// Revealed: 2024 BMW M5 will be a plug-in hybrid
It seems as though the rumours were true. According to spy photos, BMW will be electrifying the next-generation M5.
// Video: Updated C5 Aircross with PHEV variant due this year
The new Citroen C5 Aircross SUV ”facelift” arriving in New Zealand around July 2022 will be followed by a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant from about September 2022, Auto Distributors NZ says.
// Mercedes rumoured to be culling wagons from its line-up
The humble station wagon silhouette has gone from family car icon to uncool body style for lame suburban ‘soccer moms’, to cool again in the motoring enthusiast community.
// Hankook showcases its airless tyre, which could prove perfect for self-driving vehicles
Hankook Tire & Technology showcased its non-pneumatic tire (NPT) ‘i-Flex’ in a joint entry with Hyundai Motor Company at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which was held last week.
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IN OTHER NEWS
// Noble reveals the M500, a twin-turbo 550hp purist’s dream
Save for a little cameo in the latest Fast & Furious movie, there hasn’t been much news in the recent past regarding plucky British supercar marque Noble.
// Fuso takes top spot as NZ’s leading truck brand for 2021
Fuso New Zealand (FNZ) has taken the title of the country’s number one truck brand for the 2021 calendar year.
// Electric bus driven from Wellington to Auckland
JW Group general manager Jo Crickett is amped after successfully driving an electric bus from Wellington…
// Large SUV impresses safety experts
The new Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series has been awarded a five-star safety rating from ANCAP after impressing testers across all areas of assessment.
// Pomare leaving MTA to lead credit union
Motor Trade Association (MTA) chief executive Craig Pomare is leaving the organization on January 21, following an eight-year tenure with the organization.
// Porsche Taycan deliveries double
About 41,296 units of the all-electric Porsche Taycan were delivered globally last year – more than double the 2020 deliveries.
// From Vegas to NZ in months
The latest fully electric offering from BMW M has been unveiled in Las Vegas and is set to arrive in New Zealand from the middle of this year.
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