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// Vehicle arrivals showing year-on-year recovery

Vehicle imports are up 60.2% year-on-year (y/y) with a total of 22,905 arrivals hitting the wharves in April compared with 14,297 the year prior.

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AutoFile says: Stock arrival boosts sales

AutoTalk says: Arriving stock boosts April new car sale

AutoCar says: NZ new-car sales up a whopping 62% in 2021 so far


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// Ranger back on top of sales charts for April, but small SUVs are the biggest deal

The Ford Ranger is back on top of the New Zealand new-vehicle sales charts for April – the only model to crack the 1000 mark for the month.

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Stuff Motoring says: Ranger fights back against Hilux in April sales


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// One in five EV buyers switches back to petrol, study says

The talk of the town is how the world plans to assist motorists in transitioning from internal combustion cars to an electric-flavoured mainstream.

// Watch: Brand new McLaren supercar burns to the ground at petrol station

Automotive brands do their best to try and stop fires in cars, but due to the high-performance nature of supercars, things don’t always go to plan, and a fire extinguisher isn’t always on standby.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Hatch gets new look

Mini unveils fresh design and extra standard equipment for John Cooper Works model.

// Mazda’s first BEV from $74,990

The electric Mazda MX-30 SUV is available from selected Mazda dealerships from mid-2021.

// SEA electric’s e-truck range at Brisbane truck show

Five different trucks in various configurations will be displayed by SEA Electric at the Brisbane Truck Show May 13-16.

// ASB to repay millions

Bank admits to responsible-lending failures and agrees to pay customers $8.1m following investigation by regulator.

// Used imports on the up

Year-to-date figures show signs of a welcome recovery across the new and used sectors of the market following the disruptions of 2020.

// Surprise at verification shake-up

Autohub’s Chief Executive believes budget restraints may be behind the decision not to send government officials back to Japan.

// Dealership defends retailer crown

Archibald and Shorter Greenlane completes a three-peat of the supreme prize at annual Jaguar Land Rover celebration.


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