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Audi New Zealand has capped off its involvement with the Audi Quattro Winter Games in Queenstown, by creating a mountaintop restaurant – with food delivered by their cars. The ‘Quattro Bistro’ was held at the Read More
Suzuki New Zealand has the Mazda CX3 firmly in its gunsights as the main competitor for the new Vitara, in a market that is moving to small SUV in droves. The company has also taken Read More
Ford New Zealand is targeting the Toyota Prado, and ignoring arguably closer competition, with the pricing of its new Everest SUV.
Car and SUV is in Thailand for the launch of the SUV, built here off a significantly modified Ranger platform – in the same way Holden, Isuzu, Mitsubishi – and soon Toyota – do with their ute-based SUV models. Continue reading “Ford targeting Prado with Everest pricing” »
Ford New Zealand is targeting the Toyota Prado, and ignoring arguably ...
Prices have been reduced for all three 2015 Subaru XV models, by between $1000 and $4000, but Subaru NZ says it has added more specification.
For the 2015 model year the Subaru XV has a new infotainment system, featuring touch screen technology, plus interior refinements such as a gloss black air-conditioning dial, accompanied by a chrome finish air-conditioning ventilation grille, a silver trim panel on the dash and door sill, an upgraded instrument panel with colour display, and a new premium stitched leather gear surround.
The XV 2.0i manual and auto models are now priced identically at $37,990 – down from the previous automatic RRP of $40,990 (the manual six speed was previously $38,990). Continue reading “Subaru drops price on XV, adds more spec” »
Prices have been reduced for all three 2015 Subaru XV models, by betwe ...
Subaru has introduced more specification and technology to the 2016 WRX range of sporting sedans with no price increases from the previous line-up.
Pricing remains at $48,990 for the WRX manual and $49,990 for the WRX automatic. The WRX premium manual is $53,990, with the WRX Premium automatic priced at $54,990 RRP.
The WRX STi is $59,990 with or without the spoiler option, and the WRX STi Premium is $64,990, again with or without the optional spoiler. Continue reading “More spec and tech for 2016 WRX” »
Subaru has introduced more specification and technology to the 2016 WR ...
For the 2015 model year update the sole Impreza S-Edition model has an increased level of specification, while its recommended retail price has dropped by $2000.
The price has been revised down from $31,990 to $29,990 and if a customer buys a Impreza S-Edition before September 30, they will also receive a 3-year service plan available through the national dealer network says Subaru of New Zealand.
Subaru of New Zealand says the symmetrical all-wheel-drive 2-litre Impreza S-Edition is now price positioned to challenge small front wheel drive European models. Continue reading “Free Impreza service plan for a limited time” »
For the 2015 model year update the sole Impreza S-Edition model has an ...
Subaru’s five model Forester range has been revised for the model 2015 year with sharper pricing across the line-up and a new automatic transmission for the diesel variant.
The manufacturer says there are savings across the entire line-up of between $3000 and $5000 with the 2015 Forester models also incorporating a number of new features. There are no longer any manual transmission models on offer, as all models are now equipped with the Subaru Lineartronic automatic transmission.
The entry level 2.5i is priced at $39,990, a reduction of $5000, the same price decrease as the 2.5i Premium which is now $49,990. Continue reading “Sharper prices on MY15 Forester and new diesel auto” »
Subaru’s five model Forester range has been revised for the model 2015 ...
Kiwi musician and jewellery designer Boh Runga has joined the Mazda Foundation team as a brand ambassador.
The Foundation is funded through contributions from the sale of every new Mazda by the dealer network and three funding rounds are held each year selecting New Zealanders, community groups and charities needing financial assistance.
The Mazda Foundation, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, was established to give back to local communities and has gifted over $2.2million since its inception. Continue reading “Boh Runga appointed Mazda Foundation ambassador” »
Kiwi musician and jewellery designer Boh Runga has joined the Mazda Fo ...
Auto Media Group, the publisher of AutoTalk, has relaunched its mobile websites, offering a more functional experience for those reading on their mobile device.
The sites automatically appear when the sites are visited from smaller mobile devices. Continue reading “Updated mobile pages launched for Auto Media Group sites” »
Auto Media Group, the publisher of AutoTalk, has relaunched its mobile ...
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is has signed up again again as an Elite Partner of New Zealand Fashion Week, and will recognise Kate Sylvester as the 2015 ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer.
The ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ accolade is a global initiative which recognises designers who ‘demonstrate dedication to the use of high quality materials, innovative design and unique style’.
Kate Sylvester joins recipients including designers such as Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Badgely Mischka and Dame Trelise Cooper. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz partners with NZ Fashion Week for second year” »
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is has signed up again again as an Elite Par ...