BYD Atto 3 Landed in New Zealand

BYD ATTO 3 in Auckland

Many Kiwi EV enthusiasts will be happy today with the news of the first shipment of the BYD Atto 3 having arrived at the Port of Auckland. This first shipment of demonstrators is promised to be available to test drive through BYD’s retail network by the end of this month. BY-what-now? That’s BYD – or […]

Shy yet Monolithic – BMW iX xDrive 40 review

BMW iX 40 xDrive review NZ

While picking up the iX3 from BMW’s lair in the UK last year, I stumbled upon their new iX (alright it was parked in the car park) and was hooked. They are calling it their new ‘technology flagship’ and a ‘pioneer of a new era’ which is all well and good, but whatever the marketers […]

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 […]