// Polestar 5 to get a brand new ‘supercar level’ chassis
Polestar’s upcoming 5 electric sports sedan will ride on a brand-new platform offering “supercar levels” of stiffness.
// More on this
// Dealer apologizes for anti-mandate customer email
A Whangarei-based Kia dealer principal is apologizing for publishing his personal views on the government’s vaccination…
// More on this
// MTF pays tribute to former MD Angus Bradshaw
MTF Finance has paid tribute to its former managing director Angus Bradshaw who died in Arrowtown…
// 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
// Mercedes pull covers off 2023 AMG EQE, less range than before but more grunt
Mercedes-AMG has revealed their souped-up Mercedes EQE, which gives the all-electric E-Class sedan a more powerful kick. In its basic trim, the AMG EQE pumps out 463 horsepower from its dual electric motors.
// Clean Car legislation enters committee stages
The Land Transport (Clean Car) Amendment Bill has entered the final stages of its passage through Parliament.
IN OTHER NEWS
// Grand Cherokee L on its way, NZ arrival confirmed for later this year
Jeep New Zealand will welcome new addition to their domestic line-up soon, with the Grand Cherokee L hitting our shores in the coming months.
// Hydrogen fuel is the problem, not fuel cells – IDTechEx
On the face of it, 2021 was a good year for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in passenger car markets.
// Strong result for Mercedes-Benz Group following truck and bus IPO
Following the deconsolidation and initial public offer of the Daimler Truck and Bus business on February 1, 2022, the new Mercedes-Benz Group AG entity says preliminary unaudited figures show strong financial results for 2021.
// Expert joins ChargeNet from the UK
ChargeNet, New Zealand’s nationwide charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has appointed industry veteran Martin Miles as chief operating officer.
// Skoda show off new Fabia Monte Carlo in its flesh
Skoda officially pulled the covers off its Fabia Monte Carlo overnight. The fourth-generation supermini becomes the latest in Skoda’s growing fleet to receive the brand’s top-end treatment.
// Last hoorah: BMW M2 revealed as Moto GP safety car
The sun is setting on BMW’s first-generation 2-Series, and after eight years in the spotlight, it’s fair to say that the range-topping M2 was a raging success for the German brand.
// 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).