Electric cars and big American trucks can both bring a little anxiety, but for different reasons.
In a market dominated by utes, Ram Trucks Australia has just put the finishing touches on its 20,000th right-hand drive pick-up.
RAM distributor Ateco has always made the point that they sell trucks that eat Utes for breakfast.
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.
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.
Exclusive to the New Zealand market and available in limited supply, the Suzuki Jimny Safari adds to an already versatile and unique compact three-door model in the small four-wheel-drive vehicle sector.
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 most obvious change to the updated Nissan Navara is the bold, almost American, styling.
Having previously reviewed the RAM 1500 in 2020, we recently took the chance to get behind the wheel of the latest addition to the series - the RAM 1500 Warlock.
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.
Now in its 25th year, and sixth edition, the 2021 Subaru’s Outback wagon was recently launched in New Zealand.
Over the ditch in Australia, Toyota utes and trucks are the workhorses of the country’s economy.
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.
New from the Yamaha camp is R Max2 XT-R.
As I'm writing this review in early December, I’d like to make a prediction – the new Land Rover Defender should win the New Zealand Car of The Year title.
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.
Introduced in 2018, the Ram 1500 brought big American trucks to the New Zealand mainstream – at a price point that largely matched high-end European utes.
When the 8th generation Toyota Hilux arrived in late 2015, it was a major departure from the Hilux of old.
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.
Mark Daniel reviews the new Jeep Gladiator truck.
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”.
The new Jeep Gladiator is due to arrive on the NZ market in August.
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.