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November issue out now!

November issue out now!

Dealerships may be at risk of having sales scuppered and business jeopardised because of the time it can take to remove vehicles from the PPSR.

Three electric-car makers are tackling safety issues with two issuing recalls amid fears of their batteries going up in flames and a third delaying a model’s launch.

The MTA’s Tony Everett explores what the clean car proposal is all about and Mike Noon explains what the AA’s “election calls 2020” are.

We take a look at the new cabinet, who’s replaced Phil Twyford as Minister of Transport and what policies affecting the car industry Labour may have up its sleeves. 

Companies have been innovating to keep operations running smoothly following the impact of Covid-19. We chat to Sean Stevens, of VINZ, and Protecta’s Phil Hibbert about what they have done.

Marc Ebolo has been appointed managing director of GM Australia and New Zealand – he was previously MD of Holden NZ – while Andrew Brough takes up a top role at Avanti Finance.

VIA’s Kit Wilkerson delves into the world of autonomous cars, while the LVVTA has formally signed a supply agreement with the NZTA.

Data from hundreds of EV owners shows Kiwis are using their cars less now, even after the easing of coronavirus lockdowns, reports Flip The Fleet’s Henrik Moller.

Plus: AdTorque Edge’s Todd Fuller on why social media is a “vital component” for dealers’ marketing, Toyota NZ’s boost for motor racing, marques’ strategies on bolstering their market shares and in-depth industry statistics.

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Dealerships may be at risk of having sales scuppered and business jeopardised because of the time it can take to remove vehicles from the PPSR. Three electric-car makers are tackling safety issues

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The automotive industry’s creative side is kicking in as companies innovate in the face of Covid-19 adversity. Changing alert levels, travel restrictions, meeting consumers’ expectation

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New Zealand’s car industry is facing years in the doldrums with sales tipped to take longer to recover from Covid-19 than the GFC.  The MIA’s David Crawford warns it will take abou

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Three leading automotive industry organisations reveal their relief at talk of moving Ports of Auckland’s freight operations to Northland being scotched by a report commissioned by the governmen

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The Motor Industry Association is seeking clarity about the possibility of new cars being dismantled on arrival in New Zealand to ensure no stink bugs hitch-hike across the border. It has raised the m

Magazine03 Jul, 2020
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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

Magazine04 Jun, 2020
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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

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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

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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