While there seems to be a feeding frenzy for hybrid or electric cars of late, there’s no such madness for the humble ute.
Remarkably there are still many of the venerable Honda step-throughs operating on rural properties throughout New Zealand.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
The latest addition to the long running Ford Ranger line-up, is the return of the FX4.
In a move to demonstrate the capability of its vehicles, Holden recently put the talk to one side and ‘walked the walk’.
The Holden Colorado Z71 will be seen with new features when the 2020 model arrives at dealerships in November.
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.
The new Holden Tourer may be just the ticket for Kiwi families wanting to go on adventures.
Mitsubishi has released details of its new Pajero Sport SUV scheduled to arrive here late in 2019.
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Just why is the Suzuki Vitara so popular in New Zealand? Mark Daniel found out as he test drove the new 2019 2WD turbo.
Always very capable, the Mitsubishi Triton has had a loyal following in New Zealand, even with its slightly off target looks.
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.
The Ford Ranger Raptor is not the truck you buy for heavy work; payload and towing capacity are significantly less than a standard Ranger or any other working-clothes ute. But that's not the point.
Toyota has restyled the 14 wide-bodied variants of its 21-model Hilux ute range, as the maker celebrates the iconic workhorse’s 50th anniversary globally.