News: New models underway for Mazda

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Mazda New Zealand has one new model hitting the market, as another begins rolling off the production line.

A larger-engine option has arrived for the MX-5, adding a 2.0-litre model to the 1.5-litre already available.

The Mazda MX-5 2.0L features 118kW @ 6,000rpm power, 17 inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control air conditioning, 9 speakers, keyless entry with advance proximity function, mirrors with heating function and 2-speed windscreen wipers with rain-sensing function. Continue reading “New models underway for Mazda” »

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News: Bridges to buy EV; Still no support for rollout

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Transport and energy minister Simon Bridges opened Auckland’s newest rapid-charger for electric vehicles today – confirming he will soon be switching to such a vehicle.

The new station, based like the earlier Hobson street one at a Vector substation, is at the corner of Gillies Ave and Seccombes Road.

Vector management, members of the Auckland Energy Consumers Trust, and local MP David Seymour, were among guests. Continue reading “Bridges to buy EV; Still no support for rollout” »

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Road Tests / Car Reviews: Toyota: 2016 Hilux 4WD SR Extra Cab/chassis

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Shortly before Christmas, we spent a week in the new Toyota Hilux 4×4 SR Extra cab/chassis variant, that retails from $53,990.

That may sound like a fair bit of the folding stuff for a rough and tumble pick-up, but there are more specifications and comforts built into every Hilux variant than there were in previous generations. Continue reading “Toyota: 2016 Hilux 4WD SR Extra Cab/chassis” »

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News: Tesla confirms reveal date for entry-level model

Tesla-Motors-symbolThe Tesla Model 3 – the long awaited ‘cheaper’ Tesla is to be revealed on March 31, Tesla told shareholders yesterday.

The long-promised car, which is predicted to have a US$35000 price tag, before tax incentives, was noted in an earnings release, with the proposed reveal date and an on-sale date of late 2017.

Tesla announced plans to open 80 more retail outlets and roll out another 300 Superchargers. Continue reading “Tesla confirms reveal date for entry-level model” »

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News: BP again drops national petrol price but not diesel

Products-and-services-main-page-imageBP removed three cents per litre from the price of petrol across its nationally-owned company network today.

Another decrease in the cost of oil brings the price of petrol to a new 12-month low for New Zealand motorists.

This latest change brings unleaded 91 petrol to 176.9 cents per litre. Diesel prices remain unchanged at 95.9 cents per litre. Continue reading “BP again drops national petrol price but not diesel” »

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News: Video: Kiwi breaks Bathurst record

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Car and SUV is not normally in to covering motorsport, but a Kiwi breaking records in Australia is worth it.

Kiwi supercar ace Shane van Gisbergen broke the track record at Bathurst during qualifying for the Bathurst 12 hour race last week.

Driving the Tekno Autosports McLaren 650S GT3, Van Gisbergen completed a lap of the 6.213 km track in 2m 01.286s. Continue reading “Video: Kiwi breaks Bathurst record” »

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Road Tests / Car Reviews: Skoda: 2016 Superb TDI 140kW 4×4 sedan review

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The Superb sedan is the first car I’ve driven with Apple Carplay installed. You can connect your Apple phone and some the features of the phone such as music, messages and maps, become available through the touchscreen. Continue reading “Skoda: 2016 Superb TDI 140kW 4×4 sedan review” »

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News: New Falcons Sprint away from dealerships in May

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Two exclusive Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint models will be available in New Zealand dealerships from May.

The 325kW Falcon XR6 Sprint with standard six-speed automatic transmission will retail from $66,340 while the 345kW XR8 Sprint will be available in a six-speed manual or automatic transmission from $74,900.

Ford Asia Pacific is allocating 150 units of the 1400 Falcon Sprint production run for New Zealand consumption. Continue reading “New Falcons Sprint away from dealerships in May” »

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