FACELIFTED TIGUAN SUV CAN’T ARRIVE SOON ENOUGH
Volkswagen Passenger Cars New Zealand says the early 2021 arrival of the facelifted Tiguan in March and April is a great win for both its dealers and customers.
FORD ADDING MORE X FACTOR TO BEST-SELLING RANGER
Ford New Zealand is adding yet more core and limited edition models to its best-selling Ranger Ute line-up to maintain its market-leading position in 2021.
VOLKSWAGEN MARKS 70 YEARS OF CKD CAR EXPORTS
In 1950 Volkswagen passenger cars exported its first shipment of completely knocked down (CKD) kits of the infamous Beetle to Ireland for local assembly.
PORTS OF AUCKLAND RESPONDS TO UNION CLAIMS
Ports of Auckland spokesperson Matt Ball says claims by the Maritime Union leadership are entirely false and malicious, and are based on their ideological opposition to automation, not facts.
UNION CLAIMS PORT IS TURNING DOWN SKILLED WORKERS
The Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) says skilled New Zealand workers are being turned down for jobs at the Ports of Auckland.
KIA E-NIRO FOR AUSTRALIA MID-2021?
Kia expects to have its first electric car, the e-Niro, in Australia by mid-2021, joining a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Sorento to be introduced earlier.
NISSAN FIGHTS COVID WITH FREE THERMAL IMAGING TECH
Nissan is supporting the fight against COVID-19 by providing licenses free for thermal imaging sensor technology developed by the company which is aimed at autonomous vehicles (AVs).
AV ADVANCES STEP UP
Further development of autonomous vehicles (AV) is included under an extended collaboration between two key associated product firms.
PORT BATTLES FREIGHT BACKLOG
Recruitment drive aims to help address high level of demand.
ELECTRICITY PROFITS ‘REASONABLE’
Report highlights electricity companies’ financial performance and service quality.
REGULATORY OVERSIGHT TIGHTENS
Agency sets five-year terms for new inspection organisations.
TUNING FIRM MAKES BMW’S MOST AGRO SUV EVEN SCARIER
BMW’s big-grilled X7 three-row SUV has been somewhat forgotten in the brand’s fashion stakes, following the … uhh … divisive 4 Series, M3, M4, and iX that have come in the time since.
NEW-LOOK VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN KIWI-BOUND FOR 2021
Volkswagen’s stealthily popular mid-size SUV, the Tiguan, is getting a facelift for 2021 — the German firm’s local arm confirming more details about the model earlier today.
TOYOTA REVEALS STUNNING GR SUPRA ‘CONVERTIBLE’ SPORT TOP
What’s perhaps a little surprising about Toyota’s still somewhat fresh-to-market GR Supra is that we haven’t seen many different variants be added to the mix.
VW GOLF GTI PRICING CONFIRMED? NZ MK8 DETAILS UNVEILED
As the year winds down to a close, attention turns to the interesting new metal that’s coming in 2021. And, at the compact end of the scale is the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf.
THE QUEST TO REPLICATE TESLA’S SUCCESS KEEPS EV MANIA ALIVE
Tesla has thrilled some investors and jarred others by soaring to a valuation of as much as US$649 billion, more than what the world’s seven largest carmakers were collectively worth at the beginning of this year.
SHELBY’S PERSONAL COBRA IS GOING UNDER THE HAMMER
Carroll Shelby isn’t someone that needs an introduction, nor does the Cobra. Based around the British AC Ace with the old 2.0-litre Bristol straight-six swapped for a healthy Ford-built V8, the two-seater roadster quickly became synonymous with Shelby’s mechanical knowhow.
WATCH: TOYOTA TAKES THE TOP OFF THE GR SUPRA IN THE NAME OF STYLE
While we’re yet to see any hint of a manual transmission coming to Toyota’s GR Supra, the Japanese brand is more than happy to take the roof off it for its second wave of SEMA360 concepts.
Port battles freight backlog
Recruitment drive aims to help address the unexpected level of demand on the shipping supply chain. Ports of Auckland (POAL) is hiring more staff to help tackle delays for processing shipments coming in and out of the country.
Tesla joins key share index
Shares suffer rare dip in a year that has seen the carmaker’s market value soar past its rivals. Tesla has hit a new milestone after making its debut on America’s S&P 500, which provides millions more investors with an opportunity to hold a stake in the electric car maker.
Support helps cap certification fee increase
Technical association welcomes funding boost from the NZTA as workload increases. An automotive group is looking forward to no longer “running on the smell of an oily rag” after securing financial support from the NZTA.
Car reveal targets young buyers
Honda tweaks Civic to make it look bigger and deliver improved visibility for drivers. Honda has tuned into Twitch, a popular streaming and social media platform for video game players, to reveal a new version of its Civic compact car.