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The all-new 2019 Toyota Hiace will launch in New Zealand in May. “It has been 15 years since the previous generation of Hiace was released,” says Neeraj Lala, Toyota GM New Vehicles and Product. The new generation Hiace brings an all new shape, comprehensive safety features and improved versatility with the ability to be tailored...

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Road Test

The price may draw the attention, but there’s a lot more to the new 2019 Mitsubishi Triton that is more than just dollar deep.

 

A solid marketing campaign promoting a $49,990 ‘top-spec’ price seems to have done a great job for the new Triton, and it doesn’t take long to appreciate...

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Feature Story

Nissan’s Navara was the fifth best-selling ute in New Zealand in 2018, but the history of the Datsun and Nissan ute dates back more than 80 years.

 

Back in 1934, Datsun launched the Type 13 Truck which ran until the mid-1950s, replaced by various evolutions (120, 220, 320 etc, all the way up to the 720) until the 1980s.

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Market View

Crossovers totally dominated the New Zealand SUV market during the first two months of 2019, filling all 10 spots on the sales ladder.

 

Mazda’s accomplished, mid-sized CX-5 led the field with 656 sales, built largely on the vehicle’s reputation for reliability, features and simply being a good drive...

 

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Test Drive

Some silver linings have more lustre than others, and when the SsangYong Musso, slated for its NZ launch in the second half of 2018 was delayed, it turned out to be serendipitous. Due to global demand, the latest generation of the Musso ute was able to fufill just a handful of confirmed orders of the top-spec SPR model, from its Fieldays 2018 debut. But NZ had to wait, and in the following six months...

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Tow Test

This will be no shock: Mercedes-Benz new V6-powered X-Class does a better job at towing than the four-cylinder model. Now that we’ve dealt with the plainly obvious, we needed to look at the towing abilities of the new V6, particularly given the modest sales of the four-cylinder. As good as the x250d X-Class is, impressive enough to be awarded our Ute of 2018, customers...

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Five new vehicles get five stars

Posted on Monday 16th July 2019

A mix of new Japanese and European vehicles have been awarded 5-star safety ratings by ANCAP.

 

The 5-star Toyota RAV4, Lexus UX, Mazda 3, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and VW Touareg all received high adult occupant protection and child occupant protection scores of at least 88%...

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One-car showroom wins award

Posted on Monday 16th July 2019

Building a one-car showroom on a high-profile site has paid off for GWD Lexus of Queenstown and Anna-Marie Chin Architects.

 

The sharp angled showroom featuring just one Lexus won the Commercial building category at the recent New Zealand Institute of Architects Southern Awards...

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Management changes for Lexus NZ

Posted on Monday 16th July 2019

Lexus New Zealand has announced management changes due to Senior General Manager, Paul Carroll’s retirement.

 

Carroll retired at the end of May after a 40-year career with Lexus and Toyota in New Zealand and Singapore, where he was Vice President of Lexus Asia Pacific...

 

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KOLEOS INTRODUCES FORMULA EDITION

Posted on Monday 16th July 2019

Renault Australia’s Koleos range has been joined by a special Formula Edition model inspired by Daniel Ricciardo and Renault’s rich motorsport heritage.

 

The sporty Koleos Formula Edition will be an enhancement to Australia’s most popular specification, the Koleos Zen, with the addition of the following equipment:

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