Diversification wins for radio host / restauranteur / dealer

They say you can’t keep a good man down and that could well apply to Auckland car dealer Pete Marsden considering the horrible 2020 he and his businesses have had.
https://autotalk.co.nz/news/diversification-wins-for-radio-host-restauranteur-dealer


Lead, test drive and sales by source November 2020 (vs October 2020)

November was an interesting month. Overall Test Drives and Sales were down on October levels and it’s possible we would have seen the same with Leads but for a large push of leads from OEM’s to dealers late in the month.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/lead-test-drive-and-sales-by-source-november-2020-vs-october-2020


New Sport opens the Gladiator range

Jeep has added a range-opening Sport version to its Gladiator ute line-up in New Zealand.  The $79,990 Sport joins the $89.990 Overland and $92,990 Rubicon in the Gladiator range.

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/new-sport-opens-the-gladiator-range


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…

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/crossroads-or-brick-wall-2


Dealer fined for consumer guarantees breaches

Auckland car and truck wrecker BNZ JP Euro Auto Parts Limited has been fined $67,500 for breaching the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (CGA) and for failing to provide Consumer Information Notices (CINs). 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/dealer-fined-for-consumer-guarantees-breaches


MG’s Anthony Maclean launches automotive consultancy

SAIC Motor’s MG country manager NZ, Anthony MacLean, is set to depart the growing Chinese brand to launch his own automotive consultancy. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/mgs-anthony-mclean-launches-automotive-consultancy


Striking orange accents for X Sport

Orange bodywork highlights set the new Forester X Sport apart from other models in the Subaru SUV model’s 2021 line-up. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/striking-orange-accents-for-x-sport


Ferrari faces new leadership crisis as CEO abruptly resigns

Ferrari is facing its second leadership crisis in as many years after Chief Executive Officer Louis Camilleri abruptly resigned, complicating the Italian supercar maker’s transition towards electric mobility.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/300183336/ferrari-faces-new-leadership-crisis-as-ceo-abruptly-resigns


Honda Europe to electrify everything by 2023

Honda’s European arm has pledged to electrify its entire line-up in some form or another by 2023 as part of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/123696023/honda-europe-to-electrify-everything-by-2023


Insurer’s driving app a form of ‘surveillance’ – law professor

Questions are being raised about a new mobile app which tracks, records and scores how well people drive.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/300182991/insurers-driving-app-a-form-of-surveillance–law-professor


Five Things: overvalued second hand cars

We all know how tempting it is to snap up a potential “future classic” on the second-hand market for dirt cheap but no one really knows if a car is going to skyrocket in value.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123626467/five-things-overvalued-second-hand-cars


The 10 cars to consider investing in next year

From Bentley to BMW, Polestar to Porsche, new-car sales have slumped in 2020. Sales of classic cars, on the other hand, have remained positively stable.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/300179516/the-10-cars-to-consider-investing-in-next-year


Watch: Crashed Chevrolet Corvette repaired with ramen noodles

Tik Tok has brought the world numerous questionable trends, but easily the worst thing that it brought to the automotive world was those videos where damaged vehicle panels are repaired with noodles.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/watch-crashed-chevrolet-corvette-repaired-with-ramen-noodles/


This $6.7 million McLaren Speedtail is a cheap alternative to an F1

Known by many as the world’s best supercar, the McLaren F1 holds a special place in many enthusiast’s hearts, but insane appreciation means that the majority will never get the chance to own one. 

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/this-6-7-million-mclaren-speedtail-is-a-cheap-alternative-to-an-f1/