Kiwis remain fixated on utes of every shape, size and price, but we wonder whether in the rural sector the clever folk may be looking to diversify into a good van.

Published in Motoring
Friday, 12 May 2017 09:19

The best just got better

When we reviewed the VW Amorak in February 2016, it was fair to say we quite liked it. For 2017, that ‘like’ has just moved up to a ‘love’, especially because of the new V6 engine offering.

Published in Motoring
Thursday, 20 October 2016 14:15

Nice car, but don’t lose the keys!

You wonder how the marketing people in the motor industry come up with new model names.

Published in Motoring
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 07:15

Something for Santa’s list

The Amarok 'Aventura' model will hit New Zealand at the end of the year and ought to make it onto the big 'must have' list.

Published in Machinery & Products
Thursday, 12 May 2016 11:55

More features, more grunt for Amarok V6

The VW Amarok has always had a following of ute buyers wanting something different from the norm.

Published in Motoring
Saturday, 27 February 2016 09:55

Giant grey wolf hunts alone

Utes or pick-ups, as they are known in the northern hemisphere, don't have the following they have in these southern climes...

Published in Motoring
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:55

Living up to its big reputation

At a recent vehicle launch I mentioned to a fellow journalist that I was getting the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack to test and he replied "you'll enjoy it".

Published in Motoring
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00

More wheels for rural helpers

VOLKSWAGEN NEW Zealand has further thrown its support behind the IHC Calf & Rural Scheme. 

Published in Machinery & Products
 

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