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// Pure-electric Lexus UX 300e SUV confirmed for New Zealand

Falling under the Toyota umbrella, Lexus has had mild hybrids in its fleet for some time now, but is yet to offer an all-electric alternative in New Zealand.

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AutoTalk.co.nz says: First Lexus BEV in NZ this year

AutoCar.co.nz says: Lexus’ first fully electric car is coming to New Zealand


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// AA New Zealand Chief Executive steps down

The New Zealand Automobile Association has confirmed a change in personnel, with CEO Brian Gibbons to retire from his position in early 2022.

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AutoTalk.co.nz says Gibbons to retire as AA Chief Executive

AutoFile.co.nz says Gibbons to step down from AA


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// Hundreds attend dealership opening

International best-selling artists Sol3 Mio join celebration as Ebbett Group moves into new site.

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AutoTalk.co.nz says Ebbett group opening night to remember


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// Three marques dominate sales

Almost 9,000 new cars were registered in New Zealand last month, with Toyota, Kia and Mitsubishi steaming ahead of the rest.

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AutoFile.co.nz says Ranger tops April’s ladder

AutoFile also says Toyota out front for used imports

AutoTalk says April on track despite massive statistical change


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// Kiwi car owner rallies to ban offensive number plate

New Zealand’s sequential three letter and three number number plate format can sometimes generate interesting or even comedic plate number combinations.

// Other articles on this topic

Stuff.co.nz says Man wants offensive number plate removed from circulation


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// Why do cars catch on fire?

Car fires that just happen, as opposed to being caused by an accident always make the news – and always look dramatic

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EVsandBeyond.co.nz says EV destroyed in NZ road blaze


BEST OF THE REST

// Is this the new Toyota Corolla GR hot hatch?

While Toyota continues to ‘keep mum’ over the prospects of a hot hatch Gazoo Racing ‘GR’ variant of the Corolla, speculation continues to churn from all corners of the globe.

// Ford and ARB make it official with Licensed Accessories for Ranger and Everest

ARB and Ford are undertaking what they call a “high-level collaboration” to sell selected off-road equipment


IN OTHER NEWS

// May eworld expo has electrifying topics and displays

Movers and shakers in the New Zealand’s e-mobility and sustainable technologies industries are set to charge up eworld

// Five Things: Weird and wonderful Shanghai Motor Show reveals

The Shanghai Motor Show wrapped up last week, and we were treated to a bunch of awesome new concepts and near-production prototypes.


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EVs surge in IEA global outlook

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Tesla can’t just keep preaching to the converted

Chinese tech giant Baidu rolls out paid driverless taxi service in Beijing