SR3 adds more sparkle to swift range

Suzuki has added a special edition Swift SR3 model to its New Zealand range. The SR3 gets a smoked black bonnet protector, black rear upper spoiler, matt black spoked design alloy wheels and Swift badged body side mouldings.

The February issue of Autotalk Magazine is available for free pdf download now.

This AutoTalk magazine has been nicknamed ‘the emissions issue’, as we tackle the huge changes and proposals lobbed at the trade by the government and Climate Change Commission in January. We tackle them over a series of stories.

Nissan’s big SUV gets “more rugged” look

Nissan’s Pathfinder large SUV which morphed from a rugged body-on-frame off-road oriented 4×4 into a front-drive urban wagon with the monocoque second generation model, is returning to its roots.

Jeep to reveal electric wrangler

Jeep has teased its upcoming all-electric Wrangler to be revealed at the “Easter Jeep Safari” in Moab, Utah. The battery electric (BEV) Wrangler concept features in Jeep’s The Road Ahead, a new web page launched during Jeep’s Super Bowl commercial.

Tesla may take cryptocurrency for EVs

Tesla has indicated customers could soon buy its EVs using Bitcoin. The indication has come in a newly submitted form Tesla has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, saying it has acquired US$1.5 billion in Bitcoins in January

EV demand rapidly rising

New research confirms a UK diesel vehicle decline while EV interest is soaring. The research by online parking portal is prompting it to introduce more parking spaces on a daily basis where EVs can also top up.

EV completes record drive

Tesla Owners Club of New Zealand founder and president John Fitness has done it. He drove 2008km from Cape Reinga to Bluff in his Tesla Model 3 on February 4 and 5 to set a possible Guinness Book of World Record

Plugshare compatible with Apple Carplay

PlugShare, a free EV driver’s app for iPhone operating systems (iOS), Android, and web, allowing users to find charging stations, leave reviews, and connect with other plug-in vehicle owners, has recently announced it’s now compatible with Apple CarPlay.

EV ‘hub’ tests in Japan

A high frequency EV shuttle service looping around the central district of Namie town uses roadside stations as mobility hubs – these connecting to other vehicles which serve as “spokes” and are used for travel to nearby areas.

Jeep teases all-electric Wrangler

Jeep is working hard on electrifying its line-up, with the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid on sale overseas and similar 4xe versions of the Grand Cherokee, Compass and Renegade coming soon.

Auto industry peers into an electric future and sees bumps ahead

Will Ferrell has it out for Norway. “Did you know that Norway sells way more electric cars per capita than the U.S.?” he asks before smashing his fist through a plastic globe.

Five interesting car-related Super Bowl ads for 2021

The Super Bowl is home to the most expensive ad slots in the world and carmakers aren’t afraid to play fast and loose with the advertising and PR budget to make an impact during the biggest game day in America.

It’s over: Hyundai cuts ties with Apple, plans to build tech giant’s car dashed

It was set to become one of the biggest tech-related partnerships in the automotive industry, but Hyundai’s plans to join forces with Apple have been dashed according to a recent report.

Watch: Here are all the best car ads from Super Bowl LV

As it is one of the most-watched American events on TV every year, the Super Bowl is crammed full of advertising from brands that can afford six-figure airtime.