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Hyundai’s smallest SUV offering has launched in NZ and is not shy in boasting about its accolades in the areas of refinement, technology, safety and practicality. It’s great to see an impressive level of safety features included as standard, especially in a market segment that is experiencing significant demand and rapid expansion.
The Prius is one of the most recognisable hybrid vehicles and underneath lies lots of technology. The latest model is the first Toyota that’s built upon a brand new “Scalable Platform” called Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). The 2016 Prius definitely drives better than the previous model and it’s all thanks to the new chassis which has allowed for improved rear suspension setup and also weight distribution benefits from the battery relocation.
The latest medium sized, luxury SUV from Lexus has stepped up a notch. Building on the previous generation, the 2016 RX now sports a new look, improved safety systems and more advanced technology. All models now also include the new Safety System+ package - Lexus’ premium safety and assist system.
The Holden spark is a simple, no frills micro hatch that’s fresh from success with its 5 star ANCAP safety rating. This car proves that you don’t have to be big and full of features to achieve 5 stars. The funky new design of the interior is pleasing to the eye - even the white, patterned trim adds style. Compared to the last Spark the changes are chalk and cheese. The new Spark boasts a sleeker exterior appearance, lower profile and now includes more technology that was previously unavailable i...
Inspired by the iconic success of the Hilux, Toyota has created another potential big-seller – this time for its mid-size SUV range. At first glance it looks just like a Hilux, but it’s really only the front doors and bonnet that remain alike. The Fortuner is definitely all business in the front and party in the back.
The small/medium sedan class is currently bursting at the seams with new models and Hyundai are no exception. The release of the all new sixth generation Elantra sports a fresh look and brings it in line with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 philosophy. Although this vehicle is primarily aimed at fleet sales, it can still be attractive to buyers seeking a no frills, affordable, and great looking vehicle.
Kia is another auto maker that isn’t letting current trends dictate the vehicles they produce. Joining the likes of the Audi A4, Kia has just released a bigger, more luxurious and technological advanced medium sedan for 2016 and, with its long list of features and competitive price point, I can’t deny that the new Kia Optima presents a very attractive offer.
Those familiar with the Mitsubishi brand will already be familiar with the Pajero’s eager willingness to transport you off-road but their all new 2016 Sport model ups the ante. Transformed into a luxury high-tech SUV, with the perfect blend of off-road capability, the latest safety systems and smart technology features, the Sport 2016 is available in two forms - the XLS and the VRX - and finds a sweet spot between the current Pajero and Outlander SUVs.