Lengthy careers at car dealer’s come to a close for friends

A Dunedin car dealership has said goodbye to two long-serving staff members. After 40 years, Cooke Howlison new vehicle consultant Neil Steel (67) sold his last car, a Toyota Hilux, yesterday afternoon. His friend and co-worker, te; Read More

Hilux update does the trick

Once an off-roading legend in New Zealand, Toyota has slipped off the pace a little in recent years. David Thomson gets behind the wheel of the Hilux SR5 Cruiser 4WD Double Cab to see if the proud Japanese brand can return to the top.; Read More

Still a sure fire kiwi favourite, Ross Kiddie gets out and about in the Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser

During the summer months, my weekends start quite busy. You see, I’m the coach of a team of young cricketers, and watching the 11 and 12-year-olds playing sport and enjoying ; Read More

Yaris Cross more than meets the eye

David Thomson discovers there is more to Toyota's Yaris Cross than its name would suggest. What’s new?When Toyota launched its new Yaris last year, the company’s New Zealand boss predicted the higher; Read More

Mercedes simply electrifying

For the second year in succession, an all-electric vehicle has been crowned New Zealand Car of the Year by the country’s Guild of Motoring Writers. This year’s award winner is the Mercedes-Benz EQC. A premium sport utility, the EQC; Read More

Ross Kiddie puts the Toyota Hilux to Good Use

We've been busy at the Kiddie household. There’s new timber on the house, new windows are going in, there’s fresh paint, and in readiness for the painters to give the fences; Read More

Yaris a sharply-styled urbanite

There is nothing wrong, writes DavidThomson, with starting at the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Yaris. What’s new?From Starlet to Echo to Yaris, small To; Read More

Plenty of bite in Mako

In rugby terms, the story of the latest Hilux is akin to a great test match that looks like being an opposition romp — until an outcome-swinging last-minute local comeback. Before getting into that, here’s a question: How do you feel about; Read More

New Yaris pushes perceptions

Care to categorise the ‘‘typical’’ Yaris buyer? Rather you than me — the latest range surely raises far too much of a challenge. The roll-out as explained by Toyota New Zealand totally blows apart perception that the car i; Read More

'The quintessential urban jungle challenger', Ross Kiddie takes a tour in the Toyota C-HR

An acquaintance asked me recently did I like Toyota’s C-HR, she was thinking of buying one. I said it is a funky, trendy car that will never let her down, I also presented he; Read More