All hail the new Toyota Camry Hybrid

2021 Toyota Camry Review NZ

New Zealand’s category-leading Sedan has a nameplate that can be traced back to the ‘80s. Over the years the Camry has been narrow and wide bodied, a liftback, had all manner of powertrains and countless ‘roles’ in terms of usage – 2021 sees it become even more refined and Toyota New Zealand gave us two […]

Electric Exec – 2021 BMW 530e review

BMW 530e review NZ

For me, BMW’s 5-Series is the perfect fit. Sure I still have the ‘old school’ mentality of preferring Sedans over SAVs but in terms of size, function and (when you get up to the M5), ferocity, the 5 has it all. Well now they’ve added a PHEV to the range and BMW New Zealand let […]

Happily Haptic – 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E200 review

2021 Mercedes-Benz E200 NZ

You may or may not be aware that before 1993 the E in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class stood for Einspritzmotor, which essentially translates into fuel-injection motor, and what’s more, its production dates back to 1953 or if you’re looking to split hairs, technically beyond. Anyway, it’s now in its 5th generation AND had a facelift, so […]

2020 Mercedes-AMG A 35 Sedan review – More room to vroom

2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 Sedan review NZ

Let’s begin at the end, because, for those with a keen eye for vehicles will know, the main point of difference between this glorious looking A35 Sedan and the A35 Hatch, is the boot. That’s right my Sedan loving friends, the A35 comes with a good ‘Ol fashioned boot.  And not just any old boot […]

Toyota Corolla Sedan review – Shape Shifter

Toyota Corolla Sedan Review NZ

The Toyota Corolla has been a stalwart of NZ roads for many a year, almost too many to count – ok it’s around thirty. Anyway, the Corolla’s styling, specifications (including modern tech) and affordability have ensured its popularity over its lifetime and the latest version, the twelfth since its original launch in 1966 by the […]

Built to XEeed – New Jaguar XE P300 Review

Jaguar XE Review NZ

Funny thing about review vehicles is personal perception. I personally prefer not to know too much about the vehicle I am testing prior to getting behind the wheel, I want to garner my own first impressions rather than being swayed by another. Most of the time this works well for me, however, with the new […]

Warning Signs – Jaguar XE 300 Sport review

Jaguar XE 300 Sport Review New Zealand

Jaguar XE 300 Sport review New Zealand In the animal kingdom, colouration is usually an honest indication of the species noxiousness or intent. Dull camouflage greens or pastel hues are a hint towards the submissive while brighter more intense colours are a clear sign to beware with yellow setting off a warning siren for all […]

The Lexus LuxES – ES 300h review

Lexus ES 300h review New Zealand

Lexus ES 300h review New Zealand Just because hybrid luxury sedans have an air of maturity about them, it doesn’t mean that they should be sedate or worse still, boring. To prove this point, Lexus New Zealand let me loose in their new ES 300h, a sharp looking sedan that oozes upmarket luxury yet comes […]

Beaver’s Fieldays Barn

Holden REVEAL NEW PRODUCT AHEAD OF FIELDAYS Shrouded in secrecy, (well lots of surprises at least), we were invited by Holden NZ to a very involved, Fielday preview event. Commencing at their Head Office in Mangere, we headed South West on an adventure that included lots of driving across Holden’s wide range of larger vehicles […]

Mercedes-Benz E 400 Review – A Pearl in two shells

(Well ok, three if you add in the Cabriolet) Mercedes-Benz E 400 Review New Zealand Apparently, there are Saloon people and there are those that have a penchant for the styling of a Coupe, Mercedes-Benz New Zealand figured they’d let me decide what MY preference was by letting me review two E400 models, back to […]