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// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

On this page you’ll find current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials. Offers including pricing specials, ‘free extras’ deals, or special financing terms.


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// Polestar aims for ‘climate neutral’ car by 2030

Polestar has announced its “moonshot goal to create the first truly climate neutral car by 2030”.

// Polestar pledges to build the world’s first “climate-neutral” car by 2030

It’s a strange time in the automotive industry right now. …


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// Chevrolet announces fully electric Silverado

Overnight, the boss of General Motors announced that Chevrolet would dip its toes into the battery powered world with an all-electric Silverado.

// Chevrolet Silverado electric ute planned

Chevrolet will build a Silverado electric ute (pickup truck) …


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// Hyundai Kona N confirmed for NZ as new model debuts

It seems like just yesterday that Hyundai’s then-new Kona SUV first landed on Kiwi shores.

// Hyundai’s updated Kona is here now

Hyundai’s facelifted Kona is here now, sporting new looks …


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// MG teases a pure-electric ‘heritage’ sports car… again

After 14 years of ownership by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), the MG brand has evolved to focus heavily on SUVs.


IN OTHER NEWS


// Ateco bolsters stable of marques

Expansion has company on track for $1b of turnover in the next financial year.

// EV registrations rocket in march

EV registrations have reached 26,123 in March 2021 – up a massive 905 on February figures.

// Many routes to ‘1000-mile’ EVs

It is easy to make “1000-mile” (1609km) battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and the effect on market uptake will be profound.

// VW hits sales high in NZ

Marque praises performance of two recent launches for helping set new benchmark.

// Container congestion hits port

Bay of Plenty site seeks extra trains to clear build-up of goods that need to be in Auckland.

// Volkswagen NZ sold more new cars last month than ever before

Local distributors have started coming out of the woodwork to confirm the scale of last month’s credible month of new-vehicle registrations;

// It’s not just new cars: used car sales rise in NZ

It’s been an explosive start to the year for local new-car distributors, with record sales of new cars in both February and March.

// The best sounding cars of all time

As we move into the age of electricity, one of the biggest losers in the car scene is the sound.

// KTM unleashes utterly mad 1290 Super Duke RR

KTM has evidently decided its barn-storming 1290 Super Duke R isn’t quite as tough as it could be. Enter the limited-run, double-R edition.

// Japan’s Mitsui & Co invests into NZ hydrogen

New Zealand hydrogen developer Hiringa Energy has signed an investment deal with Japanese trading and investment multinational Mitsui & Co.

// AA Car Care: Air conditioning 101

Despite summer drawing to a close, we’ve been experiencing hot, muggy days over the past few weeks. During these times, car air conditioning can be working overtime.