News: BMW Helps disabled tots achieve mobile play

Mark Prujean (left) accepts the $10,000 cheque from Paul Sherley (right) in front of some of the Gobabygo recipients and representatives from Rotary at Coombes Johnston BMW, Hamilton

Mark Prujean (left) accepts the $10,000 cheque from Paul Sherley (right) in front of some of the Gobabygo recipients and representatives from Rotary at Coombes Johnston BMW, Hamilton

BMW is helping Kiwi kids with disabilities to discover the joy of mobile playtime.

The company has given volunteer-run NZ Charity Gobabygo $10000 at the handover of specially adapted ride-in electric toy BMWs for six Waikato children.

Mark Prujean, of Gobabygo, says the cars make a huge difference, with many of the kids often relegated to the to the sidelines while friends and family get active. Continue reading “BMW Helps disabled tots achieve mobile play” »

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News: New hybrid car sharing service launches with impressive support

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Mevo chief executive Erik Zydervelt and Audi NZ general manager Dean Sheed are thrilled about the car sharing service’s New Zealand launch.

 

Electric-hybrid car sharing service Mevo is partnering with several high profile organisations as part of its New Zealand launch.

Audi, Meridian, Trade Me Insurance and Wellington City Council are all supporting Wellington-based Mevo during its entry into the market.

Mevo founder and chief executive Erik Zydervelt says the company is thrilled it can offer customers the chance to drive one of three Audi A3 Sportback e-trons. Continue reading “New hybrid car sharing service launches with impressive support” »

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News: Autonomous vehicles could reduce crashes – report

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Accidents and injuries could be greatly reduced by autonomous vehicle technology, a new report says.

The research conducted by the US-based Institute for Highway Safety shows the City Safety braking technology reduces the chances of a rear end crash by 43%.

It also decreases the chance of driver or passenger injury by 45%. Continue reading “Autonomous vehicles could reduce crashes – report” »

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News: Update a prod for 86 sales

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The latest version of the Toyota 86 is a sports car the company hopes will thrill motoring enthusiasts.

Toyota New Zealand is anticipating that the car’s improved dynamics, better quality interior and new look will help it sell 70 units next year.

“The Toyota 86 has always been about the thrill and fun of driving which earned it a sound reputation with enthusiasts and motorsport users alike,” says Spencer Morris, Toyota New Zealand’s general manager of product. Continue reading “Update a prod for 86 sales” »

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News: Daimler takes pole position as premium car maker

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German carmaker Daimler is to become this year’s biggest and most profitable luxury car maker, its chief executive claims.

“We will achieve it this year, four years ahead of time,” Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche said at an economic conference in Frankfurt, referring to the company’s 2020 target of becoming the world’s biggest premium carmaker.

Daimler’s passenger car unit Mercedes Benz is on track for full-year sales of more than two million cars putting it ahead of rivals Audi and BMW. Continue reading “Daimler takes pole position as premium car maker” »

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News: Two Ford Transits are providing ‘wheels for wings.’

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Two Ford Transit vans will be collecting Christmas cheer for many people in need and support Auckland City Mission’s “Become Someone’s Angel” appeal programme.

Ford is loaning a Transit Cargo and a Transit Custom to help the Mission’s drivers collect donations, deliver parcels and transport supplies from a warehouse to the Auckland City Mission in the city on Hobson Street.

It is the third year Ford has donated the use of Transit vehicles to the Mission. Continue reading “Two Ford Transits are providing ‘wheels for wings.’” »

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News: Mercedes claims NZ Car of the Year

Mercedes-Benz NZ general manager Ben Giffin with the Peter Greenslade trophy.

Mercedes-Benz NZ general manager Ben Giffin with the Peter Greenslade trophy.

Mercedes-Benz will be locking the Peter Greenslade trophy for the New Zealand Car of the Year into its awards cabinet, picking up the win for its E-Class.

One of the most advanced cars available in New Zealand for driver assistance technology, the E-Class won over nine other finalists for the award, presented tonight at Auckland’s Viaduct Event Centre.

The NZ Car of the Year is judged by the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Guild in conjunction with the New Zealand Automobile Association. Continue reading “Mercedes claims NZ Car of the Year” »

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News: Mazda CX-9 takes out safety award

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Mazda has proven it is safety first with the CX-9 model.

The car has picked up the AMI NZ Autocar magazine Car of the Year Safety Award ahead of five other finalists.

The awards have six categories, with cars broken down into price brackets or by their classification as a luxury or performance car. Continue reading “Mazda CX-9 takes out safety award” »

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