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  • Used import focus on RNZ

    Jackie Russell and Rod Milner talk about From the Rising Sun to the Long White Cloud, the new book of the first 25 years of used imports from Japan, with Wallace Chapman on Radio New Zealand National.

  • o376373F1 line-up for festival

    At least six Formula One cars will run in an expanded demonstration section during the Formula 5000 Festival at Hampton Downs.

  • 2222Online gallery: festival cars

    Autofile Online brings you the six F1 cars appearing at Howden Ganley Formula 5000 Festival in January.

  • Autofile: Nov 21 – out now

    Toyota says the Hilux is likely to lose its 32-year reign as NZ’s best-selling ute – unless sales of Ford’s Ranger fall. The Minister of Transport believes EVs can play to this country’s strengths. Issues have been raised about a discussion document on rules to improve information finance providers supply. Plus: Heartland aims to grow, EECA label compliance, focus on Timaru and how Google Analytics can help car dealers.

  • shinzoSnap election called in Japan

    Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called an early election – two years ahead of schedule.

  • Video – CMC’s Jim Gibbons

    Watch a video on The Colonial Motor Company’s chairman talking about plans for growth and move into the luxury car market.

  • wrxWRX takes out award

    The all-new Subaru WRX has been named performance car of the year in the New Zealand Autocar magazine awards.

  • Paul GoldsmithDraft lending code issued

    The government has published its draft responsible lending code as part of its work on the loan-shark laws.

  • 26262Fuel-cell car set for launch

    Toyota will start selling fuel-cell cars in Japan in mid-December, and then the US and Europe halfway through 2015.

  • ‘Unreasonable’ fees about $10k

    Motor Trade Finances Ltd (MTF) says the overall amount its fees in respect of 39 Sportzone loans will be said to be unreasonable will come in at less than $10,000.

  • Gull effect lands in town

    Gull has opened its latest petrol station on the corner of Bridge Street and Leith Place in Tokoroa.



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  • Kiwi tech helps marque

    Peugeot Australia is using Kiwi software that displays car adverts on smartphones and tablets at the same time its commercials are on TV.

  • 333BMW i gallery

    Photos from the opening of the new BMW i dealership.

  • Profits rise on weak yen

    Mazda and Fuji Heavy Industries posted second-quarter profit growth as the weak yen made their exports more lucrative.

  • japan flagSales drop in Japan

    Vehicle sales in Japan during October fell by six per cent.

  • Anger over roadside sales

    People in New Plymouth are urging the NZTA to take further action against roadside traders and are claiming more than 40 vehicles are illegally parked along one street at the weekend.