Streetdog e-Motorcycle Gaining Speed

FTN Motion Streetdog Electric Motorcycle

The Kiwi electric mobility start-up, FTN Motion, announced the completion of their second oversubscribed capital raise in less than a year as it gears up to release their first 100 Streetdog bikes to Kiwi buyers later in Q1 2022. Electric micromobility has raised its profile both here and overseas in recent years with a number […]

Hybrid HS – MG HS PLUS EV PHEV review

MG HS PLUS EV review NZ

As some of us will still remember, the MG Motor company was formed back in 1924. It was founded in what I like to think was a tin shed in England by car designer Cecil Kimber who (under the MG badge) went on to make some iconic British sportscars. The ‘new’ iteration of the MG […]

Escape PHE-Vroom – 2021 Ford Escape PHEV review

2021 Ford Escape PHEV review NZ

With life as it is right now, many of us have been feeling that our own homes are becoming some strange version of an Escape room. Sure the clues and ways to get out of the house are there, but is the will strong enough? Well Ford NZ’s new addition to their Escape range may […]

E-zy breezy – 2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet review

2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet review NZ

2021 Mercedes-Benz E350 Cabriolet review New Zealand – E-legant, e-motional, e-asy on the eye, e-fficient and now e-lectrified, the new E-Class has the ability to e-nliven all manner of senses, but when you add in a Coupe style and ‘drop the top’ cabriolet driving takes on a whole new level. Mercedes-Benz NZ let us play […]

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 […]

Peugeot e-2008 review – subtle yet effervescent

2021 Peugeot e2008 review

We recently reviewed the all-new Peugeot 2008 GT SUV and found it to be an absolute delight, well there’s an all-electric version too and Peugeot NZ felt that we should test that out too, we’re pleased they did. First glance the e-2008 looks exactly like its petrol version, and that is not a bad thing […]

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 […]

2021 Peugeot 208 GT review – Le petit Peugeot

2021 Peugeot 208 GT Review NZ

I have to admit that I am actually rather partial to compact hatchbacks and despite my heritage, French ones rank highly on my list. So I obviously jumped at the chance of testing out the new Peugeot 208 on some twisty New Zealand roads. For those that don’t know, the Peugeot 208 is a direct […]

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 revisited

Mercedes-Benz EQA review NZ

In what seems like a lifetime ago (lockdowns remove all concept of time for me) I attended the NZ launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQA 250. Just like the small EV SUV itself, the one day event had an environmental theme and gave me a great taste of what the EQA had on offer but left […]

Hammer time – 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S review

2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S review NZ

For those of us that remember, the 80s was a time of great music, long lunches, dubious fashion and big shoulder pads (for women and men). But It was also a time of big performance engined sedans and Mercedes-AMG released one of the biggest – The ‘Hammer’. Well, now Mercedes-AMG NZ has launched the latest […]