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// Subaru teases its first electric car, NZ arrival not guaranteed

Subaru has given us the best look yet at its first fully electric car — an SUV it’s co-developed with Toyota — while also revealing the model’s name and other details.

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// Wage and salary rates are climbing at rapid levels

Automotive Employment NZ Ltd, a specialist motor industry recruitment company has recently put together a list of current remuneration estimates for the Automotive Industry.


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// Toyota’s first-ever hypercar will arrive next year with 735kW

Toyota’s sporty GR family is steadily growing, most recently with the addition of the C-HR GR Sport.

// This company charges $2K to make your Land Rover Defender look rusty

Land Rover’s new Defender might not look like a hardy steel-clad off-roader that it once was, but the British SUV is probably the most capable 4WD you can buy in modern times.


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// Revealed: Chunked up Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace debuts

Volkswagen’s most family friendly variant of the Tiguan has been given a refresh inside and out, as predicted mirroring the changes the brand has already made to its ‘standard’ Tiguan models.

// Fieldays online wins Eventex bronze award

The 11th Global Eventex Awards has announced Fieldays Online as the bronze award winner in the Virtual Expo category.

// Fighting climate change needs a transport scrap

There’s a real chance that the Government’s proposed emission targets (moving to 105g CO2 by 2025) will reduce the supply of vehicles to New Zealand, raising prices and making newer vehicles less affordable.

// Rethink could be needed for EV leasing

Car leasing companies might have to rethink the duration and maximum mileages when they’re leasing electric vehicles (EVs) because of their capacity to run reliably over greater distances than petrol or diesel (ICE) cars.

// Bank tips profits to edge higher

Heartland enjoys lending growth despite ongoing economic uncertainty because of the coronavirus.

// Jeep and Mahindra’s fight over copyright hits Australasia

On the surface the lengthy legal battle between American motoring giant Jeep and Indian upstart Mahindra may seem straightforward, but there’s plenty of unpacking to do.


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Five solar farms planned

Mazda’s drive to help sick kids

Speedy SUV: Porsche’s all-electric Macan kicks off real-world testing

Harley-Davidson spins LiveWire into its own brand


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// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Thursday, 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.