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// PM extends lockdown

Auckland faces fortnight at the highest alert level, with the situation for the rest of NZ to be reviewed at the end of the week.

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// Giltrap group will represent Polestar

The Polestar 2 electric performance fastback will be available to order later in 2021 with Auckland-based Giltrap Group appointed official representative of Polestar cars in New Zealand.

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// Upgraded X3 and X4 headed for NZ

Updated versions of BMW’s X3 and X4 four-wheel drive wagons with enhanced standard equipment will arrive here towards the end of the year.

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// GM to recall every single electric Chevrolet Bolt over fire risk

General Motors has confirmed a massive recall on every single Chevrolet Bolt EV it’s released thus far, following numerous cases of vehicles bursting into flames.

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// Incredible Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution II set to fetch big bucks

Utter the phrase ‘1980s homologation touring cars’ and most people in this part of the world would think first of the BMW E30 M3 or the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth. Underrated, but perhaps just as important as both models, is the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16.


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// Tesla Model S tests ‘submarine mode’

“Boat mode” Tesla Model 3 pictures from flooded parts of China have been popular, but a Tesla Model S has gone a step further in Helen, Georgia, going to almost “submarine mode” after a tropical storm.

// U.S dealer trades back street raced C8 Corvette

A California-based Chevrolet dealer has replaced a customer’s 2021 model-year Corvette C8 with a brand-new 2022 model-year car at no additional cost, after the owner discovered his car had been street raced by a service technician during a routine engine check.

// Insurer scores ‘good’ ratings

DPL Insurance welcomes report and aims to maintain “responsible and sustainable” business.

// Essential workers need jab

Industry organisation supports calls for Kiwis on Covid-19 frontline to have their vaccinations now.

// New Honda Integra to be developed in japan, won’t be electric

With one single image and one line of teaser text, Honda’s American arm Acura recently confirmed the return of the Integra nameplate after a lengthy hiatus; to the fanfare of Japanese car fans around the world.

// All the best cars as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance returns

In the end, it was as big as ever. After skipping last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and early reports major automakers were planning to pass, the 70th anniversary of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance attracted thousands of ticket holders and 230 collector cars in a striking return to normalcy

// Immaculate Nissan Skyline GT-R emerges for sale in NZ at $240K

It’s arguably the most iconic car to ever come out of Japan, so there’s no wonder why R34 GT-R prices are shooting through the roof as they start to become legal to import into the US.


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