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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News: Jaguar reveals new electric performance vehicle

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Jaguar is previewing its latest electric vehicle – the I-PACE Concept – which will hit the streets in 2018.

The five-seater makes the most of technology with a competitive 500km range and two hour charging time using 50kW DC charging.

Jaguar’s design and engineering teams have taken full advantage of the opportunities presented by electrification including exceptional interior space, zero tailpipe emissions and instant acceleration. Continue reading “Jaguar reveals new electric performance vehicle” »

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News: Contractors continue to clear highways

nzta-logoNZ Transport Agency contractors are continuing to assess the safety of key South Island state highway routes and clearing slips to safely re-open roads as conditions allow.

Heavy rain, strong winds and continuing aftershocks are all contributing to the on-going risk of further slips and rockfalls.

The Transport Agency is urging people to avoid non-essential travel and to drive with extra caution. Continue reading “Contractors continue to clear highways” »

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News: Latest Dunlop high-performance tyre ready to hit the road

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Performance vehicle enthusiasts and everyday commuters alike will be eyeing up Dunlop’s latest high-performance tyre this summer.

The SP Sport Maxx 050+ is designed for a wide variety of modern sedans and SUVs.

The tyre is designed for optimal performance in all conditions, with an asymmetric tread pattern and high-grip shoulder blocks providing excellent traction and maximum road contact. Continue reading “Latest Dunlop high-performance tyre ready to hit the road” »

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News: New online tool set to drive low-cost H&S protection

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A new online tool that will help improve Kiwi organisations’ ability to manage their drivers’ road rules knowledge and health and safety training has been launched.

The update to www.drivingtests.co.nz means organisations can now manage driver training and qualifications in one convenient online system.

Drivers can take online tests to improve their knowledge of the road rules, driver health and safety and their driving skills. Continue reading “New online tool set to drive low-cost H&S protection” »

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News: Speed limit could increase to 110km/h

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Certain roads could see speed limits increased to 110km/h under the government’s new Speed Management Guide, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

But strict conditions will need to be met before any increase can be implemented.

These include having a median barrier, at least two lanes in each direction and no direct access to neighbouring properties, Mr Foss says. Continue reading “Speed limit could increase to 110km/h” »

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News: Holden Astra launches with five-star safety

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A five-star ANCAP safety rating has been given to the new Holden Astra.

This safety rating applies to RS and RS-V hatch variants which come with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems (LSS) as standard features. The Astra R is unrated.

ANCAP chief executive James Goodwin says the Astra will provide another option for consumers in the competitive small-car segment. Continue reading “Holden Astra launches with five-star safety” »

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