Major dealerships begin contactless vehicle deliveries

Major dealerships are moving to contactless vehicle deliveries under Auckland’s level 3 COVID-19 restrictions.

Hyundai and Isuzu ute and Renault arrangements for Covid-19

Hyundai New Zealand says its dealerships will continue operating under COVID-19 Level 3 in Auckland and Alert Level 2 throughout the rest of NZ.

What does re-entering Level 3 mean for you and your car?

Last night it was announced that due to a few new Covid-19 cases in the community, Auckland would be heading back into Alert Level 3, while the rest of the country re-enters Alert Level 2.

VTNZ branches open during lockdown

Vehicle testing company VTNZ says its Auckland branches will be open between 8am and 4.30pm this week.

AA inspection and entry compliance sites remain open

AA vehicle inspection and entry compliance sites are open and pre-purchase inspections are continuing under the COVID-19 restrictions which came into force at midnight and will continue for at least three days

Most EV dealerships still operating

Hyundai dealerships will continue operating under Auckland’s alert level 3, and during level 2 around the rest of country.

Inspection sites staying open

Companies adopt “stringent measures” to ensure safety at higher alert levels.

Car sales keep coming at level three

Dealerships execute lockdown plans as they strive to keep businesses ticking over. Dealers across Auckland have moved swiftly to working with the “lights on and the doors closed”

Snap lockdown disrupts dealers

Government promises financial support for businesses if new restrictions go beyond three days.


Thieves steal ute from dealership to use in burglary

Police arrested three people who allegedly broke into a South Auckland car dealership in Stonedon Drive around midnight on Friday, stole a ute and used it to batter their way into a nearby commercial building.

Drama after alleged raid on dealership

Suspect in hospital after falling from ceiling as police respond to report of break-in.


Get travel documents online

The government has launched a portal to speed up essential travel between alert-level boundaries. Businesses inside the Auckland alert-level boundary can now register for travel documents using an online system.


Video: Renault R5 prototype prelude to ev

The Renault R5, a cult car from the 1970s with winking headlights, is being reinterpreted for a future electric model.

Above the boardwalk – seaside theme for special mini

Mini’s first special edition model based on the new generation car launched in the middle of last year, is now available from New Zealand dealerships.

Tesla Model 3 shipment here

About 300 or more Tesla Model 3 EVs have reportedly arrived in Auckland for New Zealand wide distribution. It is understood the Model 3s arrived at the weekend from Tesla’s Fremont factory in California.

Special touch for supermini

Suzuki Swift enters new generation on the crest of a wave after dominating light car class in 2020.

Five Things: the world’s most desired extinct cars (part 2)

Following on from last week’s top five, this week we round out the ten most searched-for extinct models from manufacturers that no longer exist,

Don’t bother with roses any more – just buy them a Bugatti

Roses and chocolates? Pfft. That’s weak and you know it – unfortunately, what isn’t weak is probably out of reach for most of us.–just-buy-them-a-bugatti

Fancy a tiny, retro-styled EV? We sure do

The cutest, most awesome EV is entering production over in Europe this September, and pricing isn’t too bad.

Entire next-gen Mercedes C-Class range to get four-cylinder power

It’s confirmed – the entire refreshed C-Class will get four-cylinder power and an automatic gearbox. That includes high-performance AMG variants.

Elon Musk is serious about making Tesla’s next car hover

When it comes to Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, nothing is too extreme. We’ve seen him adjust Model S pricing for a meme, get serious about selling the Cybertruck, and even call that dude who rescued those Thai kids a pedo.

Citroen’s kooky new C3 Aircross confirmed for NZ

French brand Citroen has kicked off 2021 by unveiling a face-lifted version of its C3 Aircross, and it brings a blend of new tech and a drastically redesigned front end.