VIA Welcomes New NZTA Audit System

VIA is welcoming a new vehicle auditing system being implemented by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. It includes unannounced random audits of compliance shops as well as WoF and CoF issuing organisations. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/via-welcomes-new-nzta-audit-system


ALFA Upgrades Its Sporty Speedy SUVs

Alfa Romeo is offering two versions of its updated Stelvio high-performance SUV in New Zealand, the Veloce Carbon and the Quadrifoglio. 

https://autotalk.co.nz/news/alfa-upgrades-its-sporty-speedy-suvs


Agency targets inspectors

Compliance shops, and WOF and COF providers, face unannounced audits.

https://autofile.co.nz/agency-targets-inspectors-


Dodgy brakes and tyres on rise

Vehicle factors an increasing problem in our road toll.

https://autofile.co.nz/dodgy-brakes-and-tyres-on-rise-


Marque backs emerging designers

Lexus NZ celebrates “imaginative solutions” from the next generation.

https://autofile.co.nz/marque-backs-emerging-designers-


NZ shifts out of recession

Increased spending on cars plays vital part in economic turnaround.

https://autofile.co.nz/nz-shifts-out-of-recession-


Hyundai Developing 2.3-Litre ‘Big Block’ For Next i30 N?

Hyundai’s recently updated i30 N hot hatch has barely hit the market, and it’s already being rumoured that the next generation of the popular performance car is in development — particularly in regards to powertrains.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/hyundai-developing-2-3-litre-big-block-for-next-i30-n


Scott Mclaughlin Edition Ford Mustang To Cost $149,500

Seemingly as a bit of a parting gift, Scott McLaughlin’s ‘SM17’ Ford Mustang got plenty of tongues wagging earlier this year. More power than a Shelby GT500, racier looks, and limited production numbers will do that.

https://www.autocar.co.nz/autocar-news-app/scott-mclaughlin-edition-ford-mustang-to-cost-149-500


Special Scott McLaughlin Mustang priced

The special Mustang built as a send-off for Scott McLaughlin has been priced.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123762283/special-scott-mclaughlin-mustang-priced


Toyota Yaris and Yaris Cross hit by two separate recalls

Even being the Top Car of 2020 can’t protect you from recalls, it seems.

Toyota has confirmed the new Yaris has been hit by two separate recalls, one affecting the hybrid system in relevant hatchback and Cross cars, the other relating to the rear centre seatbelts of some Yaris Cross models.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/123755097/toyota-yaris-and-yaris-cross-hit-by-two-separate-recalls


Volkswagen wants to have solid-state batteries on the road by 2024

Volkswagen is hoping to jump to the front of the EV arms race with its latest investment, which could allow it to put solid-state batteries on the road by 2024.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/evs/123751731/volkswagen-wants-to-have-solidstate-batteries-on-the-road-by-2024


GREEN SPECIAL: Five things we learned about green motoring in 2020

We’re close to the end of the year and therefore wrapping up our first series of Green articles in partnership with Audi.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/green-special-five-things-we-learned-about-green-motoring-in-2020/


NZ pricing revealed for Ford’s highly-anticipated SM17 Mustang

While Shelby might rule the roost when it comes to fast Mustangs over in America, Herrod has claimed that title with the burly SM17, dedicated to Scott McLaughlin’s success in Australia’s Supercars series.

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/nz-pricing-revealed-for-ford-s-highly-anticipated-sm17-mustang/