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New Zealand’s fastest dealer principal, Emma Gilmour has beaten tough competition to win a fully-funded rally drive in Qatar.
Gilmour’s co-driver will be Lisette Bakker, from the Netherlands.
The pair were selected as the outright winning driver and co-driver in the joint FIA Women in Motorsport and Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) cross country rally selection after a five-day training camp in the Qatar desert. Continue reading “Gilmour selected for Desert drive” »
New Zealand's fastest dealer principal, Emma Gilmour has beaten tough ...
Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand appears to have developed a knack for stunts that will find big favour online.
They have already made marketing news this year with their Land Rover valentines day campaign, which saw them purchase the remains of an old Defender and return it restored to the original owners – a campaign so good a Japanese tv show came here to recreate the video.
Their latest campaign involves the Jaguar brand, and the F-Type coupe, and was filmed at the recent Big Boys Toys show in Auckland. Continue reading “Jaguar pranks Kiwi public” »
Jaguar Land Rover New Zealand appears to have developed a knack for st ...
There were 8623 new car and 12,388 used car arrivals across New Zealand wharves in the month of October.
The 2015 year to date tally is now 84,421 for new cars, and 123,847 for used cars.
It may be unlikely that numbers for November and December will better last year’s results that saw 100,594 new and 136,797 used arrivals for the full 2014 year. Continue reading “New and used car arrivals still strong” »
There were 8623 new car and 12,388 used car arrivals across New Zealan ...
Hyundai has revealed its bold new global luxury brand, called Genesis.
The Korean manufacturer hopes to launch six new models under the standalone brand which will operate alongside Hyundai.
Genesis will “deliver human-cantered luxury,” says the company, and that it will “compete with the world’s most renowned luxury car brands.” Continue reading “Hyundai introduces new global brand” »
Hyundai has revealed its bold new global luxury brand, called Genesis. ...
Voting is now open for the 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year People’s Choice award.
Together with autotrader.co.nz, the AA is offering the public a chance to pick its favourite out of the top 10 finalists for the New Zealand Car of the Year award.
AA Motoring Services general manager Stella Stocks says the AA is involved in the New Zealand Car of the Year because it’s an opportunity to present Members and motorists generally with good information on what experts consider the best of the best. Continue reading “People’s choice voting opens” »
Voting is now open for the 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year People’s C ...
Fiat Chrysler has unveiled a customised RAM Truck utilising its Mopar accessories range at SEMA 2015, the world’s largest automotive speciality products trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fiat Chrysler will display a range of customised vehicles at its Mopar SEMA display. In addition, hundreds of Mopar products from engines to wheels to lift kits will also be showcased to the trade.
Based on a Ram 1500 full-size pick up truck, the RAM Rebel X concept displayed at SEMA 2015 has been fitted out with production parts and accessories from the Mopar catalogue says Fiat Chrysler. Continue reading “Fiat Chrysler gets its Rebel on at SEMA” »
Fiat Chrysler has unveiled a customised RAM Truck utilising its Mopar ...
Ironically the week the new XC90 arrived for review, I was involved in a Trans Tasman rugby tournament with six competing teams, so the arrival of a seven-seat premium SUV could not have been better timed. Continue reading “Volvo: 2015 XC90 D5 Momentum review” »
Ironically the week the new XC90 arrived for review, I was involved in ...
Nissan intends to release a car that will drive itself in heavy highway traffic conditions by the end of next year.
Intelligent vehicles will be able to recognise other cars, pedestrian and even the stupidity of other drivers. Nissan’s is pitching ‘Zero Fatality’ to sell the system – much like its ‘Zero Emission’ pitch for its electric cars.
Stage one of the system ‘Piloted Drive 1.0’ allows for autonomous driving under heavy highway traffic conditions. By 2018 it says the car will be capable of a multiple lane piloted drive that can conduct lane changes on highways. Continue reading “Nissan takes itself for a test drive” »
Nissan intends to release a car that will drive itself in heavy highwa ...