Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:52

Feisty Vitara right on the mark

Just why is the Suzuki Vitara so popular in New Zealand? Mark Daniel found out as he test drove the new 2019 2WD turbo.

Published in Motoring

With the compact SUV sector making up 20% of the total SUV market, it’s not surprising to see Toyota launching a new model to claim its share.

Published in Motoring
Friday, 02 June 2017 13:55

New kid on the block

The new kid on the SUV block will have auto sales and marketing managers burning the midnight oil and scratching their heads as they wonder how to deal with this – the Skoda Kodiaq.

Published in Motoring
Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:25

RAV revs up for continuing success

Now entering its 21st year since the launch in 1995, the Toyota RAV 4 has graced the yards or driveways of 28,500 buyers and retains its dominant stake in the competitive SUV market.

Published in Motoring
Saturday, 02 July 2016 15:55

Vitara turbo gets up, goes

High demand is anticipated for the new Suzuki Vitara Turbo soon to be launched in New Zealand.

Published in Motoring
Friday, 15 April 2016 07:55

Bobby dazzler SUV continues to impress

Interestingly, on my first visit to NZ in 2001 my first hire car was a Rav4, picked up at Christchurch for a whistle-stop tour of Canterbury to Southland and back in three days.

Published in Motoring
Thursday, 17 March 2016 08:55

Fortuner will find favour with farmers

With SUV sales increasing by 20% in 2015 over 2014 it's no surprise to see Toyota NZ increase its offering from six to seven models with the arrival of the new Fortuner.

Published in Motoring
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 10:55

Stainless steel adds a touch of class

Steel may be the real deal when it comes to tough bars and accessories for protecting a work ute or city SUV, but it's often the shiny looks that seal the deal.

Published in Machinery & Products
Friday, 11 March 2016 13:55

Bang-up SUV just what they want

As the top selling model for Kia Motors, the arrival of the 2016 Sportage SUV is timely considering New Zealand's current love affair with this type of vehicle.

Published in Motoring

When it comes to four wheel drives the ubiquitous Toyota Land Cruiser has been around for 60 years, and the Prado variant for the last twenty.

Published in Motoring
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