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” »

Å koda NZ says no to GST price rises on new vehicles

October 1st, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Å koda continues to do things a little bit different in the New Zealand market by announcing that its recommended retail prices will remain unchanged following today’s GST increase.

For a GST registered customer, the price of all Å koda models will effectively be reduced by 2.2%. This defiant attitude means Å koda’s prices will be even more attractive to private buyers when measured against competing models that will likely see RRPs rise due to the increase in GST.

Å koda has also implemented a Variable Service Intervals system on all its models. Under this system, the car will let the driver know when a service is due based on how the vehicle has been driven. Open road driving will see service intervals stretch out to as much as 30,000km or 24 months — for both petrol and diesel models. A car doing all short trips will require a service closer to the 15,000km or 12 month intervals previously specified.

James Yates, General Manager of Å koda New Zealand says: ‘We’re determined to offer our customers value for money. Easing the burden of the GST increase and keeping servicing costs down are just two ways of doing that.’

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