New Golf 8 Arriving In Dealerships in March 2021

Volkswagen New Zealand says the all-new Golf 8 and all-new Golf GTI will be arriving in New Zealand dealerships by March 2021. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/new-golf-8-arriving-in-dealerships-in-march-2021


Five-Year Terms for New Vehicle Inspecting Organisations

From January 1, 2021 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will introduce defined appointment terms for all new warrant of fitness (WoF) and certificate of fitness (CoF) inspecting organisation (IO) applicants.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/five-year-terms-for-new-vehicle-inspecting-organisations


Best-Selling E-Class Gets Update For 2021

Mercedes-Benz says the E-Class is the best-selling model series in the company’s history so for 2021 the sedan, coupe, cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG variants have all received cosmetic and technological updates.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/best-selling-e-class-gets-update-for-2021


Toyota hit by spate of recalls

Marque spots potential problems in a mix of models. 

https://autofile.co.nz/toyota-hit-by-spate-of-recalls-


Treasury tips more rapid economic recovery

Surplus set to arrive sooner than expected despite Covid uncertainty.

https://autofile.co.nz/treasury-tips-more-rapid-economic-recovery-


Cartel policy set to change

Regulator seeks submissions as date for new criminal offence approaches.

https://autofile.co.nz/cartel-policy-set-to-change-


Electric Cars are Overhyped, Says Toyota Boss

You’d think that the announcement of its first fully electric car might sway Toyota towards softening its often mixed stance on EVs, but that doesn’t appear to be the case based on comments made by the firm’s president, Akio Toyoda.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/electric-cars-are-overhyped-says-toyota-boss


Ute Wars Continue: Ford Confirms Updated 2021 Ranger Wildtrak-X

After drafting the featured-packed Wildtrak-X grade of Ford Ranger earlier this year, Ford New Zealand has announced that the formerly sold-out model will be back for 2021 with a handful of changes.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/ute-wars-continue-ford-confirms-updated-2021-ranger-wildtrak-x


Is Subaru Finally Making A BRZ Sti? Curious Test Mule Spotted

In recent years there’s been many ‘will they, won’t they’ moments in motoring, and one of the biggest has been the lack of a definitive high-performance flagship in either the Subaru BRZ or Toyota 86.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/is-subaru-finally-making-a-brz-sti-curious-test-mule-spotted


VW warns chip shortage threatens car production worldwide

639034284 (White VW ID.3): Volkswagen has started building its ID.3 EV, but warns a semiconductor shortage may slow the company’s production process.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/300189299/vw-warns-chip-shortage-threatens-car-production-worldwide


Toyota’s CEO really doesn’t like the EV revolution

As Japan seemingly heads towards instigating a ban on the sale of combustion cars by the year 2035, the boss of the countries largest vehicle manufacturer isn’t happy.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/123771983/toyotas-ceo-really-doesnt-like-the-ev-revolution


Toyota NZ recalls selected Yaris Hybrid and Yaris Cross models

A number of Yaris Hybrid and Yaris Cross SUV models have been recalled by Toyota New Zealand for two potential issues.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/toyota-nz-recalls-selected-yaris-hybrid-and-yaris-cross-models/


Live the Mad Max dream with this epic Ford Falcon Interceptor

Over the last decade or so, prices of classic Australian muscle cars have been sky-rocketing with old two-door Ford Falcons and Holden Monaro models leading the charge. 

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/live-the-mad-max-dream-with-this-epic-ford-falcon-interceptor/


Carroll Shelby’s very own 427 Cobra set to fetch a fortune

As one of the most replicated classic cars on the road, the Shelby Cobra is certainly iconic, with some genuine models fetching over $1 million when crossing the auction block in recent years. 

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/carroll-shelby-s-very-own-427-cobra-set-to-fetch-a-fortune/