Crossroads or brick wall?

The automotive industry appears to be at a crossroads, or could it be a brick wall. Rumours circulating within the trade have indicated to AutoTalk that the governing are set to make the Clean Car Standard (CCS) happen with some haste, and while our more reliable sources suggest that is […]

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/crossroads-or-brick-wall


Political will moving fast on emissions

Discussion and debate is moving into a higher gear on the issue of vehicle CO2 emissions, with the government clearly signalling its intentions to move forward with carbon-reducing initiatives.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/political-will-moving-fast-on-emissions


NZ Car of the Year contenders hit TV tonight

The top ten cars launched in New Zealand over the last year – according to the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild – will be put through their paces tonight.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/nz-car-of-the-year-contenders-hit-tv-tonight


Levorg is Japan’s 2020 car of year

Subaru’s all-new Subaru Levorg has been named the 2020-2021 Japanese Car of the Year.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/levorg-is-japans-2020-car-of-year


Ineos will build Grenadier in France

Ineos Automotive will build its Land Rover Defender-inspired Grenadier 4×4 at Mercedes-Benz’s former state-of-the-art factory at Hambach in France from late 2021.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/ineos-will-build-grenadier-in-france


UDC leaves ANZ farewell gift

Finance company UDC paid its former owners UDC a tasty $135 million dividend in the final stages of its sale to the Japanese Shinsei Bank
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/udc-leaves-anz-farewell-gift


Unique chance to buy heritage F-type

Jaguar is marking the E-Type sports car’s 60th birthday in 2021 with a limited-edition V8 Supercharged F- Type Heritage 60th Anniversary Edition – but only one will come to New Zealand.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/unique-chance-to-buy-heritage-f-type


Tesla seeks to sell US$5B in stock as Musk moves to Texas

Tesla said Tuesday it is looking to raise up to US$5 billion in capital through a stock offering. The announcement came on the same day CEO Elon Musk said he has moved his home to Texas from California.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/300179528/tesla-seeks-to-sell-us5b-in-stock-as-musk-moves-to-texas


Hybrid sales enjoy surge

The uptake of low-emissions vehicles was on the rise last month.
https://autofile.co.nz/hybrid-sales-enjoy-surge-


Why this $2 million Lamborghini may end up in the crusher

With great power comes great responsibility, especially when we’re talking about a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ that makes somewhere in the region of 570kW from its mid-mounted V12.
https://www.driven.co.nz/news/why-this-2-million-lamborghini-may-end-up-in-the-crusher/


Holden to take its coolest road-going vehicles on a final tour of Australia

As the curtain closes on Australia’s great car brand, Holden is going for one last hoorah by taking over 80 vehicles on a tour of Australia, visiting numerous museums along the way.
https://www.driven.co.nz/news/holden-to-take-its-coolest-road-going-vehicles-on-a-final-tour-of-australia/


Will Solid-State Batteries be an Electric Car Gamechanger?

There’s a somewhat logical answer to the question of how car-makers can improve the range of their EVs, and that’s through the use of solid-state batteries.
https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/will-solid-state-batteries-be-an-electric-car-gamechanger


Land Rover, Kia, Audi Impress in Latest Crash Testing

Crash testing agency Euro NCAP has released its latest batch of scoring for a bunch of recently tested vehicles.
https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/watch-land-rover-kia-audi-impress-in-latest-crash-testing


Is this the New Mitsubishi Outlander? Spy Shots Reveal New Suv

Mitsubishi’s thoroughly aged Outlander is a case study in how, sometimes, it makes sense to not live on the cutting edge. It’s been with us in its current form for five years, which was a facelift of a design that’s been kicking around for eight years. But, it’s a nameplate that makes no apologies for not being the flashest SUV in town.
https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/is-this-the-new-mitsubishi-outlander-spy-shots-reveal-new-suv