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Hyundai has given the Tucson some much-needed visual attention and it’s arguably the best-looking vehicle in the price range of this category. Gone are the clumsy lines and it’s emerged much more aggressive and coherent, Read More
If ever there was a car that brought back the spirit of the burbly, noisy, character-filled five-cylinder Audi Quattro coupe from the 1980s, it is the new 2015 RS3 Sportback.
The classic Audi soundtrack of the 1-2-4-5-3 five-cylinder ignition sequence has returned in the 270kW/465Nm 2.5-litre petrol turbocharged engine found under the bonnet of the RS3. Continue reading “Audi 2015 RS3 Sportback review” »
If ever there was a car that brought back the spirit of the burbly, no ...
When Akaroa’s 18-year-old Joseph O’Malley signed up to the AA, he didn’t realise he had just tipped its Membership count to 1.5 million.
AA membership and brand general manager Dougal Swift says it’s a massive milestone for an organisation that has been part of New Zealand’s driving culture for more than 110 years and represents 44% of all licensed drivers in New Zealand.
“In 2003 the AA reached 1 million Members, exactly 100 years after the club was first established,” says Swift. “We’ve now added another half a million Members in just 12 years.” Continue reading “AA hits membership milestone” »
When Akaroa’s 18-year-old Joseph O’Malley signed up to the AA, he didn ...
Lines-company vector has launched the first rapid electric vehicle chargers in downtown Auckland.
The two chargers, which can each replenish EV batteries in just 15 to 30 minutes, will be unveiled at Vector’s Hobson Street substation at noon.
“This is the start of a new energy future for Aucklanders,” says Simon Mackenzie, Vector’s chief executive. “In the next eight months, Vector will install at least another 15 rapid chargers and a similar number of standard chargers throughout the city, taking the total to 35. Continue reading “Vector launches first rapid EV chargers in Auckland CBD” »
Lines-company vector has launched the first rapid electric vehicle cha ...
Big Boys Toys is leaving Auckland for the first time, heading to Arena Manawat Palmerston North on November 20-22.
Attractions include local FMX hero Levi Sherwood, the amazing levitating Hendo Hoverboard, supercars including the Bond Edition Aston Martin DB9 GT – plus a range of other vehicles and accessories.
Event director Dean Wilson says that having this caliber of stunt riders performing indoors is a dream come true. Continue reading “Big Boys Toys heads for Palmy” »
Big Boys Toys is leaving Auckland for the first time, heading to Arena ...
Skoda New Zealand is on a strong growth path. Last year it sold 850 cars, this year it will cross a thousand, and next year is targeting 1300.
New models are one-factor driving sales, with the company getting a good push out of the launch of the new Fabia earlier this year, but so is momentum.
Fabia clearly attracted new buyers to the brand, and our market share spiked, says Skoda New Zealand general manager Greg Leet. And that is what we are expecting with the new Superb. Continue reading “Superb opportunity” »
Skoda New Zealand is on a strong growth path. Last year it sold 850 ca ...
If you were in the UK you would see the 208 everywhere. Peugeot sells more than 30,000 of them a year so they’re ubiquitous, but they’re not common in New Zealand. This refreshed and facelifted model aims to change that and is going to be appealing to people who might consider a Mini, but don’t want quite so much quirkiness. Continue reading “Peugeot 2015 208 Allure review” »
If you were in the UK you would see the 208 everywhere. Peugeot sells ...
ANCAP says it is disappointed with the results for the new Hyundai Tucson SUV, which has received four stars.
The rating applies to the 2.0 litre GDi petrol two-wheel drive variants that have been available to the Australian and New Zealand markets since August 2015.
“The result is disappointing and unexpected for a new vehicle in this competitive class,” ANCAP chief executive officer James Goodwin says. Continue reading “ANCAP ‘disappointed’ with Tucson” »
ANCAP says it is disappointed with the results for the new Hyundai Tuc ...
It’s not often that we get the opportunity to take a press vehicle further than the city limits, but a recent business trip to Palmerston North and Wellington, allowed us to spend a couple of days at the wheel of a new Discovery Sport Si4 SE, before delivering it to the Wellington Land Rover dealer. Continue reading “Land Rover 2015 Discovery Sport Si4 SE review” »
It’s not often that we get the opportunity to take a press vehicle fur ...