News: More 5-Star cars on offer

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Big or small, luxury or standard the latest release of 5 star ANCAP safety ratings show consumer choice for buying a safe vehicle is at an all-time high.

The small Holden Spark, Skoda Superb, Jaguar XF and Kia Sportage were all released in 2016 and achieved the highest ANCAP safety rating.

“The Spark, Superb and Sportage are all up there with the Jaguar XF in terms of safety technologies offered across each of their ranges, which is fantastic news for middle New Zealand who can now expect many of the same life-saving technologies at lower price points in the market,” says AA manager motoring services Stella Stocks. Continue reading “More 5-Star cars on offer” »

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News: Audi sports deal wins award

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Audi New Zealand’s sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ has one a key award.

The project won the Best Commercial Partnership Award at the 2016 NZ Sport and Recreation Awards.

The Games are billed as one of the top five winter sports events in the world and in 2015 attracted 600 elite snowsports athletes from around the world to Queenstown, Wanaka and Naseby to compete in alpine skiing, adaptive skiing, cross country skiing, curling, freeskiing and snowboarding, including several World Cup events. Continue reading “Audi sports deal wins award” »

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News: 124 Spider confirmed for NZ; But not as a Fiat

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New Zealand is set to get the Fiat 124 spider – but without a Fiat badge on the front.

Fiat Chrysler New Zealand has confirmed that the only version of the Mazda MX5 based car to come to New Zealand will be the performance Abarth badged version – and it will be here in the fourth quarter this year.

The Abarth features a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine producing 127kW, and like the Mazda is lightLight – weighing in at just 1060 kg – combined with a near perfect 50/50 weight balance and a traditional rear wheel drive Continue reading “124 Spider confirmed for NZ; But not as a Fiat” »

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News: Winger to launch Maserati operation

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Winger Motors is making a multi-million dollar move with a dealership planned for luxury Italian marque Maserati in Auckland.

Glenn Sealey, CEO for Maserati New Zealand, Australia and South Africa today announced Winger’s appointment to represent the aspirational brand here – noting three models that the company is confident will help drive the brand’s growth here.

Wingers will take dealer responsibility for the entire North Island from today. Continue reading “Winger to launch Maserati operation” »

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News: New Zealand’s most expensive car delivered

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New Zealand’s most expensive production car has arrived – and it will never it out roads.

Highlands Motorsport Park owner Tony Quinn unveiled his new Aston Martin Vulcan Friday, demonstrating it on his circuit over the weekend.

The only supercar of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only 24 Vulcans produced worldwide, the luxury track-only vehicle is the highest value production car to be sold in New Zealand, at $4.2 million NZD. Continue reading “New Zealand’s most expensive car delivered” »

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News: Jaguar Land Rover introducing wearable keys

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A new wearable tech innovation from a leading car manufacturer will provide an answer to the age old question of what to do with your car keys when out for a run.

Jaguar Land Rover has introduced a new key which comes in the form of a wearable and waterproof wristband with Kiwis able to access the new tech within months.

The wearable Activity Key comes courtesy of the Jaguar F-PACE and allows car owners to lock their ignition keys inside by simply touching the wristband to the Jaguar logo on the boot, thus allowing them to enjoy their outdoor experiences without having to stow bulky keys. Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover introducing wearable keys” »

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News: Airport charging option now available

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Travelling EV owners finally have a public charging option, with the opening of yet another Charge.net.nz station, this time at Auckland Airport.

The privately-owned charging infrastructure company has had a run of openings lately – timing into the #leadingthecharge tour and its commercial arrangement to site chargers at Z service stations.

The latest is at the Z Skyway service station. Continue reading “Airport charging option now available” »

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News: Australian to lead GM design

Michael SimcoeGeneral Motors chief global vehicle designer, Ed Welburn, will be replaced by 33-year company veteran Michael Simcoe who was chief designer at Holden and led the design of the Monaro and many other key Holden models since the early eighties.

Welburn, 65, has led GM’s design team since 2003 and is credited with expanding the automaker’s network to 10 design centers in seven countries.

Simcoe, 58, has been vice president of GM International Design and based in Australia and South Korea since 2014. He will become GM’s seventh design chief, a position that dates back roughly 90 years. Continue reading “Australian to lead GM design” »

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