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// Video: Can you trade at level 4?

In this AutoTalk Live video we catch up with Greig Epps of the Motor Trade Association to discuss what trading you can do at Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions.

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// Genesis reveals electric GV60 images

Genesis has released exterior and interior images of the GV60, the brand’s first electric vehicle based on a dedicated EV platform E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), marking a move towards electrification.

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// New Nissan Z set to land in New Zealand in 2022

Nissan’s new rear-wheel drive Z sports car has been confirmed for a New Zealand launch in 2022, following yesterday’s grand reveal in the US.

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// Listen to the new flat-plane Corvette at the Nurburgring

The new Chevrolet Corvette is doing well over in America but Chevrolet isn’t resting on its laurels. The high-performance Z06 and Z07 variants are being tested as we speak, and one has been caught spitting flames at the Nurburgring.

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// Mercedes reveals lifted bush-bashing C-class wagon

In yet another sign of defiance showing that you don’t necessarily need an SUV to explore gravel trails, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest iteration of C-Class Estate; the All-Terrain.

// Automaker FCA US admits paying off union leaders; fined US$30M

A federal judge fined FCA US$30 million this week after the automaker admitted that it paid off United Auto Workers leaders to try to win concessions in negotiations covering thousands of factory workers.


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// Fashion designer Paul Smith takes Mini Electric back to basics (like, bike tape on the steering wheel)

The biggest criticism of the new-generation BMW-Mini is arguably that it’s too large, complex and luxurious – a long way from the minimalist roots of the iconic original.

// Skills shortage fears for industry

A lack of apprentices and changing technology identified as major challenges for the automotive sector by annual report.

// Triumph is working on something special – with fairings

Triumph is working on a new bike. That probably won’t surprise you, but the bike should – it looks to be a range-topping, faired version of the Speed Triple, called the 1200 RR.

// Countdown is on for the reveal of Volkswagen’s SUV-coupe-BEV, the ID.5 GTX

Volkswagen is now counting down to the IAA Munich Motor Show and the launch of the ID.5 GTX: the third in its new “ID” family of pure-electric models (after the ID.3 hatch and ID.4 SUV) to be built on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix (MEB) platform.

// Porsche teases ‘future-oriented’ concept, could be Boxster EV?

Porsche is set to reveal a new concept car at the Munich Motor Show, teasing a single picture of a new-look headlight cluster.

// Longer range Renault Zoe becomes one of NZ’s cheapest Battery Electric Vehicles

The Renault Zoe might be one of Europe’s biggest-selling BEVs, but it has never been delivered in quite the right specification for New Zealand: too expensive, too slow to charge (no DC fast-charge capability in previous models) and too little range for first-time BEV buyers to feel comfortable.


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