HOT TOPIC

// MG makes a stronger push into New Zealand

On the back of its strong success in the local market, particularly with its ZS EV, MG Motor has today announced a renewed push into the New Zealand market, coming out swinging with the introduction of drive away pricing across its range, as well as extending its standard warranty on all new cars to an industry-leading seven years.

// More on this 


SPONSORED BY NEWCOAT

// A high margin product with ongoing revenue

Designed to be easily applied by your valets with minimal training required, plus you’ll get ongoing commissions from customers purchasing refill products online.

Newcoat is not just a paint coating system; it’s a total maintenance solution for all surfaces of the vehicle. Formulated from pure Silica Dioxide, it gives a crystal-clear layer, permanently bonded to the vehicle.

Best of all, there’s a 5+5 year warranty. If your customers can’t remove dirt or stains from the paint, fabric or leather, Newcoat will assist with professional advice and assistance up to a value of $1,500 per event.


BEST OF THE REST

// MG5 officially coming – but not the one you expect

MG Motor has confirm the MG5 will be coming to New Zealand late next year, but not the one you are expecting.

// All-new 2022 Ford Ranger to be revealed tonight!

The wait is almost over for the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger! Yes, we’ve seen it. Yes, we know the engine, tech and design details for New Zealand.

// International consumer report reveals most and least reliable cars

An international report done by Consumer Reports reveals the most and least reliable car brands for 2021, and while there were over 20 new vehicles added to the list of recommendations, a dozen lost their recommendations.


IN OTHER NEWS

// Mitsubishi Airtrek e-SUV premieres at China show

An electric SUV Airtrek has been unveiled at Auto Guangzhou by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) through its GAC Mitsubishi Motors Co. (GMMC) joint vehicle production and sales venture in China.

// Kiwi car spending declines due to Covid-19 lockdowns

In news that wont surprise many, numbers from Stats NZ showed that local spending on cars and car parts fell significantly during the third quarter of 2021; a quarter riddled with Covid-19 lockdowns.

// MTF Finance reports $8 million profit

MTF Finance is reporting a 61% increase in profit after tax for the year ended 30 September 2021.

// Mokau EV charger opens with Eketahuna on the way

ChargeNet has opened its latest rapid EV charger in Mokau, 80km north of New Plymouth. The 50kW DC rapid charger will make EV travel on State Highway 3 between Te Kuiti and New Plymouth much easier, especially for those with shorter range EVs, ChargeNet says.

// Vehicle sales slip in value

Consumer spending took a tumble in the September quarter with motor vehicles and parts suffering the second-largest drop of any industry, according to new figures from Stats NZ.

// Bridgestone celebrates Trans-Tasman gold awards

Bridgestone has been judged the top tyre retailer in Australia and New Zealand taking the gold award for both countries in the annual Readers DigestQuality Service Awards.

// Tesla Owners Club to boycott New Plymouth events

The Tesla Owners Club of New Zealand wont be attending New Plymouths Americarna and Electricarna events in February after the New Plymouth District Council rejected an application to install three Tesla superchargers and a universal EV charger in the citys downtown.

// Marque opens new dealership

A new, purpose-built dealership has opened in Hawkes Bay following a partnership between Kia New Zealand and Ebbett Group.

// KTM polishes 1290 Super Duke GT for 2022

Designed to offer the grand touring experience, being essentially a sports bike (1290 Super Duke) that has touring parts added, the KTM 1290 Super Duke GT returns for 2022 cleaner and with more sophisticated semi-active suspension.

// Dealership dishes out grants on anniversary

A car dealership is celebrating its 30th anniversary by handing out $35,000 of grants and loaning a car to a number of worthy causes.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

// Want to work for an award-winning dealership in sunny Nelson?

  • Want a great team environment?
  • Want to work in a dealership that is growing?

If it’s a yes to these and you are an experienced sales person that can prove your sales volumes, GP and customer service skill set, then let us know you’re interested in making the change.

We sell brand new and late model pre-owned vehicles; we have two workshops and a humming parts department. We love our customers so a high level of service to them is required.

If you want to seize this opportunity to live in a region that offers great weather, beaches, walks and biking and work in a dealership that is progressive, fun and successful – we want to chat.


ONE LINERS


HELPFUL RESOURCES

// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

// Clean Car Calculator

Input vehicle make and/or model to calculate if the car will receive a rebate, fee or sits in the zero band (no change).