News: Turbo four-cylinder to replace Lexus V6 model

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Lexus will expand its turbo engine model line-up with the launch of the IS 200t sports sedan towards the end of the year.

The IS 200t will replace the V6-powered IS 250 model and arrives in the country in the last quarter.

It will be the second Lexus vehicle to feature the luxury marque’s 2.0-litre turbo engine following the launch of the NX 200t compact SUV. Continue reading “Turbo four-cylinder to replace Lexus V6 model” »

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News: New MX-5 receives “best of the best” award

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Mazda was awarded the “Red Dot: best of the best” prize for the all-new Mazda MX-5 on June 29 at a ceremony in Germany.

The all-new Mazda MX-5 will be available to New Zealand customers in mid to late August, it will be the fourth generation model to arrive in local dealerships.

The “best of the best” prize goes to ground-breaking designs across many industries; only 1.6% of all submissions received the distinction during this year’s Red Dot Award: product design. Continue reading “New MX-5 receives “best of the best” award” »

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News: Toyota announces NZ prices for 2015 Camry

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Toyota New Zealand has released its recommended retail prices for the new 2015 Toyota Camry range which officially goes on sale from July 1.

Prices start at $45,790 for the 2.5-Litre Camry GL petrol model and conclude at $58,290 for the top of the range Camry Hybrid Atara SL.

Two new model grades join the line up, creating seven models in the 2015 Camry range, with four model grades powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, and there are three model grades of Camry Hybrid. Continue reading “Toyota announces NZ prices for 2015 Camry” »

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News: Celebrating a century of trucking at Wanaka airshow

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The Warbirds over Wanaka international airshow will celebrate 100 years of trucking in 2016 and is inviting truck owners from all over New Zealand to register.

The ‘Warbirds and Wheels Century of Trucking’ display will be one of the feature exhibits at the 2016 airshow being held from March 25 to 27 at Wanaka Airport.

“Warbirds Over Wanaka has a tradition of not just celebrating aircraft but also other forms of motorised vehicles and we’re focussing on trucks for 2016,” says event manager, Mandy Deans. Continue reading “Celebrating a century of trucking at Wanaka airshow” »

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Hyundai: Hyundai: 2015 Santa Fe Elite diesel review

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For nearly a decade I’ve been covering the National Fieldays at Mystery Creek, where Hyundai New Zealand has established a huge presence in the form of their VIP parking area and marquee, as well as being the exclusive vehicle supplier to the agribusiness event. Continue reading “Hyundai: 2015 Santa Fe Elite diesel review” »

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News: Mahindra-backed Rally NZ returns to the Coromandel

GoldRushLogo_2015_v1Rally New Zealand is back on the Coromandel for the second year in a row with the Mahindra Goldrush Rally of Coromandel.

This is the fifth round of the Brian Green Property Groups NZ Rally Champs and will take place on Saturday 22 August with up to 60 cars vying for pole position.

“We’re so pleased to host Rally NZ for another year,” says Thames-Coromandel District Council Mayor Glenn Leach. “The feedback we have received from organisers was that the drivers loved the route and the hospitality shown by the Coromandel community.” Continue reading “Mahindra-backed Rally NZ returns to the Coromandel” »

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Alfa Romeo: Alfa Romeo: 2015 Giulietta Distinctive TCT QV Line review

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The Giulietta name was first seen on an Alfa Romeo in 1954 which is also the year that Elvis Presley began his recording career. Owning an Alfa Romeo is a good talking point, but the purpose of this review is a little less conversation, a little more action, and more action is definitely what’s been provided in the 2015 model, especially if you get the Quadrifoglio Verde model with the 1.75-litre engine out of the beautiful 4C coupe. Continue reading “Alfa Romeo: 2015 Giulietta Distinctive TCT QV Line review” »

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News: Kiwi racer gets own Volvo

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In a move that harks back to the Radisch Telstar and Millen Maxima, young Kiwi V8 SuperCar driver Scott McLaughlin now has a car bearing his name.

Volvo has released details of the Scott McLaughlin Limited Edition S60 and V60 Polestar models, ten of which are to be sold here in New Zealand.

Based on Volvo’s existing S60 and V60 Polestar models, the new editions get Ohlins adjustable suspension, Brembo 6-piston brakes, and unique Scott McLaughlin detailing among other changes. Continue reading “Kiwi racer gets own Volvo” »

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