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

Fiat Chrysler views options for hot ute market

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Fiat Chrysler New Zealand is seriously eyeing up the hot ute market in New Zealand and has imported a unique Jeep Wrangler pick up, called the JK-8 Independence, to gauge customer feedback at the National Read More

Mercedes-Benz: 2014 C 63 AMG Edition 507 review

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

When swapping over from the CLA 45 AMG reviewed on Car and SUV last week, to the new C 63 AMG Edition 507 pictured here, I posted a picture of the two cars side by Read More

Toyota: 2014 Hilux V6 SR5 review

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Some 38 years ago the Hilux was unleashed onto New Zealand’s roads. Today, there are as many variants of the 2014 model as there are the days of Christmas: Double cab or single cab, four-wheel Read More

Subaru: 2014 WRX Premium review

Posted on May 21st, 2014

As a former WRX STI owner I always look forward to driving the newest incarnation. Mine was a version 4, back in the late 1990s, and I loved it as much as I loved Star Read More