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Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Review – Fresh face, refined power

Mercedes-Benz GLC Review NZ

There’s something rather different about the new Mercedes-Benz GLC and yet it’s equally very familiar.  From the outset, it is immediately apparent that the GLC’s design is both more in tune with the brand’s new family look but not without adding its own splash of character. The grille, front apron and LED High-Performance headlamps all […]

Strangelove – the Depeche Mode Experience

Strangelove - The Depeche Mode Experience

‘I don’t even like frickin’ cover bands!’ was the thought that was annoyingly rattling around my brain as I jumped into my Skoda Scala press car and headed towards Auckland Centre to see The Depeche Mode Experience show Strangelove. To make things worse, it was a Tuesday night (school night), I was on magazine deadline […]

Why the DBX is the most anticipated SUV of 2020.

Aston Martin DBX

A bold new chapter and a landmark moment in Aston Martin’s illustrious 106-year history, Aston Martin has unveiled its first SUV and a model that will propel the brand to new heights worldwide. That model, is DBX. The culmination of an extensive development programme that began with physical testing in Wales last year and virtual […]

Holden shows us how to tow 3.5 tonnes

Holden Towing NZ

The brochure on your Ute or SUV says 3.5-Tonne tow rating, so you can choose the big boat or caravan now right? Well not exactly. It seems that GVM, GCM, Tare weight, Kerb Mass, Tow Ball (snigger) load, how many passengers, and even how much luggage you pack, all have an effect on what you […]

La Dolce Rida – a sweet ride

Ferrari Roma

The Prancing Horse’s new V8 2+ coupé unveiled in Rome The new Ferrari Roma has been unveiled to the world’s media. The latest coupé from Maranello features timeless and sublimely refined design and has all the power and agility required to guarantee a unique driving experience. Its signature Italian styling is a contemporary reinterpretation of […]

5 Things I learnt from doing Targa Tour NZ

Toyota GR Supra at Targa NZ

Targa New Zealand is the planet’s Ultimate Road Race and (thanks to Toyota NZ) I had the opportunity to take part in this year’s 25th anniversary. According to the Targa press, ‘you will either be touring or racing for the entire day, with just a few brief moments to catch your breath before the start […]

Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 d Review – David in Goliath

Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 d Review NZ

Alright so this won’t be a story of biblical proportions, but the title fits and the all-new, from the ground up, Mercedes-Benz GLE is quite the Revelation. First and foremost, let’s talk about the new GLE SUV’s size, it’s big. Height, width and length have all been substantially increased (e.g 105mm in length) for the […]

Kia Cerato GT Line review – Whose line is it anyway?

Kia Cerato GT Line Review NZ

Popular around the beginning of the naughties, ‘Whose line is it anyway?’ was a witty live ‘improvisational’ comedy show where a panel of comedians were fed, (often ludicrous) situational suggestions to which they would perform a song a scene or simply ‘play’ to. It was spontaneous, dynamic and above all, never failed to put a […]