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A new Ignis five-door hatchback and open low deck mini-car are among the 22 cars being displayed by Suzuki on its stand at the October Tokyo International Motor show.
The latest Ignis revives a name Suzuki used for the small five-door hatchback that ended production in 2008. Production of the new generation is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2016 after testing recently concluded in the Swiss Alps.
The stand at the Tokyo Motor Show is labeled Suzuki Next 100 as a precursor to the company’s 100-year birthday celebration in 2020. Continue reading “Suzuki reveals new Ignis concept at Tokyo” »
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The two ANZ Truckometer indexes lifted in September; traffic flows rose on all but one road in the light and heavy traffic indexes.
“If the strength in the month of September can be sustained, the economy may well be in for a better second half,” says the ANZ Truckometer.
“The main risks to this picture are out of New Zealand’s control: the El Nino threat and the global outlook,” it says. Continue reading “Truckometer report: Foot back on the gas?” »
The two ANZ Truckometer indexes lifted in September; traffic flows ros ...
2015 will be remembered as a year of significant change in vehicle financing in New Zealand. New legislation, new technology, and historically and mortgage rates driven competition and shifted customer expectations of car finance.
The transparency bought about by the Consumer Law reform has changed how we interact with our customers. The accountability of both dealerships and finance companies is very clearly spelt out in the legislation, and this has required a more collaborative approach in financing car buyers.
Moreover, finance rates have come under increased scrutiny, a product of expectations set by record low mortgage rates combined with the ease to compare. Our focus has been on facilitating the changes required while still providing a seamless service to the UDC dealer network. We’ve worked collaboratively with our dealers, with a particular focus on the changes to marketing required under the new legislation given the expected regulatory scrutiny. Continue reading “Finance facing changes and challenges” »
2015 will be remembered as a year of significant change in vehicle fin ...
BMW Group New Zealand has released pricing and specification information on its new X1 SUV more than three weeks ahead of the official launch date at the end of October.
The distributor says that two diesel and two petrol models will be available in New Zealand.
Pricing for the new model starts from $65,500 for the BMW X1 sDrive18d, and other models available include sDrive20i, xDrive20d and xDrive25i M Sport. Continue reading “BMW releases X1 spec and prices ahead of launch” »
BMW Group New Zealand has released pricing and specification informati ...
Airbag manufacturer Takata’s disastrous run isn’t getting any better, with more brands added to the biggest recall in automotive history – now in the region of 59 million vehicles.
Australian vehicles affected number around 90,000 since the recall of vehicles fitted with faulty airbags or airbag components began in April 2013, steadily adding more makes and models since then.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia this week announced that it is recalling both sedan and wagon variants of CH Lancer, plus CY and CZ Lancer Evolution from between June 2003 and December 2008. Continue reading “Takata airbag recall keeps blowing up” »
Airbag manufacturer Takata’s disastrous run isn’t getting any better, ...
Ford plans to be Australia’s biggest auto industry employer by 2018.
The company has outlined its plans to continue doing business with 63 Australian suppliers after it ceases local manufacturing next year.
“Many people think the auto industry is closing down in Australia but that is not the case at Ford,” said chief executive Graeme Whickman. Continue reading “Ford outlines Aussie commitment” »
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This year’s New Zealand Car of the Year Award finalists has seen a mixture of vehicles in the top ten rather than the previous year’s SUV domination.
The New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild (NZMWG) and The New Zealand Automobile Association will announce the winner of the 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on December 9.
Members of the guild and the AA who have driven the top 10 cars will independently rank each of them on some elements including value, design and quality. Continue reading “Mixed bag in NZ Car of the Year top ten” »
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Toyota New Zealand says its expanded range of all-new Hilux models will attract buyers from sedans and SUV.
The company says it already has a good bank of advanced orders for the new Ute.
It has announced its prices on the all-new Hilux in advance of its December 1 on sale date to encourage more potential buyers to decide which variant better suits them. Continue reading “Toyota says all-new Hilux will attract sedan and SUV buyers” »
Toyota New Zealand says its expanded range of all-new Hilux models wil ...