Welcome…and what a week!
The news for us does not get any bigger than ŠKODA being selected as the new Police Prime 1 Patrol car. We are all super pumped, and of course, very proud as we feel it's a privilege to supply vehicles to the Police. We were always quietly confident that we would win, as we believed that our car would shine in the (rigorous) unbiased selection process. ŠKODA delivers impressive performance, quality, and practicality; strengths that ŠKODA encompasses in its motto: "Simply Clever." - Photo / Driven NZ
Sir Colin Giltrap, our chairman, described it as one of the company's most significant deals and one that he's most proud of in his career. We also want to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge and thank the ŠKODA team and the broader Giltrap Group, as it was a genuine team effort.
Along with the ŠKODA news, it has been a busy week. We are preparing for our biggest Café 66 event yet (this Sunday at Catalina Bay), and we have also been welcoming some stunning new cars to our dealerships.
We also welcomed Sixt to New Zealand, the first true mobility service of its kind; which I like to describe as a new kind of car ownership with a range of new machinery that is really impressive.
The launch of the new Bentley Bentayga had a touch of 2019 to it, with a couple of hundred people coming to Bentley Auckland to toast the new arrival. More importantly, this standard-setting vehicle has just raised the bar even higher. The more sporting - and dare I say - more elegant exterior, is easy to spot; so too is the updated interior. But the real change is below the surface with a raft of new technology and subtle chassis changes which total over 1000 new parts.
Shaun caught up with Derek Bennett from Bentley Auckland to go over the new Bentayga with a fine-tooth comb.
This week we also took a closer look at the freshly-landed McLaren 620R. This final hurrah to the Sports Series is as close to a race car you can legally use on the road.
Of course, we have plenty of other great road machines lined up in this week's Cool Cars and Great Deals. Remember this email is all you need to enjoy free barista coffee at Ripe Deli every Saturday from 9am - 11am at 119 Great North Road.
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All-new Artura confirmed as McLaren’s next-generation High-Performance-Hybrid supercar
McLaren Automotive will bring the full force of its expertise in hybrid powertrain engineering to the supercar class next year with the introduction of the new Artura, a High-Performance Hybrid.
Track prowess for the road: The new Lamborghini Huracán STO
The purest concentration of Squadra Corse’s motorsports prowess, drawn from Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO and GT3 EVO race cars, in a street-homologated super sports car.
2019 McLaren 720S Coupe
This 1-owner 720S is finished in the superbly popular Storm Grey, along with Carbon Fibre and McLaren Orange highlights.
- Super-Lightweight Wheels – Stealth Finish
- Scoria Grey / McLaren Orange Performance Interior Trim
- McLaren Orange Brake Calipers
- Sports Exhaust
2020 Aston Martin Vantage Coupe
Stand out from the crowd in this Vantage Coupe finished in White Stone AM Special paint and factory AMR kit. This 2020 model has only travelled a mere 2,600km.
Key features include:
- 4.0L Bi-Turbo V8
- Obsidian Black Interior Trim
- Front Parking Sensors & 360 Camera
- Keyless Entry
- Blind Spot Assistance
2020 Kia Sorento Deluxe 2.2L
The most technologically advanced car ever made by KIA just got better. This 2020 Kia Sorento Deluxe will catch your eye as soon as it's in sight, courtesy of its custom Black Out Kit:
- 22" Black Alloys
- Window Tints
- Black Roof
- Black Badges
- Black Side Mirrors
Contact: Sharlene Van Dijk | 022 614 3027 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bentley Bentayga Pikes Peak Edition
There are only 12 Pikes Peak Winning Bentayga celebration cars by Mulliner in the world, and only 3 in New Zealand. This particular car has only travelled 3,000km.
- Pikes Peak Limited Edition Interior/Exterior
- Dynamic Ride
- Carbon Fibre Body Kit
- Akrapovic Sports Exhaust
- Head Up Display
- City and Touring Specification
2015 Porsche Cayenne GTS
Giltrap Porsche are thrilled to offer this highly specified Cayenne GTS finished in Meteor Grey. This vehicle has full service history with us and comes with a Porsche Approved Warranty and Roadside Assistance.
Factory specified options include:
- Agate Grey Full Leather
- Burmester Sound-System
- 21" 911 Turbo Design Wheels
- Front Seat Heating & Ventilation
- Panoramic Roof System
- Carbon Interior Package
Contact: Sam Dargaville | 021 024 01752 | email@example.com
2015 Volvo V40
Volvo's entry into the compact SUV class has been revised with a new engine and new gearbox, making for a dynamic driving experience.
- Reversing Camera
- Cruise Control
- Keyless Entry
2020 SEAT Tarraco FR 1.4
In Nevada White, this dealer demonstrator has only travelled 1,500km.
- Panoramic Roof
- Apple CarPlay
- Sport Front Seats
Contact: Tomass Kondrats | 020 4159 2844 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
The Velar is an attractive choice in the compact-luxury SUV world. All-wheel-drive is standard, as is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
- Surround Camera System
- Panoramic Roof - Sliding
- Premium Metallic Paint
2020 Audi RS 6 Avant
Whether it’s for a business meeting or a family outing, the Audi RS 6 Avant is a high-performance sports car with good everyday usability.
- Nardo Grey
- Panoramic Sunroof
- All-Wheel Dynamic Steering
- Gloss Black Styling Package
- Gloss Black Audi Badging
2013 ŠKODA Yeti TSI 112kw 4x4
Although production ended just three years ago, the Yeti has already become an iconic part of the Škoda brand story with its distinctive styling and emphasis on practicality.
- Tow Bar
- Reversing Camera
- Full Service History
Contact: Matthew Sokolich | 021 175 2713 | email@example.com
2020 Jaguar F-PACE SVR
A Jaguar sports car by SVO is the ultimate expression of the famous British performance brand. The latest creation from SVOs state-of-the-art Technical Centre is this F-PACE SVR.
- 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 (405kW/680Nm)
- 22" Alloy Wheels in Gloss Black Finish
- Panoramic Roof
- Meridian Sound System
2020 Volvo S60 T8 AWD R-Design
The new Volvo S60 T8 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds, making it the fastest-accelerating Volvo production car ever. Combining a turbocharged and supercharged 246kW engine driving the front wheels, and 240Nm of electric torque driving the rear wheels.
- Full Suite of Volvo Safety Systems
- Premium Sound by B&W
2020 Range Rover V8 Supercharged Autobiography
Presented in SVO Yellow with Espresso Ivory the Range Rover Vogue Autobiography sets the standard for luxury motoring. Includes balance of 5 Year Service Plan and 3 Years Warranty.
- Shadow Walnut
- Rio Gold- Ultra Metallic - Gloss
- Pixel LED Headlights
- 22" 9 Split Spoke Alloys
- Console w/ Armrest + Fridge
2016 Holden SS-V Redline
This Commodore SS-V Redline has only had one owner, and is in immaculate condition.
- 6.2-litre V8 Engine
- Full Leather Trim
Lamborghini Huracan EVO RWD
Return to rear-wheel drive and immerse yourself in the mechanical purity of new Huracan EVO RWD. This Dealer demonstrator is in the New Grigio Haiti main paint and travelled only 1,000kms.
Key features include:
- 8.4” Touch Screen with Multi Gesture Control
- Carbon Sports Seats
- New Paint – Grigio Haiti
- Maintenance Package 3 years
- Lamborghini Smartphone Interface
- Front Lift System
Volkswagen T-Cross Black Friday Special
The Volkswagen T-Cross Life combines urban appeal with striking design. It’s brilliantly spacious, clever and packed with features.
- Keyless Entry and Reverse Camera
- App-Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
- Qi Wireless Phone Charging
- Tinted Windows
- 17” Gloss Black Alloys
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