2019 RAV4 tops 25-year legacy

Toyota's recently launched, fifth generation RAV4 is said to build on its 25-year legacy with its charismatic design, improved performance, advanced technology and fuel efficiency.

2019 Rav 4 unwrapped

Toyota NZ has unwrapped the 2019 RAV 4, the SUV first seen in boxy guise 30 years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show.

 
The Mahindra Pik Up has all the right credentials for rural folk looking for a no-frills workhorse or for a side-by-side user wanting to lift their game and cut day-to-day costs.

Mahindra, seeking to reintroduce its products to Kiwis, recently took motoring journalists on a day-long drive from Auckland to Rotorua, an off-road excursion in the Mamakau Forest and a dash to Taupo.

 
The new Chevrolet Camaro will satisfy the lovers of American muscle cars.

You wouldn't credit a 6.1L Chevy small-block V8 with a fuel economy figure of 7.8L/100km but that’s the figure displayed on the screen of the bright yellow Camaro that HSV NZ loaned us for a week.

 
Ranger Raptor.

The Ford Ranger Raptor is not the truck you buy for heavy work; payload and towing capacity are significantly less than a standard Ranger or any other working-clothes ute. But that's not the point.

The new HSV ute is an overall convincing package.

The after-market options for utes are extensive, but there’s a big difference between a properly engineered package and a ute with a bunch of accessories bolted on.

2019 Subaru Forester picked up Car of The Year award from the NZ Guild of Motoring Writers.

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.

Performance, safety upgrades and a new look for the 2019 Mitsubishi Triton have the manufacturer suggesting it expects its sales to increase by 25%.

It took a while to get here, but now it’s arrived the Mercedes X-Class has created a stir at the premium end of the buoyant ute market

The Jeep legend was born in WWII but it came of age in the 1970s with a Golden Eagle version of the Jeep CJ7.

Okay Holden, you’re not fooling anyone with your raised ride height and plastic wheel arches; the Calais-V Tourer is no off-roader.

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.

A new entry-level Range Rover Velar is set to be the model Kiwi motorists can better afford. 

Holden has released details of the first-ever diesel Commodore, launching it alongside the first diesel-powered version of the new medium-size SUV, the Equinox.

The Ram 2500 and 3500 utes have a name for big load-carrying and towing capability but come with a hefty price tag. 

 

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