Spirited drive a nice surprise: Honda

The Honda Civic RS Sport Sensing Sedan was one of the biggest surprises of last year. A strong turbo VTEC powertrain, oodles of kit, and great driving dynamics put it on par with the very best in the small sedan segment. Now for 2020, the Civic Hatch gets the RS Sport Sensing treatment, and here […]

Great things come in small packages

Since Chinese firm SAIC resurrected MG, the British namesake has been increasing its New Zealand presence in a big way and the most popular MG on Kiwi streets right now is the MG3 Supermini.   At a seriously low starting price of $17,990, the MG3 offers astonishing value. Under the bonnet sits a 1.5 litre […]

Chevrolet’s Latest Coup

When GM made the decision to pull out of all right-hand drive markets after the demise of the Holden brand, needless to say a few gearheads were less than overjoyed with the news. Therefore, there is a chance this facelift Chevrolet Camaro could be the last new GM product we get through HSV dealers in […]

A compelling package

When the all-new Mazda CX30 made its debut in New Zealand, it was launched online, thanks to COVID-19. However, after waiting patiently, we finally got a taster of Mazda’s new SUV. Mazda says the new CX30 slots perfectly between the CX3 and CX5 in its SUV line-up. However, with the CX3 and CX5 offering such […]

A Sweet Set Up

The C-HR has been a mighty strong seller since Toyota lifted the lid on the first-generation compact SUV way back in 2017. The C-HR wowed us willing engines, levels of equipment and that edgy love it or hate it styling. For 2020, the C-HR has been enhanced to cope with its mid life crisis, so […]

Waxing Lyrical

Many have been waxing lyrical about the Subaru XV. With a new XV due out later in the year, Subaru have given the current generation a few tweaks, here’s what’s what. From $36,490, the XV comes with a strong 2.0L four-cylinder boxer engine with 115kW/196Nm. Add this to Subaru’s asymmetrical all-wheel-drive and a seven speed […]

Staggering Superleggera

THE ASTON MARTIN DBS SUPERLEGGERA IS NOTHING SHORT OF STAGGERING. ASTON MARTIN’S NEW FLAGSHIP IS WINNING FANS EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING THIS WRITER AFTER A MERE TWO DAYS IN ITS COMPANY.     The DBS Superleggera is based on the same platform as the DB11, but don’t think for a moment it’s the same car. The giveaway […]

Not just another car club

THE AVID CAR CAFFE IS NOT JUST ANOTHER CAR CLUB. SINCE INCEPTION IN 2018, THANKS TO CHRISTCHURCH AUTO DETAILERS – AVID GROUP – AND A CORE GROUP OF PASSIONATE PETROL HEADS, IT IS NOW 250 OWNERS STRONG.     The reason why Avid Car Caffe is so popular is simple, the group does not pander […]

Pretty darn brisk

THE NEW AUDI SQ7 IS A POWERHOUSE OF AN SUV. LET’S DIVE STRAIGHT INTO IT AND SEE HOW GOOD IT IS.     On the outside, the standard Q7 has been given a stylistic nip and tuck by Audi’s S department, giving you a more square-jawed looking front and rear, along with a set of […]

Easy to impress

It’s hard not to like the Lexus RX. The large SUV has been the biggest seller for the premium Japanese brand for many moons now and, for 2020, the people’s choice has been tweaked and updated. We got stuck into two variants of the new car over a two-week period. So, the 2020 RX, is […]