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July issue out now

July issue out now

Autofile talks to David Vinsen on his transition to retirement as chief executive of the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) after 19 years in the job.

He has gone part-time and the idea is for his hours to reduce further during 2022/23 as the board investigates how VIA will be led in the future. Plus: Chairman Chris Stephenson on VIA’s revitalisation, admin manager Bev Purchase leaves, how the association came to be and its future challenges.

Experts warn car dealers and finance companies are likely facing more hard times ahead with conversion rates for automotive loans remaining depressed since amendments to legislation kicked in last year. Plus: latest on Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act debacle.

3R Group’s Adele Rose on why the industry is celebrating after a 10-year wait for a regulated product stewardship scheme for end-of-life tyres. 

We get in-depth industry reaction to the emissions reduction plan – it’s so much more than increasing the size of our electric fleet.

Hamilton-based Ebbett Audi has been crowned as top dealer of 2021 at the Audi Excellence Awards – and Mazda and General Motors NZ’s winners.

Plus: Advice on accessing the Motor Vehicle Register, Kiwi Hunter McElrea to race the full 2022 Indy Lights series, meet MG Motor’s NZ country manager, in-depth industry statistics and much more.

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Autofile magazine 2022 / 8

A “perfect storm” has hit the new-vehicle industry when it comes to supply of stock to New Zealand. Many marques are struggling to source enough cars from overseas as output at factories t

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Autofile talks to David Vinsen on his transition to retirement as chief executive of the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) after 19 years in the job. He has gone part-time and the i

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A decision on banning vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs) from being imported into New Zealand has been put off, for now at least. While there has been a media frenzy about a scrappage

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Industry fears have been realised with the Rightcar system causing chaos for dealers. That’s despite the Ministry of Transport (MoT) knowing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions ratings for the cle

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Finance companies and car dealers will have to wait until at least June for the government to tackle the “unintended consequences” caused by the new Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance A

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The Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association (VIA) warns “huge gaps” in Rightcar’s database need to be tackled before the full clean car discount scheme kicks in.  It is w

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The Financial Services Federation is calling for strict criteria on assessing loan affordability to be scrapped. It’s lobbying for amendments to legislation, which came in two months ago, to be

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New-vehicle distributors are urging the government to rethink the clean car standard with two warning they may be forced to stop importing into New Zealand. Suzuki NZ says its whole business will b

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