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Style and Serenity – Omoda E5 EX review

Omoda E5 review NZ

Several of my introductions to Omoda vehicle reviews have begun with explaining who in fact Omoda are. So rather than dwell on this, let me assume you know all about them and let’s crack on with the review of this ‘fashionable and clean-air’ brand’s EV SUV, the E5. In its simplest form, the Omoda E5 […]

Seal of Approval – BYD Seal Performance Review

Fur, Elephant, Leopard, Weddell and Hawaiian Monk are all breeds of Seal or Sea Lion. Now, there is a new bloodline of Seal whose habitat is not the west coast of the United States or the icy depths of Antarctica, but rather highways, back streets and urban settings instead. Yep, it’s the new BYD Seal […]

Fast Forward – Mini Countryman JCW review

It was not too long ago that Matthew and I were invited for the launch of the new Mini models. It was a great way to get acquainted with the brand’s new design identity and the goals for the new offerings. So now, some months later, we get the first of those models to review, […]

King of Beeps – all-new Mitsubishi Triton VRX review

2024 Mitsubishi Triton review NZ

Given the long gap since my last encounter with a Triton ute, I was both keen and intrigued as to what this new, 6th generation had on offer, and the answer was, tons. Not only is it bolder and better looking than before, but it’s more practical and has far more tech. Unfortunately for me, […]

More sedate and sustainable sedan – BMW i4 eDrive35 review

BMW i4 eDrive35 review

BMW New Zealand has stepped up its game in the fully electric sedan market with the introduction of the new i4 eDrive35. It may sit at the entry gates of the model range, but it’s anything but ‘basic’. The new i4 eDrive35 is built on the fifth generation BMW eDrive technology (electric motors, power electronics, […]

See or be seen – Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43 SUV and Coupe review

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Review NZ

Sometimes, being indecisive is a good thing. For example, when the offer of a new Mercedes-AMG GLC to review came with an SUV or Coupe option, my huge pause as I lamented over style vs practicality, form over function… meant that their Media Relations & Brand Engagement person stopped waiting and gave me BOTH. To […]

X-tra value – BMW iX1 eDrive20 review

BMW iX1 eDrive20 review NZ

It was a little over 6 months ago that I jumped behind the wheel of the boxy new iX1 xDrive30, BMW’s smallest X and it impressed me with both its style and practicality, well it’s back in eDrive form, making it an ideal entry into the world of premium electric mobility.  In terms of looks, […]