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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 second strongest month of June ever.
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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 with two different types of Takata airbags.
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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 commercial vehicles, transmissions and engines, inaugurated today the brand new manufacturing
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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 record month of January.
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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. Impacted models include the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Hilux, and Lexus NX 200t, manufactured in the second half of 2015.
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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 distraction, and three in ten organisations admit they
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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 record.
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From petrol to electric vehicles, like cars replacing horses
Some overseas reports say petrol cars may be obsolete by 2026 but either way the massive switch to electric vehicles will be the biggest disruptive change to people’s lives in more than 100 years, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.
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Training future drivers with electric hybrids
Toyota New Zealand is providing the Manfeild based National Driver Training Centre with three Toyota Prius plug-in electric hybrids (PHVs) for use in their driver training programme.
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LDV T60 receives 5 Stars from ANCAP
The Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has released its safety rating on the LDV T60 ute range.
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Strongest Month of October on Record for New Vehicle Registrations
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says, “there were 15,530 new vehicle registrations for the month of October, making it the strongest month of October on record and the second strongest month of any month e
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When technologies become realities
Car companies keep coming up with whizzy new technology to put in their cars to entice...
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Pending Elections Fail to Slow Down New Vehicle Registrations.
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says, “Year to date the new vehicle sector passed 100,000 registrations during August, the quickest ever in a calendar year.
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