Roarsome – 2021 Cupra Leon VZ Hatch review

2021 Cupra Leon

A few weeks ago we attended the New Zealand launch of the all-new SEAT/Cupra Leon (wow a lot has happened since then). Anyway, there we discovered that the 4th generation Cupra Leon is more powerful, better equipped and smarter than ever, however, just to be sure, Cupra NZ let us play with the ‘hot hatch’ […]

Escape From Lockdown: Ford Escape ST Line X PHEV Review

It was a Tuesday. I had just picked up the Ford Escape ST-Line X PHEV from the team at Team Hutchinson Ford in Christchurch. The plan was to test Ford’s new Plug In Hybrid version of the Escape over a few days, however once day turned into night, it was clear this was not to […]

NZ’s MIQ system is a frickin’ shambles


For less than ideal personal family reasons I find myself needing to get to the UK and quick – however, ‘quick’ is not an option and nor would it appear are my chances of returning to New Zealand. Yes I understand that we are in a global pandemic of epic proportions and as such there […]

SVO creates the Ultimate Range Rover Sport SVR

Ultimate Range Rover Sport SVR

Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover Sport SVR with spectacular new solid glass flake paintwork options for the first time. Featuring a selection of exclusive paint colour combinations and tailored interior detailing by the SV Bespoke vehicle personalisation team, the 575PS Range Rover Sport SVR Ultimate edition enhances the visual appeal […]