NZ-bound Range Rover Evoque previewed in Auckland

September 2nd, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The new Range Rover Evoque isn’t due to go on sale in NZ till November but was given a sneak preview at an Auckland event last night. Land Rover customers and interested parties checked out the striking design of the new SUV at Archibald and Shorter Roverland in Greenlane.

When the compact luxury off-roader arrives in NZ it will be available with a choice of three engines, two body styles, three design themes and a range of options and accessories. The body shapes are a five-door and 2-door coupe with the design themes being Pure, Dynamic and Prestige. Standard features will include push button start, electric park brake, rear parking aid, colour TFT information screen, 6/4 way adjustable electric seats. Optional equipment include three contrasting roof treatments, seven alloy wheel designs, 16 contrasting interiors and a full sized, fixed, panoramic glass roof. Continue reading “NZ-bound Range Rover Evoque previewed in Auckland” »

Speedshow ’09 kicks off tomorrow

September 18th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Speedshow NASCAR

The annual Speedshow is on at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds this weekend, September 19-20 for what’s touted as a motorsport-fuelled event of epic proportions.

Along with a couple of special cars being flown in for the event (including the world’s faster NASCAR, which has clocked 397kph!) the show is promising a lot, including competition car displays, apparel, merchandise, audio and accessory vendors, new cars, bikes and a live action arena outdoors featuring Minis and stunt utes.

With literally hundreds of vehicles going to be on display in and around the showgrounds’ buildings for just two days, Speedshow organiser Keith Sharp estimates vehicles worth more than $100 million are on show at this year’s event.

“From a beautiful 1926 Bugatti raced by New Zealand motorsport legend Ron Boycroft to the newest 2009 Porsche GT3 Carrera Cup race car and the 3,000 HP Nitro dragster called ‘The Phoenix’, this year’s Speedshow is truly exciting in the sheer diversity of the vehicles,” says Sharp.

“The oldest exhibit is a 1903 Ford that cost 180 pounds when brand-new while nearby is a DTM-spec Mercedes Benz AMG supercar, one of only 100 in the whole world that cost well over $500,000 new.”

The show is open from 9am to 6pm both Saturday and Sunday. Adult entry is $16, children under 10 who are accompanied by an adult get in for free, children 10 to 15 years – $8, and entry for a family of two adults and up to three children is a very reasonable $45. So get along and have a great day.

For more information about the Speedshow, click here to visit the website.