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// Confirmed: Skoda is bringing its electrified superb to NZ

In a two-pronged announcement of sorts, Skoda’s local arm has confirmed that it’s launching its iV sub-brand for electrified vehicles — and that the label will debut next month with the arrival of its plug-in hybrid Superb iV.

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// Colonial motor company announces senior leadership changes

In a letter to shareholders, the Colonial Motor Company (CMC) has announced changes to its senior leadership team

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// Geneva Group lifts profit in FY21

Geneva Finance Group has announced a pre-tax profit of $6.9m, a rise of $2.7m (67%) over last year.

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// Honda may bring the sexy Sports EV Concept to production next year

Honda debuted the Urban EV and Sports EV concepts in 2017 and while the former went on to become the Honda e hatchback, we haven’t heard much about the latter.


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// Chargenet recharges its brand

New Zealand’s largest EV charging network ChargeNet has updated its brand, logo and website.

// Provisional figures indicate best may ever for new vehicles

Provisional registration figures are indicating last month was the highest May ever for new vehicle sales.

// Imports continue improvement – but not back to pre-Covid levels

Used import registrations continued their recovery in May, but are still not close to being back to pre-COVID levels as dealers struggle to land stock.

// Hyundai has EV lineup at Fieldays

The new Ioniq 5, Hayden Paddon’s Kona EV rally car, the Kona Series II, the hydrogen Nexo and the new Santa Fe hybrid feature on Hyundai New Zealand’s stand at the Mystery Creek Fieldays

// Rules passed for old tyres

Regulations introduced by the government are the next step on path to product stewardship scheme.

// Ford’s latest reveal is a beer bottle

While Ford has been all about the future with the recent reveal of its all-electric F-150 Lightning, its latest reveal is very much about the past.


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