News: Holden giving glimpse of VR via State of Origin

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Holden will demonstrate the latest virtual reality (VR) experience, using Oculus Rift technology, at all three 2015 Holden State of Origin games, with a Colorado off-road adventure ride through back country New Zealand.

Participants will be recorded and able to share their experience on social media.

The adventure ride, takes passengers of the Colorado on a mission to deliver a mysterious box, conquering rugged terrain and landscapes along the way. Continue reading “Holden giving glimpse of VR via State of Origin” »

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News: 600 entries in Holden’s Facebook comp.

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Cameron Coombes of Te Awamutu, will soon be teeing off and enjoying lunch with top Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox, after winning Holden’s #DriveLikeRyan Facebook competition.

The 28-year-old keen golfer and a friend will travel to Holden ambassador Fox’s Remuera Golf Club to redeem the prize in June.

“I’m looking forward to a round of golf with Cameron. Hopefully I might be able to show him a thing or two and give him a few tips,” says Fox. Continue reading “600 entries in Holden’s Facebook comp.” »

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News: Ssangyong NZ launch B-segment SUV

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Ssangyong NZ has entered the rapidly growing market for small SUVs, with the Tivoli.
The company is expecting big things for – suggesting it could be a turning point for the SsangYong brand in NZ.

Currently the Tivoli is available in three model variations – Sport Manual $24,990, Sport Auto $26,990 and the ‘top of the range’ Limited Auto $30,990.

Standard features include ESP, HSA, ABS, dual and curtain airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels with full size spare, air conditioning, cruise control, bluetooth and isofix points for carseats. Continue reading “Ssangyong NZ launch B-segment SUV” »

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News: Insignia VXR introduces new technology to Holden line-up

Holden-Insignia-VXR-DrivingHolden’s first all-wheel-drive turbocharged sedan will arrive in New Zealand dealerships late next month and brings a number of new technologies which have not been offered by the Red Lion brand before.

Built in Russelsheim, Germany, the Holden Insignia VXR is powered by a 2.8 litre V6 turbocharged engine which allied to a six-speed automatic transmission, delivers 239kW of power and 435Nm of torque to all four driven wheels.

The Insignia VXR will introduce three new technologies to Holden, including adaptive cruise control, lane change alert and auto emergency braking, which join other features such as adaptive forward lighting, blind spot alert and FlexRide suspension. Continue reading “Insignia VXR introduces new technology to Holden line-up” »

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News: Bolder and more confident Camry arrives in July

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The revised 2015 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid sedan will arrive in dealerships in July and the only carry over component from the previous generation is the roof says the Japanese manufacturer

Five new grades of petrol models are available. These are the Camry GL, Atara, Atara S and Atara SX. The Atara SX showcases improved on-road dynamics says Toyota.

The hybrid petrol-electric variants share the GL and Atara S grades with an additional Atara SL luxury grade. Continue reading “Bolder and more confident Camry arrives in July” »

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News: First fast charger in planned network arrives

SteveSuperChargerMay2015[1]The first of 23 fast electric vehicle chargers being installed in a nationwide network has arrived.

The charging network is being planned by Charge.net.nz, founded and lead by software company owner Steve West – an electric vehicle enthusiast who already has two Teslas in his own vehicle fleet.

The stations were developed by Brisbane-based firm Tritium, and are ‘DC Rapid’ chargers. Continue reading “First fast charger in planned network arrives” »

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News: Holden adds golfer as brand ambassador

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Leading golfer Ryan Fox to teach lucky Kiwis how to drive like a pro

Two-time PGA title winner, pro-golfer Ryan Fox is back in the driving seat today in his new role as ambassador for Holden New Zealand.

The partnership builds on the relationship developed with Fox during the Holden NZPGA Championship in March, says Marnie Samphier, gm of marketing at Holden New Zealand. Continue reading “Holden adds golfer as brand ambassador” »

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News: BUGGER on block for auction

bugger-plate-special-eventA number plate with links to a legendary New Zealand vehicle advertisement is up for sale – with the proceeds going to charity.

Personalised Plates Ltd, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and Surf Life Saving New Zealand are working together to auction the ‘Rights To Receive’ the personalised plate BUGGER, with the winning bid amount being donated to Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

In 1999, as a result of the iconic Toyota Hilux television campaign, the public interest in purchasing this plate was very high. At the time the Transport Agency decided it was not appropriate to release it for sale. Continue reading “BUGGER on block for auction” »

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