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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
Voting is now open for the 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year People’s Choice award.
Together with autotrader.co.nz, the AA is offering the public a chance to pick its favourite out of the top 10 finalists for the New Zealand Car of the Year award.
AA Motoring Services general manager Stella Stocks says the AA is involved in the New Zealand Car of the Year because it’s an opportunity to present Members and motorists generally with good information on what experts consider the best of the best. Continue reading “People’s choice voting opens” »
Voting is now open for the 2015 New Zealand Car of the Year People’s C ...
Fiat Chrysler has unveiled a customised RAM Truck utilising its Mopar accessories range at SEMA 2015, the world’s largest automotive speciality products trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fiat Chrysler will display a range of customised vehicles at its Mopar SEMA display. In addition, hundreds of Mopar products from engines to wheels to lift kits will also be showcased to the trade.
Based on a Ram 1500 full-size pick up truck, the RAM Rebel X concept displayed at SEMA 2015 has been fitted out with production parts and accessories from the Mopar catalogue says Fiat Chrysler. Continue reading “Fiat Chrysler gets its Rebel on at SEMA” »
Fiat Chrysler has unveiled a customised RAM Truck utilising its Mopar ...
Ironically the week the new XC90 arrived for review, I was involved in a Trans Tasman rugby tournament with six competing teams, so the arrival of a seven-seat premium SUV could not have been better timed. Continue reading “Volvo: 2015 XC90 D5 Momentum review” »
Ironically the week the new XC90 arrived for review, I was involved in ...
Nissan intends to release a car that will drive itself in heavy highway traffic conditions by the end of next year.
Intelligent vehicles will be able to recognise other cars, pedestrian and even the stupidity of other drivers. Nissan’s is pitching ‘Zero Fatality’ to sell the system – much like its ‘Zero Emission’ pitch for its electric cars.
Stage one of the system ‘Piloted Drive 1.0’ allows for autonomous driving under heavy highway traffic conditions. By 2018 it says the car will be capable of a multiple lane piloted drive that can conduct lane changes on highways. Continue reading “Nissan takes itself for a test drive” »
Nissan intends to release a car that will drive itself in heavy highwa ...
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 ...