NZ’s MIQ system is a frickin’ shambles

NZ MIQ

For less than ideal personal family reasons I find myself needing to get to the UK and quick – however, ‘quick’ is not an option and nor would it appear are my chances of returning to New Zealand. Yes I understand that we are in a global pandemic of epic proportions and as such there […]

3 Kings of Leon – SEAT & CUPRA Leon first drive

2021 Cupra Leon Sportstourer NZ

The fourth generation Leon has arrived in New Zealand and it’s better than ever, with stunning new designs, advanced technology and both ‘clean car’ economical or ‘heart-racing’ ferocious powertrains. There are three models on offer and we got to test them all.  Named after the Spanish city of Leon (which incidentally also means lion), the […]

All Class – 2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class review

2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class review NZ

First launched in the 1950’s and then actually named in the 70’s, the S-Class has just launched its 7th Generation and Mercedes Benz NZ let us check out the S 450 4MATIC model.  The undisputed apex of the brand in terms of luxury and innovation, the S-Class exemplifies all that is great in automotive refinement, […]

Cupra Born is uh, Born

Cupra Born

CUPRA is charging into a new era of transformation that perfectly combines electrification and performance, starting with plug-in hybrid variants of existing models and continues with its first ever all-electric model, the CUPRA Born. CUPRA President Wayne Griffiths kicked off the event by stating: “CUPRA has surprised everyone in these three years and has even continued […]

Citrus Sport: Subaru Forester X Sport Review

When I saw the new Subaru Forester X Sport for the first time, my first thought was something along the lines of “wow, that is a lot of orange.” The Forester in this guise has been with us for some time, so it was inevitable for Subaru to give it a mid-life refresh, though I […]

Mint SUV fills the hole – VW T-Cross review

VW T-Cross review NZ

Polo mints, (the mint with a hole), have been refreshing breaths since 1948 and the Polo car has been refreshing driving since 1975, so when Volkswagen was looking to fill the ‘compact SUV’ hole in their vehicle line-up, the Polo seemed an obvious way to begin – yes I know it’s a tenuous link but […]

BMW release all-new phwoor – BMW 4 Series Coupe

All-new BMW 4 Series NZ

All-new BMW 4-Series is on the horizon, here’s what’s in store. Mild hybrid technology, the latest weight-saving chassis technology and the first BMW to be available with the specialised M Sport Pro Package, form part of the offering in the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé that is set to raise the standard in the premium […]

Why rent, when you can SUBSCRIBE, says SEAT NZ.

SEAT Subscribe

It wasn’t that long ago that rental cars were only really on the consideration list when travelling. Back then, to me, the ideal holiday included a flight, luxury accommodation and only then would the idea of a rental car come up and it had to be something a little out of the ordinary.  Fast-forward several […]

Guess how much the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ SUV is

AMG GLE 53

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV range is set to grow its appeal further with the addition of a new highperformance variant in the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+. The AMG GLE 53 builds on the practicality, stylish presentation, extensive safety innovation and technological mastery of the existing range of diesel-powered models, adding a potent mix of […]