Million-dollar showrooms in malls are the new battleground for China EVs

China’s electric-car makers are paying top-dollar rents to open showrooms in luxury malls as they seek an edge in the hypercompetitive market.

China’s malls host EV showrooms

EV manufacturers in China are opening showrooms in luxury malls to gain a market edge.


Spicy SUV: Hyundai teases Kona N performance wagon

Hyundai has dropped its first official teaser images of its upcoming Kona N performance crossover without any camouflage.

Hyundai teases hot Kona SUV

Hyundai has released teaser images of the Kona N, the first SUV in the brand’s high-performance N range.


Hyundai awarded funding for demo hydrogen trucks

Hyundai New Zealand has received $500,000 from round nine of the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund (LEVCF) administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

Mercedes adds second G-Wagen to NZ range

It’s boxy, pricey, and a symbol of chic that is more likely to be seen parked outside a Hugo Boss boutique than tackling the rocky off-road terrain that its three lockable differentials equip it to do.

Kia Seltos leads competitive small SUV market

At the end of February 2021 New Zealanders had purchased more than 6353 small SUVs, accounting for 24.1%, or in round figures nearly one-quarter of the new vehicle market.

Kia teases its upcoming all-new EV

Kia has teased the first electric vehicle, the EV6, which will be based on the Hyundai Group’s new all-electric E-GMP architecture.

Easypark group expanding through park now acquisition

Easy Park Groups proposed acquisition of Park Now from the BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG will help the 20-year-old Swedish company to expand its global footprint of digital parking services, including Australia and New Zealand.

Autonomous truck startup plus partners with NVIDIA

Self-driving truck startup Plus is partnering with multinational technology company Nvidia on autonomous systems.

Hydrogen bus launches march

New Zealand’s first hydrogen bus is set to be officially launched at Ports of Auckland on March 30.

‘Electric first’ campus for Mercedes-Benz

Development of electric and electrified drive systems is planned at the Mercedes-Benz Drive Systems Campus at Stuttgart-Untertürkheim in Germany.

Turners tips profits to top $35m

Company reports strong demand for used cars as all business units perform ahead of expectations.

Lenders urged to act or risk fines

Organisations advised to check their obligations around certification ahead of regulatory deadline.

Job numbers in decline

Auckland and tourist areas drag down national figures, while Hawke’s Bay is soaring.

Ebbett in $30m car-share deal

Mevo eyes Hamilton and Auckland markets after announcing takeover of Loop.

Kia unleashes hybrids on NZ

Two new SUV models aim to make range more environmentally friendly.

Tesla stock prices drop by US$277billion, pundits divided

After an incredible 2020 Tesla stock prices are on the slide, a fifth straight session of decline was reported at the end of play on Monday in the US;

Audi teases new ‘baby e-Tron’ Q4, reveals high-tech cabin

Few European marques have thrown themselves so hard into the world of electric cars as Audi has.

Kiwi car share firm strikes $30m deal ahead of Auckland expansion

Wellington-based car-share company Mevo and the Ebbett Group automotive group have inked a $30million deal that will help the former with its expansion plans.

How Audi’s new augmented reality tech could change navigation forever

Getting lost or making a wrong turn in the cut and thrust of peak hour could soon be a thing of the past. Audi has developed new augmented reality technology that promises to make vehicle navigation that little bit easier.

Report: BMW’s highly-anticipated M3 wagon to be auto only

While some of BMW’s coolest cars have been station wagons, the German brand is yet to offer the high-performance M3 in wagon form, but that’s something that’s set to change next year.

Aston Martin to pair up with Mercedes-Benz and build electric supercars

James Bond’s car of choice is going through a monumental change. Aston Martin’s chairman, Lawrence Stroll, told the Financial Times in the UK the supercar maker is going green.

Countdown Johnsonville Tesla superchargers near completion

Six Tesla superchargers installed at Countdown Johnsonville are expected to be ready in weeks.