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TMP, the company that owns and operates the international motorsport park at Taupo, say it is to be renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. The motorsport park’s future was re-assured following a financial and management Read More
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 ...
Renault New Zealand has launched one specification of its new high-riding Captur five-door crossover at $35,990 which it says offers a great deal of value for money.
Only one trim level called Dynamique will be available to New Zealand customers, but there are a plethora of factory options, including the two-tone paint combinations.
“Captur is the most accessorised vehicle in the Renault brand stable,” says Renault New Zealand chief operating officer Tom Griffiths. Continue reading “Captur continues local Renault revival” »
Renault New Zealand has launched one specification of its new high-rid ...
Compact discs aren’t selling like they used to – but manufacturers are still loading CD players into new models.
Nearly 15 years since Apple’s iPod pushed digital audio formats into most of our lives, the ongoing inclusion of CD slots in dashboards seems a little redundant.
But the days of CD players are certainly numbered – and with huge touchscreens becoming normal fare in modern cars there’s not much room left. Continue reading “Disc dives, so why the drives?” »
Compact discs aren’t selling like they used to - but manufacturers are ...
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. ...