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Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for fun in the sun

A flick of a switch and go topless

Lexus hybrid a true touring car

Columnist Ross Kiddie found the Lexus power and economy is quite satisfying, although the concierge at a hotel struggled to figure out how to start it.

Major makeover for BMW X1

German car-maker BMW is keeping a tight grip on the sport utility vehicle market
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Skope Classic 2017

From February 3-5 2017, Mike Pero Motorsport Park once again hosted the Skope Classic. This was the 26th year this event has run on the Ruapuna Circuit, starting out as the BP Alfa, then the PDL Classic and for the last 16 years as the Skope Classic. The event is acknowledged by racing fans, as one of the best classic race meetings in New Zealand, attracting competitors and cars from around the globe. This year’s Skope Classic celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the Formula Juniors. The crowd pleasing Formula 5000’s and Historic Formula One will have any motorsport fan buzzing with excitement.

Shapely Citroen covers all bases

Ross Kiddie discovers French flair and panache in DS5.

Safer Land Cruiser 70

Toyota’s Land Cruiser 70 series arrives fully loaded for 2017 with revisions to the line-up and sizeable expansions in safety equipment.

Astra geared for performance

Holden’s Astra wears a nameplate you will be hearing a lot more of in the next few years.

Peugeot’s hot hatch with a difference

The Peugeot 308 GTi and GT are both seriously good sports cars at affordable prices, the GTi lists at $58,990 and $49,990 respectively. While both can certainly be categorised as hot hatchbacks, there is a fundamental difference between the two.

Kiddie: Subaru back on track with Levorg

As the Legacy wagon makes its way out Subaru have made way for the Levorg. While it has more than one similarity to the Impreza it could well be mistaken for the Legacy.

Kiddie: Lexus luxury 4WD is a Land Cruiser in disguise

Lexus LX450d: Four-wheel-drive gear along with all the grandeur that embodies the Lexus spirit of luxury, refinement and sophistication.

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