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// “Madness”: Australian car industry criticises NZ emissions targets

New Zealand’s new Clean Car Standard legislation is set to come into effect next year, with the full brunt of its 102g/km carbon emissions limit for new cars to be felt by 2025.

// Aussie car industry slams NZ targets

Automotive body warns the government it should be taking more time to introduce its tough emissions goals this side of the Tasman.


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// Toyota reveals fully electric SUV destined for production

Toyota has revealed its latest electric concept, an SUV taking after the RAV4, at the Shanghai Motor Show.

// Toyota’s all-electric BZ range confirmed for New Zealand

Toyota will begin selling an electric vehicle in the New Zealand market in the near future as part of a global strategy to launch seven EVs in the next four years.


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// EVs electrify Auto Shanghai 2021

Electric vehicles are taking centre stage at China’s major automotive show from April 21-28, some announced at press days on April 19 and 20.

// EVs and SUVs star at China auto show under virus controls

Volkswagen, Ford and Chinese brands unveiled new SUVs for China on Monday at the Shanghai auto show, the industry’s biggest marketing event in a year overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.


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// Renault confirms Megane R.S Trophy arrival

Renault New Zealand (RNZ) has confirmed the enhanced Megane R.S Trophy hatchback will be arriving in local dealerships in April.

// Renault confirm Megane R.S Trophy for New Zealand

Renault has confirmed that the Megane R.S Trophy will be available in New Zealand this month, in both manual and dual-clutch automatic flavours.


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// Investigators ‘100 per cent sure’ no one was driving a Tesla that hit a tree, killing two men

Two US federal agencies are sending teams to investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla near Houston, Texas, in which local authorities say no one was behind the wheel.

// Authorities sure no one was driving during fatal Tesla crash in America

Two men have died in a fiery crash after a Tesla “on autopilot with no one driving” crashed into a tree catching alight.


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// Great Wall and Shelby reveal their own adventure ute

One of the more unique unions in the motoring world has confirmed its first combined consummation; Great Wall Motors (GWM) and Shelby (yeah, that Shelby) showing off their take on a Ford Ranger Raptor rival.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Investors flocking to buy shares in dealership group

In the past 12 months Australian investors flocking to buy shares in vehicle retailer Eagers Automotive have pushed the value of the company’s shares up by 300%

// Toyota says building works won’t affect dealers or customers

Toyota New Zealand says earthquake strengthening works on one section of the building at its Palmerston North headquarters will not disrupt the operations

// The Shanghai Auto show’s most interesting reveal isn’t even a car

It’s been a big 48-odd hours or so for the car world, following a plethora of new car news from the Shanghai Auto Show.

// Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sydney awarded Ownership Services Dealer of the Year

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sydney has been awarded Ownership Services Dealer of the Year in the Asia Pacific, beating 21 other dealers in the region to the title.

// Physical and digital premiere for Maserati Levante hybrid

Maserati hosted a physical premiere for the new Levante Hybrid live at the Shanghai Auto Show

// More traction coming for BMW M3 and M4 Competition models

BMW M will expand the line-up of the new BMW M3 and M4 Competition models with the New Zealand arrival later this year of new variants featuring the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

// New executive joins ATL

Shuji Kurumiya brings two decades of industry experience to company’s new role in Tokyo.

// Gorgeous Audi A6 e-tron concept a preview of the future

Audi is in the midst of an electric car revolution. In the last week alone it unveiled the Q4 e-tron, confirmed Kiwi pricing and specs for its upcoming e-tron GT, and overnight it revealed another EV — the A6 e-tron Concept.

// Toyota confirms it’s working on an electric ute

Yesterday was an enormous one for Toyota at the Shanghai Auto Show.

// Hyundai Santa Cruz ute debuts, but there’s bad news for Kiwi buyers

Hyundai’s first go at a ute has finally been revealed, the unibody-based Santa Cruz.