All-new Kindle lightest, most compact yet

Amazon has launched the lightest and most compact Kindle yet, with a glare-free, 6-inch, high-resolution display, up to six weeks of battery life, and 16GB of storage.

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R.M. Williams continues seasonal journey with new summer range

R.M. Williams has launched the next instalment of an ongoing campaign, celebrating the joy of travel. ‘For Life’s Journeys’.

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Audi updates the famous four rings

Audi has introduced a new two-dimensional design to the iconic four rings on the exterior of its models.

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Bentley teams with famed shoemaker 'The Surgeon' to create bespoke sneakers

Bentley and ‘The Surgeon’ have created an exclusive line of sneakers reserved for Mulliner clients and collectors.

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All new Lexus RX launches with full slate of hybrid performance tech

Four all new variants of Lexus’ ever-popular RX SUV are set to debut on Kiwi roads, all boasting new turbo hybrid electric powertrains.

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Kowtow partners with Monarc Jewellery to launch sculptural Catena line

The newly launched Catena line is a contemporary collection of demi-fine earrings and rings presented in collaboration by Monarc Jewellery and Kowtow.

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Paco Rabanne Captures The Essence Of Fame With New Fragrance

Paco Rabanne has revealed its new fragrance, Fame, which the parfumier says pays tribute to a new era of femininity, while capturing the Parisian spirit of the ‘Rabanne woman’.

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Kowtow launces new campaign in conjunction with sustainability strategy

Kowtow is ending the year on a high note with ‘Positive Impact’, a campaign to launch its summer collection and release its Sustainability Strategy to the public for the first time.

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Porsche reveals retro rally inspired 911 Dakar

With an increased ride height, specially developed all terrain tyres, and the option for owners to customise with roof basket, rally equipment or a roof tent, the new Porsche 911 Dakar is just as comfortable off-road as it is on the...

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SIXT open for business at Dunedin Airport

Premium car rental and subscription business, SIXT, has opened a branch at Dunedin Airport, expanding its footprint in New Zealand even further.

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Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato all-terrain super sports car revealed

Engineered to explore any terrain, Lamborghini says the new V10 Huracán Sterrato has been designed to inspire a whole new generation of super sports car enthusiasts.

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Kiwi Brendon Hartley takes record third FIA WEC driver’s championship

Giltrap Group supported Brendon Hartley has helped pilot the Toyota Gazoo Racing #8 GR010 Hybrid to become the first to win three driver’s championship in the top category of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

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Giltrap Audi In The Car Store

Giltrap Audi is proud to showcase the fully electric e-tron GT quattro, and Audi Q3 Sportback at The Car Store, Westfield Newmarket. See these vehicles for yourself, until Tuesday 22nd November.

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Jaguar supports new tennis tournament designed to foster young talent

Jaguar has partnered with Lavie Tennis Academy to bring a new junior tennis tournament together which will see the best Kiwi talent play centre-court at the ASB Classic.

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Rolex and filmmaker James Cameron unveil Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

Inspired by the experimental watch that accompanied James Cameron on his historic 10,908-metre (35,787 feet) descent into the Mariana Trench in 2012, the Rolex Deepsea Challenge represents a new milestone in the world of Rolex divers’...

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Volvo reveals all-new flagship EX90 electric SUV

Volvo has unveiled the EX90, a seven-seater all-electric SUV designed to take the famed Swedish manufacturer into a decisive new era of electric mobility.

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Bold, range defining Audi Q8 e-tron revealed

Audi has launched the new Audi Q8 e-tron, featuring more battery capacity and higher charging performance, along with fresh exterior looks.

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2023 Team Porsche New Zealand scholarship drivers announced

Helping shape future stars of New Zealand motorsport, Team Porsche New Zealand have narrowed down a field of five worthy finalists to announce two 2023 scholarship recipients.

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Introducing COS × Lea Colombo. A collaboration featuring a mood-boosting capsule collection

Polestar are not pulling any punches when it comes to holding the car industry to account for climate change objectives they outline. In fact they want them etched in stone.

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One Simple Formula

After seven years working alongside Lewis Hamilton, Angela Cullen describes herself as part of the Formula One furniture. But with close to half a million Instagram followers, the New Zealander hardly lives in the shadows.

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... Up For Sunrise

Purposely small, purposely simple. Such have been the calling cards of Lotus sports cars to date. But a transformative future beckons for the legendary British marque, which will see the brand purposely change focus from many of the...

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No more anxiety: The latest generation EV charging infrastructure from ABB

Smarter, more powerful and, crucially, faster electric vehicle charging infrastructure is on its way to New Zealand, thanks to ABB’s new 360kW charger.

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ALPHA: The Ultimate Trading Experience

If you’re trading financial markets you want access to leading edge technology and premium support. CMC Markets ALPHA clients receive a unique trading experience.

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Wanaka Power Sports New Product Line Up Announced

Stocking some of the world’s most advanced motorbikes, specialist boats, power watercraft and outdoor equipment, the Wanaka Power store is a mecca for powersports enthusiasts in the region.

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The nature of time: Grand Seiko

As a mainstream watch brand founded in 1881, Seiko is rightfully synonymous with precision and Japan’s time-honored culture of craftsmanship. Yet oddly, within the upper echelon of luxury watchmaking, Swiss brands are so often looked to as...

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Sound design

With design labs focusing on the automotive sector in Detroit, Munich, Suzhou, Seoul and Tokyo, industrial design agency, Huemen, works within Harman International Industries – the company behind some of the most famous nameplates you’ll...

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The ultimate 'express' coffee experience

Tiger Coffee, distributors of the Swiss made Thermoplan automated coffee machines favoured by large scale retail and hospitality, now offer a retail machine for coffee lovers in a rush. Designed to extend revenue streams, the machine is...

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Circle Work

Across 12 days, over 200 guests tackled what Audi New Zealand believes are the world’s most demanding driving surfaces under the guidance of expert ice driving instructors, learning how to master the skills needed to steer, counter-steer...

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Practical electronics

The Enyaq iV is Škoda’s first full battery electric vehicle and follows the plug-in hybrid Octavia iV and Superb iV into the New Zealand market in 2023.

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Caretakers of your dream

Dreams should be lived. And some should be driven. That’s the ethos behind Porsche’s new campaign that celebrates the passionate caretakers of your dream at Porsche service departments around the Asia Pacific region.

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Into the sunset...

Building on the legacy of the Elise and Exige, the Emira represents a quantum leap forward for Lotus. Mixing instantly recognisable brand signatures with a paradigm shift in levels of practicality, comfort, and technology, the Emira is...

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Club rules

This year sees New Zealand’s oldest tennis club, the Parnell Lawn Tennis Club within the verdant surrounds of Auckland Domain, celebrate its 150th anniversary.

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Freedom for all the family

Nothing evokes the spirit of freedom on four wheels quite like a Volkswagen campervan. With sophisticated style and clever design features tailored to adventurers of all stripes, the three-model Volkswagen California campervan range...

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Van Gisbergen claims back-to-back Supercars Championships

Giltrap Group Sponsored driver, Shane van Gisbergen has secured his third Supercars Championship and has become only the 11th driver to win 2 championships consecutively.

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Aesop Poetry of Place collection celebrates neighbourhoods and communities around the globe

Aesop has revealed a collection of seasonal gift kits designed to tell stories of local culture and neighbourly connection, themed around the Australian company’s global network of stores.

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Camilla and Marc x Otiumberg capsule jewellery collection announced

Design label Camilla and Marc has teamed up with European jewellery designers Otiumberg to launch a limited-edition capsule collection of fine jewellery pieces.

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Jaguar Design Drives architectural tour series announced

In conjunction with the latest series of hit television show, Grand Designs New Zealand, Jaguar has announced an interactive tour of significant homes from around the country.

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Audi to partner with Sauber for F1 campaign

A new strategic partnership between Audi and Sauber will see the traditional Swiss racing team competing as the Audi factory team from 2026.

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Astronaut’s Omega Speedmaster sells for off-the-planet price at auction

An Omega Speedmaster chronograph, previously owned and worn by NASA astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra, has sold at auction for just over US$1,9m.

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Unleash the future: Global news broadcast from Lotus, about eagerly anticipated Hyper-SUV

Three versions of the all-new and all-electric lifestyle model from Lotus – Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R

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Volvo teases interior of all-electric EX90 ahead of full reveal

Volvo has begun its EX90 electric SUV story inside, revealing details of its premium, sustainably designed cabin ahead of the new model’s full media launch in early November.

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Bentley opens the ultimate 'Toy Box'

Bentley has opened a new hall within its Crewe factory dedicated to showcasing an expanded line up of Heritage Collection vehicles in one setting. The new facility means that every member of Bentley’s Heritage Collection is now kept on the...

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All-electric Lexus UX 300e driving range extended to 450km

Lexus’ battery electric UX 300e will receive increased battery capacity when its 2023 facelift model arrives, delivering an estimated WLTP range of 450km.

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Nissan X-Trail e-Power with e-4orce confirmed for New Zealand

With local deliveries starting in early 2023, Nissan has announced its new e-Power with e-4orce hybrid technology will be available in well-equipped X-Trail ST-L and Ti-L trim levels.

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Polestar debuts SUV for the electric age

The Polestar 3 electric performance SUV has debuted to the world’s press in a glitzy event in Copenhagen, Denmark, with New Zealand examples due to arrive in 2024.

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Rolex's heroes at the Goodwood revival

Rolex shares the Goodwood Revival’s quest to preserve the past and its most treasured items for future generations, having supported the Rolex Drivers’ Club and the event as the Official Timepiece since 2004.

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Škoda New Zealand Rally Team claim second in New Zealand Rally Championship.

Strong consistent results throughout the season key to the points tally in the first year of Ben Hunt driving the Škoda Fabia R5 Rally car.

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Birkenstock's new range for Summer

With daylight savings in the rear view and brighter, warmer days becoming frequent, it's time to start thinking about summer sandals and Birkenstock has you covered

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New Zealand: Rallying's Great Stage

The FIA World Rally Championship was decided at the Repco Rally New Zealand in Auckland this weekend and the world saw our talent and passion for the sport.

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The SUV For The Electric Age – Polestar 3 Premieres On 12 October

Polestar will premiere its first SUV, Polestar 3, at a launch event on 12 October 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Volvo EX90 expected to be one of the world’s safest cars

Due to be revealed in November and launched in 2023, Volvo’s EX90 promises to become one of, if not, the world’s safest car.

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Giltrap Group Motorsport take another win at Invercargill

Teretonga Park Raceway provided plenty of action on Saturday with Round 2 of the Carter’s Tyre Service South Island Endurance Series.

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Van Gisbergen and Bent Hunt in good form ahead of the Rally of New Zealand

Giltrap Group backed drivers, Shane van Gisbergen and Ben Hunt are both strong contenders to take home first Kiwi honours at the Rally of New Zealand which starts this week.

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Polestar wants car industry commitments to climate change ‘set in stone’

Polestar have labelled the industry’s targets set at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) last year as a “Historical document of silence”

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Flying Spur Speed completes Bentley model range makeover

With the launch of the Flying Spur halo model, the performance-focused Speed, Bentley completes the introduction of its updated portfolio of premium luxury vehicles. In replacing the standard Flying Spur, the 466kW twin turbo Speed will be...

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Deadly Ponies debuts new silhouettes in Voyage SS22 range

Renowned New Zealand design house, Deadly Ponies, has presented its unisex Voyage collection as part of the Spring Summer 2022 seasonal release.

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GoPro reveals three versions of all-new HERO11 Black

Action camera stalwart, GoPro, has unveiled three new HERO11 Black cameras, designed to appeal to a wide variety of users, from weekend warriors to visual storytellers.

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Twin-turbo V8 Hybrid to power Lamborghini at Le Mans

The Hypercar class contender aligns with the Cor Tauri company strategy as Automobili Lamborghini embarks on a future of hybridisation in its road car production.

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Hunter McElrea wins Indy Lights Rookie of the Year

Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Hunter McElrea has won Indy Lights Rookie of the Year after the category’s finale at Laguna Seca.

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Levi's launches Gold Tab collection for Spring Summer 2022

Iconic clothing label, Levi’s, is celebrating the great outdoors with a specific California twist and vintage-inspired additions this Spring Summer season.

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Volkswagen ID. XTREME previews future of off-road electric excitement

Volkswagen has unveiled the ID. XTREME concept, designed to showcase the performance potential and versatility of the manufacturer’s modular electric drive systems in an entirely off-road adventure setting.

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Checking Volkswagen's ID

The on-trend term is minimalistic, but experiencing the Volkswagen ID.4 on New Zealand roads for the first time, the overriding feeling that this car is straight to the point. The only hint of novelty are the 'play/pause' icons on the...

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SVG takes emotional win to farewell Pukekohe

In front of record crowds and fighting back tears of joy, Shane van Gisbergen has won the Jason Richards Trophy at his home track, Pukekohe, for the final time.

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Volkswagen T-Roc R Drive

The T-Roc is the Golf sassier sibling, the middle ground between the hatch and the Tiguan; a crossover with street cred… and when the 'R' factor is added – the looks go up a notch. Sitting 20mm lower, the stance has more than a touch of...

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GM salutes end of an era at final Pukekohe Supercars round

Kiwi race fans will have one final chance to see the iconic Holden Supercar compete at Pukekohe during September, as GM Australia and New Zealand celebrate the end of one era and the start of the next.

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Gamer's delight: JBL launch new Quantum TWS earbuds

Designed for gamers who believe a wireless experience helps create a truly immersive one, JBL’s latest Quantum TWS (True Wireless Stereo) in-ear headphones have hit the market.

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Standard Issue’s Spring Summer 2022 collection revealed

Renowned Kiwi design house, Standard Issue, has released its Spring Summer 2022 collection, showcasing timeless designs made mindfully.

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Giltrap Group Motorsport One for One at Ruapuna

Giltrap Group Motorsport drivers Simon Evans and Marco Giltrap have finished first in class at the first round of the South Island Endurance Series

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Allbirds Tree Flyer running for real sustainability

The popular Allbirds brand pushes the boundaries of sustainable footwear with its new Tree Flyer running shoe.

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Aēsop adds luxurious Eidesis Eau De Parfum to Othertopias scent range

Aēsop has released its new fragrance, Eidesis Eau de Parfum, devised in partnership with Barnabé Fillion, a long-term collaborator who is the nose behind the previous three Othertopias scents: Miraceti, Karst and Erémia.

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Diablo: the legendary Lamborghini V12

In a year full of V12 celebrations, the iconic Diablo VT was Lamborghini’s first four-wheel drive super sports car

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Liam Lawson remains on track for F1

If you’re wondering when New Zealand will have another driver in Formula 1, the answer may well be not far off, and Liam Lawson is surely the most likely candidate. The 20-year old took the wheel of an Alpha Tauri Formula 1 car in an...

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Introducing The New V12 Vantage Roadster: The Ultimate Expression of Style, Sound and Speed

What better way to appreciate the aural delight of Aston Martin’s V12 Vantage than an open air variant. Welcome, the Vantage V12 Roadster.

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Performance Shock: Kia stuns establishment with 576HP EV6 GT

Kia has stunned the performance car establishment at Monterey Car Week with the debut of the high-performance EV6 GT.

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Urus Performante the Supersonic SUV

Fresh from its record-breaking run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Road, the new Lamborghini Urus Performante has been officially launched at Pebble Beach.

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From fantasy to reality - McLaren Solus GT revealed

A naturally-aspirated 618kW 5.2-litre V10 engine and 1200kg of downforce headline the single seat Solus GT which started life as a virtual car in the Gran Turismo Sport video game.

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The Best of the Best - Monterey Car Week 2022

With 27 separate events staged over 10 days every August, Monterey Car Week has become one of the world’s greatest automotive spectacles.

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27 Names drops Truly, Madly, Sleepy

With a cheeky nod to Australian pop duo, Savage Garden’s 1997 pièce de résistance Truly, Madly, Deeply, 27 Names’s newest campaign, Truly, Madly, Sleepy, is a welcome life raft of levity in a sea of brooding look books of late.

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Aston Martin stuns with open cockpit DBR22 concept

Aston Martin has unveiled a stunning two-seater open cockpit concept called the DBR22. The sleek carbon fibre bodywork conceals a V12 Twin-Turbo powertrain capable of launching the fully functional concept car to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds.

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Lamborghini Urus takes out production SUV lap record at Pikes Peak

Lamborghini’s next generation Urus Super SUV is breaking records before it has even officially launched, setting a new benchmark for production SUVs at the famous Pikes Peak.

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Porsche Taycan Sets New Nürburgring Record

A Porsche Taycan Turbo S has taken the series-production electric car record at the famous Nürburgring, with a seven minute, 33 second lap time.

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Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is the result of Samsung Galaxy’s enduring innovation in the foldable device space and their most powerful smartphone yet.

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In Plain Sight

Modern German engineering paired with plug-in electric practicality ensures Volkswagen’s new T7 Multivan PHEV has all the grace and pace of a conventional SUV. But here, it’s family-friendly space that gives the Multivan the edge.

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Leading by example

Encapsulating five decades of Range Rover DNA while adopting a raft of 21st-century technologies, the latest flagship luxury SUV from Land Rover doubles down on the indelible idea that this might very well remain the only vehicle you will...

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Play the blues

The latest Volkswagen Golf R matches understated confidence with devilish engineering firepower. If you’re after more smiles per miles, the latest halo hot hatch from Wolfsburg will deliver the laugh lines.

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Coming home

Having led some of the foremost New Zealand kitchens over a celebrated 25-year career, Des Harris has moved beyond the restaurant walls and is taking his exceptional cuisine into people’s homes.

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Fleet electrification at scale with ABB

While New Zealand’s uptake of electric vehicles for private use has been impressive, acceleration of E-mobility in this country at least for the next few years will be driven primarily by corporate vehicle fleet electrification and with...

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Like No Other

With construction now underway, One Saint Stephens is destined to become more than a mere building, it’s a residence to rival other timeless ‘ones’ around the world, like One Broadway, or One Hyde Park, it’s a love letter to its beautiful,...

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Game changer

With more and more buyers looking at different ways of enjoying the water, Wake / Surf craft made popular in the States are gaining popularity fast. Crownline’s Surf series is considered among the most accomplished in the category.

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Confident Cruiser: The Herley Boats Elite 8

With our first sample of the relatively new Herley Boats brand, we head out in the striking Elite 8m and find clever design mated with some premium features makes for a comfortable and dynamic cruiser that’s up for anything.

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Alpine village a community home in the mountains

Just 15 minutes from Cardrona Alpine resort and Wānaka the 400 hectare country setting of Mt Cardrona Station village boasts, 30km of hiking/biking trails and full on-site property management services

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Good Opportunities In This Market, But Experience Matters

The housing market has cooled from its fervent highs, says Ray White business partner Kane Taylor. But experienced agents can still ensure great results for buyers and sellers.

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The Grand Tour

For some of the best views on offer in the country, you want one of the best aircraft available to show them off. In the hands of a skilled pilot with immense local knowledge, Glenorchy Air’s Cessna Grand Caravan EX and the iconic vistas...

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Right Hook

In one of the most dramatic breaks with the past seen from an automotive manufacturer in recent times, the mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette flips everything you think you know about American performance on its head.

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EV Charging 101

As EV battery capacity and durability goes from strength to strength with every new model release, ‘range anxiety’ as a barrier-to-entry for prospective buyers is quickly subsiding. Yet there remains some confusion around charging...

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Audi enters Formula 1

Audi enters the premier class of motorsport. From 2026, the premium brand will compete in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship with a specially developed power unit. The project will be based at Audi Sport’s facility in Neuburg near...

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Incoming Kia Niro Plus: further range details revealed

The forthcoming Kia Niro Plus range is set to offer Kiwis greater space, a larger technology suite and more electrified mobility, with both hybrid and full electric versions available.

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Audi's electric future debuts on ice

The Audi Ice Experience for 2022 has commenced at the spectacular Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds in the Cardrona Valley, Central Otago.

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is in the starting blocks

The Porsche 911 GT3 is getting a big brother: the 911 GT3 RS, the new top of the 911 line in terms of performance will celebrate its world premiere on 18 August.

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Lotus Emira - NZ First Drive Video

This time the beginning of the end is something fantastic. Lotus could not have created a finer farewell to internal combustion

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Lawson set to make F1 Practice debut

Red Bull junior Liam Lawson is set to make his F1 debut at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The young New Zealander, who has made an impression in Formula 2, is set to take to the track during the first Friday practice session.

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Electric precision set to make its mark at Audi ice experience 2022

Audi ice experience starts today with a sold-out experience at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds in the Cardrona Valley. The brand’s signature event delivers a luxury experience with an unrivalled driving challenge in some of Audi’s...

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Harman Kardon captures single-bar 3D sound with new Citation MultiBeam 1100

Premium audio brand Harman Kardon has combined Dolby Atmos and Multibeam technology to harness an immersive 3D sound performance from its all-new Citation MultiBeam 1100.

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Kowtow’s Spring 2022 collection inspired by the Avant Gardener

Taking as inspiration the belief that life can be brought to small spaces through the nurturing of the natural environment, Kowtow’s new season collection showcases nature in full bloom.

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Puma helps Porsche celebrate 50th anniversary of 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Sports footwear brand Puma has combined forces with Porsche to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, creating a highly sought-after limited-edition sneaker for the occasion.

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Updated Volkswagen T-Roc, T-Roc R set to thrill compact SUV market

The triple T-Roc line-up for the Kiwi market has been officially unveiled by Volkswagen New Zealand, featuring significant upgrades across the board, along with the arrival of the all-new performance-themed T-Roc R.

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Three for three for SVG at The Bend

A superb drive from Shane van Gisbergen extended the Kiwi’s march toward another Supercars Championship as he secured a clean sweep of races wins at Tailem Bend.

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A Big Deal | Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Drive

You have to hand it to GMSV; they're 100% committed to giving kiwis a taste of the all-American Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

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Camilla and Marc SS22

Camilla and Marc’s new ‘Identity’ collection is one of considered aesthetic choices, an intentional representation of a modern wardrobe, an ode to the art of dressing well and an invitation to deeply consider the concept of who we are when...

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Lamborghini Inducted Into Automotive Hall Of Fame

His achievements are already the stuff of automotive legend; now, Ferruccio Lamborghini’s immeasurable contributions to the automotive industry have been recognised, with the Italian Icon being honoured among the most significant automotive...

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Aston Martin celebrates 100th anniversary of first Grand Prix entry with roaring return to the 1920s

A century on from its racing debut, Aston Martin’s original Grand Prix car today roared back to the French Grand Prix, for a thrilling celebratory lap.

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Škoda New Zealand and Ben Hunt win in the Hawke’s Bay

Škoda New Zealand and Ben Hunt has secured the first New Zealand Rally Championship event win of the partnership

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All-new Kia Niro embraces new design, sustainable materials

The all-new Kia Niro has been unveiled, showcasing a new exterior design and a spacious, minimalist interior that utilises premium, sustainable materials.

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Just launched: The Nothing Phone (1)

Intriguing start up tech company, Nothing technology have introduced its first smartphone and the gateway to its future connected and open product ecosystem.

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Polestar x Allebike collaboration results in limited edition Mountain Bike

Polestar have revealed the first undisguised image of their next model, the Polestar 3, and confirmed the brand’s first SUV will be premiered in full this October.

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Porsche’s electric road map revealed

Porsche is aiming for 80% of sales to be full EV by 2025 and will introduce an electric 718 model within the next three years.

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Evans and Bird soar to podium and points in New York City for Jaguar TCS Racing

Mitch Evans takes his sixth podium of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing at the New York City E-Prix and Sam Bird climbed an incredible eleven places to finish fifth

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'Wolf' returns as new Amarok revealed

Designed and conceived in Germany and Australia, and built in South Africa, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the all-new Amarok.

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Bentley successfully completes first phase of female mentoring programme

Eight students have been mentored through the ‘Extraordinary Women’ programme, with mentors including entrepreneurs from sectors such as engineering, business and design, alongside academics and Bentley experts

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Lotus Emira V6 First Edition

The much-anticipated Lotus Emira V6 First Edition has arrived in New Zealand, albeit as just a teaser, pre-production, left hand drive example ahead of the first deliveries later this year.

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Tudor celebrates great expedition with new Ranger timepiece

To mark the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition, Tudor is presenting the Ranger model, a tool watch celebrating the spirit of this daring adventure.

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Polestar Reports 125% Sales Increase For First Half Of 2022

Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY), the premium electric performance car company, announces a robust performance for the first half of 2022

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The McLaren Auckland Performance Academy

Created for those wanting to dive into more in-depth and advanced driver coaching in their McLaren.

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Urus Charges To Lamborghini Production Record

The Lamborghini Urus has achieved a unique milestone at Sant’Agata: as the best selling car in Automobili Lamborghini history, and in the shortest time. The factory celebrating the completion of the 20,000th Urus just four years after the...

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Bentley's Continental Crowning Jewel

Described as the ultimate version, the Continental GT Mulliner is the most luxurious, dynamic and fastest of two-door grand tourers yet to emerge from Crewe.

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Shane Van Gisbergen wins rally of the far north

The weekend saw yet another Rallying victory for Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Shane van Gisbergen at the Rally of the Far North.

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Bentley announces Speed Six Continuation Series at Goodwood

Following the brand’s hugely successful Blower Continuation Series, 12 new Bentley Speed Six models will be handcrafted by Mulliner.

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Volkswagen New Zealand EV Line Up

Volkswagen has a roadmap, and the destination is carbon neutrality. Key to achieving this will be a range of electric vehicle Volkswagen has confirmed for New Zealand.

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Lamborghini celebrates engines of the present and future at Goodwood

Lamborghini celebrated their naturally aspirated engines by running three of their most aurally impressive models up the Goodwood hill this week.

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Porsche Penske Motorsport reveal the new 963 at Goodwood

Porsche and Penske Motorsport have collaborated to field two cars each in the world's leading two endurance series’

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The Volkswagen ID.4 has arrived at the Car Store

The all-electric model forms part of Volkswagen’s new electrified family of next-generation vehicles.

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Polestar Rings Nasdaq Bell To Celebrate Public Listing

Polestar, the Swedish electric car brand, has rung the famous bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York City to celebrate its public listing. Polestar began trading officially under the ticker “PSNY” on 24 June 2022.

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Polestar 5 Lights up Goodwood with 650kW powertrain.

Polestar has shown and demonstrated a development prototype of the Polestar 5 in public for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Kaleb Ngatoa takes his third S5000 victory at Hidden Valley

Kaleb Ngatoa has again proven he can tame the big S5000s taking his third win in the Australian series.

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Lamborghini celebrates Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Duke of Richmond

As Automobili Lamborghini heads to the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed from 23 to 26 June, the Duke of Richmond takes time to drive the Lamborghini Huracán EVO and give his insight into the importance of the Italian super sports marque at...

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Giltrap Group announce alignment with BMX racer, Michael Bias

New Zealand has established a reputation for producing some of the most elite BMX athletes in the world. The Giltrap Group have aligned with one of our rising stars, Michael Bias

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Upgraded MY23 Silverado 1500 details released.

A fully reimagined interior includes a huge 13.4-inch diagonal colour touchscreen and 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster.

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New Bentley Flying Spur S

Bentley will introduce two new Flying Spur S offerings at Goodwood. The S variant will denote an amplified driving experience for the luxury sedan

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Polestar to showcase Polestar 5 and BST Edition 270 Polestar 2 at Goodwood

Expect to get your first glance at the Polestar 5 prototype and exciting hand-crafted BST edition 270 Polestar 2 throughout the Goodwood Festival of Speed event, from 23 June

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SIXT revs up as Rally New Zealand partner

After a 10-year hiatus, the FIA World Rally Championship is back on Kiwi shores and this year it’s powered by SIXT.

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New Bentley Continental GT and GTC S focus on dynamic agility

The newly revealed S versions of the iconic Continental GT and GTC bring driving pleasure, sharp looks and a new V8 sports exhaust baritone to Bentley’s grand tourer.

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Land Rover partners with Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

In a newly announced global partnership, the Land Rover Defender will support the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2022, which is being played from October 8 to November 12 in New Zealand.

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Škoda announces new Kamiq Scoutline variant

The Kamiq SUV is the first component of the Škoda range in New Zealand to get new Scoutline trim additions.

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Nissan Z Pricing Confirmed for New Zealand

A proud past meets an exciting future: Get ready for Nissan’s newest iteration of the legendary Nissan Z

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Following unprecedented purchases of the Polestar 2 since its launch, the premium electric performance car brand, is now taking orders for the updated Polestar 2, which features new solutions connected to climate impact and transparency,...

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Audi shares exclusive reveal of Q4 e-tron, Audi’s fully electric all-rounder

Audi unveils a preview of the all new Q4 e-tron at Westfield Newmarket. The fully electric compact model is set to arrive in New Zealand early 2023.

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SVG confirms entry to the International Rally of New Zealand

One of the busiest wheelmen in the world, Shane van Gisbergen has confirmed he will contest the forthcoming International Rally of New Zealand behind the wheel of a Škoda Fabia WRC 2 car.

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Our recent LinkedIn article looked at some commonly asked questions our dealership staff are fielding around EVs from private buyers.

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Volkswagen Classic Vehicles has just finished restoring a one-off T1 Kombi with chain drive, originally built for tough European alpine conditions.

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We look at the common questions private buyers have around electric vehicles.

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Olympéa 2022 is coming. Rebooted and reprogrammed, a fragrance radically rewritten for the next decade and kicks off with Olympéa Solar.

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R.M. Williams celebrates 90 years

To commemorate the 90th anniversary the brand have special celebrations planned including limited-edition merchandise all with a focus on the ‘Legacy of Australian Craft’.

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Top Lotus Management share Vision80 with Uslot in NZ

Lotus Senior Management visit Lotus Auckland to share exiting Vision of Lotus Cars

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The all-new Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo

The launch of the latest Monte Carlo variant completes Škoda’s fourth generation range and will be the sole variant introduced in the upcoming New Zealand launch.

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Answering to a global shift in luxury vehicle body styles, Bentley have introduced a new Bentayga extended wheelbase as a luxury flagship with a swathe of new innovation and comfort features.

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Lamborghini’s fortunes continue to soar in the first quarter of 2022: the company’s best-ever quarter.

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The McLaren Elva M6A to make it’s New Zealand debut at The Car Store alongside Artura plug-in hybrid supercar.

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For anyone wondering how Volkswagen created the electric ID. Buzz Microbus, a comprehensive new documentary covering the development work on the ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo has been released on YouTube.

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This impressively detailed 1:5 scale Porsche 911 Targa was created using imaginative craftsmanship and improvisation, over 50 years before the advent of 3D printing would have seen off most of the challenges associated with the build.

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Following Formula E’s global reveal of the championship’s all-new Gen3 race car, Jaguar TCS Racing also revealed the creative test car concept livery for its next generation of electric street racing.

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Kiwi label, Standard Issue, are contributing woollen jumpers to children in need this winter

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Lamborghini produce the 20,000th Huracán

Already the most sold Lamborghini model in the company’s history, the 20,000th Huracán celebrates a significant milestone.

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Figures from Bentley Motors’ “Dream Factory” in Crewe, reveal the British marque is on course to become the world’s most sustainable luxury car brand.

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The Volkswagen ‘R’ brand turns 20 this year and while synonymous with limited run, high performance VWs in the past, ‘R’ virtues will be offered across more model lines than ever before in 2022.

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For the second consecutive year Lamborghini is confirmed as one of the most sustainable companies in Italy

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With the opportunity for owners to personalise their new Bentley Continental GT to create an exclusive and individual vehicle, the craftspeople at Bentley coachbuilder, Mulliner, are lending real tangibility to the phrase ‘dream car’.

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Our customers haven't just bought a Porsche they've bought into the "We Love Cars" lifestyle. We took our Porsche 911 customers to Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park, to put their Porsches to the test.

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For this episode of Cool Cars we drive the all-new Kia EV6, take a look at the new Lotus Eletre, and a peek of the Aston Martin DBX707. Plus, Lamborghini reveals the new Huracan Tecnica.

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Newly revealed Lexus RZ accelerates brand to fully electrified future

The all-new battery electric Lexus RZ 450e has been unveiled, revealing the next stage in the brand’s electrified future.

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Buben & Zörweg luxury safe and watch-winders now available in New Zealand

Every Buben & Zörweg object has the rare gift of not only protecting valuable possessions in their beauty and function, but at the same time exponentially increasing the perceived joy of their presentation. The result: Fascination

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GoPro launches new Creator Edition

World renowned action camera manufacturer, GoPro, has launched an all-new HERO10 Black Creator Edition featuring enhanced capabilities, alongside its new Powered Control Grip, called the Volta.

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Omega celebrated the anniversary of the dramatic Apollo 13 space mission during April, and the Speedmaster Professional chronographs that played a vital role in the crew’s safe return home.

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From the collaboration comes ADIZERO X ALLBIRDS 2.94 C02e – a running shoe with a carbon footprint of just 2.94kg CO2e/pair, without compromising performance

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McLaren sum up the 765LT with their own version of the three ‘R’s’: Radical. Relentless. Reborn.

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Kia Carnival MPV named ‘Family Vehicle Of The Year’

The blend of style and practicality has seen Kia’s Carnival MPV awarded as the Family Vehicle of the Year by AutoGuide

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Valhalla makes flying visit to Auckland

The stunning Aston Martin Valhalla concept touched down briefly in New Zealand recently, giving local media the opportunity to see the iconic performance brand’s next generation mid-engined road racer.

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Marco Giltrap put in an epic drive to withstand massive pressure from Hugo Allan and record his first win in the Toyota 86 Championship.

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The KODIAQ is ŠKODA's most popular model in New Zealand, and it's easy to see why. We took the all-new 2022 RS version for a spin on NZ roads.

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Details of Lotus Emira First Edition Revealed

A huge amount of specification and a huge amount of power can be anticipated from the forthcoming four-cylinder Lotus Emira First Edition.

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Aesop announces Rick Owens collaboration

Fashion icon Rick Owens and Aesop have combined powers to release a new limited-edition candle and travel kit collaboration.

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Chevy Silverado proves a winner

Since the launch of the new GM Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) brand in New Zealand in November 2020, more than 250 Chevrolet Silverado trucks have been sold around the country.

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Tiguan R fires up Volkswagen’s performance range

The Volkswagen Tiguan R has arrived in New Zealand, introducing Kiwi performance fans to an entirely new way of enjoying a dynamic, enthusiast drive experience.

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We got to take the third-generation Audi RS3 for a spin - whatever your speed or road conditions it is seriously quick...but also seriously fun.

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While superb on the road, the Huracán very much is a car that comes alive on the track. Local media recently had the chance to experience that for themselves at a Lamborghini Auckland press day at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park.

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Final Aston Martin Vantage V12 revealed

It is unquestionably the end of an era as we prepare for the next Aston Martin Vantage V12. Sadly, the final swansong for most potent, most sonorous of the Vantage variants.

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Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has formally been announced as supplier once again of the Official Safety Car to Formula 1 for 12 races of the 2022 calendar.

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Committed to making footwear with a lighter impact, Kathryn Wilson is minimising its carbon footprint through an ongoing partnership with Carbon Click.

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The new Range Rover model line-up will be extensive for the Kiwi market, with the portfolio priced from $209,900 (plus ORCs) for the D300 SE standard wheelbase variant.

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Famed Australian maker of skin, body, and hair care products, Aesop has launched a new eye serum developed to offer vitamin-rich hydration and nourishment for the delicate skin around the eyes.

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Bentley launches mentoring programme for female students

In support of International Women’s Day 2022, Bentley has held an ‘Extraordinary Women’ event in Crewe to launch student mentoring programme.

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Korean carmaker, Kia is accelerating their electrification roadmap and has set a target of 1.2 million fully electric sales in the year 2030. The plan includes a line-up of 14 EV models by 2027.

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One of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected car-transporters has made history with New Zealand’s: emissions-free all-electric delivery; with an Audi RS e-tron GT rolling off the back of Carr & Haslam’s first all-electric truck, the...

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A World First in New Zealand - The Car Store is Open

A world-first digitally-decorated interactive car showroom in Auckland's Westfield Newmarket allows shoppers to test drive and even buy their dream car while they are in the Mall.

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Due to arrive in New Zealand towards the end of 2022, the thoroughly redesigned new Nissan X-Trail has been unveiled in pictures.

With further specification details to be revealed closer to its New Zealand launch, the new X-Trail showcases a powerful new exterior look, including a ‘floating’ roofline and design cues which underline the SUV’s practicality.

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Levis are extending their ‘buy better, wear longer’ philosophy with a new 501 offering made of organic and post-consumer recycled denim.

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Lotus Advanced Performance

A new ‘special operations’ team has been formed within Lotus to deliver exciting new halo projects, limited editions and unique content for customers.

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Giltrap Group Motorsport driver Simon Evans has made a winning start to the Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship with four race wins over the opening two rounds of the series raced at the Highlands circuit in Cromwell and Mike Pero Motorsport...

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Lamborghini's exclusive Space Key NFT

Limited to just five units, verified by an Non-fungible token identifier, Lamborghini have collaborated with a yet-to-be-identified artist to create the Space Key collector’s piece.

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Apple says its revised HomePod mini will deliver impressive sound, works seamlessly with iPhones, and features the intelligence of Siri and is the foundation for any smart home.

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RS 3 Sportback lands in New Zealand

In anticipation for the arrival of the all-new Audi RS 3 Sportback, a left-hand drive pre-production model has landed on our shores as an exclusive preview.

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For the past two years, Porsche Classic has been working on a unique project to celebrate its 50th anniversary: restoring a 911 S 2.4 Targa from 1972 – the year that Porsche Design was founded.

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The car manufacturer from Mladá Boleslav first took part in the second ‘Monte’ back in January 1912. Since then, many teams have put their faith in Škoda rally cars; the Fabia Rally2 evo won the WRC2 category at the Monte Carlo Rally in...

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Automobili Lamborghini ended 2021 with a remarkable all-time record: 8,405 cars delivered worldwide, making it the company’s best year for sales ever.

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From the start of 2022, the Geely design studio in Warwickshire, UK has a new name – the Lotus Tech Creative Centre Limited (LTCC).

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Following a positive foray into the competitive Toyota Racing 86 series in 2021 by Giltrap Group Motorsport drivers, Simon Evans and Marco Giltrap, the pair are looking forward to some close racing in 2022.

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Albeit with some pandemic related scheduling changes, it was great to see global motorsport come back to life in 2021. Both locally and internationally the stable of Giltrap Group supported drivers have continued to deliver impressive...

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The fifth-gen Sportage takes Kia’s most popular model to a whole new level. It is bigger and better looking – but at the same time still delivers Kia’s renowned value and reliability.

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Eight gold and five platinum singes; one double platinum, one triple. Eight New Zealand Music Awards, five ARIA nominations. Actor, burgeoning fashion icon, te reo champion. Survivor. Stan Walker.

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Kathryn Wilson has established herself as New Zealand's premier footwear designer, growing from a fledgling designer to becoming an influential businesswoman with a brand that is in constant high demand.

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The idyllic island paradise of Waiheke boasts 100 vineyards, and of those 75 are set within Man O’ War’s sprawling grounds with the first vines planted in 1993. That experience and diversity of vineyards across Waiheke’s eastern point has...

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Perhaps the most famous Esprit converted into a submarine at the behest of its secret agent owner. But the history of and fanbase for Lotus’ original performance ‘wedge’ extends far beyond the illusions of movie magic.

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While EuroCity Marine’s Crownline bow rider range featured on page 74 targets family convenience, fun and comfort on the water, sister brand Finseeker is decidedly more angler focused. If serious fishing is more your interest, then...

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YY Nation Launches New Sneakers

YY Nation, a new sustainable shoe brand from New Zealand, is launching here and in the U.S. with its eco-friendly Legacy Footwear Collection, which includes the world’s lowest carbon footprint sneaker.

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The Hublot brand has become synonymous in the luxury timepiece landscape, indeed, realising it’s a relative new brand to the category, comes as surprise to many. Founded in Switzerland, in just 1980, It’s rise to icon status has been as...

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Marco Giltrap returns to Toyota 86 Championship

Last season’s Rookie of the Year Marco Giltrap will be back in the saddle for the forthcoming Toyota 86 Championship and the 17-year old is targeting his first race win in the category.

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Nissan concepts

With electrification at the center of long-term strategy, Nissan’s 2030 vision aims to deliver exciting vehicles and technologies that empower customer journeys and society.

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Nissan and NISMO have unveiled a newly designed Nissan Z GT500 race car that will participate in the Super GT Series starting with the 2022 season.

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Transport Minister Michael Wood was one of the first New Zealanders to get behind the wheel of the Polestar 2 this week, ahead of first deliveries of the all-new Electric vehicle.

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The covers are off the Polestar 3, and despite the camouflage, the sporting profile of the company’s first SUV is unmistakable.

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Bentley introduces GT Mulliner Blackline

The world’s oldest automotive coachbuilder, Mulliner, has unveiled a contemporary twist on ultimate luxury for the Bentley Continental GT and GT Convertible.

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Early Sportage successes for Kia

Kia says that pre-orders for its incoming fifth generation Sportage compact SUV have been flooding in, with customer enthusiasm to the all-new model “beyond expectations”.

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Final Design Direction for the Polestar 5

In the latest episode of its YouTube documentary series, “Precept: from Concept to Car”, Polestar has previewed more of the final design direction for the forthcoming Polestar 5.

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McLaren Racing have announced Emma Gilmour as the team’s first-ever female driver who will compete for the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022.

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Best EV 2021 - Polestar

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The tech buzz of Google's Android Automotive debut and a full $8625 clean car rebate were two of the big talking points ahead of the New Zealand launch of the Polestar 2. But spend any time in the driver's seat, and it's the minimalistic...

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Brendon Leitch exuberant after 24 Hours of Sebring battle

Kiwi driver’s team ends the rain-interrupted 24 Hours of Sebring with a DNF after a crash during hour 14, but Leitch thrilled with 2021 24H Series GT3 Pro championship win.

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Well-known New Zealand knitwear brand, Standard Issue, has embraced transparency and sustainability in the crafting of all its garments, including the recently revealed spring/summer 2021 line.

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SVG secures second Supercars Championship

Having outclassed a field of superb drivers this year, Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Shane van Gisbergen has secured his second Australian Supercars Championship and seemingly in peak form, here’s to more winning form from the storming...

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Land Rover Partners with the RWC for 2023

World Rugby and Land Rover have continued their ongoing collaboration join forces and confirmed Land Rover as Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup - France 2023.

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The New Porsche Taycan GTS

Porsche introduces a third body version to its performance focused Taycan electric model range with the new Taycan GTS Sport Turismo.

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Brendon Leitch | Sebring 24 Hour

Contesting the first 24 Hour race in the iconic track’s 70 year history this weekend is Giltrap-Group sponsored Brendon Leitch. The Kiwi will be racing his first ever 24 hour race with the German, Leipert Motorsport team piloting a beastly...

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Bentley marks centenary of first ever customer car

Two years after the company was founded Bentley delivered it’s first customer car. A 3-Litre delivered to racing enthusiast Noel van Raalte in 1921, Sold for £1,150.

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The colour is called Dragon Red, and yes, it is a statement – but then again, pretty much everything about this Bentley Flying Spur V8 is a statement. You struggle to find any part of this car that hasn’t been touch with Mulliner’s magic...

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Versatility is the name of the SUV game in New Zealand and VW’s Tiguan Allspace is easily the brand’s most versatile SUV, no wonder the release of the latest model is so hotly anticipated.

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The McLaren Artura is home | GiltrapTV

Welcome to New Zealand…welcome home, McLaren Artura. This McLaren’s supercar for the future - a plug in hybrid supercar that distills everything McLaren have ever learned, with ultralight engineering – blistering electrified power –...

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Production Line

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Valkyrie is now in full production at Aston Martin’s Gaydon Headquarters. The era defining hypercar is described as the first true F1® car for the road.

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Polestar 2 arrive at New Zealand's shores

The award-winning EV is eligible for full Clean Car Discount in New Zealand with the Standard range Single motor starting at $69,990 NZD

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Kiwi Emma Gilmour becomes McLaren’s first female driver

McLaren Racing have announced Kiwi rally driver, Emma Gilmour, as the team’s first-ever female driver who will compete for the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022.

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GM launches online store

Time heals all wounds and, some day, we’ll all come to grips with Holden’s departure. In the meantime, GM have announced the launch of a new official merchandise store for the die hard GM and Holden fan.

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COVID-19 restrictions mean Lamborghini Auckland can’t hold an in person ‘Bull Run’ event, but that isn’t stopping the local dealer getting behind the men’s charity.

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Kia NZ reveals details of all-new Sportage range

With less than three-months until the official launch of the all-new Sportage, Kia New Zealand has released more information about the range - revealing the price of all models in the line-up.

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Bentley Motors supports IAP Awards

Bentley Motors has been announced as lead sponsor for the second International Automotive Photography (IAP) Awards.

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Two British icons of their respective industries have combined their technical skills to produce an all-new handcrafted driving jacket for enthusiasts. But there is a catch…

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The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is getting a big brother: the 718 Cayman GT4 RS. And the new top model of the 718 family has shown it’ll be well prepared for its forthcoming world premiere.

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A quarter of a century after Audi debuted its premium compact hatch in 1996, the A3 returns with a bold new exterior and interior design.

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Further fast company added to Cupra family

Not one, but two new performance focused Cupra models joined the New Zealand range recently, with the arrival of the Leon hatchback and Sportstourer.

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Popular Kia Cerato upgrades safety and style

The new Cerato – the first Kia model sporting the company’s all-new logo design, and a host of upgraded features besides – has now landed in New Zealand.

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The Final V12 Lamborghini Aventador

To be produced in a numbered series of 350 coupes and 250 roadsters, the Lamborghini Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae bids farewell in ferocious style to the longitudinally mounted, naturally aspirated Lamborghini V12.

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Following the exciting announcement Lotus will now be represented by the Giltrap Group in New Zealand, local pricing and specification for the stunning Emira V6 has now been confirmed.

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Crownline has been touted as the most progressive boat brand in its North American home market. Now, Kiwi’s keen on getting out on the water in style as summer approaches can check out the Crownline range for themselves.

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What does it take to design sophisticated car audio systems for a multitude of brands? And what might the world of in-car entertainment offer us on our commute in the decades ahead? Premium audio manufacturer Harman has the answers.

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Audi RS3 Sportback pricing and spec. confirmed

Audi New Zealand will be accelerating into the new year with a vengeance thanks to the early 2022 release of the coveted RS3 Sportback models. Despite it being the entry to the RS range, the new RS3, as always, promises to pack a punch. We...

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Interested in seeing the latest Jaguar XF in action? Following on from a long line of vehicle reveals in the franchise, The XF’s first driving debut will be as a chase vehicle in the newest Bond film, No Time to Die.

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James May has called British Toymaker, Corgi’s, rendition of Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 the most significant car ever made. Leaning into that success, Aston Martin have scaled up the emotive packaging to help promote their collaboration in No...

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66 Magazine contributor and BBC Top Gear Magazine Editor at Large, Jason Barlow, is also one of the world’s most qualified James Bond Car aficionados. His latest book, Bond Cars: The Definitive History is timed to coincide with No Time To...

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No amount of lockdown should deter you from dressing well and, as a return to the office and public gatherings beckon, the latest Spring/Summer ’21 button-down shirts from Crane Brothers will ensure you’re up to speed with the latest look.

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The new Bentley Continental GT speed sports exhaust by Akrapovič

A popular addition to the Bentley Continental GT has been a sports exhaust option. That solution gets all the more attractive with the collaboration between Bentley and legendary exhaust specialist, Akrapovič.

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Award winning interior design and furniture company, Trenzseater, have a new selection of beautiful furniture, designed and manufactured exclusively in New Zealand.

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Bentley Celebrates 70 Years of Design at Crewe

Bentley Motors is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of its own Design department at Crewe.

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While exploring new colourways and fabrications, Merchant honours their ongoing commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and design with its robust construction and quality.

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In a yet-to-be-revealed location in Auckland’s leafy Parnell, planning for New Zealand’s most luxurious apartment development is well under way and there’s arguably no one more qualified at delivering it than Martin Cooper of Experiences by...

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Thanks to Range Rover and their Sport SVR model, there’s a strong ‘off-road’ component in the latest behind-the-scenes teaser for the next Bond film, No Time to Die.

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Liam Lawson takes DTM Championship Lead in Assen

Red Bull and Giltrap Group supported driver, Liam Lawson is making waves in Europe’s premier DTM touring car series, with consistent podiums all season the 19 year old from Pukekohe now leads the championship.

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Allbird’s new Natural Run Apparel showcases the performance potential of innovating from nature’s laboratory — activewear designed to move with you, without going against nature.

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Renowned British sports car brand Lotus, is coming to New Zealand. The company which is about to launch a range of standard setting electric sports cars and SUV’s, has partnered with Giltrap Group.

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Audi reveal their second of three new concepts: The grandsphere

Like a first class flight, the 5.35m long grandsphere sedan combines the luxury of private travel in the greatest of comfort with a comprehensive onboard experience.

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Whether it's for work or relaxation, Bentley’s latest rear seat entertainment systems provide the ultimate automotive screen experience.

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While it’s an American market only special, we can’t help but fall in love with the styling of the Defender Trophy Edition.

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The Emira bookends over 70 years of petrol-powered Lotus vehicles before they transition to fully electric over the next few years. Thankfully, it retains all that’s made Lotus vehicles great to drive.

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As the Giltrap Group announce their representation of Lotus cars in New Zealand, we look at where the brand has come from and learn more about their very ambitious plans for the future

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Blending real world performance with e-sports thinking, Porsche’s Mission R offers a not so subtle peek at motorsport programmes of the not so distant future.

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That the 2021 Formula E Championship is Jaguar Racing’s most successful season to date, is of little consolation to Mitch Evans.

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The designers behind Kiwi fashion label twenty-seven names say their new collection for spring/summer is designed to evoke the feeling when the doorbell rings and the opened door reveals a courier with a bouquet of flowers.

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Exclusively available to just 300 buyers around the world, the Defender V8 Bond Edition’s interior features laser etching detailing that it is ‘one of 300’ and the SV Bespoke logo.

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New Silverado Heavy-Duty LTZ Premium

The local Chevrolet Silverado line-up has just gotten bigger by one. General Motors Special Vehicles has announced a third model – and the biggest Silverado truck yet – will be here before the end of the year.

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Special Vehicle Operations has launched a special edition Range Rover Sport SVR with spectacular new solid glass flake paintwork options for the first time.

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We celebrate the arrival of Polestar in New Zealand. We talk to the boss in Sweden and take a look back at the past and into the future.

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Breitling and Bentley part ways with one final collector’s piece

All good things must come to an end. After the longest watch and automotive collaboration in history, Breitling and Bentley are not renewing the partnership.

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A look at the past and to the future as the first customer deliveries of Bentley’s coach built Bacalar and Blower Continuation models are produced.

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Nissan LEAF | GiltrapTV

The Nissan LEAF is one of the world's best-selling EVs, with over 300,000 vehicles sold since its debut over a decade ago.

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Porsche Unseen | The Spin-Offs

For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part two, the Newsroom presents four spin-offs – from a mountain Spyder and rally cars to a Le Mans legend.

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Porsche Unseen | Rebels

For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part three, the Newsroom presents three vehicles from the "Little Rebels" series. We suspect James Dean might have been a fan ...

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The New Lamborghini Countach

A futuristic limited edition paying homage to the Countach’s iconic status as a revolutionary design and technology rule-breaker and recreated for the 21st century.

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The New Aston Martin Valkyrie Spider

The new Valkyrie Spider, unveiled today at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, is a thrilling next-step in the progression of the Aston Martin Valkyrie bloodline.

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Bentley Flying Spur Mulliner

Flying Spur Mulliner builds even further on “the best car in the world”. Available with Bentley’s all-new V6 petrol Hybrid, or sublime V8 and W12 petrol powertrains

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New Zealand Police to trial plug-in hybrid | GiltrapTV

Police have confirmed that they are assessing the viability of a Skoda Superb iV plug-in hybrid as a potential addition to recently introduced their fleet of Skoda Superbs. We spoke to Inspector Brian Yanko about the Superb iV which has an...

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Audi skysphere concept – the future is wide open

With skysphere, Audi are illustrating their vision for the progressive luxury segment of the future, where interior becomes an interactive space and the vehicle a platform for captivating experiences.

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Audi e-tron GT | GiltrapTV

With a touch of muscle car styling, the Audi e-tron GT is proof that zero-emissions don’t have to be zero-cool. So how does the 800 volt GT deliver on New Zealand roads?

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The all-new Volkswagen Caddy Move | GiltrapTV

Bigger, more efficient, more intelligent...the Volkswagen Caddy Move is the new gold standard for practical mobility. Now available at Giltrap Volkswagen.

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Kiwi Liam Lawson bags two podiums in DTM Championship race

Liam Lawson has continued his impressive debut in the DTM Championship, bagging two more podiums in the latest two races at Lausitzring in Germany.

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Vale Dot Townshend

Hawke’s Bay motor industry identity and Bayswater Vehicle Group founding shareholder, Dot Townshend, has passed away.

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Fresh features, more power for new Porsche Macan line-up

The crossover Porsche power pairing of the Macan S and Macan GTS have received design refreshes, more power and revised centre consoles for the new model year.

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Fitter and faster – new Audi RS 3 Sportback revealed

Audi says the all-new RS 3 Sportback offers driving dynamics of the highest calibre and the best performance numbers in its segment.

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The Valhalla

Aston Martin’s transformational journey takes a huge step forwards with the Valhalla concept car brought to production reality as an extraordinary, truly driver-focused mid-engined hybrid supercar.

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High Country Drive

Taking to the high road, Barkers has partnered with Volvo Cars New Zealand for its latest winter campaign. It’s a perfect match with both companies focusing on increased environmental responsibility and producing premium, sustainable, ‘for...

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Acknowledging the past, designed for the future

Generus Group has accrued a team of experienced designers, architects, and construction experts to bring its flagship development, The Foundation, to life.

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Extended family

Fulfilling a dual-purpose role for more buyers than ever before, the once-humble work ute has evolved into the ultimate family lifestyle vehicle.

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The Classic - VW Samba

Today, the sunroof-sporting eight-seater minibus versions of Volkswagen’s iconic Kombi – known globally by the name ‘Samba’ – are especially coveted.

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Hybrid and PHEV options join award-winning Kia Sorento range

Kia New Zealand has unveiled two new additions to the Sorento SUV range, both sporting powerful, green-minded hybrid technology and improved fuel efficiency.

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Always meet your heroes

Held at the Giltrap Group’s stunning headquarters in Grey Lynn, Auckland, the 2021 Starship Foundation Supercar Show brought together a vast array of incredible automotive icons.

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Land Rover x Virgin Galactic

Land Rover has supported Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight with a limited Astronaut Edition Range Rover. A fitting vehicle for Sir. Richard Branson.

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Bentley Mulliner celebrates its 1000th bespoke commission

Bentley Mulliner is celebrating its 1000th bespoke commission since its own dedicated design team was formed in 2014, when the increasing demand for bespoke and personalised vehicles was recognised.

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Automobili Lamborghini | Goodwood Festival of Speed

Automobili Lamborghini debuted the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae on its stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 8-11 July, following the worldwide virtual unveil of the ‘final Aventador’ on 7 July.

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Passat Alltrack returns to New Zealand

Featuring next-generation technology updates and an impressive price, the roomy 2021 Passat Alltrack is the latest range addition to Volkswagen’s comprehensive passenger vehicle line-up.

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Ultimate track day luggage range launched

Handcrafted driving accessory manufacturer, The Outlierman, has announced exclusive new helmet and weekender bag additions to its range.

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Liam Lawson to drive Vettel's RB7 F1 Car

A boyhood dream will come true this weekend for Liam Lawson when he drives a Formula 1 car for the first time at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed annual hillclimb in the UK.

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Audi marks 50 Years of “Vorsprung durch Technik”

The Audi slogan “Vorsprung durch Technik” is marking its 50 year anniversary this year. Even half a century after its inception, the world-famous slogan of the Four Rings hasn’t lost any of its appeal.

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Esperienza China Giro

"Journey into the Vast” - an unparalleled expedition of 42 Lamborghini cars across the majestic northwestern region in China, traveling more than 800 kilometers through the vast lands of Ningxia and Gansu.

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Esperienza Giro Auckland | GiltrapTV

From the snowy splendour of the Central Plateau and National Park, to the Great Lake and some of the North Island's finest roads; New Zealand's first ever Lamborghini Giro was a truly unforgettable road and track experience.

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Bentley x Macallan

The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky and luxury British automotive manufacturer Bentley Motors have revealed a unique partnership that will build on their rich heritage to develop distinctive collaborations and further their vision of a...

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Cool Cars: Episode 32 | GiltrapTV

We check out the record-breaking run at the Nürburgring in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Kiwi Rhys Millen’s latest Pikes Peak milestone in Bentley Continental GT3 and join Lamborghini Esperienza Giro Auckland.

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Porsche Debuts Cayenne Turbo GT

Porsche has rounded off the Cayenne line with the range topping 471kW GT Turbo

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New Continental GT3 racecar takes on Pikes Peak

The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak proved to be the fastest racecar running on renewable fuel at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

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GT2 RS breaks Nürburgring record

Porsche sets new production vehicle lap record around the Nürburgring - 6:43.3 minutes. Beating the previous record by 4.7 seconds

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Television reimagined with Samsung

New QLED offerings for indoors and outdoors, as well as The Premiere, a cinematic experience for your home.

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Bentley Launches Excellence Centre

Bentley has launched their new Excellence Centre at their celebrated factory in Crewe

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Huracán EVO RWD Spyder Wins Convertible of the Year

Renowned American luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report has award the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder "Best Convertible for 2021".

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