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// Watch: Toyota’s fully autonomous GR Supra goes drifting

While most brands are hard at work developing autonomous driving systems at test tracks, Toyota’s Research Institute is taking a different, less tyre-friendly approach.

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// Subaru franchise opens

The opening of a Winger Motors dealership will significantly increase the convenience factor for Subaru customers who live and work in Auckland’s eastern suburbs.

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// Nissan has a dedicated ‘smellmaster’ to ensure the cars smell just right

Nissan could be the only company in the world to have people on its payroll called ‘smellmasters.’

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// Ferrari Purosangue SUV production confirmed for 2022

Ferrari’s scheme to join the deeply profitable luxury performance SUV space race finally appears to have a start date.

// Koenigsegg’s new EV motors may power other supercars

Koenigsegg has detailed its new electric motors and drive units, which it says will be available to third-parties.


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// Ford files NZ trademark for Mustang Mach-E

The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E looks to be one step closer to hitting the New Zealand market – though the brand is remaining coy.

// Border reopening in five steps

New Zealand’s international border will reopen in five stages from the end of the month, with the ability to self-isolate at home available for most travellers returning to the country.

// Team Penske to be first with an electric truck at the track

Team Penske will make history at the Los Angeles Coliseum this weekend when it becomes the first NASCAR team to use an all-electric truck to get its car to the track.

// Ford bring in the big bucks, earned $17.9 billion in 2021

There’s a lot of money in cars. Well, there’s a lot of money in selling cars. Just look at Ford’s latest net income figures.

// Hyundai’s adorable Casper has become an adorable van

Hyundai revealed the Casper in September 2021, a cute little SUV comparable to the Suzuki Jimny in size. While it is undeniably awesome in a silly tiny car sort of way, we can’t help but feel like it would be better if it

// EV Torque – a look ahead

Below is a good guess as to what EVs we can expect here in the near future based on what’s happening overseas, and a few cryptic announcements from local distributors.

// AA Buyer’s Guide: Family-friendly options

There have been some fantastic new family-friendly vehicles launched in New Zealand over the past months. Whether you need something frugal or have a craving for something with the capacity for towing,

// Norway: Top of the world and EV dominator

Ah, Norway. Bitterly cold, hundreds of fjords, and runaway electric car leaders. Recent sales figures out of the Scandinavian country all point towards one thing: EVs are surging in at a record pace,


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