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Mitsubishi has unveiled its all-new mid-size SUV the Pajero Sport in Thailand today and says the vehicle will join its New Zealand vehicle line up early in 2016. It will join the growing list of Read More
Product safety recalls Australia issued a recall notice on April 23 regarding the MY2014 and MY2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 models produced between September 4, 2013 and January 21, 2015.
The vehicles affected are in the build range from MMU145DK0EH600244 to MMU156FK0FH616228.
According to the notice of recall, the alternator b+ electrical cable may have been assembled in contact with a steel bracket at the battery tray. Continue reading “Holden Colorado recalled due to fire risk” »
Product safety recalls Australia issued a recall notice on April 23 re ...
A Dunedin dealer is considering putting a disclaimer on his website and circulating a warning to the wider car industry after having been the target of a bogus email scam.
Dunedin car dealer Peter McCracken of Rob McLellan Motors has been contacted by more than 30 private car sellers, many in the North Island, trying to verify attempts by his company to buy vehicles via a fake email address.
McCracken told the Otago Daily Times that he really didn’t know if the scammers are in Dunedin, or from India or Africa. Continue reading “Scammers target Dunedin dealer’s website” »
A Dunedin dealer is considering putting a disclaimer on his website an ...
A new tonneau cover for utes that doesn’t require holes drilled into the sides of the vehicle has been launched by Best Bars to and will be displayed at the upcoming National Fieldays.
The Advantage roll-up tonneau cover uses an alloy frame that is fixed to the top of the well-side tray with specially designed brackets to lock it into place and keep the weather at bay. Removable ribs inside the cover keep it taut over the well-side tray.
The cover rolls up when the ribs are removed and it can be stored right behind the cab for loading and when the driver needs to transport tall or bulky items. Elasticated straps are incorporated into the design to keep the rolled up cover in place whilst the ute is being driven. Continue reading “New ute tonneau cover on display at Fieldays” »
A new tonneau cover for utes that doesn’t require holes drilled into t ...
BMW New Zealand has partnered with a new not-for-profit organisation which helps young children with restricted mobility get moving by using specially modified electric vehicles.
GoBabyGo is a charity which facilitates placement of vehicles with children who can benefit, and coordinates and implements the structural modifications to personalise each vehicle to a child’s specific requirements.
Designed to stimulate motor skills, the vehicles also enable children to interact with others in their peer group, empowering them to be part of the action at home and in the playground, help them learn how to orient themselves in the space around them, and can have therapy benefits, for example by using a headrest-mounted throttle to help a child learn to keep their head up. Continue reading “Electric BMW mobility for Kiwi kids” »
BMW New Zealand has partnered with a new not-for-profit organisation w ...
Toyota has unveiled the last model Toyota Camry to be built at its manufacturing plant located in Altona, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
All New Zealand bound Camry’s have been sourced from the Australian plant since the late 1980s.
The new-look 2015 Camry and Camry Hybrid as well as the facelift Aurion sedan will be in production until the company stops Australian manufacturing at the end of 2017. Continue reading “Last Camry/Aurion to be produced in Australia” »
Toyota has unveiled the last model Toyota Camry to be built at its man ...
The Ford Motor Company took a unique approach to interest kids in science and engineering as part of the annual ‘Take your child to work day’ by building the world’s biggest Hot Wheels car track loop yet.
When completed Ford made a world record attempt with a Hot Wheels car track loop that exceeded 12 feet tall.
The attempt was the brainchild of Ford dynamometer technician Matt West, who had built increasingly larger Hot Wheels loops with his six-year-old son Blade at their home in Monroe, Michigan. Continue reading “Ford’s Hot Wheels approach to interest kids” »
The Ford Motor Company took a unique approach to interest kids in scie ...
The founder of a car website specifically designed to cater to women has joined the women’s world car of the year jury.
Australian Juliet Potter designed and launched autochic.com.au in 2000, as a first of its kind in the world at the time by establishing a number of ground-breaking initiatives.
“Women engage with cars differently to men and it’s time to learn to speak to women and to step up the customer experience as a whole. And I’m not talking token gestures.” Continue reading “Women engage with cars differently says new judge” »
The founder of a car website specifically designed to cater to women h ...
There’s a delicious irony about piloting a high-performance V8-powered Jeep SUV which most self respecting people will never take off road.
The 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT is a long distance cruiser rather than a bush bashing bruiser as witnessed by the availability of a sport and track mode setting on the adaptive damping system. Continue reading “Jeep: 2015 Grand Cherokee SRT review” »
There’s a delicious irony about piloting a high-performance V8-powered ...