News: Tesla pricing and delivery dates revealed

tesla-motors-symbolPricing and delivery dates for Tesla’s electric range have been revealed ahead of its entry into the New Zealand market.

Orders made now will be delivered from March, according to Tesla online, with cost ranging from $109,300 to $260,000.

The Model S sedan or Model X SUV are two of the vehicles available for order. Continue reading “Tesla pricing and delivery dates revealed” »

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News: Women’s Car of the Year award winners revealed

thumbnail_image001-1The Women’s World Car of the Year winners have been announced.

The Supreme Winner is the Jaguar F-PACE, which also won the SUV/Crossover category.

Fiona Pargeter, Head of Global PR Communications at Jaguar Land Rover says the company is thrilled with the F-PACE’s win. Continue reading “Women’s Car of the Year award winners revealed” »

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News: Mazda diesel announcement signals U.S. renewal

image69268_bMazda is bringing a new clean diesel version of its CX-5 SUV to the U.S. market which indicates that interest in such vehicles is on the rebound there says Diesel Technology Forum executive director Allen Schaeffer.

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda North America officially announced that it is introducing the clean diesel version CX-5 Skyactiv-D SUV to the U.S market in 2017.

The Skyactiv-D 2.2-litre diesel engine has an SCR after-treatment system. Last year, Mazda accounted for 70% of diesel passenger vehicle sales in Japan. Continue reading “Mazda diesel announcement signals U.S. renewal” »

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News: First self-drive vehicle demonstration on NZ roads

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The country’s first official demonstration of an autonomous vehicle using New Zealand roads is scheduled for Friday November 18.

The New Zealand Traffic Institute (Trafinz), Volvo, New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Ministry of Transport have come together to show how a self-driving vehicle will safely handle New Zealand’s road conditions.

Car manufacturer Volvo will demonstrate the technology on a 10-15km stretch of public road in Tauranga as part of the New Zealand Traffic Institute’s (Trafinz) transportation conference. Continue reading “First self-drive vehicle demonstration on NZ roads” »

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News: Alfa Romeo Stelvio set for release in 2018

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Alfa Romeo is offering a sneak peek at its latest SUV offering – the Stelvio set for release in 2018.

The Stelvio and Stelvio Ti models feature an all-new, all-aluminum, 2.0-litre, direct-injection turbo engine delivering a top speed of 232 km/h, while the Stelvio Quadrifoglio – the “halo” model in the lineup can reach 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 285 km/h.

The Q4 all-wheel-drive system – standard on all Stelvio models Quadrifoglio – delivers even more all-season traction and performance capability, thanks to the system’s ability to transfer up to 60 percent of the engine’s torque to the front axle. Continue reading “Alfa Romeo Stelvio set for release in 2018” »

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News: Rare Fords up for auction

4f9eb291-2364-4bb8-afdf-345d4764f37eTwo highly collectable, rare Fords will go under the hammer at Turners National Classic Car Online Auction.

The first of the stand out cars is a genuine 1970 Ford Falcon XW GT-HO Phase II.

Just 662 were built in 1969-1970, making it one of the most desirable performance muscle cars around for the Ford collector. Continue reading “Rare Fords up for auction” »

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News: Mercedes announces New Zealand pricing for new E-Class variants

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Mercedes-Benz New Zealand has announced local pricing and specification for two new E-Class variants, which are set to go on sale in February 2017.

The E 350 e Plug-in Hybrid will retail for $143,500, while the Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC will be priced at $166,900.

“Our new E-Class has raised the industry benchmark when it comes to new technologies, and these outstanding new variants are no exception”, Horst von Sanden, Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia/Pacific chief executive and managing director says. Continue reading “Mercedes announces New Zealand pricing for new E-Class variants” »

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News: Audi announces Q2 dealership road show and pricing

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In the lead-up to the official launch of its segment-busting Q2 SUV in March 2017, Audi New Zealand is kicking off a national dealership road show today with a left-hand drive pre-production car sourced from Germany.

Audi New Zealand is launching with a single Q2 variant in March, being a front-wheel-drive 1.4-litre TFSI Sport with a 7-speed S-Tronic automatic transmission, priced from $54,500.

The newly Polygonal styled Q2 sits in between the A1 and A3 Sportback price points, and Audi is further differentiating it from the more conservative A3 by offering a Sport specification rather than a ‘Design’ specification at launch. Continue reading “Audi announces Q2 dealership road show and pricing” »

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