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// Farmer Volkswagen wins 2020 dealer of the year

Mount Maunganui based Farmer Volkswagen has won the overall Volkswagen New Zealand dealer of the year award for 2020.

// Dealership wins eight gongs

Marque celebrates the efforts of its 21 dealerships nationwide and announces ambassador role for Kiwi pop star. PLUS – gallery


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// Trusted trio stay on top

Survey of Kiwi consumers puts Turners ahead of its used-car rivals, with Toyota and AA also enjoying repeat wins.

// Toyota crowned as one of NZ’s most trusted brands

Toyota’s somewhat perpetual position as New Zealand’s most popular car brand comes down to a lot of different things.


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// Will this Chinese hatch be NZ’s first sub-$40k electric car?

The topic of cheap electric cars is a heck of a conversation starter in New Zealand motoring circles.


IN OTHER NEWS

// A legendary Ferrari for less?

Ever fancied a Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, but don’t have a lazy $10 million or so that one would cost?

// Design your personalised Mini

Mini New Zealand has launched an online configurator that allows buyers to customise their cars within the brand’s new tier system.

// The ‘new’ Mini is not so new anymore

To some people the “new” Mini will never be a replacement for the original, but here’s the thing: it’s not that “new” anymore. In fact the BMW Mini is celebrating its 20th birthday this month!

// Protecta adds international experience

Company’s new business development manager has spent years working with dealerships across South Africa.

// All Renaults to be limited to 180km/h in pursuit of safety

French car maker Renault has announced that all of its cars from 2022 onwards will have their top speeds capped at 180km/h.


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