// Mitsubishi details Eclipse Cross PHEV

Ever fancied a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, but wished it was smaller? Or had a swoopy back end on it instead? Well, now you are in luck, because Mitsubishi New Zealand has just confirmed the plug-in hybrid Eclipse Cross is here.

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// Finance firm delivers $4.4m profit

MTF Finance vows to innovate and provide lending solutions through multiple channels to maintain its recovery from Covid-19 pandemic.

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// Cupra debuts production Born electric hatchback

Cupra showed off its Born electric hatchback last year as a concept, and has now given us the production version.

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// Peter Brock’s Holden ‘blue meanie’ Commodore sells for $1,134,000

UPDATED: Overnight, Peter Brock’s old Holden VK Commodore HDT Group A, lovingly known as ‘Blue Meanie’ in period, sold for AU$1,057,509 — or $1,134,644.

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// Ford reveals special edition Ranger Raptor (and we can’t have it)

Early on, on paper the Ford Ranger Raptor might have looked like a dud to the untrained eye. Its special 2.0-litre bi-turbo’s 157kW/500Nm wasn’t terribly ‘sporty’ and it wasn’t terribly cheap, either.

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// Super SUV: Bentley’s new Bentayga S rocketship

Apart from being a quintessential player in the luxury-car market, Bentley has also long had a knack for blending its luxury values with fairly savage performance.


// Lebanon’s first EV might be the weirdest looking car of all time

Electra EV might sound like Carmen Electra’s attempt to break into the automotive world, but unfortunately, it isn’t. Instead, it’s a new brand out of Lebanon, started by a wealthy businessman.

// Watch: Peter Brock’s only ford emerges in the UK

The elephant in the room when it comes to Aussie touring car legend Peter Brock is the late-1980s phase that saw him fall out with Holden and, for a period,

// Audi fast-charging hub concept planned

Audi is working on a concept charging hub for “premium-level electromobility” which it intends revealing in more detail later this year.

// Biden favours electric ‘beast’ limo

US president Joe Biden is reported to be keen on electrifying at least one of two limousines provided for his use.

// Rolls-Royce appoints new design boss

Former BMW designer Anders Warming becomes Rolls-Royce Motor Carss’ director of design from July. Warming (48) joins Rolls-Royce from Warming Design, the company he founded in 2019.

// Solar power initiative for Maori households

Solar panels and other renewable technology will support more than 200 homes of kaumatua, papakainga and Maori-owned rentals.

// 375kw drop top: BMW reveals M4 competition convertible

As Kiwis cop their first sightings of BMW’s new M3 and M4 performance monsters, the brand has decided to reveal the latter’s convertible equivalent.



// 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.