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News Round-up June 11


Lincoln taxi for New Zealand?

June 11, 2007, 1pm.

Ford’s replacement for the Fairlane and LTD, which will cease production, may be the Lincoln MKZ (pictured).

Though  Ford’s not saying, some Australian motoring media are picking a right-hand drive version of the new Lincoln.

For those who believe taxi drivers really do know everything, the Lincoln’s a shoe-in.

Corporate Cabs has the world’s largest Fairlane/LTD fleet and several drivers understand a Lincoln will be offered “for sure”.

However, the replacement could use the Fairlane badge, Ford Australia having hinted that the name is far from dead.

Ford has dropped its LWB luxury cars because it lacks the resources to develop a replacement in addition to the next Falcon, due in April.

MTA takes exhaust rule on the road

June 11, 2007, 1pm. Believing that the new Draft Vehicle Exhaust Emissions Rule will have “a significant effect on many dealer businesses,” the Motor Trade Association (MTA) is holding a series of seminars to explain what it all means.

The Rule will, amongst other things, impose restrictions on the importation of used vehicles.

“It is important you understand the issues, and the stance that MTA intends taking,” the association had told its members.

Seminars began today and will continue until June 20, in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.





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