News: Straight to the top for Subarus at Turoa

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Subaru-TW-OwnersThe snow was falling and Subarus were everywhere as Turoa ski field hosted another fantastic Subaru Top Weekend on August 22-23 at Mt Ruapehu.

An early start for Subaru owners paid off, as the top car parks reserved for them started filling up from 6:45am.

In record time, the top car parks at Turoa were filled up with Subarus by 8:30am on Saturday and 8.45am on Sunday, as the All Wheel Drives were waved up ahead of the long line waiting for lower car parks. Continue reading “Straight to the top for Subarus at Turoa” »

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News: New Audi Q7 focus on driver assistance

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Audi is launching its new Audi Q7 in Queenstown this week – revealing one engine in two specification levels for the lineup.

The two models are both powered by an all-new 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, putting out 200kW and 600Nm of torque. The only drivetrain option is an 8-speed automatic with ‘Quattro’ all-wheel-drive.

The Q7 with this engine can run to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds, using 5.7 litres per 100km. It is Euro 6 and requires AdBlue catalyst. Continue reading “New Audi Q7 focus on driver assistance” »

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News: New Zealand-bound Mustangs roll down the line

RH-Drive-Production-Begins-lo-resThe first right-hand drive Ford Mustangs destined for New Zealand are in production at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America.

Meanwhile, the number of pre-sold New Mustangs in New Zealand has climbed to 425 from an initial order bank of 300 in May.

Ford New Zealand anticipated delivering the first shipment of cars to waiting customers in November and it has secured extra supply to meet the greater than expected demand. Continue reading “New Zealand-bound Mustangs roll down the line” »

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News: Volvo NZ goes further Cross Country

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Volvo Cars New Zealand is backing its pitch that the market is continuing to head towards SUVs, adding another crossover model to its range.

General manager Steve Kenchington noted the changing market in a statement last week, read his comments HERE .

The latest model for the brand is a Cross Country version of the V60, featuring all wheel drive and ground clearance increased 65mm compared to the V60. Hill Descent Control, which automatically keeps the car at a constant speed when driving down a hill, is standard, increasing capability in steep, low traction situations. Continue reading “Volvo NZ goes further Cross Country” »

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News: New Honda HR-V will mirror Jazz sales strategy

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Honda New Zealand says it will use the same strategy of offering multiple variants of the new HR-V, which proved extremely successful with the launch of the Jazz light hatchback.

There will be six HR-V variants available from Honda dealership when the car officially goes on sale on August 29. The two main models are the 1.8 S, and the 1.8 Sport, with sub models X and L, as well as Sport X and the Sport Plus.

The company is running at 120% ahead of 2014 sales according to Honda New Zealand product planning manager Peter Ashley, and the arrival of the HR-V is perfectly timed to take advantage of the growth in small SUV and crossovers. Continue reading “New Honda HR-V will mirror Jazz sales strategy” »

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News: Half of new car sales will be SUV – industry figures

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The New Zealand market demand for sport utility vehicles (SUV) is among the highest in the world with annual growth up to 44% according to latest industry figures.

Automotive industry experts expect the sales trend to continue with some predicting that SUV will equate to half of all new passenger cars sold within three years.

It is the fastest growing category within new passenger and commercial sales locally with growth at around 27% per annum for the past five years, and already represent 47% of the cars sold this year. Continue reading “Half of new car sales will be SUV – industry figures” »

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