The arrival of a 5-door version to complement the fourth generation Jimny 3-door that has been a success story from launch.

Fifty years ago, Suzuki was a pioneer in developing a small Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with fourwheel drive capability and low fuel consumption. Suzuki Development of the original Jimny in 1968 and the LJ10 Jimny arrived in 1970 it was the first mass production 4WD in the Japanese domestic mini-car…

Subaru’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) - the long-awaited Solterra all wheel drive SUV will be here early next year.

A firm favourite of rural families and those seeking to get off the beaten track, Subaru has announced the introduction of its first battery electric vehicle (BEV) with the longawaited Solterra all wheel drive SUV confirmed for here in early 2023.

New-look 'Step-Thru'

Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.

Mahindra's new Pik Up.

A bit like Vegemite, the first impression raised when you encounter a Mahindra Pik Up is love or hate – with one motoring journalist saying it had looks “only a mother could love.”

The D-Max has been updated including getting a 9-inch touchscreen.

While the New Year break is touted as a time to “recharge the batteries” the reality at a rural property is it’s a time to catch up on the to-do list, but with the grey Fergie having a flat tyre, it was also time for a re-think.

Land Rover plans to release six pure electric variants through its Range Rover, Discovery and Defender families.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a new global strategy that will see the Land Rover brand release six pure electric variants through its Range Rover, Discovery and Defender families, with the first all-electric variant arriving in 2024.

E-boxer, the revamped version of Subaru Forester.

Given that we already know already the Subaru Forester is a great SUV – after all it won the 2018 New Zealand Car of the Year Award – we were keen to get to grips with the latest e-Boxer Hybrid.

The Mako will be built to order at Toyota NZ’s vehicle operation facility at Thames.

With Ford holding the reins of the ute market since about 2014, it was always going to be a case of when – not if – Toyota NZ would deliver a model to compete.

Subaru's Limited Edition Outback X.

While many car manufacturers set out to cater for all sectors of the market, it’s fair to say that Subaru has “stuck to its knitting”.

Suzuki Jimny.

Strong demand for the instantly recognised Suzuki Jimny in New Zealand has continued to accelerate with the 1000th retail order recently confirmed and available shipments pre-sold for nine months.

Toyota New Zealand has broadened its Hilux range with a new entry level two-wheel drive, the WorkMate, aimed at buyers looking for affordability and Toyota reliability.

Toyota has raised the safety benchmark at grassroots level by introducing its Toyota Safety Sense Package on its hugely popular Hilux.

Federated Farmers will front for Subaru at Fieldays, a spin-off from the partnership the vehicle maker formed with Feds in 2018.

Toyota's recently launched, fifth generation RAV4 is said to build on its 25-year legacy with its charismatic design, improved performance, advanced technology and fuel efficiency.

Toyota NZ has unwrapped the 2019 RAV 4, the SUV first seen in boxy guise 30 years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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