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June 2018 New Vehicle Registrations Remain Strong but Below June 2017
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “June 2018 new vehicle registrations of 15,172 vehicles were down 8.2% (1313 units) on June 2017 but still remains the
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Seatbelt deaths a serious problem across NZ society – new research
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Autonomous Safety System Could Save Hundreds of Kiwi Lives if Mandatory
The mandatory introduction of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) in new vehicles sold here could save hundreds of Kiwi lives and reduce the cost of insurance according to an industry expert.
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Brake offers free webinar for fleet operators on distracted driving
Brake, the road safety charity, is running a free online session for professionals with responsibility for at-work drivers, on the topic of eliminating driver distractions.
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MIA Welcomes Mandatory Recall for Takata Airbag Inflators (alpha type)
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the MIA says ‘the Takata airbag recall is unprecedented in scale, it is a massively large and complex logistical issue affecting new and used vehicles wit
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Toyota Hilux regains top model crown
March 2018 New Vehicle Registrations Highest March on Record
After a blip in February where the stink bug - shipping crisis affected new vehicle availability March has bounced back to the normal record setting trend.
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Toyota investing in a new vehicle buying and owning experience
Toyota is transforming the new vehicle purchase and ownership experience in New Zealand with the introduction of its “Drive Happy Project”.
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New Iveco plant in Qiaolin
NAVECO, the 50:50 joint venture between IVECO and SAIC for the manufacture and sale of light
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January 2018 New Vehicle Registrations Highest Month of January Ever – Again!
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “continuing the trend for the last five years, January new vehicle registrations of 14,834 was yet again another recor
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LDV T60 Range boosted with Single Cab Chassis 4WD
The  LDV T60 ute range has been boosted with the impending arrival of a manual 4WD single cab variant.
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Airbag sensor recall for Toyota and Lexus models
Toyota New Zealand is recalling 3,408 Toyota and Lexus models due to a possible concern with the air bag sensor.
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$3.74 million for new electric vehicles
More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today.
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Road safety charity calls on fleets to tackle driver distraction
Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on fleet operators to crackdown on driver distraction, as more than a third of respondents to its annual Fleet Safety Survey say they do not monitor distr
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Toyota and Lexus to expand Electric lineup across range by 2025
Toyota aims to have by 2025, every model in the Toyota and Lexus line-up around the world available as either a dedicated electrified model or have an electrified option.
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Record Year for New Vehicle Sales with One Month Still to Go
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says, “there were 14,594 new vehicle registrations for the month of November, making it the strongest month of November on
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