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TMP, the company that owns and operates the international motorsport park at Taupo, say it is to be renamed the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park. The motorsport park’s future was re-assured following a financial and management Read More
The leadership at the top of the pick-up market between Ford and Toyota has heated up again with the launch of the PX series Ranger Ute which boasts numerous cosmetic and engineering refinements.
The top-of-the-line Wildtrak model has also gained more specification to make it even more inviting to buyers who might have considered a large sedan or SUV. Continue reading “Quick Drive: 2015 PX series Ford Ranger Wildtrak” »
The leadership at the top of the pick-up market between Ford and Toyot ...
How much further, dad? Thankfully, bloody miles.
Goodyear’s new Cargo Marathon 2 light commercial tyre has new long-wearing compound that will reduce costs per kilometre, it says.
“The lower the cost of ownership over a vehicle’s life, the more cash remains in the operators’ pocket,” said Bill Prebble, Goodyear New Zealand’s technology and product boss. Continue reading “Life goes on, and on…” »
How much further, dad? Thankfully, bloody miles. Goodyear’s new Car ...
Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte share a few bits and pieces with their working class Chrysler 300C stablemate – but it’s unlikely the ‘modern Valiant’ will be showing off a fancy silk suit.
Partnering with designer Ermenegildo Zegna, the Italian luxury sportscar maker is adding weight – and probably wait – for its customers with a unique first for th ecompany.
“Maserati’s joint venture with Ermenegildo Zegna is unlike any joint venture that has gone before it,” chief operating officer Glen Sealy, who overseas New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Continue reading “Maserati takes the silk road” »
Maserati’s Ghibli and Quattroporte share a few bits and pieces with th ...
Being a city apartment dweller may not put me in the best position for testing the Utes that are now dominating the vehicle market – or does it?
Increasingly these vehicles are being sold to those buyers looking for for an urban-lifestyle vehicle than a work horse, and it is models such as this top-of-the-line Nissan Navara ST-X that are catching their eye. Continue reading “Quick Drive: 2015 Nissan Navara ST-X 4×4 double cab” »
Being a city apartment dweller may not put me in the best position for ...
It was almost an irony that the weekend of the Bathurst 1000 coincided with our review of the latest V8 Supercar from Mercedes-AMG, the C63 S ‘Edition 1’.
Thankfully AMG has moved away from the over the top body kits of the 1980s and 1990s, the new cars are much more discreetly packaged, yet the aero modifications remain purposeful. Continue reading “Quick Drive: Mercedes-AMG C63 S ‘Edition1’” »
It was almost an irony that the weekend of the Bathurst 1000 coincided ...
BMW is celebrating the 40th birthday of the 3 Series with the local introduction of the F30 life cycle impulse (LCI) range.
Life cycle impulse is BMW-speak for a planned makeover that generally occurs at the three-year mark in the life cycle of any Munich-engineered and designed car or SUV.
The refreshed 3 Series LCI range features a new exterior design, a freshened interior, driver assistance features and the release of a wide array of efficient, dynamic and powerful torque-laden engine options. Continue reading “A life cycle impulse for 40-year-old 3 Series” »
BMW is celebrating the 40th birthday of the 3 Series with the local in ...
The West Coast will soon get 12 new road safety billboards, in time for the influx of tourists expected this summer.
The billboards are the latest initiative from the Visiting Driver Signature Project (VDSP) — a partnership between central government, local government and the private sector.
“Partners are working together to promote safe driving messages to tourists at all stages of their holiday,” says associate transport minister Craig Foss. Continue reading “New road safety billboards for West Coast” »
The West Coast will soon get 12 new road safety billboards, in time fo ...
Nissan New Zealand has launched a partnership with the Piha Surf Lifesaving Club.
The deal includes the provision of three eye-catching Navaras, specially set up for the job.
Club president Peter Brown told TVNZ that the fleet will dramatically speed up lifesaving missions. Continue reading “Nissan partners with Piha” »
Nissan New Zealand has launched a partnership with the Piha Surf Lifes ...