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// Watch: Veloqx Fangio revealed as the world’s strangest-looking Ferrari F12

Ferrari is a brand that holds its morals very close to its heart. It has been known to issue cease and desist letters to customers over questionable modification of its cars, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens with this new Veloqx Fangio.

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// Roll-on, roll-off at Northport

A pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) has called into Northport, but there’s no need for vehicle importers to despatch transporters to Marsden Point.

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// Introduction planned for Mercedes-AMG EQE 53’s arrival

A local introduction is planned for the fully electric Mercedes-AMG EQE 53’s arrival in New Zealand, although Mercedes-Benz New Zealand says it’s too early to put a specific time frame on that.

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// AVs planned by JLR and NVIDIA

Jaguar Land Rover is partnering with artificial intelligence (AI) and computing company NVIDIA to jointly develop AI-powered autonomous driving and connected services for all future vehicles built on NVIDIA Drive.

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// Production of Ineos Grenadier slated to start in coming months after nearly a years delay

It’s a double case of better late than never and good things take time concerning the production of the Ineos Grenadier.

// Bid to delay clean car laws fails

The National Party has failed in an attempt to get the introduction of the government’s clean car package delayed by six months to help the motor industry prepare for the legislative changes.


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// Same Macan, different name: Porsche reveal its Macan T

Porsche’s Macan T is the brand’s latest addition to its small but humble Macan SUV line-up.The T (for Touring) slots in between Porsche’s base model Macan and the S model, both of which are available in New Zealand.

// Design boss goes racing in biodiesel Mazda2

Mazda’s head of design Ikuo Maeda will pull on his helmet and racing suit joining another…

// Report flags up van safety

Ancap has released its second round of comparative results evaluating the availability and performance of active safety systems across a range of goods-carrying commercial vans.

// Jeep maker Stellantis gets creative on cutting jobs in EV shift

Cutting jobs in France is never easy. So Stellantis, the manufacturer of Peugeot cars and Jeep SUVs has come up with a novel way to slim down its payroll:

// The rare reverse restorod you didn’t ask for but could own

Restorods are cool, but reverse restorods are often more intriguing. Not only are they super rare, but taking a modern car and giving it a vintage look must demand so much attention to detail.

// New people at UBCO

Electric adventure vehicles supplier Tauranga-founded UBCO has five new board and executive appointments. Joining UBCO’s board…


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