low new sportline model
It might not have hit showrooms anywhere in the world just yet, but that’s not stopping Skoda from releasing a new trim level of its upcoming Enyaq iV electric car — the first EV it’s ever made.
IN OTHER NEWS
Ford Ranger goes fully-autonomous
An Australian mining group has advanced the future of mobility (in mining at least) with the deployment of a fleet of fully-autonomous Ford Rangers at one of its mines
Ferrari’s hybrid V6 to make big power while Audi considers electric R8
Ferrari is hard at work on a new model, rumoured to be an entry-level revival of the Dino badge sporting a hybrid V6 powertrain. We know it exists but nothing more, although a report from Car Magazine aims to shed a bit more light on the subject.
Watch: Ford’s electric Mustang fights range anxiety by racing a rocket?
Range anxiety is the biggest barrier facing all electric vehicles, and while the vehicles themselves might be fine, the public’s perception is the barrier than automotive brands face.
EV searches easier
Car buying site Need A Car says it has made electric vehicle searches faster and easier. It says electric battery information such as range, state of health (SoH) and wattage are important aspects to look at when purchasing an EV.
Autonomous Rangers launched in Australia
Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) says it has successfully deployed autonomous light vehicles (ALV’s) at the Company’s mining operations in the Chichester Hub.
sshhh! EVs will be at Frankton thunder
Just about every model of EV in New Zealand will be at the 5th annual Frankton Thunder automotive and community festival in Hamilton on March 14, 9.30am-4pm.
Veteran warns dealers are on the brink
EV specialist blames closure of his long-running business on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jucy owed $44m to ASB bank
Receivers of low-cost car and campervan rental company owners Jucy Group says there is unlikely to be any money left to pay unsecured creditors.
BMW joins with NZ luxury leather goods brand
BMW New Zealand and local luxury leather goods manufacturer, Deadly Ponies, have formed a long-term partnership to work on special projects.