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New reports could impact large SUV sales

Two reports have emerged from the European Union over the past few weeks, concerned that WLTP figures are too optimistic. Fuel consumption estimates aren't close enough to real world figures. Both reports may impact the type of vehicles that EU manufacturers will be allowed to sell in the near future. The European Court of Auditors and the European Commission both say that fuel consumption of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid cars far exceed the official WLTP lab figures. The estimates for a sample of over half...

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Wallis Dumper announces departure from Inchcape

After 24 years with the business, Wallis Dumper, Managing Director of Inchcape New Zealand and Subaru of New Zealand, will depart Inchcape, effective Friday, 15 March. In July 2023, Wallis was appointed to the role of Managing Director, Inchcape New Zealand and Subaru of New Zealand, assuming responsibility for the market’s expanded operations following Inchcape’s entrance into retail and appointment as the importer and distributor of LDV and SsangYong vehicles...

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