Shockingly seductive – Audi e-tron S Sportback review

Audi e-tron S Sportback NZ

By definition, seduction is something that attracts or charms, it can be subtle or direct, visually stimulating or quite simply just felt. It’s an art that’s been currently expressed in the shape of the new Audi e-tron S Sportback and Audi New Zealand threw me the keys so I could fall under its spell. E-tron […]

Lexus release their first ‘Zero-Emitting’ vehicle – the UX 300e

2021 Lexus UX300e Limited NZ

Thanks to their extensive fleet of hybrid powered vehicles, Lexus already seem to have an enviable position when it comes to low-emissions, however, the new UX 300e marks their bold next step towards ‘zero emissions’ in New Zealand.  Andrew Davis, Lexus New Zealand’s General Manager, says the first all-electric Lexus is the epitome of luxurious […]

A shining example – Polestar 2 first drive

Polestar 2 NZ

Some of you may remember a Kiwi racing star ‘giving it some jandal’ in a Polestar derived Volvo on a racetrack in 2014. Well motorsport-born vehicle brand Polestar has now emerged as a stand-alone brand. It’s still out to lead the pack, only now it’s fully electric, ultra desirable and out to be a shining […]

The BMW iX3 is magic

BMW iX3 Review NZ

Set in the heart of Wiltshire England lies a little town called Swindon. It’s not overly famous for much, Diana Dors was born there, so too XTC (I hail from there as well), however, as many Brits will tell you ‘Swindon, that place with the Magic Roundabout.’ And it was there that my test of […]

Why the long face – Ford Mustang Mach-E review

Mustang Mach-E Review

I know it’s an oldie but ‘why the long face?’ seemed like a fitting joke as I slipped past the line of vehicles queuing to refill their fossil fuelled cars at the petrol station while I was behind the wheel of a Mustang, an EV Mustang Mach-E to be more specific – well I found […]

Audi RS e-tron GT – first drive

Audi RS e-tron GT review NZ

‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’ has been car maker Audi’s tagline for, well forever (okay 1971). It was first released to emphasise how advanced the NSU Ro 80 was, but as we take our first NZ look (and drive) of the all new Audi e-tron RS GT. Its ‘Progress through Technology’ meaning has arguably never been truer.    […]

A corker of an EV – Mazda MX-30 review

Mazda MX-30 NZ

Car maker Mazda has come a long way since it first started out producing corks in 1920 (Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd). Over the years it’s created machine tools, rickshaws and three-wheelers, bubble-sized cars, sports cars, SUVs, rotary engines, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines, even petrol engines that act like diesel engines! Well now, with […]

EQA – Merc’s baby EV details released

EQA

EQA is the name of the new entry-level model to the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles. The dynamic design of its SUV body is an indicator of the driving enjoyment to be found on board. Offering an excellent compromise between performance, costs and time to market, the EQA is the first all-electric member of the […]

Volkswagen eGolf Review – Well above Par

eGolf review NZ

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when Volkswagen NZ offered me the chance to review the eGolf. I have been a long-standing fan of the Golf, especially the ‘hotter’ versions, so let’s just say I was a little reserved when handed the keys to something (that in my mind) had more fairway […]

Jaguar’s Triple Crown

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has completed an historic treble at the 2019 World Car Awards. Not only has it won the coveted 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles – equalling the success of the F-PACE in 2017 – it has also been named World Green Car. I-PACE […]