Top down, revved up

The Lexus LC500 Coupe caused quite a stir when it was launched. Now Lexus have chopped the roof, resulting in the LC500 Convertible. However, is it any better topless? After being on display at Lexus Urban Polo, Lexus New Zealand gave me the keys for 28 hours to find out.     The LC500 Convertible’s […]

Fun with power

THE MITSUBISHI 20MY OUTLANDER HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST SURPRISINGLY ENJOYABLE DRIVES I’VE HAD THIS YEAR.   The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) gave a range of 55km and the average person drive 32kn a day in Christchurch, according to Christchurch Mitsubishi Fleet Sales Manager David Boyce. The sunroof was great and the drive […]

A Dynamic Drive

It is really hard not to be at least a little bit impressed with the new Honda Civic RS Sensing. While the last bit of the name does seem a tad strange at first, it becomes clear the tenth generation of one of Honda’s most cherished models, makes more ‘sense’ than ever before.   The […]

As good as it gets

Mitsubishi is renowned for being a solid, sturdy build – especially when it comes to their Outlander range.     It’s increasingly going from a rural vehicle to an urban one; ideal for the family that needs something to tow the boat, caravan, jet ski or bikes. The new PHV has increased handling, power and […]

Ferrari California: A serious supercar

Pressing the red starter button, your immediate surroundings are engulfed by a torrent of mechanical symphonic bliss; press the throttle and the revs rise, bringing with them a fiery Italian bellow. You are pinned back in the seat as you unleash the Ferrari California, one of the best value Ferrari supercars on the market today. […]

The future of design

Kia Motors has revealed its new Futuron Concept, an illuminating all-wheel drive SUV coupe which proposes new designs for future electric vehicles.   The Futuron Concept represents the modern and confident image of a progressive electric SUV coupe envisioned by Kia. The Futuron name itself is a portmanteau of ‘future’ and ‘on’, hinting at the […]

A rare gem

The sight of a Honda S660 might seem a relatively everyday occurrence in the back streets of Tokyo or Kyoto, but in New Zealand, it’s on par with the most exclusive sports cars. In other words, it’s rare.     The S660 is the spiritual successor to Honda’s Beat Kei Car from the nineties. Plus, […]

Higher than the rest

With the new Mazda6 Takami, which in Japanese translates roughly as ‘Higher than the Rest’, it really is a case of the best made better. Available as saloon for $56,995 and now a wagon at $58,695, the Mazda6 Takami is the company’s flagship, and a very handsome one at that. From the outside, the flagship […]

Packed with power

‘Muscle car’ may not be something you would expect to hear in a review of a Mercedes Benz, but that was the first thing that sprung to mind while testing the Mercedes C63 S Estate.       The C63 model range is a bestseller, with the Estate teamed with a Saloon, a Coupé and […]

Audi Q3’s Makeover

The new Audi Q3 has been a long time coming. With the first gen debuting in 2011, it was a big success for the Ingolstadt company, with loyal customers lapping it up en masse. So, after eight years, one of Audi’s most popular models has finally received a makeover, but is this automotive nip and […]