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RENAULT KOLEOS 2.5 4x4 CVT 2014

Petrol Power 126kW Torque 226Nm Transmission: CVT Automatic 6 Speed with Tip-Tronic Manual ... Renault, Koleos, 2.5 4x4 Cvt, 2014, 2488cc , 2,000km ... : Christchurch Transmission: CVT Fuel Type: Petrol Colour ...

Car Ad - Miles Continental - 13 Jun 2014 - 9:22am - 0 comments

Surprise package - Nissan's new Juke

, and satellite navigation.   (Nissan, 4x4 / SUV, Juke, Ti S, 1600, 6-Speed CVT) ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 21 Jun 2014 - 5:09am - 0 comments

Corolla sedan a smooth move from Toyota

, Corolla, Sedan, 1800, 4 doors, 6-Speed Manual) ... available with CVT, for a $1500 price premium, the manual marked a welcome change in a world of weekly road ... . Testing this engine in combination with the new CVT transmission in various Corolla hatchbacks last year ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 26 Jul 2014 - 5:06am - 0 comments

New WRX another strong showing from Subaru

, STi, WRX, 2500, 6-Speed Manual) ... -only might seem strange, given that the WRX now has the Lineartronic CVT. It's a marketing call ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 19 Jul 2014 - 5:11am - 0 comments

Frugal Nissan Pulsar a quiet achiever

of the market.   (Nissan, Hatchback, Pulsar, ST, 1800, 6-Speed CVT) ... the front wheels via a six-stage CVT transmission. Bearing in mind that there is also a 140kW 1.6-litre ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 2 Nov 2013 - 4:09am - 0 comments

Refinement a strength in Suzuki SX4

strengths.   (Suzuki, Hatchback, Sx4, 2000, 6-Speed CVT) ... rather than leading edge, the engine is offered with a six-stage CVT transmission on the LTD. Equipped ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 15 Jun 2013 - 5:14am - 0 comments

Pleasing return by Nissan Pulsar

.   (Nissan, Pulsar, Sedan, 1800, 6-Speed CVT) ... bread-and-butter, with a 96kW/174Nm 1.8-litre engine driving the front wheels via a six-stage CVT transmission. Nissan was one of the first mainstream manufacturers to venture down the CVT path, and its ...

Vehicle Review - David Thomson - 6 Jul 2013 - 5:04am - 0 comments

Honda Jazz sporting new attitude

. (Honda, Hatchback, 1300, 6-Speed Manual) ... to the entry S model (a 1.3 CVT not yet here) and, on coarse chip, are already quite busy. But, yes ... an enthusiast. The manual is, understandably, much better at extracting the fizz than the CVT, which ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 28 Jun 2014 - 5:07am - 0 comments

Suzuki's new Kizashi worth serious look

CVT, Kizashi, Sedan, 2010, 2400, 4 doors, 6-Speed CVT, 4, Otago Daily Times) ... . Even the base model GLX, which was supplied for appraisal in $37,990 CVT-transmission form, gets chrome ... -stage CVT automatic transmissions is available to drive the front wheels. The CVT-equipped test car made ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 13 Nov 2010 - 4:00am - 0 comments

Solid all-round showing from Nissan's updated X-Trail

, 4x4 / SUV, X-Trail, 2400, 6-Speed CVT) ... . Both feature petrol power and six-speed CVT transmissions, with the wagon mustering peak outputs of 102 ... -oriented tyres, a space-saver spare and CVT transmission. This makes it the far superior option for Otago ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 10 Nov 2012 - 4:06am - 0 comments

High-end hybrid a Lexus to impress

a new performance benchmark for hybrid saloons.     (Lexus, GS450H F-SPORT, Sedan, 3500, 6-Speed CVT) ... at a 213kW and 345Nm, and when the car's six-stage CVT transmission is called on to deliver the maximum ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 20 Oct 2012 - 4:04am - 0 comments

Peugeot's 4008 a modest adventurer

French in nature.   (Peugeot, 4008, 4x4 / SUV, 2000, 6-Speed CVT) ... , the same door and roof panels, a 2-litre petrol/six-stage CVT transmission combination that is 100 ... -stage CVT transmission. The limitations of such a combination were particularly exposed on Dunedin ...

Vehicle Review - David Thomson - 15 Sep 2012 - 5:05am - 0 comments

Nissan's Qashqai +2: You'll find some extra seats in the boot

+2, Qashqai +2, 2010, 1997, 5 doors, 6-Speed CVT, 3 1/2) ... the standard model, which is 100kg lighter, the +2 features a 102kW/196Nm 2-litre engine, and relies on a CVT ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 23 Oct 2010 - 4:00am - 0 comments

Honda Insight has feel-good factor

, Hatchback, Insight, 1339cc, 5 doors, 6-Speed CVT, 3 1/2) ... selector for its CVT gearbox, and even a normal key. Although there is some special hybrid instrumentation ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 5 Mar 2011 - 4:00am - 0 comments

Renault re-energises the Clio

strong for its size and quoted output, the EDC beats any regular auto (or CVT) hands down, it corners nippily and it has a confident, yet quite grown-up, ride.   (Renault, Clio, Hatchback, 1200, 6-Speed Manual, Otago Daily Times) ...

Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 8 Mar 2014 - 4:16am - 0 comments

Lifestyle focus to fore in Impreza XV

.   (Subaru, Impreza VX, 2000, 5 doors, 6-Speed Manual) ... engine almost exclusively married to a Lineartronic CVT gearbox from Legacy. Standard trim runs ... strengths and drawbacks. They're talking about a diesel CVT in the future, which offers promise ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 17 Dec 2011 - 4:04am - 0 comments

Suzuki's new Swift still a good Sport

, Hatchback, Swift Sport, 1600, 6-Speed Manual) ... fanciers. The CVT is being spruiked as a particularly good 'un, with fancy performance tuning ...

Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 25 Feb 2012 - 4:06am - 0 comments

Subaru's new Impreza makes up for the wait

.     (Subaru, Hatchback, Impreza, 2000, 6-Speed Manual) ... -speed) or Lineartronic CVT auto (replacing a four-speed auto), still driving all four wheels. The range ... and lighter. Torque peaks 1000rpm higher in the range at 4200rpm, which is useful. The CVT is not the best ...

Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 14 Apr 2012 - 5:07am - 0 comments

Mitsubishi Outlander gets worthy upgrade

, Vrx, 2010, 2360, 5 doors, 6-Speed CVT, 3 1/2, Otago Daily Times) ... kW and 230Nm, and relies on a six-stage CVT transmission (with paddle-shift controls) for power ... rather than CVT box, and more sophisticated four-wheel-drive system. That said, the 2.4-litre ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 17 Apr 2010 - 6:10am - 0 comments

Mitsubishi Outlander noisy but strong performer

, Outlander, V6 VRX, 2400, 5 doors, 6-Speed Automatic) ... in preference to the CVT box of the 2.4 uses the company's advanced super all-wheel control (S-AWC) system ...

Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 5 Feb 2011 - 4:04am - 0 comments