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November issue out now

November issue out now

Major gains have been made by the car industry with the outgoing government acting on its concerns about tougher exhaust emissions regulations.

The compliance of new light vehicles with the Euro 6d regime has been pushed back by more than two years. And for the used sector, offshore border-inspection processes will become the point of compliance with the rules instead of entry certification. This gives importers plenty of wiggle room with the likes of shipping delays.

Importers of passenger vehicles will be liable for lower charges under a product stewardship scheme for end-of-life tyres than those bringing in light commercials. The charge for cars and SUVs will be $33.25 per vehicle. For vans and utes, it will be $66.70.

The National Party’s pre-election pledges included scrapping the clean car discount and overhauling the clean car standard. We have industry reaction now the official result has been declared.

Nine dealers have been banned from the motor-vehicle traders’ register so far this year with a further 11 cases of non-compliance being pursued mainly for failures to comply with tribunal orders. Autofile investigates what these cases are.

Rianna O’Meara-Hunt is the first woman to win the GT4 America at Indianapolis and she did it in her rookie year. When she made her series debut in April, the Kiwi could hardly have dreamed she would wrap it with back-to-back wins at the famous Brickyard.

“With Japan stopping used exports to Russia, there will be a surplus of vehicles previously destined for the Russian market,” reports the MTA’s Larry Fallowfield. “This could potentially lead to an increase of stock for New Zealand.”

• The printed version of Autofile magazine will move to a paid subscription model from January’s issue to offset rising costs, particularly in the past 18 months.

• Women in Automotive has run a career development and networking event with more than 80 people attending.

• We bring you the highlights of the Japan Mobility Show from Tokyo after the event’s four-year hiatus.

• Toyota NZ says it will defend a class action that claims it has sold 35,000 diesel vehicles with faults since 2015.

• AdTorque Edge’s Todd Fuller explains why digital audio advertising is effective in reaching and converting customers.

• Kit Wilkerson, of VIA, argues the case for an “electricity dividend” to help minimise infrastructure risks as we adopt the most efficient means possible while the country electrifies.

• Plus: Hayden Paddon secures record victory, movers, disputes, in-depth statistics and much more.

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