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// Video: Covid-19 support with Lani Fogelberg

In our fifth lockdown discussion, AutoTalk’s Richard Edwards discusses the support available to businesses with management expert Lani Fogelberg of Fogelberg Consulting.

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// Vehicle lending bolsters bank’s profits

Heartland welcomes financial growth but it warns current lockdown may dampen momentum.

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// NZ car dealers to get refunds from Trademe during due to lockdown

There are very few avenues for New Zealand car dealers hoping to turnover cars during level four lockdown conditions, given that the service is not classified as essential.

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// BMW iX pricing announced ahead of Q4 launch

The electric BMW iX is priced from $163,900 for the xDrive40 Sport and $197,900 for the xDrive50 Sport in the lead up to this year’s fourth quarter arrival of both variants in New Zealand

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// Meet the Tank, China’s homegrown Toyota Land Cruiser rival

Great Wall Motors, or GWM, has been doing interesting work lately. We rated its all-new Cannon ute fairly highly last year, and now it’s unveiled a traditional body-on-frame rival for the Toyota Land Cruiser, called the Tank 600.

// Mazda trademarks interesting rotary-shaped logo

Here we are again with a new Mazda rumour. Well, this one isn’t exactly a rumour, but it’s still somewhat mysterious. Mazda has trademarked a new logo that looks remarkably similar to a Wankel rotor.


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// MG HS PHEV arrives

MG Motor’s first plug-In hybrid (PHEV) is available from $52,990 plus on-road costs and is eligible for the Clean Car Discount of $5750 which reduces the price to $47,240.

// Brake boost concern causes supra recall

Toyota New Zealand is recalling 51 Supra GRs to rectify a potential issue affecting the brake vacuum pump and the amount of boost it delivers.

// Volta Zero real-world testing underway

Swedish startup Volta Trucks has marked the start of engineering evaluation and real-world testing of the first fully electric prototype Volta Zero.

// Automotive group on the move

Owner of 2 Cheap Cars makes promising start to the financial year as it prepares to relocate its head office and vehicle-processing facilities.

// Listen to the new Corvette Z06, as Chevrolet announces launch date

Chevrolet has confirmed that its first go-faster variant of the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 is set to be revealed on October 26, or October 27 local time.

// Eroad makes takeover bid

Commerce Commission opens case as Kiwi company seeks clearance to merge with Coretex.

// Listen to the new Corvette Z06, as Chevrolet announces launch date

Chevrolet has confirmed that its first go-faster variant of the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette C8 is set to be revealed on October 26, or October 27 local time.

// Watch: BMW’s M4 Competition is too drift-happy for the moose test

BMW’s M division is known for building some of the world’s best performance cars, and the new M3/M4 Competition pairing is no exception to this.


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