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2022 Lexus LX 500d review NZ

In 1996, premium automotive brand Lexus launched their largest and most expensive luxury SUV, the LX 450. This was followed by the second generation (LX470) in ‘98 and a third in ‘07. Well now there’s a fourth generation (LX 500d) in town, well two in fact, and Lexus New Zealand let us try them both […]

Close Encounters of the 5 Kind: Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review

No one would have believed within the first quarter of the 21st century, that the electric vehicle market was being watched by Hyundai. While many manufacturers busied themselves with their various concerns for zero emission motoring, Hyundai observed and studied, like someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of […]

Fortuner Major: Toyota Fortuner Limited Review

The Toyota Fortuner always makes me think of Harry Potter. No, really. I think the fact it shares the same nameplate one of the ever-changing passwords of the Gryffindor common room, “Fortuna Major.” Anyway, nerd chat aside, back to a Fortuner that actually exists. The Toyota Fortuner makes no bones about being a seven-seater off […]

Plug In Player: BMW X5 xDrive45e Review

Confession time. Up until recently, I had never ever driven a BMW X5. Over the years scribbling about cars and attempting to string together amusing and informative anecdotes about why I liked or didn’t like a particular model, a test of an X5 always proved elusive. This is strange in itself, as it has been […]

Eight Times the Charm: Volkswagen Golf R-Line Review

Ah the Golf. It is hard to believe it’s been with us for decades. One cannot deny the impact this car has had on the psyche of the buying public. To many us, the Golf has consistently been in the forefront of its segment. While its life cycle hasn’t always been a bed of roses, […]

Class Act: Kia Carnival Review

If one was to comb one’s memory banks for long enough, chances are you would have been to a Carnival of some description at least once in your life. The idea of a tone of complete strangers all huddled together watching in fairground attractions in riding side saddle on a merry-go-round certainly has its appeal. […]