Falcons due February but most to special order

Posted on January 7th, 2015

Ford has released it’s pricing for the FG X Falcon range which arrives in showrooms in February but only the XR6 and XR8 sedans will be held in stock. Of a seven model line up, Read More

Ford Ranger Wildtrak longterm test #2

Posted on January 6th, 2015

Its taken almost two years to get my hands on a Ranger Wildtrak, because at launch Ford New Zealand simply couldn’t get enough production to satisfy customer demand let alone put a car on the Read More

Toyota increases market share to 20%

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Toyota New Zealand (TNZ) says it maintained its position as the number one new vehicle manufacturer in 2014 and increased its market share to 20%. As New Zealand’s new car market increased an estimated 13% Read More

War of words brewing over Ute market leadership

Posted on January 5th, 2015

A war of words is brewing over the leadership of the Ute market in New Zealand. Before 2014 was even over Toyota launched an advertising campaign pushing the ageing Hilux as the number 1 selling Read More

Fewer large cars no barrier to safety says AA

Posted on January 5th, 2015

While big cars didn’t dominate the ANCAP list for 2014, the range of small to medium vehicles with 5 star safety ratings continues to grow according to the New Zealand Automobile Association.

ANCAP aligns protocols with Euro NCAP

Posted on January 5th, 2015

From 2015, The Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) will align its testing protocols with those of the European NCAP. While the physical crash tests are close to identical, analysis of the resulting data is Read More

Life saving helmet tech to connect cyclists with drivers

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

In a world first, Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will unveil a safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists for the first time ever at International CES in Las Vegas (January Read More

The Dukes go car shopping

Posted on December 23rd, 2014

The latest ad to go viral is this one, showing the original stars of the Dukes of Hazzard in need of some new wheels. America’s Autotrader.com seems to be keen to help them out.