News: Kiwi celeb auctions S 60 for Cure Kids

Veitch_Volvo-S60Kiwi sports reporter, Tony Veitch, is auctioning his custom Volvo S60 T6 R-design sports car – worth $65,000 – on TradeMe as he upgrades to a 2014 Volvo S60 T6 – with anything over $50,000 going to the Cure Kids Charity.

The auction closes this Saturday, July 12. The S60 is available to view at Archibald and Shorter, 572 Great South Road in Auckland.

The Volvo-designed performance car shows performance figures of 0-60 in 5.7 seconds from the 3000cc 6 cylinder polestar optimised 242kW engine, limited to 250km/h. Continue reading “Kiwi celeb auctions S 60 for Cure Kids” »

News: A new CRV, only different for NZ buyers

CRVFront34whiteAWDWith the introduction of the CRV Sport Limited and the CRV AWD Limited, Honda is offering customers new styling at a competitive price.

The upgrades are valued at $6,000, but are priced at $1,900 for a limited time.

Both Limited models add a honeycomb sports grille, aero front bumper, aero rear bumper, tailgate spoiler and metallic side running boards. Continue reading “A new CRV, only different for NZ buyers” »

News: Enhanced model line up energises BMW dealer network

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BMW New Zealand says a highly specified and value enhanced model line up has energised its dealer network and it is on track to finish the year as the number one premium brand.

The German brand has finished the second quarter as the number one brand in the premium automotive segment.

“BMW claimed leadership of the premium segment for the full year 2012, retained the position of 2013 and is on-track for a three-peat come the end of this year,” says BMW Group New Zealand, managing director Nina Englert. Continue reading “Enhanced model line up energises BMW dealer network” »

News: Limited supply of WRX STI

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M4158002200aPerformance enthusiasts in New Zealand will have to move quickly because global demand for the new Subaru WRX STI from the US and Australian markets will see supply restricted here.

The New Zealand market has been allocated 100 WRX vehicles and 30 of the WRX STI which remains the brand’s performance flagship.
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FPV (Ford Performance Vehicles): FPV: 2014 FPV GT review

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DSC_0047Video killed the radio star, and the rise and rise of the SUV has unfortunately also killed off the demand for the large performance executive and family sedan.

Which is a great pity, because for fast point to point, comfortable motoring, a grand touring sports sedan will out perform most mass market SUV’s. Continue reading “FPV: 2014 FPV GT review” »

News: Quattro roadshow hits New Zealand Audi dealers

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The Audi quattro Roadshow is making its way throughout New Zealand this winter, as part of Audi’s “Land of quattro, where all conditions are perfect conditions” message.

“This is the largest fleet yet of quattro all-wheel drive vehicles for the roadshow and we’re sending it from north to south, stopping at each Audi dealership throughout the country, so that more customers than ever before have the opportunity to experience Audi quattro for themselves,” says Audi New Zealand general manager Dean Sheed.

“The fleet contains everything from th RS Q3, to the RS 7 Sportback and the flagship Audi S8. We also have the Audi RS 4 and a number of other models in the range,” says Sheed. Continue reading “Quattro roadshow hits New Zealand Audi dealers” »

News: Used import sales 50% up in 24 months

DSC_0056Used imported cars once again maintained their upward trend last month.

Sales of 10,760 units last month was the second highest for the-year-so-far (mirroring the same trend in June 2013) and a staggering 37% ahead of June 2013.

For the year to date sales of 60,356 are 32% ahead of the 45,640 used imported cars sold in the same corresponding period in 2013. Continue reading “Used import sales 50% up in 24 months” »

News: Highest global mix of performance Audis sold locally

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Audi New Zealand’s latest sales figures show its S and RS vehicles make up 24% of the purchasing mix – Audi’s highest figure from across the globe.

“We’ve always been aware of the attraction Kiwi drivers have to our S and RS performance vehicles, but to be acknowledged at the highest level for our sales share is validation of that,” says Audi New Zealand general manager Dean Sheed.

Audi says it has ensured it has the widest possible range of high-performance vehicles available to meet customers’ needs and with Audi again taking the lead in the luxury segment, in what the Motor Industry Association reports was the busiest June ever for new vehicle sales. Continue reading “Highest global mix of performance Audis sold locally” »