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Hear that noise? It’s the sound of the 2016 Big Boys Toys’ lineup of great and crazy cars warming up for this weekend’s event. Whether it’s super power you’re seeking or something completely different, this Read More
Big Boys Toys is back for its seventeenth year, with a lineup geared to excite again.
The event is scheduled for October 28 to 30 at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.
This year visitors will get to sample supercars, including the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 which is being flown in for its first exhibition in New Zealand. Continue reading “ Big Boys Toys to showcase super cars” »
Big Boys Toys is back for its seventeenth year, with a lineup geared t ...
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand is announcing the recommended retail pricing on the Abarth 124 Spider is $52,990 for the six-speed manual or $54,990 for the six-speed automatic, plus on-road costs.
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand’s Fiat and Alfa Romeo brand manager Mark Corbett says the Abarth 124 Spider will be arriving in dealer showrooms in the first quarter of 2017.
“We’ll have a couple of units coming in before Christmas for dealer launch activities as well as for the motoring media to gauge their first impressions of our new sports car,” says Corbett. Continue reading “Abarth 124 Spider arriving Q1, pricing announced” »
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand is announcing the recommended retail pricing ...
Current predictions anticipate that the number of electric vehicles (EVs) will exceed the benchmark of two million by the end of 2016.
China leads the EU and the US in market size, with Nissan Leaf taking the top spot for bestselling model followed by Tesla’s Model S and two Chinese-made models report The Guardian article ‘Electric cars set to pass 2 million landmarks globally by the end of 2016’ by Damian Carrington.
A surging market in China is leading the way and Chinese-made models have pushed into the top five bestselling models, reports Carrington. Europe is the second biggest market, followed by the US, but their traditional car manufacturers face a stern challenge from China and from Tesla, whose much-anticipated Model 3 is expected to go into production in 2017. Continue reading “Two million electric vehicles by end of 2016?” »
Current predictions anticipate that the number of electric vehicles (E ...
BP New Zealand is bringing Apple Pay to its customers for secure in-store payment across BP’s entire New Zealand network.
The energy company says ANZ Banking customers, as well as BP customers, will benefit from the service.
Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Continue reading “Apple Pay option now available at BP’s retail site” »
BP New Zealand is bringing Apple Pay to its customers for secure in-st ...
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand is ramping up it Ram brand’s presence with a national advertising and marketing campaign supporting its newly introduced Ram 2500 and 3500 Trucks into 13 dealerships nationally.
“We deliberately launched the Ram Trucks softly, starting with a preview at Fieldays, so that we could put everything in place to ensure that wherever one may roam in New Zealand, it will have the full support it deserves,” says Ateco Group New Zealand and Fiat Chrysler New Zealand chief executive officer David Smitherman.
“However, we sold the first vehicle within minutes of the gates opening at Fieldays. There has been a steady stream of enquiries as word has spread about the advent of the Ram 2500 and 3500 and the work that has gone into making them available here,” says Smitherman. Continue reading “Ramping up Ram’s presence in NZ dealerships” »
Fiat Chrysler New Zealand is ramping up it Ram brand’s presence with a ...
Honda and Kabuku partnered to 3D print a very small delivery vehicle for Japanese confectionery specialist Toshimaya.
Of late 3D printed cars have been stealing the limelight of every list of 3D printing breakthroughs, with Arizona-based Local Motors and its world’s first road-ready 3D printed car pioneering the way according to 3D Printing Applications’ article ‘Kabuku and Honda realise first 3D printed car for confectionary delivery service’. Many other pre-eminent car manufacturers are also experimenting with 3D printers, especially as prototyping tools.
The joint venture revealed its creation at CEATEC JAPAN over October 4 to 7 at the Makuhari Messe in the Chiba Prefecture. Continue reading “Honda partnership creates first 3D printed car for deliveries” »
Honda and Kabuku partnered to 3D print a very small delivery vehic ...
Turners Group has cited lower petrol prices and the popularity of SUVs as a reason for the growing shift toward two to three-litre used cars.
This information is contained in the secondhand vehicle retailer’s September 2016 Used Car Market Report out today.
The report shows that Turner’s biggest seller in September was the ever popular Holden Commodore, followed closely by Toyota’s Corolla and Hilux duo. The new presence of the Kia Sportage in third place highlighted Kiwi’s love of the compact SUV. Continue reading “Kiwi love affair with compact SUV continues” »
Turners Group has cited lower petrol prices and the popularity of SUVs ...
Kia has seen the value of its global brand rise by 12% over the past year on the back of quality advancements and continued sales success.
According to Interbrand’s list of the 100 ‘Best Global Brands’, Kia has climbed five places to become the 69th most valuable brand in the world.
Interbrand estimates the value of the Kia brand grew from US$5.7 billion in 2015 to US$6.3 billion in 2016, even as uncertainty continues to plague economies and financial markets around the world. Continue reading “Kia Motors’ global brand rises” »
Kia has seen the value of its global brand rise by 12% over the past y ...