The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Federated Farmers will front for Subaru at Fieldays, a spin-off from the partnership the vehicle maker formed with Feds in 2018.
Given that the Subaru Forester virtually started the trend to SUVs years ago, the New Zealand motoring public’s assigning to it the label ‘wagon’ was woolly.
It's not hard to believe that the Subaru Outback accounts for about 45% of all the Subarus sold in New Zealand each year.
Subaru of New Zealand recently struck a deal with Federated Farmers to equip its national territory managers with all-wheel-drive Subarus to help them do their jobs.
Having driven the 2019 Subaru Forester at Queenstown and through the Bendigo Station at the media launch in August, your reviewer knew it was good.
With around one third of New Zealand roads unsealed, no surprise that drivers like utes, crossovers and SUV’s.
While Subaru has never hit the top of the tree in the race for market share, it has over the years developed a loyal following in New Zealand, not least among those who saw the benefits the brand’s all-wheel drive (AWD) offered over its mainstream rivals.
SUBARU IS continuing its involvement with the Leadfoot Festival which is run at Rod Millen’s property at Hahei on the Coromandel peninsula.
SUBARU HAS launched its latest WRX limited edition model, the Nemesis, with the addition of a body kit and a change of colour to the traditional World Rally Championship blue.