Land Rover hands over fleet of Rugby World Cup vehicles

August 22nd, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Last Friday, Land Rover handed over a special fleet of vehicles to Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) in a ceremony outside Eden Park Stadium. As Official Vehicle of the Rugby World Cup, Land Rover has provided 30 vehicles to tournament organisers and officials. This special fleet is made up of Range Rover Sports and Land Rover Discoverys.

The vehicles have been specially customised with RWC branding, number plates and commemorative badging to celebrate the association throughout New Zealand.

Kit McConnell, Tournament Director of RWCL, was presented with the fleet by Land Rover at Eden Park, which will host the first game on Friday 9th September. “The provision of the Official Vehicles by Land Rover is key to the successful running of the Rugby World Cup and will be put to good use to ensure that the Tournament is run smoothly over the next couple of months,” said Mr McConnell.

In addition to the vehicles being supplied to the RWCL, Land Rover is also supplying another 42 vehicles for Land Rover VIPs and international media use during the tournament, bringing the total number of Land Rovers and Range Rovers imported specifically for the tournament to 72. Continue reading “Land Rover hands over fleet of Rugby World Cup vehicles” »

Orcon adds MINI Clubmans to it’s fleet

August 25th, 2008 by Darren Cottingham


Orcon New Zealand has added three MINI Clubmans to its fleet to capitalise on the small cars economy over the aging Commodore fleet currently used by the company.

Orcon CEO Scott Bartlett says: “Not only do the Clubmans look great, they will also save us money.”

Fuel consumption for the Clubman Cooper S is a quoted as a thrifty 5.8L/100kms — almost half that of the Holden Commodore’s Orcon became renowned for.

Orcon is phasing out the Commodores as their leases come up for renewal, starting with three new MINIs due to hit the streets later this month. The MINI Clubman revives the iconic 60’s panel van and offers the space and legroom that Orcon’s team need.

“They are fantastic machines, and fit with Orcon’s personality,” says Bartlett. “They are peppy, sporty, smart, and punch above their weight — just like us.”

Bartlett says adding the MINIs to the fleet is the perfect move in these times: “Businesses now realise they need to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and cut costly fuel bills,” he says. “While the MINIs are a fun little car, they enable us to take our corporate citizen responsibilities seriously.”

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