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A world-first trial by the NZ Transport Agency in partnership with HMI Technologies and GO Rentals to send Bluetooth audio safety messages to rental car drivers between Christchurch and Queenstown is proving successful. GO Rentals Read More
The newly released Renault Alaskan one-tonne pickup is certainly on the radar of the local importer but as yet the French Manufacturer is not confirming production timing for right-hand-drive markets.
Sources close to Renault New Zealand told Auto Media Group they would expect to see the Alaskan releasing into the New Zealand market somewhere around mid to late 2017.
According to Groupe Renault one-tonne pickups account for 17% of the 5 million vehicles annually produced around the globe, and there is a projected market growth of 19% by 2019, of which the manufacturer wants a greater share. Continue reading “Kiwis might see Alaskan in 2017” »
The newly released Renault Alaskan one-tonne pickup is certainly on th ...
Independent fuel retailer Gasoline Alley Services Ltd (GAS) has a unique claim to fame by becoming the first retail fuel network to offer AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in take away packs to both fleet and private vehicle users nationwide.
GAS managing director Tim Ellis told DIESELtalk the company saw the opportunity to be ahead of the curve, by sending out stock of 10-litre and 20-litre AdBlue packs to all 123 GAS sites across New Zealand at the end of last year.
GAS is partnering with its supplier ChemSafe Industries Manufacturing Ltd (Chemsafe) in this market initiative as it sees there will be a growing need for AdBlue DEF as more light commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR) enter service in the national fleet. Continue reading “Ahead of the curve with retail AdBlue packs” »
This story first appeared in the June issue of DieselTalk – CLICK HERE ...
Renault has announced it will be unveiling its new one-tonne pick-up, the Alaskan, in Medellin, Colombia on the evening of June 30.
According to Renault, the Alaskan will be a high-end pick-up for business and leisure use, as well as for everyday motoring. It will capitalise on Renault’s crossover know-how with models such as the Captur and Kadjar.
Renault will host a live press conference on Twitter and Periscope from 5.30 pm Colombian local time, following by an exclusive unveiling on Facebook at 5.40 pm local time. Continue reading “Renault unveiling Alaskan one tonne pick up in Colombia” »
Renault has announced it will be unveiling its new one-tonne pick-up, ...
We don’t normally think alcohol and cars should mix, but a vehicle revealed in Queenstown proves the pair can sometimes go well together.
Developed by Rick Nelson, owner of The Winery, Queenstown’s premiere wine store; the Winedub is an original 1958 split screen VW single cab pickup that has been fully restored over 15 months.
The Winedub is kitted out to host tastings of up to 46 wines at events. Where a VW would usually have room for cargo, the Winedub’s precious cargo is the finest, quality New Zealand wine. Continue reading “WineDub revealed in Queenstown” »
We don’t normally think alcohol and cars should mix, but a vehicle rev ...
Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way straight away. Why are we talking about an electric vehicle in DieselTalk?
The government is now pushing the idea of electric vehicles on commercial fleets, going as far as continuing the exemption on RUC.
Increasingly for business, going green is making more sense from both pure cost savings, and for the image it presents to green-conscious customers. Continue reading “Renault all business with electric Kangoo” »
Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way straight away. Why a ...
Land Rover’s Discovery Sport has far more pulling power its spec sheet gives it credit for – more than 40 times its certified towing weight.
Rated to haul a solid 2500kg (2.5 tonnes), the ‘Disco’ managed to pull a massive 108 tonnes of train carriages – tipping the scales at a whopping 60 times the SUV’s own weight.
The 10km journey through the Rhine region of northern Switzerland used Jaguar Land Rover’s 132kW Ingenium diesel and a host of very clever semi-autonomous technology. Continue reading “Train-pulling Disco’s tech tricks” »
Land Rover’s Discovery Sport has far more pulling power its spec sheet ...
Honda is taking on the iconic Colorado Pikes Peak International Hillclimb in its new NSX supercar – but is ditching its savage twin turbo V6 ICE in favour of pure battery power.
Acura – the US branding for the fancier vehicles in the Honda range – is labelling it the NSX-inspired EV Concept.
It will run an experimental version of the four-motor ‘super handling all-wheel drive’ powertrain’ – SH-AWD – which powered a CRZ-based prototype that won last year’s exhibition class at the hillclimb. Continue reading “Honda takes electric NSX to Pikes Peak” »
Honda is taking on the iconic Colorado Pikes Peak International Hillcl ...
Consumer demand for SUVs has driven demand for events like an off-road show at Manfield Park next month.
The event is organised by Central Districts Four Wheel Drive Club, and convenor Trevor Hendra says the huge upsurge in sales of SUVs and crossovers has fuelled memberships of clubs like his.
“Basically, these days we have all types of events for all styles of vehicles and everyone gets to have a lot of fun,” he says. Continue reading “Manfield event ‘a muck truck Mecca’” »
Consumer demand for SUVs has driven demand for events like an off-road ...