News: BMW launches entry-level Gran Coupe

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe[1]BMW New Zealand has announced the arrival of a new 4 Series Gran Coupe model – aimed at providing a cheaper entry into the brands four-door sports models.

The new 420imodel will be available from $77,000 – just a few thousand more than an entry-level 3 Series.

“The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe first arrived in New Zealand in August 2014 and launched to rave reviews,” says managing director of BMW Group New Zealand, Florian Renndorfer. Continue reading “BMW launches entry-level Gran Coupe” »

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News: Renault renaissance comes with 10 new models

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Renault is set to take the covers off a new Koleos – a high-end SUV which it hope will have enough global appeal to help pay for the 10 new models it has introduced globally.

The D-segment SUV, says the French manufacturer, will deliver solid off-road chops with excellent on-road handling and a refined interior with plenty of passenger room.

It has one eye on China with the Koleos, having just opened a new plant in Wuhan. Continue reading “Renault renaissance comes with 10 new models” »

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News: Tech-savvy transport changes on the way

taxiSmall passenger services – many using high-tech solutions like smartphone apps – are a driving force behind changes planned by the regulatory changes planned by the government.

Transport minister Simon Bridges and associate minister Craig Foss have announced a comprehensive overhaul of the sector with a special focus on new technologies.

With the current rules dating back to 1989, and categorising cabs, shuttles, rideshares and private hire separately, a singular, more flexible, approach makes more sense. Continue reading “Tech-savvy transport changes on the way” »

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News: Mitsubishi NZ expects fuel figure fallout

mitsigrilleMitsubishi Motors New Zealand admits that it will face some fallout from news that the Japanese manufacturer rigged results from some fuel tests – even though the four models caught up in the scandal aren’t sold here.

“Obviously, it’s incredibly disappointing to be caught up in it,” says Dan Cook, MMNZ’s head of sales and marketing strategy.

“We’re not expecting the brand to experience any major damage – but there will certainly be some. Continue reading “Mitsubishi NZ expects fuel figure fallout” »

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News: VW to make buyback offer on 500,000 cars?

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Volkswagen AG and American officials have struck a deal that could the German automotive giant offer to buy back nearly half a million diesel cars.

The deal forms part of a wider settlement of lawsuits and government fines stemming from VW Group’s emissions test cheats, which were discovered late last year .

US-based Autonews’ sources say the arrangement will be made official in front of a federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday, local time.

Customers will be offered a cash settlement, or potentially a ‘buyback’ of the vehicle.

Continue reading “VW to make buyback offer on 500,000 cars?” »

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News: Kiwi kit gets special spot at Speedshow

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Kiwi made cars, bikes and automotive products will get their own special area at this year’s CRC Speedshow.

The NZ Made display will feature a hand-picked selection of productions machines – with 15 already confirmed.

The Buy New Zealand Made campaign aims to support and promote the products, some of which are widely recognised, but others that many would not have seen before. Continue reading “Kiwi kit gets special spot at Speedshow” »

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News: Crown BMWs up for sale

15.4-340x255Got really tall kids? Your own personal driver, or just really like big luxury sedans?

The government has updated its fleet of Crown VIP cars, which means 32 BMW 730Ld cars – a specification only sold new here to the government – are up for grabs.

The cars will be sold by Turners in coming weeks. The online tender started yesterday on Monday April 18. Continue reading “Crown BMWs up for sale” »

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News: New car sales drop, used rise in Japan

TOYOTAWhile new passenger car sales continue to tumble in Japan, used sales are on the way up – the first rise in years.

The first quarter saw sales drop by 7.47% – and for March sales dropped by 10.79% year on year March 2015 saw an even bigger drop of 11.9%.

Toyota remains the country’s biggest brand. Continue reading “New car sales drop, used rise in Japan” »

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