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Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte share a few bits and pieces with their working class Chrysler 300C stablemate – but it’s unlikely the ‘modern Valiant’ will be showing off a fancy silik suit. Partnering with designer Read More
Being a city apartment dweller may not put me in the best position for testing the Utes that are now dominating the vehicle market – or does it? Increasingly these vehicles are being sold to Read More
Subaru’s five model Forester range has been revised for the model 2015 year with sharper pricing across the line-up and a new automatic transmission for the diesel variant.
The manufacturer says there are savings across the entire line-up of between $3000 and $5000 with the 2015 Forester models also incorporating a number of new features. There are no longer any manual transmission models on offer, as all models are now equipped with the Subaru Lineartronic automatic transmission.
The entry level 2.5i is priced at $39,990, a reduction of $5000, the same price decrease as the 2.5i Premium which is now $49,990. Continue reading “Sharper prices on MY15 Forester and new diesel auto” »
Subaru’s five model Forester range has been revised for the model 2015 ...
Kiwi musician and jewellery designer Boh Runga has joined the Mazda Foundation team as a brand ambassador.
The Foundation is funded through contributions from the sale of every new Mazda by the dealer network and three funding rounds are held each year selecting New Zealanders, community groups and charities needing financial assistance.
The Mazda Foundation, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, was established to give back to local communities and has gifted over $2.2million since its inception. Continue reading “Boh Runga appointed Mazda Foundation ambassador” »
Kiwi musician and jewellery designer Boh Runga has joined the Mazda Fo ...
Auto Media Group, the publisher of AutoTalk, has relaunched its mobile websites, offering a more functional experience for those reading on their mobile device.
The sites automatically appear when the sites are visited from smaller mobile devices. Continue reading “Updated mobile pages launched for Auto Media Group sites” »
Auto Media Group, the publisher of AutoTalk, has relaunched its mobile ...
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is has signed up again again as an Elite Partner of New Zealand Fashion Week, and will recognise Kate Sylvester as the 2015 ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer.
The ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ accolade is a global initiative which recognises designers who ‘demonstrate dedication to the use of high quality materials, innovative design and unique style’.
Kate Sylvester joins recipients including designers such as Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Badgely Mischka and Dame Trelise Cooper. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz partners with NZ Fashion Week for second year” »
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is has signed up again again as an Elite Par ...
Vehicle accessories manufacturer Best Bars is celebrating three years of successfully marketing its Advantage brand of products for light commercial vehicles.
The Advantage range can be obtained through many automotive outlets and new vehicle dealerships within New Zealand.
“When we introduced the Advantage brand our intention was to provide a reputable aftermarket option for customers to be able to purchase vehicle accessories for their new light commercial vehicle,” says Best Bars sales and marketing general manager John Frear. Continue reading “Three years of advantage in LCV accessories” »
Vehicle accessories manufacturer Best Bars is celebrating three years ...
The new Nissan NP300 Navara has achieved a five-star ANCAP safety rating after the Japanese manufacturer fixed a fault with the top tether of a child restraint.
Despite slight differences in specification, all dual, king and single cab variants of the Navara have achieved the rating. It now joins a small group of light commercial vehicles who have also achieved the rating.
The Navara performed well in the most recent round of testing, meeting 2015 five star standards in physical crash performance and in the provision of key safety features and safety technologies. Continue reading “Restraint fix gains NP300 Navara five stars” »
The new Nissan NP300 Navara has achieved a five-star ANCAP safety rati ...
A group of New Zealand forklift drivers working for a number of local companies will go head-to-head in a new reality television series to find the best forklift operator.
The World Forklift League is the world’s first nationally televised forklift driver championship says Maori Television and it will premier on the channel on Thursday, August 6 at 8pm.
Five teams, made up of a forklift operator plus one or two support crew, from companies including Fonterra, Cadbury and PlaceMakers will take part in the 11-week elimination series hosted by comedian Mike King. Continue reading “Forklift drivers get their own reality TV show” »
A group of New Zealand forklift drivers working for a number of local ...
Turners are handling the sale of an incredibly high-mileage Toyota Hiace, and looking for other similarly high mileage vehicles.
The company is offering a $100 fuel voucher to people who post other similarly impressive mileages on their Facebook page.
The ute being self is a 2.4-litre diesel 1993 model, that had covered 1,211,493kms by one owner. If it were a space shuttle, the Christchurch-built ute would be on the return leg of its second trip to the moon. Continue reading “Turners looking for high miler” »
Turners are handling the sale of an incredibly high-mileage Toyota Hia ...