Road funding at risk from smart car technology

Posted on November 19th, 2014

Transport technologies such as electric cars, car pooling smartphone apps, and vehicle collision avoidance systems are creating risks to New Zealand’s investment in roads says a report released by The New Zealand Institute of Economic Read More

All-star Alfa Romeo heading to NZ

Posted on November 18th, 2014

Ahead of its arrival in New Zealand next year the Alfa Romeo 4C has collected yet another international media award. US motoring magazine Automobile has bestowed its “2015 All-Star” award onto the 4C, being an Read More

Twist inside Citroen in Paris showroom

Posted on November 18th, 2014

Citroen’s international showroom at number 42 on the Champs-Elysee in Paris, known as C_42, has added another unique feature for visitors. It is a tubular slide known as “Twist inside Citroen” which takes guests from Read More

AA says repeat offenders need alcohol interlocks

Posted on November 18th, 2014

While it supports the reduction in the legal blood alcohol limits for adults, the Automobile Association says stopping drink driving crashes will take more than just that. The adult (20 and older) limit will lower Read More

$45,900 start price for new Odyssey

Posted on November 14th, 2014

Honda New Zealand has rolled out its new Odyssey people mover, with a $45,990 entry level price. While the outgoing Odyssey was low-set and more wagon-like, the new model returns to a more traditional people-mover Read More

Ford’s Prado-fighter launches in Beijing

Posted on November 13th, 2014

Ford has thrown down its gauntlet at the Toyota Prado and the ageing Mitsubishi Pajero with the global media launch of it’s Everest SUV in Beijing today. Auto Media Group’s Robert Barry is at the Read More

BMW launches i for NZ; $278k for top model

Posted on November 12th, 2014

BMW launched its i-brand in New Zealand last night – with an $83,500 opening price. ‘i’ covers the company’s line of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. Pricing opens at $83,500 driveaway for the i3 and Read More

First Tesla Model S arrives

Posted on November 11th, 2014

The first Tesla Model S to reach New Zealand – a private import – has arrived in port. Tech entrepreneur Steve West took possession of the car at the Tesla’s distribution centre in the Netherlands Read More