Media releases

1 December 2017

New Mitsubishi will land with 5 star safety

Mitsubishi’s newest addition to New Zealand’s SUV mix – the Eclipse Cross - will join the market early next year with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP). ... Read more

30 November 2017

New X3 offers extra safety features to Kiwi drivers

The newly released BMW X3 has hit the New Zealand market with a 5 star safety rating from the Australasia New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), with a special focus on the safety of Kiwi drivers. The ... Read more

24 November 2017

AA welcomes 110km/h decision

24 November 2017 The AA is pleased to learn that the NZ Transport Agency has decided the Cambridge Section of the Waikato Expressway and Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Roads will both have a 110km/h speed... Read more

18 October 2017

Kiwis think they’re great drivers, so why do many feel unsafe?

More than a third of New Zealanders feel unsafe while driving and most don’t have confidence in the ability of other motorists. An AA Driving School survey has found that within seven days of driving ... Read more

10 October 2017

Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

Determining the best of the best for the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year will be especially challenging for judges this December. The New Zealand Automobile Association and New Zealand Motoring Write... Read more

FB congestion 5

28 September 2017

Kiwis would rather have their boss in the car than in-laws

There are much worse fates than being stuck in traffic with your boss, Kiwi drivers say. The AA recently tried to bring some humour to the subject of congestion by asking through Facebook whether peop... Read more

FB congestion poll wasp vs boss in car

28 September 2017

Kiwis would rather have their boss in the car than in-laws

The preferred choice turned out to be the boss while the wasp was hands-down regarded as the worst companion, followed by hungry kids. AA spokesman Barney Irvine says the question was part of a poll d... Read more

15 September 2017

Turning a trend on its head leads to major marketing win

Bucking a global trend saw AA Membership & Brand General Manager Dougal Swift recognised as the 2017 Marketer of the Year at the NZ Marketing Awards last night. Award judges recognised Mr Swift as the... Read more

6 September 2017

Motorists need car safety information at point of sale

The latest update to the Used Car Safety Ratings guide reinforces the need for more information to be provided to buyers at the point of sale. Released today, the 2017 Used Car Safety Ratings guide is... Read more

6 September 2017

Plenty of options for safety conscious buyers

The growing market of 5 star rated cars has been added to with the latest release of vehicle safety ratings giving safety conscious buyers plenty more options to choose from. In the newest round of Au... Read more

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