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Tesla’s may be leading the way when it comes to fuel-free motoring, but can it match it with the best in one of the more exciting car-based activities? When it comes to drifting it seems Read More
For the 2016 model year, Toyota has given the Land Cruiser 200 series a serious makeover with a newly designed front end and the installation of advanced safety features.
The new model became available from Toyota New Zealand authorised dealerships on November 1.
It has a reshaped grille, bumper, headlights and bonnet, and new LED tail light clusters complement these changes. Continue reading “Revamped 2016 Land Cruiser 200 series arrives in dealerships” »
For the 2016 model year, Toyota has given the Land Cruiser 200 series ...
It was a year ago, when we had the pleasure of driving the CLA 45 AMG coupe and the now superseded C63 AMG 507 sedan.
Enter stage left the new CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, which in my opinion has to be the most elegant looking of the smallest Mercedes-Benz AMG cars. Continue reading “Quick Drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake” »
It was a year ago, when we had the pleasure of driving the CLA 45 AMG ...
Luxury brands Porsche and Audi have now been hauled deeper into the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, with officials citing new models with so-called ‘defeat devices.’
Some models from both brands with a V6 diesel engine, including the Audi A6 sedan and Q5 SUV, and Porsche’s Cayenne were named alongside the VW Touareg.
Model years from 2014 to 2016 have been included, said regulators from federal and California state environmental agencies. Continue reading “Diesel cheat stretches to Audi, Porsche” »
Luxury brands Porsche and Audi have now been hauled deeper into the Vo ...
The i30 has been given a mild cosmetic update to freshen up its appeal in the showroom, plus some mechanical updates to increase power from 94kW to 100kW and improve fuel economy from 5.6l/100km down to 4.9l/100km. Continue reading “Hyundai: 2015 i30 Series II Diesel Elite review” »
The i30 has been given a mild cosmetic update to freshen up its appeal ...
Three-year-old Avondale lad Devon Roke has never walked under his own steam, but from Wednesday he and seven other children with cerebral palsy will at last be independently mobile, thanks to volunteer-run charity Gobabygo.
The small group of volunteers adapts ride-in electric toy cars specifically for each disabled child who successfully applies, to give them the experience of independent mobility.
Research has discovered that being independently mobile in a fun way, using an easily-available ride-in device, helps children make friends, relate to siblings, and even test boundaries. Continue reading “More electric wheels for disabled tots” »
Three-year-old Avondale lad Devon Roke has never walked under his own ...
America’s widely-respected Consumer Reports has again found the most reliable brands in the automotive world to be Japanese. Or Audi.
Lexus, Toyota, Mazda, and Subaru join the German make as the most reliable, while buyers site new transmissions as the biggest headache – and the most damaging tho their wallets – when it comes to repairs, the latest Consumer Reports survey finds.
Problematic infotainment systems continue to be a major issue for new car owners, but there’s a notable increase in problems with new automatic transmissions that are designed to improve fuel economy. Continue reading “Infotainment, trans problems hit reliability rankings” »
America’s widely-respected Consumer Reports has again found the most r ...
Electric vehicle adoption is being stifled by the government, says First party leader Winston Peters.
Speaking at today’s opening of ChargeNet’s latest fast charging station at Kaiwaka, Peters said that New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to electric vehicles.
“New Zealand is way behind in reducing emissions from vehicles, yet we have the renewable energy to power electric cars at our fingertips,” he said. Continue reading “EV cars stalled by ‘hands off’ government” »
Electric vehicle adoption is being stifled by the government, says Fir ...
An Ohio farm has paid tribute to Ford’s F-150 truck – in corn.
Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, has made the seven-acre maze to entertain locals – who have been tackling the family’s mazes for nearly two decades.
“We are a multi-generation Ford-driving family,” said Kristin Leaders. Continue reading “Maize maze tribute to truck” »
An Ohio farm has paid tribute to Ford’s F-150 truck - in corn. Lead ...