News: Renault unveiling Alaskan one tonne pick up in Colombia

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Renault has announced it will be unveiling its new one-tonne pick-up, the Alaskan, in Medellin, Colombia on the evening of June 30.

According to Renault, the Alaskan will be a high-end pick-up for business and leisure use, as well as for everyday motoring. It will capitalise on Renault’s crossover know-how with models such as the Captur and Kadjar.

Renault will host a live press conference on Twitter and Periscope from 5.30 pm Colombian local time, following by an exclusive unveiling on Facebook at 5.40 pm local time. Continue reading “Renault unveiling Alaskan one tonne pick up in Colombia” »

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News: WineDub revealed in Queenstown

016eff01-55f8-4cbd-a2We don’t normally think alcohol and cars should mix, but a vehicle revealed in Queenstown proves the pair can sometimes go well together.

Developed by Rick Nelson, owner of The Winery, Queenstown’s premiere wine store; the Winedub is an original 1958 split screen VW single cab pickup that has been fully restored over 15 months.

The Winedub is kitted out to host tastings of up to 46 wines at events. Where a VW would usually have room for cargo, the Winedub’s precious cargo is the finest, quality New Zealand wine. Continue reading “WineDub revealed in Queenstown” »

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News: Renault all business with electric Kangoo

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Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way straight away. Why are we talking about an electric vehicle in DieselTalk?

The government is now pushing the idea of electric vehicles on commercial fleets, going as far as continuing the exemption on RUC.

Increasingly for business, going green is making more sense from both pure cost savings, and for the image it presents to green-conscious customers. Continue reading “Renault all business with electric Kangoo” »

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News: Train-pulling Disco’s tech tricks

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Land Rover’s Discovery Sport has far more pulling power its spec sheet gives it credit for – more than 40 times its certified towing weight.

Rated to haul a solid 2500kg (2.5 tonnes), the ‘Disco’ managed to pull a massive 108 tonnes of train carriages – tipping the scales at a whopping 60 times the SUV’s own weight.

The 10km journey through the Rhine region of northern Switzerland used Jaguar Land Rover’s 132kW Ingenium diesel and a host of very clever semi-autonomous technology. Continue reading “Train-pulling Disco’s tech tricks” »

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News: Honda takes electric NSX to Pikes Peak

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Honda is taking on the iconic Colorado Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in its new NSX supercar – but is ditching its savage twin turbo V6 ICE in favour of pure battery power.

Acura – the US branding for the fancier vehicles in the Honda range – is labelling it the NSX-inspired EV Concept.

It will run an experimental version of the four-motor ‘super handling all-wheel drive’ powertrain’ – SH-AWD – which powered a CRZ-based prototype that won last year’s exhibition class at the hillclimb. Continue reading “Honda takes electric NSX to Pikes Peak” »

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News: Manfield event ‘a muck truck Mecca’

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Consumer demand for SUVs has driven demand for events like an off-road show at Manfield Park next month.

The event is organised by Central Districts Four Wheel Drive Club, and convenor Trevor Hendra says the huge upsurge in sales of SUVs and crossovers has fuelled memberships of clubs like his.

“Basically, these days we have all types of events for all styles of vehicles and everyone gets to have a lot of fun,” he says. Continue reading “Manfield event ‘a muck truck Mecca’” »

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