// Ebbett to open Rotorua Kia dealership

Multi-outlet and franchise dealer, the Ebbett Group, starts work next month on developing a new Kia dealership in Rotorua.

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// Tesla Roadster’s rocket thrust option astounds

The new Tesla Roadster’s optional SpaceX Package would launch it from zero to 96.56km/h (60mph) in 1.1 seconds, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk confirms.


// Dodge will drag muscle cars into the electric age

Dodge has confirmed it will bring muscle cars into the electric age, even though that means putting huge V8 engines out to pasture.

// Association’s finances healthy

VIA returns a surplus of more than $47,000 for past financial year after previously posting six-figure deficit.

// ‘Clean car’ plans will impact market

Chief executive of VIA believes government’s proposals for automotive industry will fail to achieve their aims.

// Emissions ratings released

A government website about how safe different models of cars are now includes information on carbon emissions.

// Kia’s electric EV6 could spell bad news for the Stinger

The Kia Stinger’s trajectory is an interesting one. It’s a car that’s scored wide critical praise, only to be a fairly ‘niche’ seller worldwide, despite its excellent chassis and the GT’s powerful twin-turbo six.

// Ford CEO says US needs to regulate automated driving systems

TThe CEO of America’s second-largest auto company is calling for the federal government to set standards for fully or partially automated vehicles to tighten the safety of electronic driving systems.



// Current National New Car Deals Revealed

Updated every Thursday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials. Offers including pricing specials, ‘free extras’ deals, or special financing terms.