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// New-car sales nearly double

Toyota and Mitsubishi lead the charge as market bounces back from the disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic last year.

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// Import levels increase

Volumes climb for last month and the year to date with Japan remaining the main supplier of vehicles to our shores.

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// BMW New Zealand reveals plans for all-new electric line-up

BMW is starting to ramp up its assault on the electric vehicle market with the launch of two all-new models the i4 coupe and iX SUV.

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// New Highlander V6 continues for now

Toyota New Zealand (TNZ) says that pressure from corporate and commercial customers for a new V6 Highlander prevented the new range from becoming solely hybrid

// EVs to displace ICE sooner than expected

A report titled “Why electric cars will take over sooner than you think” has been published by the BBC‘s chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt.


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// Confirmed: Hyundai i20 n hot hatch coming to New Zealand

After leaving Kiwi hot hatch fiends hanging for months, Hyundai New Zealand has confirmed that the fizzy i20 N hot hatch is destined for local showrooms.

// Hilux leads Aussie new car market

The Toyota Hilux led a strong Aussie market recovery in May 2021 with 4402 units sold

// Shipping delays and rising costs ongoing for vehicle import industry

Global supply chain delays and increasing costs continue to disrupt the vehicle import industry with some dealers such as Toyota NZ warning customers could wait up to six months

// Car industry now facing tyre shortage on top of chip shortage

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll be aware that the motoring world is currently being hampered by a shortage of chips.

// Are virtual wing mirrors the next big thing? BMW thinks so

You’d think that the humble wing-mirror was something the motoring world had already perfected. But, it seems like the often forgotten fixture might be ripe for technological revolution.

// Apple loses multiple top managers from self-driving car division

Apple has lost multiple top managers of its self-driving car team in recent months, a sign of attrition at the division involved in what could become an important future product.

// Industry group claims Euro 7 regulations will ‘ban’ the combustion engine

An industry lobby group based in Europe is claiming proposals for new Euro 7 emissions regulations could kill combustion engines by 2026.


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