// LDV debuts the T60 EV, NZ’s first electric ute

The New Zealand market is one step closer to the prospect of fully electric utes, with the February 23 unveiling of the first LDV T60 EV, registered locally as a left-hand drive pilot vehicle.

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// Here it is: Ford reveal new-look Ranger Raptor

Meet the Ford Ranger Raptor: a truck the Blue Oval says is all about character and personality. And it certainly has a personality. A fast one at that.

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// Polestar 2 gets top ANCAP rating

The electric Polestar 2 and all its variants have been awarded a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

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// VW wants to make Porsche public to play Tesla catch up

Volkswagen has drawn one step closer to listing Porsche on the stock exchange, drafting a preliminary agreement between itself and the controlling shareholder: the Porsche-Piëch family.

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// Nissan bringing new X-Trail to NZ later this year

Nissan is bringing its all-new X-Trail to New Zealand, pencilling in late 2022 as a launch date for the marque’s top-of-the-range SUV.

// Ford and Volvo reunite to tackle battery recycling challenge

As global sales of electric vehicles surge, more groups are sinking investment into researching potential battery…


// Giltrap Group opens Westfield Newmarket interactive digital showroom

The New Zealand family-owned vehicle importer and retailer, The Giltrap Group, is claiming a world-first as it opens a digitally-decorated interactive car showroom in Westfield Newmarket which also allows mall visitors to test drive and purchase their dream car.

// Manawatu & TRC Toyota takes over Whanganui dealership

Wanganui Toyota which owned and operated by the Nessling family for more than nine years has become part of the Manawatu & TRC Toyota dealership group

// ComCom reviewing energy networks regulations

The Commerce Commission has begun reviewing regulatory rules for energy networks and airports. It has published…

// Plan to survive, and thrive

Any business that hasn’t worked out how it’s going to roll with the punches this year…

// Lamborghini investigates synthetic fuel to keep combustion engines alive past 2030

While Lamborghini is looking forward to an electric future, promising to add electric supercars to its lineup soon, the company hasn’t given up on combustion engines yet.



// Current National New Car Deals

Updated every Friday, here’s a complete list of current National deals for new cars, utes, and light commercials.

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