Suzuki owners still NZ’s most satisfied

Posted on February 27th, 2014

Suzuki has won the NZ ‘car manufacturer of the year’ for an impressive third consecutive year. Roy Morgan Research announced Suzuki as the winner of its third annual Customer Satisfaction Award for ‘car manufacturer of Read More

Kiwi gets manufacturer ride in WRC

Posted on February 27th, 2014

  Top Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has secured a major deal to run in this year’s World Rally Championship, with long time co-driver John Kennard. In a deal with Hyundai, Paddon and Kennard will Read More

Soul wins European design award

Posted on February 26th, 2014

  The second generation Kia Soul, due to go on sale in New Zealand at the end of March, has won a design award in Europe. The new generation Soul has picked up the ‘iF Read More

Ford celebrates 80 years of utes

Posted on February 26th, 2014

  Ford is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its Australian invention of the ute. Not only was it an Australian invention, but the concept has been exported to the world, reinterpreted by other manufacturers and Read More

Harness failure causes paws for safety

Posted on February 24th, 2014

State Insurance has revealed test results that show two out of 25 dog harnesses safely restrain pets in collisions; but only one is currently available to pre-order in New Zealand. At its Research Centre in Read More

Renault concept’s flying companion

Posted on February 21st, 2014

Renault has unveiled a unique compact SUV concept car at the New Delhi motor show that comes with an onboard roving drone that can fly ahead of the vehicle to monitor traffic conditions. The French Read More

Peugeot family loses control in bail out deal

Posted on February 20th, 2014

PSA Peugeot Citroen has announced it will raise 3 billion Euro in a deal with Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng and the French government, which will see the end of the Peugeot family controlling the company. Dongfeng Read More

Indian safety is worrying says Global NCAP

Posted on February 20th, 2014

India’s five most popular small cars have scored a zero in a crash-safety test conducted by UK-based Global NCAP. The Tata Nano, the Maruti Alto 800, the Hyundai i10, the Ford Figo and the Volkswagen Read More