BMW IX XDRIVE40: Set up to Stand Proud

Keeping relevant barometers in mind is always appropriate, yet with BMW’s iX, does that just confine us to the Audi e-tron, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Jaguar i-Pace and Tesla Model X? Look at the i3, Munich’s urban-centric electric, about to be re; Read More

Polished Isuzu workhorse

Richard Bosselman puts the versatile Isuzu MU-X workhorse through its paces. Diesel seven-seater family four-wheel drives that can adeptly take on big kilo towing are something of a rare breed these days. Those that can do that, and are al; Read More

Richard Bosselman roadtests BMW's Mini

The next few years are going to be a big time for Mini, writes Richard Bosselman. The next-generation Countryman unveils later this year and in 2023 comes another crossover, plus all-electric small Min; Read More

Peugeot packs the future

There’s an all-electric member of Peugeot’s latest 208 hatchback, and David Thomson has been checking it out. WHAT’S NEW? When Peugeot’s engineers began work on the latest 208 compact hatchback, th; Read More

So easy to glide away in Mazda EV

Mazda has joined the electric cause with its new MX-30, and its clean-green credentials extend to far more than its means of propulsion. David Thomson reports after a spell behind the wheel of the flagship Takami variant. ; Read More

More here than good looks

New Zealand’s favourite Hyundai, the Tucson, was recently launched in new fourth generation guise. David Thomson tries the N-Line variant for size. What’s new?From decidedly different, to mainstream,; Read More

Charging through the bends

A recently announced finalist for 2021 New Zealand Car of the Year honours, the Mercedes-Benz EQA is put through its paces by David Thomson. What’s new?It’s a rare thing indeed for the same car maker; Read More

Megane magnificence

David Thomson takes Renault’s Megane RS Trophy 300 hot hatch for a drive and returns impressed. What’s new?In the arena of high-performance front-drive hot hatchbacks, there’s nothing hotter right no; Read More

Stunning style and pace

The new Ioniq 5 represents a stepwise advance for Hyundai’s EV ambitions. David Thomson plugs into the electric vibe. What’s new?Hyundai introduced the world to its Ioniq sub-brand back in 2016, usin; Read More

Getting in the swing

It’s not a plug-in, but the hybrid version of the latest Honda Jazz is still a clever piece of kit, as David Thomson discovers.What’s new?For well over a decade now the Honda Jazz has been every ; Read More