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// NZ pricing and spec confirmed for Lexus LX

The Toyota Land Cruiser’s more premium Lexus cousin, the LX, launches in New Zealand this month,…

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// NZ’s top utes and cars to have their ANCAP safety ratings expire this year

Some of New Zealand’s most popular utes and road cars will have their ANCAP safety rating expire this year. However, that doesn’t prevent any of these cars from being sold here,

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// MIA President calls government decision ‘a slap in the face’

Cars discharged at Captain Cook Wharf The NZ Motor Industry Association of New Zealand president Andy…

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// Polestar O2 concept envisions new age for electric roadsters

Polestar, the pure-play electric performance car brand, has revealed a new concept car that redefines sports roadsters for the electric age.

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// BMW, Porsche, VW suspend production due to Ukraine supply shortage

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// MMNZ says PHEV demand will outstrip ICE in 12 months

Mitsubishi Motors New Zealand (MMNZ) head of marketing Reece Congdon is bullishly predicting demand for the Next Generation Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will outstrip its petrol-only internal combustion engine (ICE) sibling in less than 12 months.

// Can we harness the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change?

Dr. Richard Meade is a Senior Research Fellow, Auckland University of Technology. Many might choke at the suggestion Big Oil could play a key role in saving the climate. But, …


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// Rivian cancels price increases for pre-orders after outcry

Rivian Automotive Inc. rolled back price increases on its debut electric vehicles for existing customers, marking an embarrassing about-face for the EV maker as it ramps up production and seeks to win over more car buyers.

// LiveWire sets ambitious targets

With two new models set to be delivered by the Harley-Davidson offshoot, company officials suggest that within a few years electric company LiveWire will be contributing about one-third of total sales.

// Skoda working on ‘beautiful’ all-electric city car

Like stablemates Volkswagen and Cupra, Skoda is working on a small, electric city car.

// Dip in border activity for cars

There were 7,159 used passenger vehicles imported into New Zealand during February, which is 23.5 percent lower than for the same month a year ago.

// The Good Oil: The most important car company you’ve never heard of

We tend to think of the modern MG that makes SUVs as a “new” or “challenger” brand, and in some respects it is. The rebooted company was only launched in New Zealand in 2019,

// Law changes hit loan rates

Changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) and the new responsible lending rules are impacting borrowers with good credit records.


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