2013 Ford Mustang teased online

November 15th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The new 2013 Ford Mustang is on its way and is widely expected to be put on show later this week at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. To get Mustang fans all hyped up the blue oval has dropped a teaser image showing some of the changes for the new model.

The four separate shots include cropped images of redesigned head- and taillights as well as upgraded instrumentation with Ford’s Track App display. The new Mustang is expected to borrow styling cues from the current Shelby GT500 model and this will mean more a more aggressive aesthetic.

Aerodynamics are also set to improve with the addition of a new chin splitter and rear spoiler. But for many fans, what’s in store for the new 2013 GT500 has them really excited. Continue reading “2013 Ford Mustang teased online” »

Honda teases new 2012 Euro Civic

September 1st, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Honda has dropped a teaser image of its upcoming euro-spec 2012 Civic model before its official reveal at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

The next-generation Civic will be offered only as a 5-door hatch in Europe and the image reveals much of the Civic’s rear styling. The shot shows a dual-purpose integrated spoiler and third brake light that Honda says helps manage the vehicle’s aerodynamics at speed. It’s a clever design element but just the sort of thing that polarizes opinion on Honda’s current design language. Continue reading “Honda teases new 2012 Euro Civic” »

Toyota teases 2012 Camry before official reveal

August 15th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Toyota has revealed another teaser image of its upcoming 2012 Camry sedan. The new Camry is expected to be revealed, in its entirety, in the coming weeks.

For now, fans of the sensible sedan will have to make do with the new image showing a hook-shaped tailight and what will be a high rear boot line. The Camry isn’t well known for its dynamic looks and the new model is looking to change this with a more aggressive style.

The first teaser image put the headlight on show with a honeycomb grille and recessed fog lamp. It’s certainly promising, but we will reserve judgement until the Camry’s full sheetmetal is exposed. Continue reading “Toyota teases 2012 Camry before official reveal” »

Lexus teases new GS 350 before official debut

August 8th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Lexus is set to reveal its all-new GS 350 mid-size luxury sport sedan on Thursday, August 18th in conjunction with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held in the States.

The fourth-generation GS is all new, and will feature the brand’s latest design language, with styling cues such as a distinctive new front grille, that will soon be seen on all future Lexus vehicles.  Apparently, the new GS will also lead the rest of the Lexus lineup in an entirely new direction of driving dynamics.

“Drivers of medium sized luxury vehicles value a complete driving package in their cars and look for an engaging driving experience; they’ll not only get this with the new GS but they’ll also get more aggressive styling and a roomier luxury interior,” said Debbie Pattullo, Lexus New Zealand Manager. Continue reading “Lexus teases new GS 350 before official debut” »

2012 Porsche 911 teased in video before Frankfurt debut

July 20th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Porsche fans can begin counting down to the release of the next-gen 911 which is scheduled for a September debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Porsche is in the final stages of testing its new sports car and has released the first official video of the new 911 shot during hot weather testing in South Africa.

Although the 911 is still partially disguised in the clip, its obvious that this new model will look like the many before it. The 911’s evolution looks set to continue without major disappointment or radical new design cues.

That said, the next 911 will be slightly bigger, roomier and on a longer wheel base than the current version. The engine will also continue to slowly creep forward. The new 911 will be made available with more fuel efficient and greener engines which include a smaller displacement 3.4-litre flat-six producing around 260kW for the Carrera /4, and a larger 3.8-litre flat-six producing around 300kW for the Carrera S/4S. Continue reading “2012 Porsche 911 teased in video before Frankfurt debut” »

Holden teases NZ-bound Malibu ahead of debut (+video)

April 4th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The first image of Holden’s new-generation mid-sized sedan has been released ahead of its global reveal as the Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu will be revealed during the sedan’s public debut at Shanghai Auto Show on April 19th.

Holden has confirmed that the Malibu will be coming to New Zealand for the first time in 2012 with a range of four cylinder models.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director Simon Carr said the Chevrolet Malibu gives a clear indication of what customers can expect from Holden when it launches its version of the next-generation mid-sized sedan.

“The Malibu will provide a spacious and efficient four-cylinder alternative for New Zealanders in this fuel conscious time and needless to say it will play an important role within the Holden line-up,” Mr Carr said. “Malibu will bridge the gap between our very popular Cruze small car and a favourite of this country, one of New Zealand’s best-selling cars, the Commodore. This car will have heads turning in the streets with its striking styling, in the same vein as recent additions to the GM portfolio, including the new-generation Cruze Hatch and Barina. Many customers were pleasantly surprised at how good the Cruze was and Malibu will be no different, especially with its amazing array of clever technologies and features.” Continue reading “Holden teases NZ-bound Malibu ahead of debut (+video)” »

Subaru teases mysterious concept model before LA Motor Show

November 3rd, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

Later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 19 -28), Subaru will officially pull the covers off a never-before seen concept model that will show the firm’s new global brand statement, called “Confidence in Motion”.

It’s very mysterious at this stage with just a single teaser image released, there’s not really anything else we can tell you about the concept model at this stage. However, if you’re in the mood for some marketing hype the Subaru press release below concentrates on explaining the new slogan. Check it out and check back as we bring you more on this exciting concept. Continue reading “Subaru teases mysterious concept model before LA Motor Show” »

Kiwi-made Paddock Hacks TV show trailer (+video)

October 28th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

There appears to be a growing number crazy kiwi blokes out there getting into paddock hacking. But what exactly is this paddock hacking all about? Well, it involves taking an old crapper car, getting it running again, stripping it down, then racing it like it’s stolen through paddocks and various unchecked terrain until it’s completely busted. Sounds like fun right? Well plenty of us seem to think so and that’s why we are the first nation in the world to have a TV show dedicated to paddock hacks.

While it is just a pilot at this stage, the first trailer for Paddock Hacks has been revealed online and it’s already gathering global interest. At this stage much is unknown about the show, like the racing format and regulations but also how exactly thrashing old japanese cars through paddocks can make good viewing for a whole TV season. But it can’t be any worse than Shortland Street and for now, the preview trailer is pretty awesome and somehow makes you proud to be a kiwi.

Check out the teaser video below and be sure to let us know your thoughts on paddock hacking and this new TV Show in the comments section. Continue reading “Kiwi-made Paddock Hacks TV show trailer (+video)” »

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