News: Honda to offer a glimpse of three future prototypes

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Honda will showcase a range of its advanced vehicle and powertrain technologies at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

The carmaker will offer a glimpse of the Honda Civic Type R, the Honda Clarity powered by a fuel cell, and the Honda Neuv electric vehicle.

The highlight of Honda’s show presence will be the unveiling of the all-new Civic Type R. The Type R was developed in parallel with the new standard Civic hatchback. Continue reading “Honda to offer a glimpse of three future prototypes” »

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News: Tesla announces Auckland dealership and vehicle prices

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Tesla has confirmed a new retail store will open on Auckland’s K Road mid-year, at an event where it handed over the keys to eight Kiwi customers eagerly awaiting delivery of their new Model S sedan.

The company was in Auckland on Thursday to celebrate the official New Zealand launch of the Tesla Model S, with the electric vehicle manufacturer confirming more customers will receive their pre-ordered cars in the coming weeks.

Online cash prices (excluding on-road costs and options) for the Tesla sedan line-up start at $126,400 for the rear-wheel drive Model S 60 (60 kWh battery 408km range) through to the $232,500 all-wheel drive Model S P100D (100 kWh battery 613km range). Continue reading “Tesla announces Auckland dealership and vehicle prices” »

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News: Range Rover introduces the Velar

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Range Rover’s latest luxury SUV – the Velar – will be available to New Zealand customers in the fourth quarter of this year.

Land Rover chief design officer Gerry McGovern says the Velar is known within the company as the “the avant garde Range Rover”.

“It brings a new dimension of glamour, modernity and elegance to the brand.” Continue reading “Range Rover introduces the Velar” »

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News: Land Rover drops Carter as brand ambassador

image001-3Land Rover has terminated its relationship with former All Black Dan Carter after he was caught drink driving in France last week.

Carter, who was a brand ambassador for the company, made the announcement on his Facebook page.

“Not surprisingly, Land Rover, who for good reason have zero tolerance towards drink driving, have ended their relationship with me,” he wrote. Continue reading “Land Rover drops Carter as brand ambassador” »

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News: Lotus pays tribute to 007 connection

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Lotus has commissioned a one-off Evora Sport 410 as a tribute to one of its most famous ancestors.

The Lotus Esprit S1 appeared in Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, with the movie celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

The anniversary prompted the company to build the one-off Evora, Lotus Group chief executive Jean-Marc Gales says.
“So many of us recall the impact of the Lotus Esprit when it hit the big screen in The Spy Who Loved Me, and we wanted to honour that with a special Evora Sport 410. Continue reading “Lotus pays tribute to 007 connection” »

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News: Coronado called up for Freightliner Racing duty

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Freightliner Racing has revealed a new-look Commodore Supercar and Coronado prime mover that will haul it to each race.

The Albury-based team has switched from black and red to a white and silver livery topped off with a striking new shade of red for the car driven by Tim Slade.

It has also replaced its Freightliner Argosy cab over prime mover with a new Freightliner Coronado 114, a model with a set-forward front axle. Continue reading “Coronado called up for Freightliner Racing duty” »

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