News: NZ gets native ride-sharing app

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A ‘beta’ test of a New Zealand- developed ride-sharing app has begun.

‘Chariot’ launched lats last week on iOS and Android platforms.

Wellington-based Chariot chief executive and co-founder Dr Thomas Kiefer says he’s excited to be launching the service with its positive spin-offs for commuters and the environment. Continue reading “NZ gets native ride-sharing app” »

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News: Maserati shows first SUV

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Yet another luxury brand has joined the SUV world, with Maserati revealing its long-awaited Levante.

Officially due for reveal at Geneva next week, the company has released early pictures.

Despite the family tie-up with Jeep, the Levante is based on the same flexible platform as the Quattroporte, Ghibli. Continue reading “Maserati shows first SUV” »

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News: Nissan show self-parking chair

In an amusing spin-off to automotive technology, Nissan has shown video of its own ‘self-parking chairs’.

The company says the chairs – or at least the idea to build the chairs – was inspired by its intelligent park assist technology.

The “Intelligent Parking Chair” automatically moves to a set position. The chair includes a roller to automatically move 360 degrees paired with a system that indicates the target position. Continue reading “Nissan show self-parking chair” »

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News: Rental car hub for Christchurch

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Major rental car brands are set to group together in central Christchurch in a new $10 million dollar development.

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Apex will live together in the ‘International Rental Car Precinct, to be built on the corner of Manchester and Kilmore Streets according to Stuff.co.nz.

The property is being developed by Craig Nicholas, and will be completed in May next year. Continue reading “Rental car hub for Christchurch” »

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Lexus: Lexus: 2016 RX350 review

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In the late ‘90s, Lexus put together an SUV package that had everything, a driver of a slightly mature age would need, being excellent visibility, the latest in safety technology, seating and suspension that is pleasant on the spine, and looks the melt into the background. Continue reading “Lexus: 2016 RX350 review” »

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Holden: Holden: 2016 VF Series II Calais V Sportwagon V8

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Holden (and Hyundai) quaintly refer to any mid-life makeover of their model ranges as the Series II, and generally, the changes are subtle and cosmetic, with perhaps a modicum more performance and a bit more specification. Continue reading “Holden: 2016 VF Series II Calais V Sportwagon V8” »

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News: Jeep Wrangler double cab Ute in dealerships.

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Fiat Chrysler New Zealand is partnering with American Expeditionary Vehicles (AEV), to import a right-hand-drive version of the Wrangler-based Brute pickup to New Zealand.

The first shipment of both Sport and Rubicon versions of the Jeep Wrangler Brute Ute are available in New Zealand Jeep dealerships now.

Montana-based American Expedition Vehicles designed and developed the Brute Ute, but the vehicle’s manufacturing takes place in Detroit to OEM standards. Continue reading “Jeep Wrangler double cab Ute in dealerships.” »

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News: Bond to go electric?

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James Bond may have the chance to go electric in the future – with Aston Marin signing a deal towards putting its first electric car into production.

The British firm has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese technology company LeEco to work together on developing and manufacturing RapidE concept.

A production target of 2018 has been set. Continue reading “Bond to go electric?” »

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