Subaru Outback Moves Upmarket For 2021

Subaru is taking its Outback SUV range upmarket with the all-new version which reaches New Zealand showrooms next month. It will be sold in three all-wheel drive versions, the $49,900 Outback, the Outback X at $54,990 and the $57,490 Outback Touring.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/subaru-outback-moves-upmarket-for-2021


Australian New Car Sales Bounce Back In December

Sales of new vehicles in Australia bounced back again in December 2020 with 95,652 units recorded, 13.5% increase over December 2019 when 84,239 were sold. This result follows a similar upturn in November 2020, when sales of 95,205 vehicles, a 12.4% gain over November 2019, were recorded.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/australian-new-car-sales-bounce-back-in-december


New Logo First Move in Kia’s Strategy Revamp

Kia has unveiled a new corporate logo and global brand slogan that it says represent its ambition to become a leader in the mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/new-logo-first-move-in-kias-strategy-revamp


Kia reveals new logo

Marque rejigs branding as it prepares to face the challenges of a “fast-changing industry”. Kia has marked plans to revamp all facets of its business and an ambition become a leader in the future mobility industry by unveiling a new corporate logo and global brand slogan.

https://autofile.co.nz/kia-reveals-new-logo-


Dealers’ optimism grows across the ditch

Sales down for the year but the final months offer encouraging signs for the new-vehicle industry. New-car sales in Australia are starting to show positive signs of growth after the financial impact of Covid-19 led to sales dropping by 13.7 per cent in 2020 when compared to the previous year.

https://autofile.co.nz/dealers-optimism-grows-across-the-ditch-


Electric sales boom in UK

Uptake of greener vehicles accelerates despite slump across the wider industry. The coronavirus pandemic pushed UK car sales in 2020 down to their lowest level since 1992.

https://autofile.co.nz/electric-sales-boom-in-uk-


Electric vehicles hit the roads in a record-breaking summer

Electric vehicle chargers have had a record-breaking holiday season – the number of fast-charges rose by more than a quarter compared to last year, according to ChargeNet.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/123878762/electric-vehicles-hit-the-roads-in-a-recordbreaking-summer


Don’t worry about charging your electric car – Volkswagen’s smiling robot will do it for you

Getting charging infrastructure in the right places is a key challenge for the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) industry. But what if the charger could come to you?

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/don-t-worry-about-charging-your-electric-car-volkswagen-s-smiling-robot-will-do-it-for-you/


Mazda confirms the rotary engine’s revival, but with a catch

Back in 2019, Mazda revealed its very first electric vehicle in the form of the MX-30, but with a range of just 200km on a full charge, critics were left wondering how it would perform in the real world.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/mazda-confirms-the-rotary-engine-s-revival-but-with-a-catch/


What would Carroll Shelby think of the new AC Cars… electric scooter?

The AC Cars brand might be best known for powerful petrol-powered roadsters, but it’s taking a different tack for 2021 with the launch of an e-scooter.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/what-would-carroll-shelby-think-of-the-new-ac-cars-electric-scooter/