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May issue out now!

May issue out now!

How are dealers coping with the Covid-19 crisis? What do they have to do to operate under alert level three? What action will traders face if they flout the law? And what are our industry associations doing? 

What does one of the government’s top officials have to say about protecting our borders during the lockdown? And what record did Ports of Auckland set last month? Autofile answers these questions and many more about what you need to know. And we speak to industry experts and car dealers on the way forward.

We also have plenty of great non-coronavirus stories for you to dive into. VINZ is backing proposals for a director of land transport to oversee the NZTA’s enforcement of regulatory issues, and Audi, Toyota and Volkswagen franchises celebrate success – pre-virus.

In the world of electric cars, Flip The Fleet raises a warning flag that New Zealand’s uptake strategy needs to be overhauled and we look at vehicle manufacturers investing in joint ventures.

Todd Fuller explains why using digital metrics can help dealers succeed, while racing legends around the world pit themselves against each other in virtual worlds. Plus: In-depth industry statistics, the CRC Speedshow and Big Boys’ Toys join forces, new cars and much more.

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Car dealers are bracing for demand to outstrip stock after a brisk return to business following the Covid-19 shutdown. Sales and enquiries are already up to about 60 per cent of the levels seen before

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How are dealers coping with the Covid-19 crisis? What do they have to do to operate under alert level three? What action will traders face if they flout the law? And what are our industry associations

Magazine06 May, 2020
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March 2020 will be remembered as the month New Zealand united in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic. In this issue of Autofile magazine, we report on the “fight to keep the doors open&r

Magazine06 Apr, 2020
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Holden dealers will be individually discussing compensation packages, but the Motor Trade Association understands the level of these “at face value is fair”. Tony Everett, dealer sector ma

Magazine05 Mar, 2020
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Trade Me Motors says all car dealers could have offshore listings on the website if a pilot scheme is a success and there’s a demand for such a service. It has launched a trial for 200 listings

Magazine05 Feb, 2020
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The industry will feel the full impact of electronic stability control (ESC) rule on the market by mid-2020, predicts Greg Hedgepeth, chief executive officer of Turners Cars. “End-users looking

Magazine09 Jan, 2020