Holden: 2014 Calais-V Sportwagon review

Posted on June 18th, 2014

Every time I read Calais, I immediately think Dover. They were the two ports at either end of the ferry across the English Channel to France, until it was superseded by the Channel Tunnel, which Read More

Doing what SUVs do

Posted on June 18th, 2014

As evidenced by our previous long-term experience in a Holden Volt, the team here at Auto Media Group are big funs of cars with plugs. Or more precisely cars that plug-in. And so we are Read More

Audi: 2014 A3 1.8T Sport sedan review

Posted on June 11th, 2014

You’d think that getting out of a 221kW Audi S3 and straight into a 132kW A3 might be a bit of a let-down, but it actually wasn’t bad at all. In comparison to the S3, Read More

Audi: 2014 S3 Sportback quattro review

Posted on June 11th, 2014

I was walking with a friend when a yellow Lamborghini Murcielago passed us near Westhaven Marina. She asked me why people buy cars like that in bright colours. “Advertising,” I replied. It’s all about advertising Read More

Kia: 2014 Optima Limited review

Posted on June 5th, 2014

With Mazda’s excellent Mazda6 showing everyone the way, Kia’s contender in the medium car segment has been given a refresh with some new styling, new features and refined ride quality.

Citroen: 2014 C4 Grand Picasso HDi Intensive review

Posted on May 30th, 2014

While driving up the ‘fun’ section of State Highway 29 in Citroen’s new C4 Grand Picasso, it was reinforced to me that kiwi buyers should be considering options other than a Sports Utility Vehicle for Read More

Skoda: 2014 Octavia RS TDI wagon review

Posted on May 30th, 2014

Many years ago, I used to give the Skoda management team a bit of grief about all of their press vehicles being black, which is one of the most difficult colours to photograph and challenging Read More

Holden: 2014 VF Commodore SS V Redline review

Posted on May 29th, 2014

It was almost ironic that the day I was due to return the SS V Redline back to the dealership, a recall for a potential seat belt fault was issued by Holden. It didn’t for Read More