Autofile: January issue is out now

Autofile’s January issue is out now

Records were notched up by the automotive industry last year. But what were some of the issues and talking points behind the headline figures? Industry experts give their views.

One of the country’s top economics consultancies has increased its five-year forecast for car sales. Info-metrics says a big part of the long-term lift is a change in predicted levels of net migration. 

The Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal wants changes made to CINs when vehicles overseas write-offs are sold here so “consumers’ ability to make informed decisions on purchases from traders” is improved.

After more than 10 years in the industry, Greg Hedgepeth admits he’ll always have cars in his blood. We profile the chief executive officer of Turners Group NZ.

Chelsea Herbert has become the first female to win an NZV8 race and it’s a fair bet this won’t be her last victory.

PLUS: In-depth coverage of 2017’s industry statistics, the Optimus IPO, latest on the planned merger between Trade Me and Motorcentral, and loads of pictures from the NZ Car of the Year Awards.

Click here to read January’s magazine