// Nissan delays release of flagship EV amid chip crunch

Nissan is pushing back the release of its flagship Ariya electric vehicle, highlighting the struggle automakers everywhere are facing in trying to launch new cars amid a persisting shortage of semiconductors.

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// Kia reveals all-new fifth-generation Sportage

Kia has today revealed the official images of the all-new Sportage SUV. It is the result of a collaborative effort between Kia’s main global design network in Korea, Germany, the US, and China.

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// Tesla cancels highly anticipated Model S Plaid+, claims regular model is “so good”

Ever since Tesla launched the Model S in 2012, it has been known as the electric car that changed the public’s perception of what battery-powered motoring should look like.

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// Stellantis shift affects NZ dealers

Armstrong’s and Ateco Group NZ to answer to Aussie boss under group’s new structure.

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// EGR ROLLTRAC | All-aluminium electric rolling lid

The first electric roll cover to fully integrate with the vehicle’s electrical system, the EGR RollTrac’s smart ECU provides smooth and safe operation, while also preserving your battery.


// Fiat confirms it will phase out petrol engines by 2030

Italian manufacturer Fiat is the latest brand to confirm it will be phasing out all internal combustion engines from its global line-up.


// Hydrogen chase boats for next America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand has committed to drive hydrogen innovation in the marine industry by developing hydrogen powered chase boats for the 37th America’s Cup in 2023.

// Mazda supports health, wellbeing and the environment

Predator traps, chainsaw and a therapy dog are among some of the items given out to recipients around New Zealand in Mazda Foundation’s latest round of funding.

// Polestar e-mobility design contest

Swedish electric performance car brand Polestar led by designer Thomas Ingenlath launches its 2021 vision of future mobility design contest themed “progressive” in both student and professional categories.

// Jaguar I-Pace reaches new heights

The electric Jaguar I-Pace has completed the ‘Everesting Challenge’ by climbing 8848m – the height of Mount Everest – on a single charge of its 90kWh battery.

// Glitch knocks out Trade Me

Company acts to avoid repeat of problem that left site offline for an hour.



// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Friday, 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.