This weekend marks one of our biggest car launches of the year, for starters, it has been 72 years in the making.
Since the very first automobile; speed, comfort, and technology have been the main selling points, and every notable car has boasted at least one of these characteristics. However, one car bucked that trend for seven decades, and in the process, it became an icon: The Land Rover Defender.
As a Defender owner myself, I know first-hand all the things that would usually be considered shortcomings – but in a Defender it is endearing. Because this was a car built to go anywhere, to be the part…not to look that part. The result of this is an automotive icon beloved around the world.
A hard act to follow…you bet. But Land Rover has delivered with the all-new Defender. We’ve already seen how tough it is, with the World Launch staged around Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, but in 2020, toughness and off-road capability isn’t enough – so along with rubber flooring that you can hose out, there is climate control and road manners some have likened to a Range Rover Sport.
We also had a first this week, with a virtual launch of the Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD. The virtual launch starred Greg Murphy who took the first drive in the RWD, and it also featured AR (Augmented Reality) which allows you to put a Lamborghini in your Driveway (virtually of course). Do give this a go, and share on Instagram with the tag #MYEVORWD, and you could win the latest OPPO FIND X2 Pro valued at $1899.
Enjoy our latest edition of Cool Cars and Great Deals.
Huracán EVO RWD Virtual Launch
Lamborghini Auckland's showroom went digital this week for the virtual launch of the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD.
Nissan turns out a new Leaf
With a drivetrain inspired by the physics-defying GT-R sports car, the Ariya will join the Leaf, which is the world’s most popular electric vehicle, in Nissan’s growing zero-emission line-up
New Land Rover Defender
The wait is finally over. Featuring the toughest materials yet and tested to its very limits, the all-new Defender is available to test drive from this weekend onwards.
- All new Pivi Pro infotainment system
- 360-degree parking aid
- 3D surround camera
- Wade Sensing
- Terrain Response
Starting from $89,900
2020 Aston Martin DB11 V8 Coupe
There are only seven days remaining to purchase the Aston Martin DB11 V8 Coupe at 0% 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 Finance.
- Twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8
- Smoked Rear Tail Lamps
- Seat Embossed - AM Wings
- Interior Black Pack
Contact: Andrew Szcezpanski
2019 Land Rover Discovery Td6 HSE Luxury
Finished in Corris Grey paint with an Ebony Pimento stitched interior this Discovery HSE is Luxury. Filled with options, it's got the lot.
- Privacy Glass
- Contrast Painted Roof - Black
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring Kit
- Electric Sunroof
- 22-inch 10 Split Spoke Style
- Dynamic Design Pack
Contact: Tim Owen
2017 McLaren 650S Spider
This is the only 650S Spider finished in the gorgeous Volcano Red, and features the incredible Enhanced Exterior Carbon Fibre package.
- Sports exhaust
- Carbon Black Alcantara Interior
- Stealth finished Super Lightweight Forged Wheels
Contact: Luke Neuberger
2015 Audi S1 quattro
The Audi S1 relishes being driven with compact dimensions, light weight and a powertrain shared with its bigger brother the S3, this is a true hot hatch.
- Glacier White
- Contrast Roof Finish
- Technology Package
- 6 Speed Manual
Contact: Michael Keane
2020 Acadia LTZ-V 3.6L Demo
This 2020 Holden Acadia LTZ-V boasts leather seats and a dual panel electric sunroof.
- Free shipping anywhere in New Zealand
- Balance of 3 Years/100,000km Free Schedule Servicing
- Custom Black Out Kit
- 5 Star ANCAP Rating
- 22-inch Black Alloys
- 7 Seats
Contact: Sharlene Van Dijk
2020 Stinger GT Sport 3.3L
The Stinger GT Sport is pure power and class. From the bright orange exterior from the interior, this vehicle has a touch of sport mixed with a whole lot of luxury.
- Free Shipping anywhere in New Zealand
- Balance of 4 Years/40,000kms Schedule Servicing
- Heated leather seats
Contact: Sharlene Van Dijk
2020 Continental GT Convertible
This First Edition car in Anthracite with Linen interior is one of only three First Edition GT Convertibles for the NZ market, so exclusivity is absolutely assured.
- First Edition Mulliner Specification
- Naim Audio with 2200 Watts
- Touring Specification
- City Specification
- Dark Grey Metallic Hood
Contact: Derek Bennett
2017 Lamborghini Aventador
This 2017 Aventador S coupe is finished in the stunning Giallo Orion main paint and also features an extensive list of carbon fibre components.
Key features of this car include:
- Engine Bay with Full Carbon Upgrade
- Full Interior Carbon Fibre Package
- Sensonum Premium Sound System
- Dianthus Forged 20/21-inch Centre Lock Alloys
Contact: Ben Dallas
2020 Nissan Juke Ti
THE WAIT IS OVER, IT HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!
The new 2020 Nissan Juke Ti has great technology and features:
- 19-inch Akari Alloys
- 8 Speaker Bose Audio
- 8 Inch Touchscreen with USB port
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Voice Recognition
Contact: Matthew Winthrop
2020 Volvo V60 T8 AWD R-Design
This V60 is highly optioned with a Panoramic Sunroof and Premium Audio by Bowers and Wilkins.
- Performance Hybrid Powertrain with 311kW
- R-Design Styled Sport Seats
- 19-inch R Wheels
- Gloss Black Exterior Detailing
Contact: Angus Butterfield
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
This 2016 Golf R produces 221kW of power and 380Nm of torque from its 2-litre turbo engine. Combined with a 6 Speed DSG transmission and 4Motion all-wheel-drive system this Golf R goes from 0 to 100kmh in just 4.9 seconds.
- 19-inch Pretoria Alloys
- Leather Upholstery
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Blind Spot Monitoring
Contact: Tim Ventura
2020 Jaguar I-PACE 400PS SE
The Jaguar I-PACE has two electric motors that produce 294kW of power and 696Nm of torque. One full charge provides a range of 470km.
- Contrast Painted Black Roof
- Heads Up Display
- Gesture Tailgate
- Privacy Glass
- 22-inch Diamond Turned Alloy Wheels with Carbon Inserts
Contact: Bruce Fowler
2019 Holden Acadia LTZ-V
The Holden Acadia LTZ-V is stacked with features just some of which are detailed below:
- 3.6 litre V6 Engine
- 9 Speed Automatic AWD Transmission
- 7 seater with Leather Trim
- 20-inch Alloy Wheels
- Dual-Panel Sunroof
Contact: Paul Loftus
2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S
This 2015 Porsche 911 Targa 4S is finished in Dark Blue with Black and Luxor Beige full leather interior. This car has travelled 54,000kms.
- PDK Transmission
- Sport Chrono Package
- 12 Month Porsche Approved Warranty
Contact: Andrew Ryan
2018 Audi RS 4 Avant
With a 331kw twin-turbocharged V6 and quattro all-wheel drive, the B9 generation Audi RS 4 is the ultimate expression of power and control expected from this iconic nameplate.
- Daytona Grey Body Colour
- Black Nappa Leather
- 20-inch Forged Aluminium Alloys
- Carbon Inlays
Contact: Matthew Sokolich
2020 Mercedes Benz ESQ400 4Matic
Just arrived, this Mercedes-Benz EQC400 is an all-electric SUV and even from a standing start, full torque is available. With 300kW of power and 760Nm of torque this electric SUV can go from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds.
- Surround View Camera
- Heads Up Display
- Leather Seats
Contact: Erin Kelly
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