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Fuel retailer Gull, and DB Breweries took out the Renewables Innovation Award at the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards in Auckland last week. They were recognised for ‘Brewtroleum’ a joint initiative with DB Breweries. Brewtroluem Read More
BMW is celebrating the 40th birthday of the 3 Series with the local introduction of the F30 life cycle impulse (LCI) range.
Life cycle impulse is BMW-speak for a planned makeover that generally occurs at the three-year mark in the life cycle of any Munich-engineered and designed car or SUV.
The refreshed 3 Series LCI range features a new exterior design, a freshened interior, driver assistance features and the release of a wide array of efficient, dynamic and powerful torque-laden engine options. Continue reading “A life cycle impulse for 40-year-old 3 Series” »
BMW is celebrating the 40th birthday of the 3 Series with the local in ...
The West Coast will soon get 12 new road safety billboards, in time for the influx of tourists expected this summer.
The billboards are the latest initiative from the Visiting Driver Signature Project (VDSP) — a partnership between central government, local government and the private sector.
“Partners are working together to promote safe driving messages to tourists at all stages of their holiday,” says associate transport minister Craig Foss. Continue reading “New road safety billboards for West Coast” »
The West Coast will soon get 12 new road safety billboards, in time fo ...
Nissan New Zealand has launched a partnership with the Piha Surf Lifesaving Club.
The deal includes the provision of three eye-catching Navaras, specially set up for the job.
Club president Peter Brown told TVNZ that the fleet will dramatically speed up lifesaving missions. Continue reading “Nissan partners with Piha” »
Nissan New Zealand has launched a partnership with the Piha Surf Lifes ...
With the imminent closure of Australian vehicle production, the words ‘last’ and ‘final’ have been thrown around a lot in reference to Australian produced vehicles.
And while they may be fair, more so in the case of some vehicle lines than others, for Holden, neither word is meant to be uttered.
“We are very precise about how we refer to this car,” Holden New Zealand managing director Kristian Aquilina says of the VFII Commodore update. “It is Holden’s next Commodore.” Continue reading “The NEXT Commodore” »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzzJn7YSdhQ With the imminent closu ...
White horses, one of which I spent a good deal of time finding in order to take a photo with it next to the Volvo, take a lot of maintenance to keep looking clean.
Similarly, if you truly took the spirit of the Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country then you wouldn’t buy one in white because it would be forever dirty from the multitude of gravel backroads to trout fishing streams and mountain biking tracks. Continue reading “Volvo: 2015 V60 T5 Cross Country AWD 2015 review” »
White horses, one of which I spent a good deal of time finding in orde ...
A new Ignis five-door hatchback and open low deck mini-car are among the 22 cars being displayed by Suzuki on its stand at the October Tokyo International Motor show.
The latest Ignis revives a name Suzuki used for the small five-door hatchback that ended production in 2008. Production of the new generation is scheduled to commence in the second half of 2016 after testing recently concluded in the Swiss Alps.
The stand at the Tokyo Motor Show is labeled Suzuki Next 100 as a precursor to the company’s 100-year birthday celebration in 2020. Continue reading “Suzuki reveals new Ignis concept at Tokyo” »
A new Ignis five-door hatchback and open low deck mini-car are among t ...
BMW Group New Zealand has released pricing and specification information on its new X1 SUV more than three weeks ahead of the official launch date at the end of October.
The distributor says that two diesel and two petrol models will be available in New Zealand.
Pricing for the new model starts from $65,500 for the BMW X1 sDrive18d, and other models available include sDrive20i, xDrive20d and xDrive25i M Sport. Continue reading “BMW releases X1 spec and prices ahead of launch” »
BMW Group New Zealand has released pricing and specification informati ...
Airbag manufacturer Takata’s disastrous run isn’t getting any better, with more brands added to the biggest recall in automotive history – now in the region of 59 million vehicles.
Australian vehicles affected number around 90,000 since the recall of vehicles fitted with faulty airbags or airbag components began in April 2013, steadily adding more makes and models since then.
Mitsubishi Motors Australia this week announced that it is recalling both sedan and wagon variants of CH Lancer, plus CY and CZ Lancer Evolution from between June 2003 and December 2008. Continue reading “Takata airbag recall keeps blowing up” »
Airbag manufacturer Takata’s disastrous run isn’t getting any better, ...