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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News: Limited edition celebrates 25 years of HSV ClubSport

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HSV has released a limited edition ClubSport R8 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its ClubSport nameplate.

The name ClubSport first featured on an HSV in 1990 with the introduction of the VN model which featured a 5.0L V8 generating 180 kilowatts of power and 400 Newton-metres of torque, plus 16 inch alloys and FE2 suspension.

Fast-forward 25 years and while the level of passion hasn’t changed, technology, performance and design have certainly evolved. Continue reading “Limited edition celebrates 25 years of HSV ClubSport” »

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News: New hero Colorado model at dealerships.

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A new hero model for the Holden Colorado pick-up range called the Z71 is now arriving in New Zealand dealerships.

The Colorado Z71 adds more content to the model year 2016 Colorado LTZ 4×4 double cab pick up to create a competitor for the Ford Ranger Wildtrak and the limited edition Volkswagen Amarok Black Label.

Holden general manager marketing Marnie Samphier says there is huge demand for such high specification “tricked up” trucks and the Z71 is a new and permanent addition to the 4×4 Colorado pick up range. Continue reading “New hero Colorado model at dealerships.” »

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News: Private focus for new Carnival

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The third generation four-star ANCAP rated Carnival 8-seat multipurpose vehicle (MPV) has gone on sale, and Kia Motors New Zealand expect it will continue to sell one a week as it did in 2014.

Kia Motors New Zealand general manager Todd MacDonald admits the local market for 8-seat MPVs such as the Carnival is a small one, but says that the 25 “Fifa Spec” 2015 Carnivals that were supplied to the U20 Football World Cupheld in New Zealand recently as part of the international sponsorship deal were all sold to dealers before the tournament ended.

Last year Kia Motors New Zealand says it retailed 52 Carnival models in a market that was dominated by the Dodge Journey which saw 562 registrations and the Hyundai I-Max which saw 381 registrations, of which 53 were private buyers and the balance went to daily rental car companies. Continue reading “Private focus for new Carnival” »

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News: Imports top most-stolen list

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Used import vehicles have topped the list of the country’s most stolen vehicles.

Just three of the badges named in the list released from AA Insurance’s claim details are found on New Zealand new models.

The Honda Torneo topped the most frequently stolen list for the fourth consecutive year. Continue reading “Imports top most-stolen list” »

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Road Tests / Car Reviews: Skoda: 2015 Fabia Dynamic Sport review

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I just bought some bi-fold cupboard doors: $1200 for four pieces of melamine and some hinges. Granted, they are 2.3m tall and 1.8m wide, but I could have had 5 nights in Bali (including the flight) for the same amount. Continue reading “Skoda: 2015 Fabia Dynamic Sport review” »

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News: Fuel prices hitting Kiwi’s transport choices

canstarA new survey by consumer research company, Canstar Blue has lifted the petrol cap on Kiwis’ service station habits showing that 43% of New Zealanders’ quality of life is impacted by the cost of fuel.

In the same survey in 2014, 60% of people believed that fuel costs were affecting their quality of life, making for a downward trend but highlighting an ever-present problem, says Canstar New Zealand general manager, Jose George.

“Drivers are taking measures into their own hands to try and lessen the financial effects of fuel, with 45% reducing their use of the car air conditioner, and most likely their comfort along with it to save some cash. Continue reading “Fuel prices hitting Kiwi’s transport choices” »

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Peugeot: Peugeot: 2015 Peugeot 308 SW Allure review

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Buttons and dials need to be manufactured and assembled. Each button needs its own design and graphic, each dial must be smooth, and then they have to occupy space on the dashboard, so the layout needs to be ergonomic, intuitive and easy to reach for the driver. Continue reading “Peugeot: 2015 Peugeot 308 SW Allure review” »

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