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// Audi NZ reveals pricing for new RS 3 hyper hatch

The Audi RS 3 Sportback is set to arrive in New Zealand in the first quarter of 2022.

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// Toyota gives Hilux the GR Sport treatment

Wondered what a Gazoo Racing-tweaked Hilux might look like? Toyota has released a Hilux GR Sport for the 2022 model year, but only for availability in the Japanese market.

// The Prius-hacking Silicon Valley star shaping Toyota’s future

James Kuffner once reprogrammed a Prius to turn it into a driverless vehicle for Google. Now, he’s a top executive at Toyota, charged with hacking the very way it approaches the business of carmaking.

// Ram teases electrified ute ahead of SEMA extravaganza

Every time the Las Vegas SEMA Show rolls around, theres always certain brands that put in a lot of effort. Stellantis brands Ram and Jeep are two such brands.


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// Kiwi-built electric moped hitting the streets

A Kiwi company sick and tired of the hubbub of the urban commute is launching its first product. The Streetdog is a creation of Wellington-based FTN Motion, which wanted to create something electric but accessible.

// Transport’s future shown at ITS World Congress

E-mobility is on display at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg this week.

// First Ineos Grenadier lands over the ditch for torture testing

The Ineos Grenadier, one of the most anticipated off-roaders of 2022, has already landed in Australia for testing.

// Mazda New Zealand partners with Michelangelo

Mazda New Zealand has announced that it is one of the supporting sponsors of the Michelangelo A Different View exhibition in Auckland in January next year.

// Tesla Giga Berlin to start Model Y production November

Tesla Model Y production will start at its Berlin factory in November and deliveries follow in December, according to Tesla chief executive Elon Musk.

// Registered motor vehicle trader numbers continue decline

The number of licensed dealers in New Zealand continues to trend down, according to figures released by the Motor Vehicles Trading Register covering the September month.

// Freightliner EVs hit million miles real-world testing

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has announced that its Freightliner battery electric Innovation and Customer Experience (CX) Fleets have reached one million miles (1.6 million kilometres) …

// Extra range for SUV

MG says it has enhanced the technology of its ZS EV meaning its better value as well as boasting a longer range.

// Lockdown hamstrings Corvette C8 dealer event schedule

The first factory-built right-hand-drive GMSV C8 Corvette yet is now registered and on the road in New Zealand, but the brand is unable to schedule events in local dealerships.


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