Superb! Skoda’s first electrified offering hits NZ

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Superb! Skoda’s first electrified offering hits NZ

The new Skoda Superb iV was showcased for the first time in New Zealand last week and it promises to be another strong choice for Kiwi motorists who want to . . .

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Ford Escape PHEV now available to order in NZ

During the launch of the Ford Puma and Ford Escape SUVs back in December 2020, Ford NZ said that it expects a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) version of the . . .

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Charged: EV battery tech explained

Each month, we are seeing a remarkable increase in the number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) being registered in New Zealand, and with the new Clean Car Discount scheme announced, . . .

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What's the difference between a hybrid, PHEV and BEV?

The Government recently announced the Clean Car Discount to incentivise the uptake of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

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What’s more important when buying a used car – mileage or age?

If you’re in the market for a new second hand car, you may just find yourself in the unenviable position of having to choose between, say a three-year-old car with 100,000km on the clock or a seven-year-old vehicle that’s covered 30,000km.

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Why Pre Purchase Inspections are so important

Whether you’re buying a car, a house, or a new kitchen, it’s always good to have some peace of mind before you part with your hard-earned money.

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Staying safe when driving in the dark

Driving at night can sometimes be a challenge. Some drivers love it, but some will try and avoid doing so at all costs.

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Which cars fall under the new Clean Car Discount scheme?

Following the Government’s announcement of the Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount, more New Zealanders than ever are considering ‘going green’ and taking advantage of the rebate by buying . . .

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An introduction to the CUPRA Formentor

For years, CUPRA remained hidden under the guise of SEAT and the name was awarded to the sporty, more performance-orientated cars of the Spanish marque.

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Looking for a new car? Order now to avoid disappointment

The ongoing COVID pandemic continues to have an adverse effect on the international supply of new vehicles, and AA Motoring recommends enquiring about that car you want now if you . . .

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