News: 124 Spider confirmed for NZ; But not as a Fiat

Abarth_124_spider_01aa[1]

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 ...

Read More

News: Winger to launch Maserati operation

Wayne Leach and Steve Hilson

Wayne Leach and Steve Hilson

Winger Motors is making a multi-million dollar move with a dealership planned for luxury Italian marque Maserati in Auckland.

Glenn Sealey, CEO for Maserati New Zealand, Australia and South Africa today announced Winger’s appointment to represent the aspirational brand here – noting three models that the company is confident will help drive the brand’s growth here.

Wingers will take dealer responsibility for the entire North Island from today. Continue reading “Winger to launch Maserati operation” »

Wayne Leach and Steve Hilson Winger Motors is making a multi-millio ...

Read More

News: New Zealand’s most expensive car delivered

Highlands Motorsport Park Facebook

Highlands Motorsport Park Facebook

New Zealand’s most expensive production car has arrived – and it will never it out roads.

Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn unveiled his new Aston Martin Vulcan Friday, demonstrating it on his circuit over the weekend.

The only supercar of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only 24 Vulcans produced worldwide, the luxury track-only vehicle is the highest value production car to be sold in New Zealand, at $4.2 million NZD. Continue reading “New Zealand’s most expensive car delivered” »

Highlands Motorsport Park Facebook New Zealand’s most expensive pro ...

Read More

News: Jaguar Land Rover introducing wearable keys

unspecified

A new wearable tech innovation from a leading car manufacturer will provide an answer to the age old question of what to do with your car keys when out for a run.

Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a new key which comes in the form of a wearable and waterproof wristband with Kiwis able to access the new tech within months.

The wearable Activity Key comes courtesy of the Jaguar F-PACE and allows car owners to lock their ignition keys inside by simply touching the wristband to the Jaguar logo on the boot, thus allowing them to enjoy their outdoor experiences without having to stow bulky keys. Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover introducing wearable keys” »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akc_tKUssZY A new wearable tech inn ...

Read More

News: Airport charging option now available

12961649_777529739044924_366863886620555040_n

Travelling EV owners finally have a public charging option, with the opening of yet another Charge.net.nz station, this time at Auckland Airport.

The privately-owned charging infrastructure company has had a run of openings lately – timing into the #leadingthecharge tour and its commercial arrangement to site chargers at Z service stations.

The latest is at the Z Skyway service station. Continue reading “Airport charging option now available” »

Travelling EV owners finally have a public charging option, with the o ...

Read More

News: Australian to lead GM design

Michael SimcoeGeneral Motors chief global vehicle designer, Ed Welburn, will be replaced by 33-year company veteran Michael Simcoe who was chief designer at Holden and led the design of the Monaro and many other key Holden models since the early eighties.

Welburn, 65, has led GM’s design team since 2003 and is credited with expanding the automaker’s network to 10 design centers in seven countries.

Simcoe, 58, has been vice president of GM International Design and based in Australia and South Korea since 2014. He will become GM’s seventh design chief, a position that dates back roughly 90 years. Continue reading “Australian to lead GM design” »

General Motors chief global vehicle designer, Ed Welburn, will be repl ...

Read More

News: New Zealand-long EV road trip under way

Image from: The Better NZ Trust

Image from: The Better NZ Trust

A group of electric vehicles left Cape Reinga yesterday bound for Bluff as part of a drive to improve the New Zealand public’s perception and understanding around the technology.

The Better NZ Trust has organised the ‘Leading the Charge’ road trip and it is taking three fully electric Teslas, two plug-in extended-range BMW i3, and a plug-in Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV across the length of New Zealand.

The road trip will be stopping in towns and cities along the way to demonstrate the vehicles and even take the public for a quick spin in one of the cars. Continue reading “New Zealand-long EV road trip under way” »

Image from: The Better NZ Trust A group of electric vehicles left C ...

Read More

News: Freightliner dealer leads Harley Davidson Thunder Ride

DSC06871 (2) copy

A New Zealand Freightliner dealer was behind the wheel of a customised Coronado leading more that 1400 Harley-Davidson motorcycles enthusiasts on a cruise through Northland. Continue reading “Freightliner dealer leads Harley Davidson Thunder Ride” »

A New Zealand Freightliner dealer was behind the wheel of a customised ...

Read More

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk