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Toyota doubles down on hybrid power and debuts 5th generation of the Prius

It was more than 20 years ago that Toyota introduced to the market the first production car to mix a combustion engine with an electric motor, creating the now ubiquitous hybrid definition. After over 20 million units sold globally, the Prius has become a pop culture icon, and the Japanese make wants to keep this […]

Mazda2 Hybrid – Mazda launches First Self-Charging Full Hybrid

Mazda2 Hybrid NZ

PRESS RELEASE The new Mazda2 Hybrid goes on sale throughout Europe from spring 2022 and brings self-charging full hybrid powertrain technology to the Mazda model range for the first time. The Mazda2 Hybrid is a self-charging, full hybrid that combines a 1,490cc 93hp three-cylinder petrol engine with a 59kW electric motor for a total system […]

Jazz-e – 2021 Honda Jazz Luxe e:HEV review

2021 Honda Jazz Luxe e:HEV review

The Jazz nameplate has been in Honda’s range of great vehicles since 2001, however, recently we attended the NZ launch of the next or 4th Generation of this popular model in its NZ spiritual home in Nelson. I drove the three new variants at the launch, the Life (the regular Jazz), the Crosstar (a Jazz/SUV […]

McLaren unveils all-new Artura Hybrid

McLaren Artura

The all-new McLaren Artura is revealed today, marking the beginning of both a new chapter for the pioneering luxury supercar company and a new era in supercar technology and performance. McLaren’s first series-production High-Performance Hybrid supercar focuses more than half a century of the company’s racing and road-car experience and expertise into a next-generation supercar […]

Toyota Camry Hybrid and V6 review – Platform Shoos

2019 Toyota Camry New Zealand

Toyota Camry Hybrid and V6 Review New Zealand Having already produced eight generations of successful sedans, the Camry design and engineering team could and would have been justified in simply making a few tweaks here and there to the shape, upping the efficiency a little, maybe adding an extra switch or two to the dashboard […]

Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Review – the 150-volt shock you want

Lexus CT 200h F-Sport Review New Zealand I’d like to think that I am pretty open-minded, that I embrace change, or accept that time doesn’t stand still, I’d like to think that. However, in reality, I have a tendency to have a more conservative approach to things. I don’t enjoy change for change sake and […]