// Could strict emissions standards see car brands abandon NZ?
This week has been a big one for the New Zealand motoring industry, as numerous brands front up to the government’s Select Committee to discuss the much-debated Clean Car Standard. Already Mazda, Hyundai, and Ford representatives have spoken against some of the standards changes; namely in reference to its most ambitious targets down the line.
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// Another new Mazda SUV breaks cover in leaked images
Just one day after Mazda unveiled its new CX-50, the Japanese marques next SUV has also been unveiled to the world albeit in a less formal manner. Video of Mazdas new CX-60 has been published online via spy imagery
// New Ford Ranger reveal to include PHEV
The next-generation Ford Ranger ute unveiling on November 24 is expected to include a plug-in hybrid (PHEV).
// Kiwi’s view sought on large battery stewardship fees
Transitioning to a low-carbon economy requires major increases in renewable energy and electric vehicles and both require large batteries, so the Government is proposing stewardship fees to cover collection and end-of-life disposal.
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// Audi e-tron S adds extra spark
Having SUVs lead the charge into an electric future is an international Audi strategy working well in this market, and that’s a trend Audi New Zealand expects to leverage all the more with the roll-out of a hotted-up triple-motor S Sportback.
// Rural communities adopting shared e-mobility
An increasing number of rural areas are starting to address mobility, particularly using EV car share like Mobilize Share in Europe.
// Who makes the best ute in the world?
Such is the rising interest in utes (or pick-ups as everyone else calls them) that there’s now an international ute of the year gong, called the International Pick-Up Award, awarded as part of the annual International Van of the Year awards.
// Kia Australia drives new campaign approach
Kia Australia recently collaborated with Meta for Business (Facebook) to test a fresh new campaign approach using best practices across both creative and placements.
// Servicing before selling
North Western Toyota has opened a service centre in Hobsonville as the first step to creating a car dealership. Poised to become the marques 19th franchise in the Auckland region, the Hobsonville branch will be future-proofed to meet environmental and social challenges.
// FTN Motion showcased for ‘nearly 100 percent’ locally built e-moped
FTN Motion has been showcased by Buy NZ Made in a new video for its commitment to building its Streetdog e-moped almost entirely locally.
// KTM’s 1290 Super Duke R adds Evo tag
Almost two years ago, KTMs 1290 Super Duke R underwent a makeover, with a reworked LC8 engine, and multiple engineering and electronic updates, along with significant weight savings.
// Current National New Car Deals
Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.
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