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Cool Cars & Great Deals

Welcome to Cool Cars,

I hope Level 3 has provided the same welcomed change of pace for you, as it has for us. Our dealerships are open, sure there are restrictions, but we will do everything we can to help you.

We have another edition of Cool Cars on Giltrap TV, featuring fighter jets, a larrikin, and of course, some awesome cars including this week's feature car: the Skoda Karoq. In terms of value for money, it is a market leader because while priced like a compact SUV, it is getting close to offering the space of a mid-size SUV.

On the subject of bang-for-buck, the European built Karoq comes packed with features. This includes LED headlights, lane assist, blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors at both ends along with a reversing camera and tech for both phone tribes, including a 20cm touch screen.

In the past, I would remind you of the brilliant build quality and leave it there; however, the award-winning Kodiaq which set the mould for the Karoq has raised the bar. So I now can mention styling, because both share a genuine handsome exterior, with a minimalist modern interior that looks and feels just right. In my opinion, it is the best in class.

Of course, that's only my view, so I invite you to watch the video from 'What Car'? to get theirs.

Michael Giltrap

Joint-Managing Director

Giltrap Group

Featured News

Before he became a V8 Legend – the Larrikin’s Early Days

Engineer, team owner, racer. Larry Perkins might be a V8 Supercars Hall of Famer who carved out an incredible career in touring car championship seasons that touched four decades.

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Racing for Local Businesses

A new Kiwi-flavoured e-racing series, Racing Local, has already attracted formidable competition with the likes of Brendon Hartley, Hayden Paddon, Earl Bamber, Scott McLaughlin, Greg Murphy and plenty more.

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Škoda Karoq Style TSI 110kw

This Brilliant Silver Karoq in ‘Style’ trim offers a high level of standard equipment alongside Škoda’s trademark ‘Simply Clever’ ethos.

Features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring Automatic Adaptive LED headlights
  • Driving Mode Selection and Balance of 5 year/150,000km warranty.

NOW $39,990

WAS $42,990


Email: msokolich@giltrapskoda.co.nz

Phone: Matthew Sokolich 021 175 2713

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2020 Škoda Karoq Review – a new class-leading SUV? | What Car?

The Skoda Karoq is a top-drawer family SUV, offering comfort and superb practicality for a competitive price. Find out how it stacks up against its closest rivals.

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2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

This 2019 RS 5 has travelled only 10,000 kms. 2.9-litre V6 TFSI engine produces an impressive 331kw, resulting in a blistering 0-100kmh time of just 4.1 seconds.

  • Daytona Grey
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 20” Forged Aluminum Trapezoidal Alloys

Email: hcate@giltrapaudi.co.nz

Phone: Hayden Cate 027 307 2231

Audi RS 5 Sportback Team Test | Fifth Gear

The team put the new Audi RS 5 Sportback through its paces! Taken from episode three of Series 28 of Fifth Gear.

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2018 Bentley Continental GT 

What better way to tour NZ, than in the worlds greatest Grand Tourer, the Bentley Continental GT.

This 2018 model was originally our demonstrator, so you’ll benefit from a good list of options!

  • Mulliner Driving Specification
  • Bentley Rotating Display
  • Touring Specification 
  • City Specification
  • Front Seat Comfort Specification


Email: dbennett@bentleyauckland.com

Phone: Derek Bennett - 027 700 3092 

Bentley Auckland's New GT with Blu Steven

When the incredible new Bentley Continental GT arrived in New Zealand we decided to enlist Blu Steven from Carnut.kiwi to present the features and performance of this revolutionary new car.
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2019 Range Rover SV Autobiography Long Wheel Base

Supercharged V8  NZ New low kms. The Ultimate in luxury motoring with too many extras to name.

  • SVA Paintwork
  • SVA 22 Inch wheels
  • SVA Brogue leather  

Please contact me directly to arrange a private viewing under lockdown 3 conditions.



Email: chris.thompson@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

Phone: Chris Thompson  - 021 456 805 

2018 Kia Stinger GT Sport + $500 Prezzy Card

The Stinger GT Sport is a grand tourer for the modern era. Combining power, with the handling purity only a rear-wheel drive can produce. The Stinger all boasts great design, on road comfort and innovative technology.

  • 3.3L
  • Alloys
  • 8 Speed Auto
  • Leather Seats
  • Turbo
  • $500 Prezzy Card 


Email: apeterson@giltrapmotors.co.nz

Phone: Alby Peterson - 021 905 643

The Kia Stinger Review by James May

James May gives us a closer look at the Kia Stinger. 

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The Kia Stinger GT Sport

It's impressive on paper...and even more so in the flesh. Shaun takes a closer look at the Kia Stinger GT Sport.

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2020 Model Lexus RX450h (September 2019 Registered)

Lexus call this colour Terrane Khaki; we call it exquisite, especially combined with the black leather interior, Apple Car-play plus full suite of latest safety features.

  • Approximately 5,000km
  • Cool Cars Price $89,400
  • Valid until 4pm 7th May 2020


Email: ohughes@lexusofaucklandcity.co.nz

Phone: Oliver Hughes - 021 078 6108


2020 Colorado 4x4 LTZ with ZXR package + 10,000 RUC’s

The ZXR Package is specifically designed to further enhance the Holden Colorado. The Ultimate Tradie’s Ute!

  • 20” EVR Vortex Wheels and all Terrain Tyres
  • Exterior Decals
  • Leather
  • Front Grille with 2 x Mesh inserts and light bar
  • Colour coded flares
  • Complimentary 10,000 Road User Charges 


Email: sdijk@giltrapmotors.co.nz

Phone: Sharlene Van Dijk - 022 614 3027


2020 Jaguar F-PACE SVR

A Jaguar sports car by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) is the ultimate expression of the famous British performance brand. Each one highlights the best of Jaguar with thrilling performance, exceptional luxury, and innovative technology. The latest creation to come from SVOs state-of-the-art Technical Centre is F-PACE SVR Jaguars ultimate performance SUV.

Interior: Ebony with Light Oyster Stitch

Engine: 5.0l Supercharged Petrol

Power: 405 kW & 680 Nm

Optional extras include:

  • Panoramic Roof - Sliding
  • Privacy Glass
  • Driver Assist Pack
  • 22 5 Split Spoke 'Style 5081' Alloy Wheels


Email - luke.conroy@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

Phone - Luke Conroy 021 476 557

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Latest 992 Generation 911 Carrera.

  • First in New Zealand of the new generation
  • 3.0L Flat Six Twin Turbo
  • 8 Speed PDK
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Glass Sunroof
  • Adaptive Cruise Control 


Email - sdargaville@giltrapporsche.co.nz

Phone - Sam Dargaville 021 024 01752

2014 650s Spider *McLaren Qualified* 


Finished in Storm Grey with and interior in black alcantara with McLaren Orange piping.

Travelled only 14,000 km and sold and serviced by us from new.  650S Spiders like  this are hard to come by in such nice order. This vehicle is offered with the 12 month McLaren Qualified warranty.

Stealth pack:

  • Alcantara interior with McLaren Orange piping.
  • Electric Seats
  • Vehicle Lifter
  • Carbon Fiber Side Intakes
  • Sports Exhaust
  • McLaren Orange Brake Calipers


Email: lneuberger@auckland.mclaren.com

Phone: Luke Neuberger - 021 458 021

FULL FILM: McLaren Speedtail vs F35 Fighter Jet | Top Gear

Avid Top Gear fans may well remember the time Richard Hammond raced the RAF in a Bugatti Veyron. Well, technology has moved on a little since then, and Paddy McGuinness fancied a rematch, so join Chris Harris in the super-slippery, 250mph McLaren Speedtail and the RAF in their 1200mph F35 jet. Let's race.

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2020 Volkswagen T-Cross 

The all-new T-Cross has now arrived at Giltrap Volkswagen. Combining urban appeal with striking design, it’s brilliantly spacious, clever and packed with features. 


Features in the T-Cross ‘Life’ Model include:

  • 85kW 1.0L / 200Nm Petrol Turbo Engine
  • Lane Keep Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Keyless Entry and Reverse Camera
  • App-Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
  • Qi Wireless Phone Charging

Contact the team to arrange your contactless test drive today.


Email - tventura@giltrapvolkswagen.co.nz

Phone -Tim Ventura 021 199 3089

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO

The hint is in the name, Huracan EVO: an evolution of Lamborghini’s ultra-successful Huracan.

Produced to amplify your day, the Huracan EVO is loaded with technology. Ben from Lamborghini Auckland goes over the EVO’s incredible detail in the video below.

This car is brand new and beautifully equipped:

  • Lamborghini’s new adjustable carbon fibre sport seat.
  • Sportivo Alcantara interior
  • Rear view camera with parking sensors
  • Aesir 20” Diamond cut alloys
  • Transparent engine cover
  • Front Lift
  • Lamborghini Dynamic steering


Email - bdallas@lamborghiniauckland.com

Phone - Ben Dallas 021 168 6474

The Lamborghini Huracán EVO

The brand new Lamborghini Huracán EVO has now hit New Zealand shores, check it out!
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2016 HSV GTS Walkinshaw

Here is another fantastic example of the classic HSV range , this one is a 2016 HSV GTS with Walkinshaw enhancement to 507 Kw and has all the HSV features some of which are detailed below.

  • 6.2 supercharged 507 KW V8
  • 6 Speed automatic transmission
  • Full leather trim
  • 20” HSV Alloys


Email - ploftus@schofields.co.nz

Phone - 021 938 081 Paul Loftus 

2020 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD R-Design - Save $13,000

World Car Of the Year 2018.

  • Features R-Design Styled Sport Seats, 21 Inch R Wheels and Gloss Black Exterior Detailing
  • 246KW and 440NM of Torque
  • Delivery kms


Email - angus.butterfield@archibaldandshorter.co.nz

Phone - Angus Butterfield 021 083 88990

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