High-Brid: 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid Review

When Toyota announced their Highlander would incorporate some hybrid power into the line-up, it came as no surprise to those of us in the specialist motoring press. While the petrol models will still continue, the hybrids, which are part of Toyota’s spearhead into bringing down emissions and increasing the fuel efficiency of their SUV family, […]

Outlander Excels: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Review

You know those family reunions where you haven’t seen your older cousins for a while but when you do, so much has changed that they seem to be completely different people? Well, you could say that is what has happened with the Mitsubishi Outlander. The latest incarnation of Mitsubishi’s most popular mid-sized SUV could almost […]

Hybrid Middle Child :Toyota Camry SX Hybrid Review

When Toyota let it be known the Camry would now only be offered only as a hybrid, I couldn’t help but think of a certain iconic line of dialogue from that classic Mitre 10 DIY DNA advert with the kids on the playground, “no surprises there.” Making the Camry hybrid only is part of Toyota’s […]

A New Era: Toyota Camry ZR Hybrid Review

If Toyota ever made a greatest hits album from throughout the decades, you can bet your bottom dollar the Camry will be on the track list. For 2022, the Camry has been refreshed with the biggest change being the move to an all-Hybrid model range. Yep, that’s right, there is to be no more V6 […]

BMW X3 M-Phwoarty-d – BMW X3 M40d Review

BMW M40d review New Zealand

BMW X3 M40d Review New Zealand Although it cannot be assigned to just one person (apparently it’s a bit of a mish-mash of several engineers over a period of time), since the Diesel engine bears the name of Rudolf  Diesel (the man that first came up with the concept of ‘ignition by compression’ in 1892), we’ll use […]

A taste of Italy – Alfa Romeo Giulietta review

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review New Zealand

Alfa Romeo Giulietta review New Zealand When I picture Italy, I am consumed with images of endless summer days. An arid dusty countryside that extends out to the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean that surrounds it. Quaint little towns with narrow cobblestoned streets. Close-knit families sharing bottles of Chianti and dipping warm fragrant garlic […]

Kart before the Horse – Mini Cooper S hatch review

Mini Cooper S Hatch Review New Zealand

Mini Cooper S hatch review New Zealand The new Mini Cooper S boasts more speed, safety and connectivity but does this mean it’s not as much fun to drive? I took to the wheel of an attention-getting Solaris Orange model complete with cool black go-faster bonnet decals to find out. First and foremost, power in […]

A greater connection – Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 200 Review

Mercedes-Benz A 200 review New Zealand

Mercedes-Benz A 200 Review New Zealand Depending on their lifecycle, the E and S Class have notably always received the lion share of new advancements in technology for Mercedes-Benz. It makes sense right? They are essentially the flagships for the brand and are aimed at the upper end of the affluent public. But now it […]

‘Highly’ impressive – Mazda CX-9 Takami review

Mazda CX-9 Takami review New Zealand

Mazda CX-9 Takami review New Zealand It’s fair to say that Mazda has managed to woo the motoring public with their range of engaging and visually attractive vehicles. From the joys of driving top down in their MX-5 to the executive suite that greets you inside the Mazda6 – they’ve even got the BT-50 ute […]