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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
For the 2015 model year Citroen importer Sime Darby Automobiles has taken the unique step of rationalising the C4 range to a model choice of one at a retail price of $34,990 plus on road costs. Continue reading “Citroen: 2015 C4 Puretech hatch” »
For the 2015 model year Citroen importer Sime Darby Automobiles has ta ...
Holden New Zealand has extended its partnership with Netball New Zealand by a further two years.
The existing partnership was inked in 2008 with Holden becoming the sports official automotive partner.
NNZ chief executive Hilary Poole says the continued partnership with Holden is exciting for Netball as a whole. Continue reading “Holden extends Netball deal” »
Silver Fern Laura Langman Holden New Zealand has extended its partn ...
Mazda New Zealand says the refreshed BT-50 should land here in the third quarter and expects that it will be on sale from October onwards.
It’s parent company Mazda Motor Corporation (MMC) has commenced production of the newly revised BT-50 Ute at the company’s Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) manufacturing plant.
The BT-50 defied the conventional image of the pickup truck when the current model was introduced in 2011 as an “active lifestyle vehicle” with modern and refined styling according to MMC . Continue reading “October on sale date expected for refreshed BT-50” »
Mazda New Zealand says the refreshed BT-50 should land here in the thi ...
A Canstar Blue survey about tyre-buying habits has unearthed some dangerous behaviours from Generation Y New Zealanders.
Gen Ys are taking more risks when it comes to their tyres, with 40% being aware of the risks of driving on incorrectly inflated or bald tyres, but doing it anyway, says Canstar New Zealand general manager, Jose George.
“Close to a third of the younger generation are also more willing to fork out their cash on a pair of shoes than they are on a good set of tyres (32%), showing just how easy it is to prioritise the things we want over the ‘boring’ things that can keep us safe. Continue reading “Gen Y prefers to buy new shoes than tyres” »
A Canstar Blue survey about tyre-buying habits has unearthed some dang ...
Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has walked away with the top honours for overall consumer satisfaction, achieving five stars in every category in a Canstar Blue consumer survey.
The Canstar Blue survey asked respondents to rate their car tyre brand across seven categories which included, value for money, warranty, life of tyre, handling, noise, quality of tyres, and overall satisfaction.
Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has walked away with the top honours for ...
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Ltd has revamped its GL-Class SUV range with a number of limited edition models offering additional specification and greater value.
The new Edition model range will build on the standard specification of the GL-Class, arriving in four guises including: the GL 350 BlueTEC ‘Limited Edition’, the GL 350 BlueTEC ‘Edition S’, the GL 500 ‘Edition S’ and the GL 63 AMG.
There is a new price of $135,900 for the GL 350 BlueTEC ‘Limited Edition’ which utilises a 3.0L V6 diesel engine that consumes 7.7L/100km (combined). In addition to a new ‘Limited Edition’ exterior, the model also includes 20 inch wheels, Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, Keyless-Go and easy entry system as standard. Continue reading “Update and added value for GL-Class Benz” »
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Ltd has revamped its GL-Class SUV range with ...
To celebrate its sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 the New Zealand distributor is launching quattro bistro, a restaurant located in the Southern Alps with chef Simon Gault.
To win a seat at a table in quattro bistro, people are invited to test drive an Audi quattro before August 3 at their nearest authorised Audi dealership.
Competition entrants will go in the draw to win a trip for two to Queenstown, five star accommodation, a half-day ultimate Audi quattro ice drive experience, tickets to the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ and a place for two at the table in New Zealand’s first quattro bistro. Continue reading “Test drive an Audi, win dinner in the snow” »
To celebrate its sponsorship of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2015 ...
More than 2300 attempts to drink and drive have been prevented by alcohol interlocks since they were introduced in New Zealand but its still not enough says the Automobile Association.
Alcohol interlocks are an in-car breathalyser and in 2012 became a sentencing option in the courts for drink drivers.
An AA research report found that in the first year interlocks were available, nearly 12,000 repeat or high-level drink drivers could have been sentenced to have to use one. But of those near 12,000, barely 200 drink drivers were sentenced to an interlock. Continue reading “AA: More drink drive interlocks needed” »
More than 2300 attempts to drink and drive have been prevented by alco ...