News: Gen Y prefers to buy new shoes than tyres

tireA Canstar Blue survey about tyre-buying habits has unearthed some dangerous behaviours from Generation Y New Zealanders.

Gen Ys are taking more risks when it comes to their tyres, with 40% being aware of the risks of driving on incorrectly inflated or bald tyres, but doing it anyway, says Canstar New Zealand general manager, Jose George.

“Close to a third of the younger generation are also more willing to fork out their cash on a pair of shoes than they are on a good set of tyres (32%), showing just how easy it is to prioritise the things we want over the ‘boring’ things that can keep us safe. Continue reading “Gen Y prefers to buy new shoes than tyres” »

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News: Bridgestone wins top honours in consumer tyre survey

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Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has walked away with the top honours for overall consumer satisfaction, achieving five stars in every category in a Canstar Blue consumer survey.

The Canstar Blue survey asked respondents to rate their car tyre brand across seven categories which included, value for money, warranty, life of tyre, handling, noise, quality of tyres, and overall satisfaction.

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News: Update and added value for GL-Class Benz

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Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Ltd has revamped its GL-Class SUV range with a number of limited edition models offering additional specification and greater value.

The new Edition model range will build on the standard specification of the GL-Class, arriving in four guises including: the GL 350 BlueTEC ‘Limited Edition’, the GL 350 BlueTEC ‘Edition S’, the GL 500 ‘Edition S’ and the GL 63 AMG.

There is a new price of $135,900 for the GL 350 BlueTEC ‘Limited Edition’ which utilises a 3.0L V6 diesel engine that consumes 7.7L/100km (combined). In addition to a new ‘Limited Edition’ exterior, the model also includes 20 inch wheels, Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, Keyless-Go and easy entry system as standard. Continue reading “Update and added value for GL-Class Benz” »

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News: Test drive an Audi, win dinner in the snow

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To celebrate its sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 the New Zealand distributor is launching quattro bistro, a restaurant located in the Southern Alps with chef Simon Gault.

To win a seat at a table in quattro bistro, people are invited to test drive an Audi quattro before August 3 at their nearest authorised Audi dealership.

Competition entrants will go in the draw to win a trip for two to Queenstown, five star accommodation, a half-day ultimate Audi quattro ice drive experience, tickets to the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ and a place for two at the table in New Zealand’s first quattro bistro. Continue reading “Test drive an Audi, win dinner in the snow” »

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News: AA: More drink drive interlocks needed

girlinacarMore than 2300 attempts to drink and drive have been prevented by alcohol interlocks since they were introduced in New Zealand but its still not enough says the Automobile Association.

Alcohol interlocks are an in-car breathalyser and in 2012 became a sentencing option in the courts for drink drivers.

An AA research report found that in the first year interlocks were available, nearly 12,000 repeat or high-level drink drivers could have been sentenced to have to use one. But of those near 12,000, barely 200 drink drivers were sentenced to an interlock. Continue reading “AA: More drink drive interlocks needed” »

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News: Audi readies self-driving car for production

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The latest generation of the Audi RS7 piloted driving concept vehicle has surpassed its previous performance at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

Piloted driving will make its production debut in the next generation of the luxury-class sedan, the Audi A8. The systems can assume control of the car during parking or in stop-and-go traffic on freeways at speeds up to 60 km/h.

“In Sonoma, we took the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept to its physical limits lap after lap, and it handled the task with uniform precision,” says Audi engineer Thomas Müller.“The car turned in lap times that were better than those of racing drivers.” Continue reading “Audi readies self-driving car for production” »

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News: AA membership bonanza

aaThe AA has enjoyed a stellar year of growth signing up a record 121,007 new personal members in the 12 months to the end of June.

This breaks the record set during the previous 12 months of 112,276 new personal joins, and runs against a global trend of static or declining motoring club membership.

AA general manager membership and brand, Dougal Swift, says the association’s decision to continually add new member benefits beyond the traditional and iconic AA Roadservice drives the growth. Continue reading “AA membership bonanza” »

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News: KTM sports car released in New Zealand

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KTM’s road-focused sports car the X-Bow GT has been released in New Zealand, two years after its unveiling at the 2013 Geneva motor show..

The GT has since become the biggest seller for the Austrian-based KTM company, accounting for 80% of all new X-Bow sales in Europe.

Now it is available to own in New Zealand says the local distributor X-Bow NZ Limited. Continue reading “KTM sports car released in New Zealand” »

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