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May issue out now

May issue out now

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 best to avoid potential pitfalls.

The government is reviewing biosecurity options in Japan in the wake of the stink-bug crisis. We investigate what those options may be.

Toyota NZ’s boss, Alistair Davis, talks about what drives his passion for business and what was involved in changing the dealership model in the Drive Happy project. 

With the government’s focus on fuel-economy standards, we look at what mechanisms may be used to implement any new changes. 

We check out a Kiwi trade delegation’s visit to Taiwan and also look at who has changed jobs in our movers section.

Two unusual dispute cases are examined, we analyse registration and import numbers to see what affect disruption to the supply chain ex-Japan is having, and Morrie Chandler reminisces about his long involvement with motorsport. 

Plus: Autofile’s new website is launched to coincide with May’s magazine.

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Autofile investigates what impacts and options are ahead due to changes to shipping fuel requirements from January 2020. The NZTA is considering using the WOF and COF regimes to flag vehicles that

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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

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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

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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

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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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