Electric Vehicles Charge to Second Nzcoty Win

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has won the prestigious 2020 New Zealand Car of the Year – the second year running for an electric vehicle.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/electric-vehicles-charge-to-second-nzcoty-win


Video Teases Hyundai’s EV Future

Hyundai has released a teaser video for the upcoming Ioniq 5, the first dedicated EV in the new Ioniq brand that it will launch early next year.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/video-teases-hyundais-ev-future


Global Logistics Issues Delay Toyota Deliveries

Although orders for new Toyota vehicles are growing in New Zealand due to consumer buying confidence and new model launches, delivery times are being delayed by a range of supply issues overseas.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/global-logistics-issues-delay-toyota-deliveries


Major Auction of Collectors’ Cars

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL is in Webb’s auction this Sunday. An auction of collectors’ cars, motorcycles and automobilia in Auckland this Sunday is expected to fetch more than $3.5m.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/major-auction-of-collectors-cars


Teaser Peek at New Outlander

Mitsubishi has published a teaser image of its next-generation Outlander SUV which is expected to be on sale here in the first half of next year. It will arrive in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico in February 2021, and “follow soon-after in other international markets,” Mitsubishi says.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/teaser-peek-at-new-outlander


Large SUVs gain top marks for safety

Experts praise carmakers for meeting increasing standards. PLUS – videos
https://autofile.co.nz/categories/national/11


Lamborghini and Bugatti boss wants the combustion engine around “as long as possible”

The head of Lamborghini and Bugatti has gone on the record in saying he wants the internal combustion engine to stick around “as long as possible.”
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123673639/lamborghini-and-bugatti-boss-wants-the-combustion-engine-around-as-long-as-possible


Mitsubishi reportedly playing with four-motor plug-in hybrid

Mitsubishi is working on high-performance plug-in hybrid powertrains, featuring as many as four electric motors paired with a combustion engine.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123667878/mitsubishi-reportedly-playing-with-fourmotor-plugin-hybrid


All-electric 2021 GMC Hummer sells out in 10 minutes despite $160K price

Want a 2021 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1? Get in line. The all-electric pickup sold out in 10 minutes despite its price tag that tops US$100,000, just as the automaker is preparing to start winter testing of it, said Duncan Aldred, GMC vice president.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/300180769/allelectric-2021-gmc-hummer-sells-out-in-10-minutes-despite-160k-price


GREEN SPECIAL: Look how far we’ve come with fuel economy

We’re always talking about new technology improving the environmental credentials of the vehicle fleet, but it’s easy to forget (and appreciate) just how far we’ve come in improving existing tech. And how much of that work is continuing.
https://www.driven.co.nz/news/green-special-look-how-far-we-ve-come-with-fuel-economy/


Silent sedan: VW keeps the faith in four-doors with electric ID.6

Despite the automotive world shifting its focus towards high-riding SUVs, a handful of brands are attempting to keep the sedan dream alive and are coming out with new models.
https://www.driven.co.nz/news/silent-sedan-vw-keeps-the-faith-in-four-doors-with-electric-id-6/


Toyota looks to take on Tesla with ‘game-changing’ new electric SUV

Toyota is preparing to show off its all-new SUV next year, which will be unlike anything the brand has built before.
https://www.driven.co.nz/news/toyota-looks-to-take-on-tesla-with-game-changing-new-electric-suv/


A Bulletproof Ford Ranger? Mad New Utes Revealed

Ford’s Ranger line-up has something for just about everyone. Entry level models offer reasonable value, mid-spec models have been tarted up to the point of being solid family car replacements, and the Raptor jumps over stuff — a sure-fire free pass.
https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/a-bulletproof-ford-ranger-mad-new-utes-revealed