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Autofile interviews one of the victims ripped off by two Kiwis operating in the UK as car dealers. Nicholas O’Neil, also known as Nic, and David Chandler have been jailed for fraud. They scammed about $650,000 from people for high-end cars, which never materialised. We also speak to the police in England about the case.

The consultation period on changes to rules for vehicles entering the country has been extended after a request from the Japanese government. Find out what it means in advance of the next stink-bug season.

In-depth investigation: Nissan NZ is set to make an announcement about software issues connected to batteries in some Leafs. 

Plus: Interview with rally legend Andrew Hawkeswood, progress on airbag recalls, Turners' market views and much more.
 

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Autofile interviews one of the victims ripped off by two Kiwis operating in the UK as car dealers. Nicholas O’Neil, also known as Nic, and David Chandler have been jailed for fraud. They scammed

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VIA, (the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association), is considering ways of boosting its funds, and is asking members about its relevance and future after a $264,000 revenue deficit. The in

Magazine07 Jun, 2018
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Vehicle importers and dealers need to be wary of bringing in or trading cars with alpha-type Takata airbag inflators that have yet to been replace. We talk to industry organisations for advice on how

Magazine07 May, 2018
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We have all the reaction to the mandatory recall of some 50,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags. Alistair Davis talks to Autofile about wholesale changes to Toyota NZ’s business mode

Magazine06 Apr, 2018
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In-depth coverage of Stink-bug crisis Autohub predicts new processes will be brought in to prevent any repetition of what’s being described as the biggest crisis to face NZ’s car indust

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What’s in store for the automotive industry this year and in the longer future? Autofile talks to some of the leading players for their views. The uptake of electric vehicles is expected to b

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Records were notched up by the automotive industry last year. But what were some of the issues and talking points behind the headline figures? Industry experts give their views. One of the country&

Magazine12 Jan, 2018