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The New Zealand Transport Agency and the New Zealand Automobile Association have rejected the allegation of a former Christchurch mechanic that issuing fake warrants of fitness is an industry wide issue. According to Stuff, 28-year-old, Read More
Less than a week after its December 3 premiere, Volvo Trucks’ most recent live test – “Look Who’s Driving”, has engaged people on social media platforms all around the world.
In the film, four-year-old Sophie remotely controls a Volvo FMX through one of the toughest tests to date.
Now two new films have been released, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how this Live Test was made. Continue reading “Behind the scenes of Volvo’s “Look who’s driving” video” »
Less than a week after its December 3 premiere, Volvo Trucks’ most rec ...
For the first time an electric vehicle has taken out New Zealand Car of the Year.
The BMW i3 lead the charge for the plug-in brigade, winning both Compact class and the overall award – at the award ceremony held on Auckland’s waterfront last night.
AutoTalk was live blogging the event, and you can read full coverage and reactions, with images, HERE.
AA Motoring Services General Manager Stella Stocks says while electric vehicles form a tiny part of the New Zealand market, they are becoming a strong emerging sector. Continue reading “First electric win for NZCOTY” »
BMW New Zealand managing director raises the Peter Greenslade Trophy ...
The top ‘business’ vehicles sold in the country have been announced, with safety high on the judges agenda.
The Company Vehicle Magazine awards are chosen by a panel of journalists from more than 120 vehicles launched in the New Zealand market in the year to the end of September.
Managing editor John Oxley notes the importance of business sales to the market. Continue reading “Top business vehicles announced” »
The top ‘business’ vehicles sold in the country have been announced, w ...
The Volvo XC90 has continued its strong showing in Car of the Year judging, taking out yet another top award.
Having claimed in recent weeks the top award from the National Business review and the AMI Autocar awards, the SUV has added the Woman’s World Car of the Year Supreme award to the list.
The WWCotY is lead from New Zealand, but judged by a panel of motoring writers from around the world. Continue reading “XC90 adds Woman’s CotY to haul” »
The Volvo XC90 has continued its strong showing in Car of the Year jud ...
Renault will be back in Formula 1 in 2016 after taking over the Lotus F1 team, Renault chief Carlos Ghosn has revealed.
“Renault had two options: to come back at 100% or leave. After a detailed study, I have decided that Renault will be in Formula 1, starting 2016,” Ghosn says.
“The final details supplied by F1’s main stakeholders gave us the confidence to accept this new challenge. Our ambition is to win–even if it will take some time.” Continue reading “Renault returns to F1 in 2016” »
Renault will be back in Formula 1 in 2016 after taking over the Lotus ...
Rhys Millen will take up the ultimate challenge and will race his dad – motor racing and automotive impresario Rod Millen for the’King of Millen Mountain’ title at the 2016 Leadfoot Festival in February.
The Millen father and son were regular adversaries at the Pikes Peak challenge, and it has always been Rhys aim to beat his father on his Hahei hill climb.
“With more than 20 years racing experience Rhys has carved out a solid career and reputation becoming one of the most sought after performance drivers in the gigantic US automotive scene,” says Rod Millen. Continue reading “Father to battle son at Leadfoot Festival” »
Rhys Millen will take up the ultimate challenge and will race his dad ...
A motoring writer from the Australian Daily Telegraph got more than he bargained for when a new Ford Everest SUV he was evaluating burst into flames after the engine shut itself down and the car rolled to a halt.
New South Wales based journalist Peter (Barney) Barnwell was evaluating the new Thai-built Everest SUV on a road near Newcastle when warning lights started to appear before the instrument display went blank and the engine shut down.
The new Everest shares technology with the current and previous generation of Ford Ranger, and while there are only 1000 Everest models on Australian roads, there are more than 100,000 Rangers in Australia and New Zealand that may be affected by this incident. Continue reading “Ford Australia investigating Everest fire” »
A motoring writer from the Australian Daily Telegraph got more than he ...
The Ford Ranger continues to outsell the Toyota Hilux in the light commercial category by a margin of more than 1000 vehicles, and it also remains the top-selling vehicle in New Zealand, ahead of the Toyota Corolla by 164 units.
Year to date the Ford Ranger remains the top-selling commercial vehicle model with 17% market share (6,213 vehicles) followed by the Hilux with 14% (5,204 vehicles) and the Holden Colorado with 9% market share (3,274 vehicles).
The Ford Ranger was the top model overall for the month of November with 690 vehicles followed by the Toyota Hilux with 683 vehicles and the Toyota Corolla with 652 vehicles. Continue reading “Ford Ranger stays at the top” »
The Ford Ranger continues to outsell the Toyota Hilux in the light com ...