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Honda is taking on the iconic Colorado Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in its new NSX supercar – but is ditching its savage twin turbo V6 ICE in favour of pure battery power. Acura – the Read More
The current Mitsubishi Pajero is nearing a decade old – and reports indicate it will soldier on for some time to come – but it now sports some new, and very current, technology.
A 2016 upgrade for Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed introduces ‘Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)’ – also released in Pajero Sport earlier this year.
SDA allows drivers to remain in full control of the wheel and their smartphones on a 7-inch, dash-mounted touch screen via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Continue reading “Pajero gets tech upgrade” »
The current Mitsubishi Pajero is nearing a decade old - and reports in ...
Volvo’s using our very own young gun Scott McLaughlin as the hero in its new racing app.
Fans are put behind the wheel in a virtual challenge against the Kiwi race driver on a flying lap of the most legendary race on the Aussie calendar – the Bathurst 1000.
The The Välkommen by Volvo uses clever HARK technology, which listens for audio triggers from a second screen and lets users control the game action with their mobile devices. Continue reading “Digital Kiwi stars in V8 Supercars app” »
Volvo’s using our very own young gun Scott McLaughlin as the hero in i ...
Renault New Zealand has sparked up the EV market, today announcing the cutesy Zoe will be sold here – without a shocking pricetag.
The Zoe – a European favourite in the electric car space – is no slouch on spec either – it uses the company’s Range OptimiZEr system to give it a useful 250km range.
The Zoe’s top speed is 135km/h, and with its 65kW wound rotor electric engine it can hit 50km/h in four seconds and the legal limit in 13.5s. Continue reading “Renault zaps EV market” »
Renault New Zealand has sparked up the EV market, today announcing the ...
Those wanting to hang their fluffy dice in one of Ford’s new GT supercars can officially apply from today.
The limited availability of the Ford GT is likely to mean a quick sell-out of the production run – and some appearing on eBay at outlandish prices fairly quickly.
Buyers will be treated to a tailored purchase process put together by Ford Performance, as recognition that the stunning car will be strictly limited to 500 cars for the first two years. Continue reading “Ford GT orders open” »
Those wanting to hang their fluffy dice in one of Ford’s new GT su ...
In the glare of the Model 3 launch, it is easy to forget it is the Model S that is still largely paying the bills at Tesla.
And not it has received, with little fanfare, a facelift.
Four years after entering production, the car gets a new front-end among other tweaks. Continue reading “Updates for Model S” »
In the glare of the Model 3 launch, it is easy to forget it is the Mod ...
Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP safety ratings show consumer choice for buying a safe vehicle is at an all-time high.
The small Holden Spark, Skoda Superb, Jaguar XF and Kia Sportage were all released in 2016 and achieved the highest ANCAP safety rating.
“The Spark, Superb and Sportage are all up there with the Jaguar XF in terms of safety technologies offered across each of their ranges, which is fantastic news for middle New Zealand who can now expect many of the same life-saving technologies at lower price points in the market,” says AA manager motoring services Stella Stocks. Continue reading “More 5-Star cars on offer” »
Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP sa ...
Audi New Zealand’s sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ has one a key award.
The project won the Best Commercial Partnership Award at the 2016 NZ Sport and Recreation Awards.
The Games are billed as one of the top five winter sports events in the world and in 2015 attracted 600 elite snowsports athletes from around the world to Queenstown, Wanaka and Naseby to compete in alpine skiing, adaptive skiing, cross country skiing, curling, freeskiing and snowboarding, including several World Cup events. Continue reading “Audi sports deal wins award” »
Audi New Zealand’s sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ has ...
New Zealand is set to get the Fiat 124 spider – but without a Fiat badge on the front.
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand has confirmed that the only version of the Mazda MX5 based car to come to New Zealand will be the performance Abarth badged version – and it will be here in the fourth quarter this year.
The Abarth features a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine producing 127kW, and like the Mazda is lightLight – weighing in at just 1060 kg – combined with a near perfect 50/50 weight balance and a traditional rear wheel drive Continue reading “124 Spider confirmed for NZ; But not as a Fiat” »
New Zealand is set to get the Fiat 124 spider - but without a Fiat bad ...