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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 […]

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, […]

Take a seat – Mercedes GLE 450d and AMG 63 S review

2024 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S review NZ

Whether it’s one of seven or a straight out HOT one, Mercedes’ new GLE is sure to have a seat that fits. The (optional) seven seat GLE 450d and the AMG 63 S SUVs have just landed in New Zealand and as luck would have it, Merecdes-Benz gave us both to try. The first GLE […]

Mr T wants his van back – BMW XM Label Red review

BMW XM Label Red review NZ

There has been a seemingly endless stream of fun being poked at BMW’s most powerful M-Sport creation, the XM SUV. From its polarising design to whether a PHEV should wear an M-badge. But I’m here to say that despite its A-Team van looking profile, the BMW XM Label Red is quite simply, outstanding. Limited to […]

Stop, my cheeks hurt – Abarth 500e Scorpionissima review

Abarth 500e Scorpionissima review NZ

With the automotive world embracing a more sustainable future, Fiat’s performance arm Abarth has joined the party and released their own take on electrification. It’s called the 500e Scorpionissima, and it’s an absolute blast. The 500e Scorpionissima is a limited edition gem, and with only 1949 units produced, (paying homage to the founding year of […]

C-3P-Ohh – 2024 Mercedes-AMG C63 SE PHEV first drive

Mercedes-AMG C63 SE Performance review NZ

I assume that the Star Wars fans out there will get the headline, but just as C-3PO was a humanoid robot, way more technologically advanced than its peers, the new Mercedes-AMG C63 S, is a standout performance sedan, that comes with ‘P3’ hybrid system that’s fast enough to make you go ooooh! Because the V8 […]