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Thursday - 15 April 2021

New Zealand Car Reviews

Welcome to the heart of Tarmac Life - car reviews for Kiwis, by Kiwis. Driven, written and shot right here in New Zealand.



BMW’s ultimate touring machine – M340i xDrive Touring review

It’s not often that ‘performance’ and ‘comfort’ can be uttered in the same sentence, but that’s exactly what comes to mind when, thanks to...

Mint SUV fills the hole – VW T-Cross review

Polo mints, (the mint with a hole), have been refreshing breaths since 1948 and the Polo car has been refreshing driving since 1975, so...

Fits U-in-it – new Skoda KAMIQ review

Czech born vehicle maker Skoda has recently added a new vehicle to its family and now it’s available in New Zealand. The KAMIQ is...


Escape Vroom – 2021 Ford Escape ST-Line X review

Initially made ‘infamous’ in twisted horror movie plots, escape rooms are essentially problem solving games where a team (or just a group of people)...

Return to Sorento

Kia has been updating their lineup recently and now it's the Sorento's time to shine! So, does it?

From visage to veloz – the 2021 Ateca

Born in Barcelona and welcomed into the comforting arms of the Volkswagen Audi Group in 1990, the Spanish car giant SEAT (and its performance...

This ain’t no shopping cart – GR Yaris Review

The Yaris is a much loved, city-dwelling compact car that’s very much at home in a shopping mall or inner suburban backdrop, well it...

Land Yacht- Mercedes GLS400d

'Land Yacht' usually creates negative connotations but the Mercedes GLS is here to show you the other side of that term.

A New Start- MG ZS EV

It's the time of new beginnings for everyone and certainly for MG as they release their first EV.

GC in the KC – VW Grand California Review

With international travel off the holiday list right now, many Kiwis have opted to explore their own backyard and discover all the beauties that...

Bandwagon – Audi RS6 Avant

There's a new Audi RS6 out but have they gone too far this time?

The Exponent- Porsche Taycan Turbo

It's all things to all people but with an exponential increase

One for all – 2021 Toyota Hilux review

With in excess of 18 million utes sold globally and 142,000 (basically the population of Tauranga) of those sold here in New Zealand, it’s...