EVANS FORMULA E WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP
New Zealand’s Mitch Evans is runner-up in season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, completing the season with 180 points for Jaguar TCS RacingFind out more
Michael Bias, has achieved a career best result at the World Championships ranking him against the best in the world.
The very first R.M. Williams clothing items were created to hold up on long rides through the challenging Aussie outback. Ninety years on, great journeys continue to inform a range of enduring boots, apparel, and accessories.
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.
Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios have unveiled a very special Porsche inspired by one of the most popular 911s: Sally Carrera, the famous car from Disney and Pixar’s animated film Cars. Like Sally Carrera, the 911 Sally Special is one of...
This time the beginning of the end is something fantastic. Lotus could not have created a finer farewell to internal combustion
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.
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...Find out more
Two-time Formula One champion, Fernando Alonso, will join Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team in 2023 on a multi-year contract, replacing the retiring Sebastian Vettel.
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.
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.
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.
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.Find out more
Sure, it delivers the sort of numbers usually reserved for a serious sports car, but until now, I’d always considered the Bentley Bentayga’s performance capabilities as something academic.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Škoda New Zealand and Ben Hunt has secured the first New Zealand Rally Championship event win of the partnership
Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Liam Lawson has claimed his second Formula 2 race win in the 2022 season.
Hunter McElrea is closing in on the top spot of the Indy Lights Championship following a back-to-back win in the series.
The all-new Kia Niro has been unveiled, showcasing a new exterior design and a spacious, minimalist interior that utilises premium, sustainable materials.
Intriguing start up tech company, Nothing technology have introduced its first smartphone and the gateway to its future connected and open product ecosystem.
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.
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.
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
Designed and conceived in Germany and Australia, and built in South Africa, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has unveiled the all-new Amarok.
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
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.
The New York jewellery brand is now available in New Zealand for the first time through Partridge Jewellers.Find out more
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.
Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY), the premium electric performance car company, announces a robust performance for the first half of 2022
Giltrap sponsored Callum Hedge has secured his maiden win in the hotly contested Paynter Dixon Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship.
Created for those wanting to dive into more in-depth and advanced driver coaching in their McLaren.
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...
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.
The weekend saw yet another Rallying victory for Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Shane van Gisbergen at the Rally of the Far North.
It was two good days at the office for young Giltrap Group sponsored Liam Lawson.
Kiwi and Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Mitch Evans was able to keep his cool in the Marrakesh heat this weekend to notch up his fifth podium for Jaguar TCS Racing.Find out more
Kiwi racer Hunter McElrea has scored his maiden Indy Lights victory with a dominant display at the latest round.
Following the brand’s hugely successful Blower Continuation Series, 12 new Bentley Speed Six models will be handcrafted by Mulliner.
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.
Lamborghini celebrated their naturally aspirated engines by running three of their most aurally impressive models up the Goodwood hill this week.
Porsche and Penske Motorsport have collaborated to field two cars each in the world's leading two endurance series’
The all-electric model forms part of Volkswagen’s new electrified family of next-generation vehicles.
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.
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.
Kaleb Ngatoa has again proven he can tame the big S5000s taking his third win in the Australian series.
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...
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
A fully reimagined interior includes a huge 13.4-inch diagonal colour touchscreen and 12.3-inch configurable instrument cluster.
Bentley will introduce two new Flying Spur S offerings at Goodwood. The S variant will denote an amplified driving experience for the luxury sedan
Another podium and another disappointment for Lawson in a hectic weekend on the streets of Baku.
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
After a 10-year hiatus, the FIA World Rally Championship is back on Kiwi shores and this year it’s powered by SIXT.
Audi has launched a new activation which encourages people to take part in scrapping outdated stereotypes around the types of cars young girls play with.Find out more
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.
Jaguar is offering global fans of the brand’s motorsport pedigree a special F-Pace SVR Edition 1988 livery.
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.
The Kamiq SUV is the first component of the Škoda range in New Zealand to get new Scoutline trim additions.
The fifth generation RX takes the Lexus Driving Signature and next-generation Lexus design to a whole new level
A proud past meets an exciting future: Get ready for Nissan’s newest iteration of the legendary Nissan Z
Reverie: - a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream.
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,...
GMSV are offering improved specification options for the 2023 C8 Corvette
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.
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.
Our recent LinkedIn article looked at some commonly asked questions our dealership staff are fielding around EVs from private buyers.
Volkswagen Classic Vehicles has just finished restoring a one-off T1 Kombi with chain drive, originally built for tough European alpine conditions.
We look at the common questions private buyers have around electric vehicles.
Bentley is celebrating 70 years of Bentley Continental production, which began with the iconic R-Type Continental.
Hublot is going bold with their latest offerings in 2022
Olympéa 2022 is coming. Rebooted and reprogrammed, a fragrance radically rewritten for the next decade and kicks off with Olympéa Solar.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse is developing its first LMDh prototype, which will debut in 2024 in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Polestar has released its second Annual Review and Sustainability report, highlighting progress towards its ambitious climate goals.
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’.
H3PRO Hybrid headset boasts dual connection for simultaneous audio mixing, low latency gaming and up to 30 hours of wireless gaming – now also available in Ghost White and Racing Green
Lotus Senior Management visit Lotus Auckland to share exiting Vision of Lotus Cars
Lexus move into a digitally-decorated interactive car showroom in Auckland's Westfield Newmarket.
In the year of the V12, the story of the first: from its origins to the Aventador Ultimae, the last pure aspirated V12 from the House of Sant’AgataFind out more
Ben Hunt and Tony Rawstorn finishes second overall in the ŠKODA FABIA R5 rally car.
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.
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.
Natural materials and innovative technology come together to deliver an even better Allbirds running shoe.
The new 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector's items that Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design strategy.
Lamborghini’s fortunes continue to soar in the first quarter of 2022: the company’s best-ever quarter.
Swiss watch brand has created a pro cycling team to contest the most challenging cycle events in the world.
The McLaren Elva M6A to make it’s New Zealand debut at The Car Store alongside Artura plug-in hybrid supercar.
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.
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.
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.
Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, has opened the doors of the first Polestar Space in New Zealand.
Kiwi label, Standard Issue, are contributing woollen jumpers to children in need this winter
Already the most sold Lamborghini model in the company’s history, the 20,000th Huracán celebrates a significant milestone.
Samsung Electronics has created the Galaxy Tab S8 series to be the ultimate tool in a busy lifestyle more manageable.
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.
Drivers Simon Evans and Marco Giltrap have finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the single make championship
Landing here in May, Volkswagen’s all-new Multivan Plug-In Hybrid represents the very first electrified offering from Volkswagen New Zealand’s commercial vehicle division.
Since 1997, Huffer has successfully brought together fashion and functionality in its own inimitable way, delivering seasonal collections, technical outerwear, and unique print graphics that truly represent the brand as a bone fide Kiwi...
With Butterworth Estate wines, Brad and Warren Butterworth continue to evolve and indulge in a passion for New Zealand winemaking. For the legendary yachtsman, success from the vine is as tangible and desirable as success under sail.Find out more
Can any other family-friendly mid-size SUV lay claim to having evolved in a more startling and appealing way during the course of its existence than the Kia Sportage? We’re finding it difficult to think of another.
Based upon the original 901, which first saw light towards the end of the 1950s before evolving into the iconic 911 in 1963, this 1972 Porsche 911 S 2.4 Targa is a classic with a secret.
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.
For the second consecutive year Lamborghini is confirmed as one of the most sustainable companies in Italy
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’.
Kiwi racer Liam Lawson has already achieved an impressive amount in the take-no-prisoner cauldrons of Formula 2 and the German touring car championship.
This is the remarkable O2 – the second stunning concept from electric performance car manufacturer Polestar.
When it was launched a couple of years ago, the plug-in hybrid electric version of Škoda’s accomplished Superb represented the carmaker’s first local foray into electric mobility.
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.
We drive the KIA EV6 on New Zealand roads to find out why it won over the judges at the 2022 European car of the year, where it was voted a resounding winner, with 12 individual top votes.
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.
The speed, the sound, the colour. Take Aston Martin’s ultimate GT, the DBS Superleggera, subtract the roof, and hit the accelerator.
Kia’s EV6 is an exciting new EV proposition we’ve been waiting for and with local pricing now released, we can’t wait to see the car on our shores.
The all-new battery electric Lexus RZ 450e has been unveiled, revealing the next stage in the brand’s electrified future.
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
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.
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.
Volkswagen New Zealand calls it the racing simulator that’s real. The highly anticipated Volkswagen Golf R has arrived.
A responsive approach, an energetic mindset and plenty of good old fashioned hard work ensures trusted estate agent, Kane Taylor of Ray White Eden Terrace, has time for every client and gets the results they want.
What began as a grand vision 15 years ago is now reality as a unique village, centred around the abundant outdoor space and beauty of the Cardrona Valley, is being brought to life.Find out more
The new Audi urbansphere concept* will reimagine what the driving experience looks like.
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
Giltrap Group sponsored driver, Mitch Evans has made history for Jaguar TCS Racing as the first driver to win both races in a double-header weekend in Rome.
Huracán design and technical purity for lifestyle fun and driving performance on road and track
Bentley Motors has been confirmed as the Official Automotive Partner for the 79th Goodwood Members Meeting, 9th-10th April 2022.
The blend of style and practicality has seen Kia’s Carnival MPV awarded as the Family Vehicle of the Year by AutoGuide
Silk and Steel are bringing a vintage vibe with the new Manhattan range.
Levi’s are inspired by Fresh Produce (The Fashion Version) in their Autumn Winter 2022 collection
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.Find out more
Taupō International Motorsport Park aims to bolster the local adventure tourism industry with exciting plans to draw domestic and international tourism to the region.
New for 2022, Rolex presents the latest creations in its Oyster Perpetual collection
With a promised of 0-100km/h in under three seconds, Lotus have confirmed that none of the brands legendary performance has been lost with the introduction of their first SUV…and a fully electric one at that.
Marco Giltrap put in an epic drive to withstand massive pressure from Hugo Allan and record his first win in the Toyota 86 Championship.
A huge amount of specification and a huge amount of power can be anticipated from the forthcoming four-cylinder Lotus Emira First Edition.
Fashion icon Rick Owens and Aesop have combined powers to release a new limited-edition candle and travel kit collaboration.
Sustainability is one of the pillars of Lamborghini’s corporate strategy and as a result the famed carmaker supports Global Recycling Day.
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.
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.
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.
COS continues their signature modern, functional, and considered design with their Autumn Winter collection.
Crane Bothers have launched their new AW22 collection as well as a new boutique in Ponsonby.
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.Find out more
With Kombi DNA and Volkswagen’s expertise in modern EV architecture, the ID. Buzz is an exciting new take on the world’s most beloved people mover.
Fable Hotels and Resorts has added another property to its five-star portfolio with the addition of Canterbury’s iconic Terrace Downs Resort.
ŠKODA New Zealand and the Giltrap Group are excited to announce our new partnership with Auckland-based rally driver, Ben Hunt who will be racing the ŠKODA FABIA R5 rally car at the 2022 WRC.
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.
Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology
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.
An Audi RS e-tron GT has been delivered to a dealership via the country’s first fully electric transporter, the Fuso eCanter.
Committed to making footwear with a lighter impact, Kathryn Wilson is minimising its carbon footprint through an ongoing partnership with Carbon Click.
The all-new Multivan Plug-In Hybrid represents the very first electrified offering from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles New Zealand.
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.
In adding a Macan T to the popular compact SUV range, Porsche has affixed the special model designation to a four-door vehicle for the first time.
In support of International Women’s Day 2022, Bentley has held an ‘Extraordinary Women’ event in Crewe to launch student mentoring programme.
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.Find out more
The second stunning concept from electric performance car manufacturer Polestar builds on Precept design language with a bespoke roadster silhouette.
The Huracán STO is based on a true story. A story of motorsport success and passion. We were finally able to share that story.....
For the first episode of 2022 we drive the all-new Audi RS3, Polestar 2 wins the NZ Autocar 'Car of the Year', and The Car Store is open at Westfield Newmarket.
New Zealand leading Automotive magazine NZ Autocar has named the Polestar 2 overall winner of its 2021 Car of the Year.
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...Find out more
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.
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.
Destined to showcase a host of upgraded features, new design sketches of the forthcoming Volkswagen Amarok also detail improved off-road characteristics and a greater ride height.
Sustainability consultant and director of Oxygen Consulting "who said sustainability wasn't fun!"
The Spirit of Big Bang Carbon Gold Tiger is as technically advanced as it is bold in design.
Levis are extending their ‘buy better, wear longer’ philosophy with a new 501 offering made of organic and post-consumer recycled denim.
Volkswagen is driving forward the shift to electric vehicle manufacturing and has started production on the new ID5 model.
Polestar’s first dedicated platform will be at the cutting edge of automotive engineering and promises a faster, lighter and more dynamic vehicle.
Polestar take their winter product validation seriously. The Polestar 2 has been put to the test in the most extreme conditions on earth during testing at the artic circle.
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...
Sexy, daring, risky, and most of all liberating – the Camilla and Marc Liberté collection is a moment to breath, to dare, to start again.
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.
Aston Martin has labelled its new high powered DBX707 SUV as segment defining and a vehicle which will elevate Aston Martin to the pinnacle of SUV performance.
The future of manufacturing at Bentley’s plant in Crewe, UK, has been assured with the announcement of a £2.5 billion sustainability investment.
Lotus and battery cell technology investor, Britishvolt, sign MOU to collaborate on advanced EV technology designed to be incorporated in future Lotus models.
Following on from the announcement of the Škoda Enyaq iV battery electric vehicle, the carmaker has now revealed its second Enyaq model – the Enyaq Coupe RS iV, which is also Škoda’s first electric RS offering.
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.
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.
The manufacturer has also committed to a £2.5 billion investment in sustainability over the next decade.
Bentley Motors has announced an ambition Five-in-Five plan, which will see the luxury manufacturer committing to new electric model each year from 2025.
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.
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...
Kiwi racer Liam Lawson smashed the Highlands Motorsport Park outright lap record by 5 seconds during a demonstration run during the first round of the Toyota Racing Series.
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.
The new year has started in electric fashion for Kia, with the announcement of key specification details of the incoming all-electric EV6.
Designed to deliver a spacious 3D surround sound experience, the new JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam features a first-ever combination of Virtual Dolby Atmos and JBL’s proprietary beamforming technology, MultiBeam.
At the halfway point in the world’s toughest rally, Audi has six podium finishes in the daily results, reliably working electric drive systems, and is showcasing its racing e-mobility efforts in full competitive mode on debut.
Despite challenging market conditions, Bentley recorded 31% growth during 2021, with over 14,500 vehicles delivered globally.
With a sleek aluminium exterior that offers a stunning visual upgrade to the usual plastic-body earbuds, the Porsche Design PDT60 TWS Earphones aim at creating an experience that will look as good as they sound.
Volkswagen AG CEO, Herbert Diess, revealed on Twitter earlier this month that the world will finally get to see the production version of the ID.Buzz electric van in March.
New for the 2022 calendar, Super GT brings cars from the global Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, GT4 and Ferrari Challenge categories together. The inaugural Super GT series will also see Kiwi ace Liam Lawson return home to complete demonstration runs...
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.
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...Find out more
While two years without international travel has accelerated new interest in campervans, the Kiwi love affair with motorhomes and campervans has been steadily climbing for much longer.
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.
The Aston Martin DBS Volante is the ultimate Super Grand Tourer, combining the power of a Supercar with the level of luxury only a handbuilt car can offer.
In the final Cool Cars of 2021 we say hello and goodbye to the Lotus Elise 240 Sport final edition. We drive the Aston Martin DBS Volante and Kia Sportage and also your chance to win with Harman Kardon.Find out more
GMSV has revealed that New Zealand will be amongst right-hand drive markets which will receive the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06.
Audi has released the all-new Audi e-tron S Sportback, giving the popular electric SUV the sporty ‘S’ edge New Zealanders know and love from Audi.
The Auckland City Mission – Te Tāpui Atawhai has been at the forefront of helping shape lives for the better for 100 years.
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.
Could Lamborghini’s hardcore GT3 homologation Huracán STO be the best thing Sant’Agata has ever built? You’ll get no contrary comments from us.
When it comes to undiluted crystal-clear engagement behind the wheel, there is nothing else quite like a Lotus Elise
We’ve finally met the Polestar 2 in the metal. Ahead of a deeper dive with the full range of electric performance fastbacks early in 2022, how did the $78,900 Long Range Single Motor example we drove stack up?
It might present all the aesthetic subtleness of a blunt weapon, but the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 tough truck range has more tech tricks up its shiny sleeve than you might be expecting.
While we await the imminent arrival of Kia’s well-received EV6 all-electric vehicle, the Korean manufacturer stunned the motoring world once again at the recent Los Angeles Moto Show, with the Concept EV9 all-electric SUV.Find out more
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...
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.
Harman Kardon creates more than personal audio systems for your home, they are a trusted partner in developing bespoke sound systems for many of the world’s carmakers. The latest to leverage Harman Kardon’s expertise is Polestar and their...
What is it about the classic Volkswagen Golf R32 that makes it so special? Is it that compact-but-muscular hot hatch stance? The engaging on-road dynamics? Yes, and yes.
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...Find out more
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath confirms two new SUV designs, and a sedan can be expected from the brand by the end of 2024.
We are pleased to announce that the Scholarship driver for the 2022 season is Callum Hedge. Callum has graduated from competing in the 2021 Porsche Michelin Sprint Cup Challenge through the Team Porsche New Zealand program, to the Team...
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.
Celebrating 35 years of production at the Sunderland plant, Nissan has commissioned a very special conversion of the Nissan Bluebird – the first car off the factory’s production line in 1986.
Polestar has teamed up with Dutch solar designer Marjan van Aubel to engage and educate around the power of renewable energy, through a series of social media content.
What is it that drives David Beckham to achieve great things? Tudor watch’s new campaign centres around the spirit that defines David Beckham. The spirit of being Born to Dare
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...
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.Find out more
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.
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.
Lotus Auckland are pleased to offer the Emira GT4 ex-works to our New Zealand customers.
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.
This week on Cool Cars we talk all things Polestar following the press launch here in NZ, including getting the Transport Minister's thoughts, and we also confirm that the Precept is becoming a reality as the Polestar 5. We take a closer...
The world’s oldest automotive coachbuilder, Mulliner, has unveiled a contemporary twist on ultimate luxury for the Bentley Continental GT and GT Convertible.
As Jamie Whincup looks to pull on the helmet for the final time as a full time driver and move to a management position within the Triple Eight racing team, Giltrap Group sponsored Shane van Gisbergen is bestowed the opportunity to race...
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”.
Volkswagen has announced that 2022 is the ‘Year of R’, with no less than four popular nameplates set to debut with the iconic R badge attached, including the all-new 235kW Golf R hot hatch.
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.
“This isn’t only a tribute, it’s a love letter to natural aspiration…actually, forget love letter, try love song; a sonnet to Sant’Agata.”
In this editon we take a closer look at the all-new Range Rover, we finally take the first NZ drive in the Lamborghini Huracan STO, Polestar has landed in New Zealand. And - confirmation that the Corvette Z06 is coming to the country,...
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...
A sumptuous an innovative interior remains the central focus for the A8’s designers as Audi also introduces a new A8 L Horch long-wheelbase model to the Chinese market.
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.
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.Find out more
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...
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.
The newest addition to the RS family is an uncompromising driver’s car designed to impress with its lightweight construction, extremely agile chassis set-up, sophisticated aerodynamics and unique soundtrack.
Porsche introduces a third body version to its performance focused Taycan electric model range with the new Taycan GTS Sport Turismo.
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...Find out more
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.
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...
We take a look at the brilliant minds that saw Lamborghini become one of the greatest sports and super car brands in the world.
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.
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 –...Find out more
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.
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
Since joining Nissan in 1978, Haruo Yuki, has created approximately 60 major clay models ranging from sedans to minivans. His latest work of art is the striking all-new Z.
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.
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.
Giltrap Group supported driver, Hunter McElrea has impressed during his debut Indy Lights drive at Indianapolis Motor Speedway posting the day’s third fastest time.
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.
Bentley Motors has been announced as lead sponsor for the second International Automotive Photography (IAP) Awards.
Automobili Lamborghini sets more record results for deliveries in the first nine months of 2021.
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…
Audi and FC Bayern Munich are continuing to push for the electrification of the world's most populous sports club.
Blending tradition with next-level technology and personalisation, the new 2022 Range Rover is set to define modern luxury.
From local growers to the keepers of the land and her own childhood memories of Matakana, community remains as important as cuisine to Kate Rose of the Farmer’s Daughter Espresso Bar and Dining Room.
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.
Bentley’s benchmark luxury sedan, the Flying Spur, will soon be available with a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain, delivering uncompromised long-distance luxury with the ability to travel emissions-free when in the city.Find out more
Not one, but two new performance focused Cupra models joined the New Zealand range recently, with the arrival of the Leon hatchback and Sportstourer.
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.
It has been a successful season for two Kiwi drivers flying the flag in Europe.
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.
Lamborghini Auckland recently hosted customers on an exclusive Esperienza Giro event, featuring luxury accommodation, fine dining and, of course, plenty of thrilling driving.
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.
The new fifth generation Kia Sportage has made its global debut, showcasing the premium and the practical
Partridge Jewellers opens doors to new luxury boutique within Westfield Newmarket’s home of luxury.
Electric performance brand, Polestar and awareness artist, Thijs Biersteker are presenting an interactive installation that encourages audiences to think more about climate change.
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.
Drawing inspiration from historical Fabergé pieces, the collection of Fabergé egg shaped, hoop and stud earrings, bracelets, gemstone statement cuffs and pendants perfectly channel 1800’s Romanov splendour.
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.
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...
If there exists a recipe for the perfect drive in the country, it’s fair to suggest Bentley probably wrote it with the Flying Spur.
It’s been a long-time coming, but finally the very first factory-built GMSV right-hand-drive C8 Corvette is registered and on the road in New Zealand.
Honesty, determination, love. And not necessarily in that order. Dame Noeline Taurua’s devotion to netball, both on and off the court, is the stuff of legend.
According to Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority statistics, over 40% of New Zealanders say they would now consider buying an electric vehicle. Would one work for you? We cover a few topics that might help you decide if this...Find out more
With Kia planning to have EV and PHEV vehicles represent 25% of total production over the next four years, the choice is only going to get better and better. These two Niro options are great Clean Car Program incentivised places to start.
Kia New Zealand recently added two Plug-in Hybrid models to its popular Sorento SUV range, with the Sorento PHEV AWD EX also eligible for a Clean Car Program rebate.
Arguably the pioneer of accessible electric mobility with over 300,000 examples sold globally since the first-generation arrived a decade ago, it’s no surprise this ‘go to’ EV qualifies for a Clean Car Program incentive.
The all-new plug-in hybrid electric version of Škoda’s accomplished Superb is the Czech brand’s first local foray into electric mobility.
We've got a truly blockbuster edition of Cool Cars this week, we catch up with Liam Lawson, there's Cannonball Run, there's Bond, and of course the Lamborghini Huracan STO - and that's just the start of it.
Filming high-speed car chases in UNESCO-listed town squares for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die, is no simple matter.
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.
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...Find out more
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...
It’s 40 years - Yes, 40 years – since the iconic Cannonball Run film hit theatres and cemented it’s place in automotive culture.
Giltrap Group supported driver, Liam Lawson, currently racing F2 and DTM has been confirmed as part of the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team’s Young Driver testing in Abu Dhabi, following the current F1 season.
The New Zealand pricing for the Polestar 2 has been revealed and the award-winning EV is eligible for full Clean Car Discount in New Zealand.
Bond fan? Then of course you’ll be needing an electric two-thirds scale version of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 complete with gadgets.
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.
Renowned for his cinematic stunt driving montages, entrepreneur and Rally Driver, Ken Block has officially announced an alignment with Audi.
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.
Bentley Motors is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of its own Design department at Crewe.
While exploring new colourways and fabrications, Merchant honours their ongoing commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and design with its robust construction and quality.
Aesop skincare is releasing some new, carefully curated gift sets just in time for Christmas. The ideal collection for your loved one this giving season.
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...
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.
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.
As Captain of the Black Ferns 7s team and four-time nominee as 7’s player of the year, Sarah Hirini has experienced, and engineered, some of the sport’s greatest moments.
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.
How young people use cars is changing at lightspeed. Volkswagen envisage an affordable, innovative electric vehicle that adapts and integrates to the most modern of lifestyles may strike a chord as quickly as 2025.
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.
It's official, Lotus is coming to New Zealand! We check out the Final Edition cars, get on board with Jenson Button in the new Emira, check out the astonishing Evija, and Lotus' incredible EV future plans.
Whether it's for work or relaxation, Bentley’s latest rear seat entertainment systems provide the ultimate automotive screen experience.
While it’s an American market only special, we can’t help but fall in love with the styling of the Defender Trophy Edition.
2021 is the 25th and final year of production of the pocket rocket Elise as a fitting tribute to the popular model line Lotus are releasing two amplified variants.
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.
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.
That the 2021 Formula E Championship is Jaguar Racing’s most successful season to date, is of little consolation to Mitch Evans.
This week on Cool Cars, Bond is back and in an Aston Martin of course, we chat to Mitch Evans about coming so close to that Formula E Championship, and drive the plug-in Kia Sorento.
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.
Father’ Day is approaching, and we have assembled a collection of five premium gift ideas that will help make Dad’s Day that extra bit special.
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.
With a wealth of experience in senior leadership roles around the world representing brands like Lamborghini and Infinity, Kiwi Dane Fisher has settled on home soil and takes up the CEO role of SIXT New Zealand.
It’s something we tend to overlook, but Škoda is actually one of the oldest car brands in the world, and also one with a rich history in motorsport.
Aston Martin and 007’s relationship is a special one – here’s to the next chapter...
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.
For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to the development centre’s secret archives. In part four the Newsroom takes a look into the future.
It might feature a generic numerical suffix in its nameplate, but Polestar’s forthcoming Polestar 3 promises everything except cookie-cutter motoring.
If you want to establish yourself as a leading force in emerging vehicle technology, it pays to be wired a little differently. Welcome, Polestar.
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.
Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath talks to GIltrap TV about why New Zealand is the perfect fit for the Swedish EV maker.
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.Find out more
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.
In this edition, all the details on the new Countach, the McLaren Elva, and the Nissan Z is back.
For the "Unseen" series, Porsche has opened the gates to development centre’s secret archives. In part one, the Newsroom presents six hypercars never before seen by the public.
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.
Nissan has dropped the numerical prefix (think 240Z, 350Z, 370Z) and the latest version of one of the world’s most beloved sportscars is now known purely as Z.
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.
With Harman Kardon's beautiful and full sound in your Volkswagen every drive is made special.
Harman Kardon in your Volvo - the sound that immerses you, moves you and invites everyone in your Volvo to make the most of life’s moments.
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.
There is no better gear than R.M. Williams for the quintessential road trip.
Samsung sets a new standard for mobile experiences with premium and powerful foldable smartphones
New Zealand furniture maker now offers premium door hardware
Porsche has revealed one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 Turbo S to honour the career of legendary Mexican racer Pedro Rodríguez
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...
New Zealand is the first country outside Europe to welcome Skoda’s iV range – starting with the Superb iV PHEV, which boasts up to 62km of EV range, and a colossal 930km combined range.
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.
Bigger, more efficient, more intelligent...the Volkswagen Caddy Move is the new gold standard for practical mobility. Now available at Giltrap Volkswagen.
What is the secret behind a car that immediately became an icon and that has remained one for a full decade now?
Jaguar Racing have locked in a multi year deal with talented Kiwi driver, Mitch Evans who has raced for the team since 2016
This week on Cool Cars the Valhalla is coming, the top comes off the 765LT and we drive Skoda's superb plug-in.
Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, secured a home race third-place podium finish after a chaotic Heineken London E-Prix.
Liam Lawson has continued his impressive debut in the DTM Championship, bagging two more podiums in the latest two races at Lausitzring in Germany.
Automobili Lamborghini and Moleskine have commissioned Emiliano Ponzi to create a cover illustration and interior design for the 2021 notebook, bringing to life an exciting special edition.
Hawke’s Bay motor industry identity and Bayswater Vehicle Group founding shareholder, Dot Townshend, has passed away.
Audi says the all-new RS 3 Sportback offers driving dynamics of the highest calibre and the best performance numbers in its segment.
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.
Loaded with safety features and space for the family - we take a closer look at the Award-winning ŠKODA Karoq.
Due to arrive in New Zealand in late 2022, the newly revealed Audi Q4 e-tron adds a compact, fully electric SUV to the growing e-tron range.
Steve Vermeulen grabs the keys to Aston Martin’s new DBX and heads to one of New Zealand’s most picturesque luxury lodges, Kinloch Manor.
The New Zealand debut of Audi’s halo high performance four-door coupe is unquestionably good news. Even better? It will be available here in two iterations.
Legendary Lexus reliability and technical skills honed through years of hybrid powertrain development meet in Lexus’ UX300e – the Japanese marque’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle. And it’s on its way to New Zealand.
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...
Generus Group has accrued a team of experienced designers, architects, and construction experts to bring its flagship development, The Foundation, to life.
Aston Martin Auckland recently delivered an all-new and exclusive Art of Living experience for New Zealand owners, which involved a spirited drive to the beautiful Huka Resort.
Lexus showcased the all-new NX during June: the first model of Lexus' next-generation range.
Participants in world-class driver training programme, Street Smart, will also benefit from the latest Škoda safety technology.
Today, the sunroof-sporting eight-seater minibus versions of Volkswagen’s iconic Kombi – known globally by the name ‘Samba’ – are especially coveted.
Showcasing a stunning coupe-style silhouette, the first model to be exclusively developed by the Cupra brand has arrived in New Zealand.
From the idea car, the LP 500 of 1971, to five generations spanning seventeen years
Kia New Zealand has unveiled two new additions to the Sorento SUV range, both sporting powerful, green-minded hybrid technology and improved fuel efficiency.
With 740hp and amplified aero package, the 720S GT3X is a track weapon
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.
Once a rough and tumble off-roader, the Sportage has matured into a striking urban SUV with bold design language.
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.
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.Find out more
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.
Handcrafted driving accessory manufacturer, The Outlierman, has announced exclusive new helmet and weekender bag additions to its range.
Comprised of four distinct new products, Aesop’s Geranium Leaf range is formulated to restore tired bodies and minds with Geranium Leaf and designed is cleanse and nourish from the neck down.
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.
"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.
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.
The third member of Audi’s crossover utility vehicle family has landed in New Zealand, with the Q5 family the latest to receive the svelte styling treatment of Audi Sportback models.
Automobili Lamborghini announces the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae
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...Find out more
Automobili Lamborghini and LEGO Group have collaborated to build a life-size Lamborghini Sián FKP 37
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.
Art of Living reflects the core values of Aston Martin, these exclusive and bespoke experiences provide an in-depth immersion into our brand, heritage and current models.
Porsche has rounded off the Cayenne line with the range topping 471kW GT Turbo
Promised to be a project beyond compare, a true ‘no rules’ track-only version of the legendary Valkyrie hypercar.
Porsche sets new production vehicle lap record around the Nürburgring - 6:43.3 minutes. Beating the previous record by 4.7 seconds
66 Magazine has taken its second top industry award, this time winning gold at the Pride in Print awards.
New QLED offerings for indoors and outdoors, as well as The Premiere, a cinematic experience for your home.
Bentley has launched their new Excellence Centre at their celebrated factory in Crewe
Renowned American luxury lifestyle publication Robb Report has award the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder "Best Convertible for 2021".
Approximately a year and a half after the market launch of the 992, the 911 range is welcoming sporty GTS models to the family.
The first Multivan to feature a Plug-in Hybrid drivetrain.
The CUPRA Formentor is not just a contemporary vision of sportiness. It’s the first car with 100% CUPRA DNA.
We take the first drive in the all-new CUPRA Formentor, Land Rover shares its big plans for an environmental Defender, the Corvette C8 order book is open in NZ, Porsche unveil the 911 GT3 Touring and a good week on the track for a couple of...
What would your perfect day be in an All-New Aston Martin DBX? A chance to go wherever and do whatever your spirit desires, in a car that from dawn to dusk is UNMISTAKABLY ASTON MARTIN. This is our perfect day in the Aston Martin DBX.
Brendon Leitch has been announced as one of fifteen drivers in Lamborghini's junior GT3 team. The young Kiwi says he's ready to go.
Complimenting the 911 GT3, the seventh touring edition of the powerful GT car delivers it's 375 kW (510 PS) through a 6-speed GT sports gearbox as standard.
The first collaboration between Aston Marin and Girard-Perregaux has been revealed & only 18 of the stunning timepieces will be made.
Aggressive new frontal treatment gives the SQ2 an edgier appearance for 2021 and design ques are carried through to the interior.
Big is good...GMSV introduce the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Tech Pack at Fieldays.
Brendon Leitch has just secured a drive with the Lamborghini GT3 Juniors. During our chat with him prior to his departure to Europe earlier this year, we discussed this very topic.Find out more
Lamborghini among the most sustainable companies in Italy, with specific intent of minimizing industrial impact in full respect for the environment and society.
Showcasing sharp, muscular style and performance, the popular Audi SQ5 boasts a head-turning, dynamic design which underlies its sporting pedigree on the road.
General Motors Special Vehicles has announced that orders for the next generation of the iconic American sports car are now open.
Kia has unveiled the fifth generation Sportage which looks to the future with a sleek yet muscular and modern exterior design.
The All-New Octavia RS truly personifies all of the “Simply Clever” characteristics that define Skoda. Smart, practical, stylish and best of all sporty, the Octavia RS really is everything you could ask for in a wagon…and a whole lot more.Find out more
Lexus announced today that the luxury brand has reached the milestone of 2 million global sales of electrified vehicles at the end of April 2021.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has revealed the Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2, the latest version of the racing car that will be used across each of the three continental Lamborghini series, starting in 2022
Images teasing the fifth generation Sportage SUV have been released by Kia, hinting at a bold new contemporary design for the popular mid-sizer.
Trenzseater co-founder, Ben Lewis, has been shortlisted for the prestigious International Design & Architecture Awards for his residential interior design work in 2020 by an acclaimed global judging panel.
The Bentley 'Unifying Spur' embeds diversity and inclusion at the heart of Bentley's Beyond 100 strategy.
Audi New Zealand has announced a new partnership with industry leading architecture construction and design platform ArchiPro.
After a successful inaugural season of Lamborghini eSports’ ‘The Real Race’ in 2020, the Italian sportscar manufacturer has announced a second round of sim racing competition featuring a newly upgraded regional format.
Bentley has unveiled the new Bentayga S, delivering impressive road presence and heightened agility thanks to unique Sport suspension calibration.
This week we put motorsport legend Rod Millen into the passenger seat of the McLaren GT, New Zealand's newest Nissan dealership gets set to open its doors, and we present Aston Martin's 'Perfect Day'.
The McLaren GT is right at home cruising around the stunning Coromandel, and equally so speeding up motorsport legend Rod Millen's famous driveway at Leadfoot Ranch.
McLaren Owners took to the Coromandel on the first leg of the Autumn Drive for 2021. Heading North from Thames over to Hahei, home of the Leadfoot Festival.
The iconic Italian sportscar manufacturer has shared details of an electrification program designed to transform the future of Lamborghini performance.
Volkswagen rolls out Level 4 autonomous driving trial in ID. BUZZ concept vehicles
100 years have passed since Bentley's maiden race win, the winning car itself - known as EXP2 - returned to the famous Brooklands Racetrack in Surrey yesterday to lead a cavalcade of 3-litre Bentleys to celebrate.
Dybala recently collected his Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, following a life-long passion for the super sports cars from Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Extending their offering of highly limited enthusiast models, Aston Martin are producing just 88 of the V12 Speedster, immediately cementing it as a showcase for any discerning collector.
On Cool Cars this week we take the Jaguar F-PACE SVR for a drive, we bring you the World Car of the Year winner and we plug in with Audi. Plus an exclusive discount code for Harman Kardon Citation speakers from Spark.
This week on Cool Cars we can confirm that the hypercar 'Holy Trinity' will be at the Starship Supercar Show, we check out the all-new Golf Mk 8 and some incredible motorsport performances from kiwi drivers.
Our first drive of the Mark 8 Golf GTI on New Zealand roads.
Take a Frozen lake, a fearless ice-driving champion and a Lamborghini Urus and you have the recipe for a bold new high speed record.
This week in Cool Cars we drive the new Golf GTI, McLaren Auckland hit the road for their Autumn drive, and what a weekend for the great Scott's in Indycar.
Kiwi drivers Scott Dixon and Scott McLaughlin have finished one-two in the latest IndyCar series race in Texas.
Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles New Zealand has announced a new vehicle partnership with Surfing New Zealand.
Crane Brothers has recently announced it is now the exclusive New Zealand stockist of premium luggage brand Bennett Winch.
Mulberry celebrates its 50th anniversary during 2021 and has announced the first in a series of Mulberry Editions releases
Iconic New Zealand jeweller, Partridge Jewellers, is proud to announce its success in securing an Argyle pink diamond: one of the last produced.
Virtually no other model epitomises the sea change that Porsche underwent in the mid-1990s like the 911 Turbo from 1995.
Tiger Coffee’s brand-new café-style showroom lets businessowners sample great coffee, delivered in a manner that signifies the digitalised future of the humble coffee bean.
There’s always time for a quick get-away. With the emphasis on ‘quick’.
Olympic hopeful Billy Stairmand, along with fellow Kiwi, Ella Williams, is set to chase gold in Tokyo this year, as surfing makes its debut as part of the summer games.
We live in truly exciting times.
While the first battery electric model is still a few months away from our shores, the XC40 Recharge PHEV offers a glimpse of what is just around the corner.
Modern exotics and cherished classics stood side-by-side at the 2021 Classic Cover Ellerslie Car Show in Auckland.
For the first time in its 108-year history, Aston Martin can boast a fully-fledged family of performance cars and SUVs.
It's the car that changed the face of Jaguar, the F-PACE SVR. Now with an updated facelift, it's more spacious and more modern....it also still has the 5.0-litre V8 Supercharged petrol engine we can't get enough of.
Volkswagen ID.4, Porsche 911 Turbo & Land Rover Defender take away the top prizes.
Menswear label, Hackett London, has made a return to the Formula 1 paddock in partnership with Aston Martin and has unveiled a new catalogue of looks for the Northern Hemisphere summer season.
The ground-up redeveloped Land Rover Defender has been crowned 2021 World Car Design of the Year at this year’s World Car of the Year Awards ceremony.
Potentially available to Kiwi drivers within the next 12 months, the all-electric model forms part of Volkswagen’s new electrified family of next-generation vehicles.
The pulse-quickening Porsche 911 Turbo has won the World Performance Car of the Year prize at the prestigious 2021 World Car of the Year Awards.
Nothing quite compares to a Porsche in full flight...Check out some footage from our time at the 2021 Porsche Roadshow. Big thanks to Porsche New Zealand for all their hard work and our customers for making it such an awesome experience!Find out more
Super cars, Super crowds & Super smiles.
Bentley hopes to build on its run of unbeatable form at the iconic Pikes Peak International Hillclimb this year with a renewably fuelled Continental GT3, driven by Kiwi-American racer Rhys Millen.
Brendon Leitch is back in Europe and set to campaign a Leipert Motorsport GT3 Lamborghini Huracan Evo in three major endurance races.
Packed with intelligent features and offering plenty of practical space, the new EV6 is the first Kia model based on the carmaker’s dedicated new battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform.
Forget ABBA and IKEA, Bathurst legend Greg Murphy believes that Sweden’s best global success story is the way they teach their young drivers to be safe behind the wheel, and with a safety record more than two times better than New...Find out more
This week it's not Cool Cars it's the Coolest Cars as we get ready for the Starship Supercar Show this Sunday, April 11 at 119 Great North Road.
Jaguar Racing is set to return to the streets of Rome for the third and fourth rounds of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with Kiwi racer Mitch Evans keen to secure more points.
Lamborghini is celebrating the production of its 400th Huracán model from its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, where all Lamborghinis, both road and racing, have been produced since 1963.
With such a rich and cherished production history to mine, it’s perhaps not surprising that – the furrowed brows of health and safety inspectors notwithstanding – a barchetta-style model paying homage to the original 166 MM and later 750...
The Lexus LF-Z Electrified has been unveiled as a concept battery electric vehicle (BEV) symbolising Lexus’ brand transformation and forms the proving ground for production-ready technology set to be realised by 2025.
Range Rover’s flagship models are available with a choice of powertrains, including the 415kW Supercharged V8 petrol and highly efficient P400e plug-in hybrid.
GMSV, the New Zealand importer of the legendary Chevrolet Corvette and Silverado nameplates, has announced pricing for variants of the Corvette making their way to New Zealand, along with details of an all-new off-road orientated...
The highly anticipated Volkswagen Golf Mk 8 has arrived in New Zealand, boasting the biggest technological leap forward in the mid-size mainstay’s 45-year history.
Liam Lawson has rounded out a stunning debut weekend in Formula 2 with a podium finish in Bahrain.
Young Liam Lawson is part of a new era of Kiwi motor racers.
Bentley states the new Continental GT Speed is the most capable, performance-focused Bentley ever, yet with no compromise to comfort or luxury.
The most track-focused production Vantage to date has been unveiled by Aston Martin, in celebration of the manufacturer's return to the Formula 1 grid.
Talent overcomes pain in record-breaking performance from Shane van Gisbergen at Sandown
The first reborn Jaguar E-Type 60 pair has been unveiled by the manufacturer on the 60th birthday of the iconic model.Find out more
Kia’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle has been revealed by the Korean manufacturer, showcasing an all-new styling language that showcases its next design evolution.
Legendary works Audi Rally Driver, Hannu Mikkola has passed away aged 78
On 8 March 1956, production started at the factory after an unbelievable construction period of just one year.Find out more
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Lamborghini’s stunning Countach LP500 at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.
This week on Cool Cars we are all set to go for New Zealand's BIGGEST supercar show! Porsche hit the track with their roadshow and get ready to go off-road with the Taycan Cross Turismo, Aston Martin are ready for F1, and Volvo gets set to...
Volvo has launched a new pure electric model - the first in the Swedish marque's history designed as pure electric only.
The new plug-in hybrid from Volvo has arrived in New Zealand - meet the XC40 Recharge.
This week on Cool Cars we've gone electric - Formula E is this weekend and we drive Volvo's new XC40 Recharge. We also take a closer look at McLaren's new plug-in hybrid Artura and see how Porsche's new GT3 could soon be carbon neutral.
Giltrap Group have been long time supporters of the Ellerslie Classic Car Show, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary they assembled their biggest ever display.
In this the seventh installment of the iconic sports car, development was watched closely by Porsche Motorsport.
The all-new Artura is revealed as McLaren’s first-ever series-production High-Performance Hybrid supercar.
This week on Cool Cars we're counting down to some huge launches - not just the Porsche 911 GT3, but also McLaren's Artura and the Audi e-tron GT RS.
Audi’s fully-electric halo model, the performance-themed e-tron GT, has been officially unveiled internationally and will be available in New Zealand from mid-2021.
Porsche has shown off a teaser image of the next 911 GT3, due to be officially unveiled in mid-February.
This week McLaren's latest Le Mans tribute has arrived, we take a closer look at the new Golf 8 GTI and the New Zealand Grand Prix.
25 years ago McLaren became the first manufacturer to win the Le Mans 24-hour race on its first attempt. The 720S Le Mans follows on from the success of previous tributes such as the legendary F1 LM and 650S Le Mans. The 720S Le Mans...
Explore freedom on a grand scale. With more space, comfort and freedom the Grand California is ready for your next adventure.
With squally wind gusts knocking down rails, the top-notch competition was only part of the challenge for Taupo teen Annabel Francis and mount Carado GHP.
Bentley embraces sustainable future with new Bentayga Hybrid
CUPRA's high performance range bound for our shores in 2021
This week on Cool Cars we say hello and goodbye to the Bentley Mulsanne, have a chat with Earl Bamber and take a look at the new Lexus LC500 convertible. We also take a drive in the best value car in New Zealand.
The pinnacle of performance SUVs in the Jaguar line-up, the F-Pace SVR, is now quicker off the line and even more agile, featuring the latest dynamic exterior design and a more luxurious interior finish.
This 6.75 Edition Mulsanne Speed by Mulliner is one of just two in New Zealand, and 30 in the world. Watch to find out what makes it so special.
Le Mans-winner Earl Bamber has joined forces with Official Porsche Centres of New Zealand.
This week on Cool Cars we talk to Bathurst winner Shane van Gisbergen, take a look at the new Bentley Pikes Peak Continental GT, and Cafe 66 is back and at a new location!
We take a closer look at the SEAT Tarraco down at our newest addition to the Giltrap Group, Giltrap SEAT.
Could this be the best DB11 for New Zealand roads?
We take a look around the new Bentayga, now at Bentley Auckland.
So well equipped, the Stonic almost doesn’t add up for $21,990. Our first drive of the all-new KIA Stonic to arrive at Giltrap Kia.
This week on Cool Cars we look at how Skoda are turning that thin blue line just a little bit greener, the news on the new McLaren Artura. Plus a couple new arrivals - the 620R at McLaren Auckland, and the new Bentayga at Bentley Auckland.
All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation High-Performance-Hybrid supercar