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  • suz23Suzuki and VW divorce

    Suzuki Motors, stung by its failed co-operation with Volkswagen, is planning to defend its independence.

  • Fuel standards on agenda

    A discussion document proposing a range of changes to New Zealand’s engine fuels specifications regulations 2011 has been released by the government.

  • John Manley, president of the MIA.Sales tracking to record

    The MIA is predicting the new-vehicle industry may top 130,000 registrations for the first time after bumper sales in August.

  • 5rFord dominates commercial sales

    Registrations of new commercials amounted to 3,440 in August, up by 10.8 per cent.

  • drift1US drifter stars in series

    US drift star Ryan Tuerck will compete in the D1NZ at Tauranga this year.

  • Airbag recalls top 9.8m in Japan

    Japan may face a shortfall in supplying replacement airbags as car companies recall about 9.8 million vehicles in the country to swap potentially defective devices made by Takata.

  • toddMarque cuts carbon footprint

    Kia Motors says it isn’t afraid to put its green credentials up for scrutiny .

  • Warning over Leaf

    Recently there have been a number of Nissan Leaf cars imported into NZ that have arrived minus the SD card which is essential for the radio operation and other features of the car.

  • Stella Stocks, the AA’s general manager of motoring services.Used car safety ratings out

    This year’s 2015 Used Car Safety Ratings Guide has been published today based on real-world crash data.

  • 2004golfSafe picks from guide

    Check out the list “safe picks” in this year’s Used Car Safety Ratings Guide by model name and year of manufacture.

  • Concern over emission levels

    Less than a third of governments seeking an agreement over global climate have submitted plans for reducing emissions.


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  • US deal nets trio NZ$388m

    The 36-episode deal with Amazon is worth US$250 million, or about NZ$388m, to the three former hosts of BBC’s Top Gear.

  • The Lotus Elise 220 Cup.Racing car road legal

    Lotus has slightly tamed its race track-only Elise S Cup R for Kiwi roads.

  • Lawsuit over ignitions

    Ten car manufacturers are facing a lawsuit in the US brought by consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon-monoxide poisoning in more than five million vehicles fitted with keyless ignitions.

  • The new Sportage from Kia.Kia releases Sportage photos

    Your first look at the all new Sportage.

  • Two years up for Provident

    Steve Owens reviews two years of Provident Insurance.