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// Video: Communicating with customers in level 4 (Boost Auto)

In this Autotalk live video we catch up with Boost Auto principal Anthony McLean to discuss how to maintain customer communication during level 4 COVID-19 restrictions.

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// Toyota shuts down almost half of production due to Covid outbreak

As New Zealand hangs in the balance with a new outbreak of Covid-19, so too does Malaysia.

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// Majority support for pathway to net zero transport emissions

Strong support has been given to a Ministry of Transport report outlining potential policies and pathways to a net zero emission transport sector over the next 30 years.

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// Elva celebrates McLaren’s Kiwi racing roots

The McLaren Elva is the latest addition to the British supercar maker’s Ultimate Series and is a ferociously fast, open-cockpit, extreme two-seater with a bespoke carbon fibre chassis and body but no roof, no windscreen and no side windows.

// Sales of electric cars up 168% around the world

It appears the number of manufacturers increasing their commitment to electric cars and the number of governments around the world introducing more legislation around decarbonisation is prompting a sales shift among new-vehicle customers.


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// This million-mile Honda CRX is basically new

Over in Tampa, Florida, a Honda Dealership has a CRX on display. Normally, that’s a nod to Honda’s past, when it built screaming naturally aspirated engines and small, lightweight cars.

// DPL Insurance gets two good AM best financial ratings

Singapore-based financial rating service AM Best Information Services has affirmed DPL Insurance New Zealand Limited (the parent company of Autosure) has a B++ (Good) financial strength rating and a ‘bbb’ (Good) long term issuer credit rating.

// Port’s chairman stepping down

Bill Osborne to resign just months after the previous chairman and chief executive have also left the company.

// It’s official: New Lamborghini Countach already sold out

Just a week after it made its international debut, Lamborghini has confirmed that its new Countach LPI 800-4 has already completely sold out.

// Lender invests to speed up car loans

Boss of CFS Finance outlines the major changes being made at his business to minimise the impact of incoming laws.

// Ford releases new mustangs, pays tribute to … vanilla ice?

When considering icons from the 1990s and how relevant they are today, rapper Vanilla Ice (real name Robert Van Winkle) would be at the very bottom of most people’s lists.

// The Insider: industry insight on how Jaguar takes tech from the track to the road

Having been in the automotive industry most of my life and working on a luxury performance brand, it’s hard not to appreciate the impressive machinery and technology of the motorsport world.

// Remember the Holden Camira? pristine (but unloved) classic for sale

Regular NZ Autocar online readers will be familiar (and hopefully accepting) of our fixation and fascination with the spiralling pricing of Aussie performance cars from Holden and Ford.


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