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// Next-generation Volkswagen Amarok teased again, South African production confirmed

Now that the new Ford Ranger is out in the open, the next big ute unveiling that we have to look forward is coming from Volkswagen, and is regarding the new Amarok.

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// Watch: Renault Zoe scores zero-star NCAP safety rating

Historically, French carmaker Renault has generally always had strong safety ratings with Euro NCAP. However, its latest tested offering looks…

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// Lexus enters fleet space with EV

Lexus New Zealand has today launched its first EV into the New Zealand market – significantly also the first time its parent brand Toyota has entered the space as well.

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// Mysterious new BMW i3 leaked in pics (and it’s not a hatch)

In a somewhat confusing and curious turn of events, images of a new fully-electric BMW i3 have emerged overseas,…

// Electric car targets ‘fantasy’

Industry organisation says government needs to adopt more realistic targets to fight climate change.

// Toyota doubles down on hydrogen in spite of EV

Toyota is not backing away from its bet on hydrogen in spite of finally getting an electric vehicle on the road in New Zealand.


IN OTHER NEWS

// New Qashqai scores five-stars under more stringent protocol

The all-new Nissan Qashqai has been awarded the top five-star safety rating by the independent European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

// Dealers back charity fundraiser

MG supports Meals on Wheels campaign through test drives for second year in a row.

// Kiwi customers to receive My BMW App updates

BMW Group New Zealand has introduced new features for the My BMW App, to elevate the user experience while bringing new levels of technology and convenience.

// Gearing up for business

Trader says stock in Auckland has dropped during Covid-19 lockdown.

// Stellantis targeting 20 billion Euro through software revenue

Stellantis has mapped out its software strategy to deploy next-generation tech platforms, to transform how customers interact with their vehicles, and to generate 20 billion Euro in incremental annual revenues by 2030.

// Trade fairly with sales

Regulator warns retailers to ensure seasonal sales and discounts comply with law by being genuine.

// EV RUC extension to March 31, 2024

The EV road user charges (RUC) exemption due to end on December 31 this year has now been extended to March 31, 2024.

// Intel jumps on plans to take its Mobileye car business public

Intel Corp. plans to list shares of its Mobileye self-driving car business by the middle of next year, letting the chipmaker capitalise on its investment in a burgeoning industry.

// Port appoints chief executive

Roger Gray shifting from Lyttelton Port Company to top job at Ports of Auckland.

// Volkswagen wants more carbon-neutral lithium in its EVs

While electric vehicles are obviously less polluting for the environment at the tailpipe, their critics often cite that they’re ‘hardly green’ when it comes to producing them.


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