The Trident Goes Hybrid – 2022 Maserati Ghibli GT Hybrid Review

Since launch about seven or so years ago, the Ghibli has worked wonders for Maserati, bringing in new buyers into the family of il Tridente. It allowed a greater selection of people to say “I have a new Maserati.” Now to signify the brand’s intentions to go greener throughout the range, Maserati have incorporated hybrid […]

The Full Monte – 2022 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo first drive

2022 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo review NZ

With three generations and over twenty years of impressive sales to draw on, the release of the new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia ‘Monte Carlo’ was always going to be an exciting prospect. Well yesterday, thanks to Skoda New Zealand we got our first look and drive at it, and it’s the full monty.  Not to be […]

Next Gen NX – All-new Lexus NX range review NZ

2022 Lexus NX review NZ

We heard that the new Lexus NX heralds fresh directions in exterior and interior design, hybrid powertrains, next generation multimedia and connectivity and the use of advanced technologies for higher levels of safety, comfort and convenience – It sounded like a lot, so Lexus New Zealand gave us three models to truly experience the popular […]

Driven To XSE – 2022 Toyota RAV4 XSE Hybrid Review

With more and more consumers feeling the bite of rising fuel costs, getting a hybrid makes more sense than ever. Toyota know this which is why their family favourite, the RAV4, has been given an extra boost of hybrid power. This boost comes in the form of hybrid variants of the range topping Adventure and […]

Electric go-karting – Mini Electric Hatch review

Mini electric review NZ

Most of you would already be aware that when it comes to EVs, the battery weight is down low and therefore so is the centre of gravity, AND traction is immediate so most EVs are quicker than their fossil-fueled counterparts – so what happens when you turn an already go-kart handling mini into an EV […]

VW’s popular people mover goes PHEV

VW Multivan PHEV review NZ

A couple of weeks ago we got a quick taste of Volkswagen New Zealand’s new PHEV Multivan. It boasts virtually all the features of its incredibly popular previous generation people mover but is now more efficient, more technically advanced and more refined (inside and out). With the launch details still fresh in our mind, we […]

Back in Black – 2022 Mazda CX-30 MHEV Blackout Edition Review

The Mazda CX-30 has only been with us for two years, but already this midway step between the CX3 and CX5 has emerged as one of the most popular cars in Mazda’s range. There is a good reason for this too, it happens to be a very good package on many levels. Now Mazda have […]

Fur Elise – 2022 Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition Review

Doesn’t time fly when you enjoy yourself. Such is the case with the Lotus Elise. It seems like just yesterday when the pet project of Lotus engineers Julian Thompson and Richard Rackham was unveiled in 1996 to a stunned public. Called the Elise, after then Lotus and Bugatti chairman Roman Artioli’s daughter, it sparked a […]

RAV-ishing : 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Hybrid Review

Toyota’s Hybrid family seems to be growing all the time. As part of the brand’s quest to bring down their overall carbon footprint, it seems like there is a new model, or a familiar one, which gives buyers a new optional hybrid powertrain, or replaces the solely petrol option altogether. The incorporation in 2019 of […]

Kia’s brightest spark – all-new Kia EV6 GT-Line review

Kia EV6 review NZ

Having attended the NZ launch of the all-new Kia EV6 several weeks ago (and been more than impressed), I was keen to get some alone time with this futuristic yet oh so normal BEV Crossover – Thankfully Kia NZ thought so too and threw me the keys to the GT-Line model. As a brand, Kia […]