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// Pricing confirmed for flagship Volkswagen Tiguan R

Having just landed at local showrooms, Volkswagen New Zealand has confirmed the range, pricing, and the Clean Car levy amount for its new Tiguan R; a fresh flagship for one of the brand’s most popular models.

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// Road-user charges to drop 36%

Government to follow slashing the price of petrol with lower RUC rates between late April and late July.

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// Lotus bringing their Emira First Edition to NZ should be on roads by the year’s end

The deceptively light and nimble Lotus Emira First Edition is heading to New Zealand, orders opening later next month.

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// VIA warns of car thieves targeting West Auckland dealers

The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) warns that car dealers in West Auckland are being targeted by scammers and thieves as part of a new crime trend.

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// Maserati reveals its Porsche Macan fighter

Maserati has taken the wraps off a vehicle that will be vital to its future and will eventually become the first-ever all-electric Maserati, the Grecale mid-size SUV that the Italian manufacturer is aiming straight at the Porsche Macan.

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// Video: Musk presents first Gigafactory Berlin Tesla Model Y

Tesla has begun delivering Model Y vehicles from its Berlin factory, with chief executive Elon Musk presenting the first ones and even doing a little jig at the ceremony.

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// Stepping out in Audi’s wild new RS 3

Audi today unleashed the latest version of its RS 3 Sportback, with both journalists and customers invited to check out the new RS driving modes and torque splitter.


IN OTHER NEWS

// New Mini three-door undergoes winter test

The new Mini EV is doing warm-up laps in testing at the BMW Group’s winter test center in Arjeplog, Sweden.

// Campaign on cartel conduct

Government regulator warns companies can be fined up to $10 million, three times the gain or 10 percent of annual turnover per breach.

// Drive Electric Earth Day April

A US national EV promotion starting on Easter Sunday, April 17 may gain favor here too.


HELPFUL RESOURCES

// 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 Discount / Fee Finder

RightCar.govt.nz is the Government recommended website for rebate/fee information. Simply search from the Home page to find a vehicle’s rebate/fee.