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// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Thursday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials. Offers including pricing specials, ‘free extras’ deals, or special financing terms.


HOT TOPIC

// 812 Competizione: Ferrari unveils its craziest V12-powered supercar yet

As the automotive world moves to cut emissions, it seems that it’s getting harder for high-performance manufacturers like Ferrari to bring interesting cars to the market that aren’t electric.

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AutoCar says: 610kw monster: Ferrari confirms details of 812 Competizione hypercar


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// Ford NZ joins Drive Electric

Ford NZ has joined Drive Electric to help push electrified vehicles into the mainstream, ahead of Auckland’s Eworld conference this weekend.

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EVsandBeyond says: Ford teams up with Drive Electric

AutoFile says: Ford NZ joins EV lobby group


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// Wage and salary rates are climbing at rapid levels

Automotive Employment NZ Ltd, a specialist motor industry recruitment company has recently put together a list of current remuneration estimates for the Automotive Industry.


BEST OF THE REST

// Volkswagen teases updated Tiguan Allspace seven-seater

Volkswagen’s entry-level three-row SUV, the Tiguan Allspace, is getting a refresh. The German firm has issued a teaser snap of the new model, ahead of its unveiling on May 13.

// Skoda auto confirms size of NZ police car deal

Škoda Auto has sent out a press release from its Mladá Boleslav headquarters in the Czech Republic confirming that it will supply up to 2000 Superb wagons


IN OTHER NEWS

// Move over Prius? Uber confirms plans to build its own electric car

Although they’ve taken something of a back seat to more mainstream electric motoring questions, ride-share-based EVs are still very much a point of discussion and ongoing development in the motoring world.

// Motor industry deals at Rarotongan luxury beach resort

The opening of the travel bubble between the Cook Islands and New Zealand couldn’t come soon enough for the Vinsen family who own and operate the luxury Manuia Beach Resort in Rarotonga.

// Leaders urged to take action on e-mobility

Greater leadership and bolder decisions are needed to advance e-mobility in New Zealand.

// NZ well placed for EVs

Seven months of decline comes to an end as an extra 24 traders bolster register.

// New-car sales lag behind 10-year average

Industry organisation in the UK says confidence is growing but admits a full recovery remains a long way off.

// Performance vehicle hits NZ

Collectors urged to act fast with only 20 of Subaru’s latest limited-edition car on sale here.

// NZ’s electric car fleet has doubled in just two years

Although electric cars aren’t populating New Zealand’s top 10 new-car sales list just yet, on a percentage basis the trend is undoubtedly heading in upwards.

// Nissan and Daimler sever ties, but questions linger over partnership

Nissan’s embattled past few years have had both implications for the brand itself as well as all the brands it has partnerships with.

// Would you pay $11 an hour for autonomous driving?

Over-the-air functionality in new vehicles offers instant updates and the ability to pick and choose extras after you’ve bought the car, rather than select from a list during the purchase.


ONE LINERS

Ford is betting that solid-state batteries will cut EV costs

Alfa Romeo’s ultimate Giulia is certainly not cheap

Mitsubishi’s very own Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition fetches $200K at auction

First Volkswagen ID.4 EVs to land in New Zealand this month

Hyundai Ioniq 5 makes NZ debut at eworld

Skoda unveils all-new Fabia