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Mercedes-Benz is chasing the number one spot in the New Zealand luxury segment and at the end of October, the Stuttgart-based brand was 110 units in front of BMW and 156 units in front of Read More
With ‘Back to the Future’ day this week – the day Michael J. Fox arrives in the future in the iconic movie trilogy, a number of companies have jumped on the band wagon with videos and other tie-ins.
We decided to pick just one to show readers, and this is it, from automotive Giant Toyota.
The company is using the movie, and stars Fox and Christopher Lloyd to promote its new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Continue reading “Great scott!” »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFyY7_hc-14 With ‘Back to the Futur ...
Ferrari’s share offering on the NYSE stayed true to form when debuted to the public.
The Maranello-based manufacturer’s shares, trading as RACE, jumped sharply upon released.
Its addition to Fiat-Chrysler meant alarm bells for many, Sergio Marchionne Chrysler chief executive and Ferrari chairman was on the floor, saying all the right things. Continue reading “Ferrari float fires up Wall St” »
Ferrari’s share offering on the NYSE stayed true to form when debuted ...
A toe-dipping test import of the fiery Ford Focus RS was so successful that the company is biting the bullet and bringing the hardcore hatches in ‘properly.’
The rally-bred Focus RS weights around 1500kg, but pushes that along with a 275kW/440Nm wallop courtesy of the company’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
It’s had a number of technology updates that make it even more tractable – a beefier all-wheel-drive system with selectable drive modes and dynamic torque vectoring take its grip ability to a whole new level. Continue reading “Ford adds hardcore Focus RS to hatch line-up” »
A toe-dipping test import of the fiery Ford Focus RS was so successful ...
The trickle down of active safety technology from the flagship Hyundai Genesis sedan has begun with the refreshed series two model Santa Fe SUV gaining many of these features.
Hyundai claims the Santa Fe remains New Zealand’s most popular large SUV, it has sold 1620 units in the year to September 30, against 1571 registrations from the Toyota Highlander.
Back rental sales out of the equation say Hyundai and the Santa Fe is sitting on 1484 registrations, followed by the Holden Captiva on 976, Subaru Outback on 903, and the Toyota Highlander had 867 private buyer registrations. Continue reading “Active safety focus for Santa Fe Series II” »
The trickle down of active safety technology from the flagship Hyundai ...
A Jaguar XFR worth $165,000 was taken in broad daylight from an Auckland car dealer on Monday.
The brazen heist is being likened to the movie Gone in 60 Seconds, about a luxury car theft ring.
A hightech device was used to unlock the car, police believe. CCTV footage from Beacham Independent Jaguar and Range Rover in Penrose shows a man walk up to the silver Jag with his hand in his pocket. Continue reading “Brazen thief in daylight Jag jack” »
A Jaguar XFR worth $165,000 was taken in broad daylight from an Auckla ...
US magazine Consumer Reports has been a cheerleader for the Muskmobile, lathering each model Tesla with sycophantic brand worship – right down to giving the Model S luxury model a much-lauded ‘Recommendation.’
But the love affair, it seems, is over.
Not only did Consumer Reports yank its Recommended gong, it rated it worse than average for predicted reliability. Continue reading “Tesla suffers brand battery over reliability” »
US magazine Consumer Reports has been a cheerleader for the Muskmobile ...
Big American Ram pick-ups are set to roll onto the market courtesy of a new venture put together by well-known industry identities Ryan Walkinshaw and Neville Crichton.
Car-based utes have given way to pick-ups here – and Ram is the epitome of the hardcore pick-up truck.
Recognising this, a handshake between Crichton, owner of Ateco Automotive, and Walkinshaw of Walkinshaw Automotive Group sealed a deal to start American Special Vehicles, selling right hand Rams in Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading “Joint effort lands Ram pick-ups” »
Big American Ram pick-ups are set to roll onto the market courtesy of ...
Let me preface this review of the new i3 with the following disclaimer.
I fell in love with this electric car from the BMW stable. I loved the design, the lightly coloured interior, the technology, the driving characteristics, the carbon fibre and plastic construction and the ability to run on renewable energy and not go near a petrol station too often. Continue reading “BMW: 2015 i3 review” »
Let me preface this review of the new i3 with the following disclaimer ...