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  • Autofile, August 21: out now

    BMW NZ has identified 360 E46s affected by a global airbag recall. Including other marques, the Kiwi total is now more than 19,000 units. MTF’s chairman dismisses speculation a court case could end up costing it $30m. Orders are being taken for a 4 Media book on the history of the used imports. Plus: spotlight on Gisborne, Heartland NZ, seven pages of statistics, new cars and much more.

  • Tokyo-based Takata is one of three key suppliers that dominates the global airbag market.Faulty airbags investigated

    Safety regulators in the US are investigating reports that defective inflators ruptured airbags in six cars.

  • Vehicles boost port’s profits

    The number of cars handled by Ports of Auckland numbers increased to 207,591 in the year to June 30 from 170,835 in the previous reporting period, an increase of 22 per cent.

  • Bob GrazianoFord releases new product

    Bob Graziano, president of Ford Australia, says the new Territory will set the benchmark for family-friendly SUVs.

  • Audi sets new sales record

    With year-on-year sales growth of 11.4 per cent, Audi has achieved its best first half-year in its history by handing over about 869,350 cars to customers.

  • Trade Me’s profits slow

    Motor vehicle advertising on Trade Me increased by 29 per cent as it posted slower profit growth and projects subdued earnings due to reinvestments in its business.

  • The new Audi R18 e-tron quattro.Racing lightly on the track

    Since Audi entered Le Mans prototype racing in 1999, the rules have never been as strict and cars never as complex.

  • Plan to boost tertiary studies

    A new tertiary education strategy aims to provide more learners with skills that industries need, as well as focusing on building international linkages and strengthening research-based learning.

  • ghibliTop rating for Ghibli

    The AA says sleek styling, comfort, sound and power are usually the first things that come to mind when Maserati is considered.

  • Speeding up for off-roading

    Hampton Downs Motor Sport Park will expand activities in October when a park for casual and competition use opens.

  • poloFive stars for three cars

    Three models have been awarded five safety stars by ANCAP – the Volkswagen Polo, and Lexus’ CT200h and IS.

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Statistics


Category YTD JULY
New Passenger 51,344 7,071
Used Passenger 72,408 12,052
New Commercials 21,098 3,242
Used Commercials 4,343 676


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  • This 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold for more than US$38m.Ferrari sets record

    A Ferrari has become the most valuable car sold by auction.

  • ServiceLiteCar spending leads surge

    Retail spending has continued to rise, led by an increase in the motor-vehicle and parts retailing industry.

  • XC90 to be safest car?

    Volvo is aiming to make its 2015 XC90 one of the safest cars on the market with new features, such as run-off road protection and auto breaking at intersections.

  • Loan scheme for car buyers

    More than one million families will be eligible for low and no-interest loans for essentials, including buying and repairing second-hand cars.

  • Strong stats for July

    The MTA says the surge in the market for passenger cars has been consistently building this year.