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FIRST DRIVE: Ford Mondeo

FIRST DRIVE: Ford Mondeo
We have had along wait here in New Zealand for the new Ford Mondeo. The USA got it back in 2012 as the Fusion, while a change of manufacturing facilities has seen RHD production delayed by a number of years. But it is here now and it has some pretty big expectations that it needs to live up to if it is going to take its place as Fords “flagship model” on the eve of the Falcon’s demise. We ...

FROM THE LAUNCH: Ford Mondeo

FROM THE LAUNCH: Ford Mondeo
Here’s a little something new we are trying – the latest info on a new car straight from its launch! Okay, so we have to admit this one isn’t quite “straight from the launch”, but we had a few teething issues to deal with. From now on though, they will be!

FIRST DRIVE: Audi TT

FIRST DRIVE: Audi TT
The original Audi TT is indeed a timeless classic of design. The Bauhaus-inspired design was clean, simple and geometric, yet staggeringly fresh and original when it shocked the automotive world in 1995 at the Frankfurt motor show. The ...

FIRST DRIVE: Jeep Renegade

FIRST DRIVE: Jeep Renegade
Tiny A-segment SUVs are the thing every manufacturer wants to have right now, with the explosion in interest in SUV generally, but the smaller end in particular. So it makes sense that the most SUV-ish car maker on the planet would want to get in on that action. We head over to ...

XCAR on the Discovery Sport

A few days back we bought you a teaser video with an excerpt from the next episode of the NZ Motoring Podcast (due very shortly!) where David Linklater shares his experiences on the international launch of the Land Rover Discovery in Iceland. Well, it seems our friends from XCAR were there too, so here is their take on this impressive new machine!

Land Rover Discovery Sport in Iceland

The latest episode of the NZ MOTORING PODCAST will be out shortly and in it David Linklater talks about his recent trip to Iceland to drive the new Land Rover Discovery Sport on its international launch. Today we bring you a quick video of footage from the launch and some of David’s thoughts as a taste of what is to come in the full podcast!

FIRST DRIVE: Citroen C4 Cactus

FIRST DRIVE: Citroen C4 Cactus
Now, we here at OVERSTEER love it when car manufacturers come over all silly and adventurous and release a production car that looks like it should be a concept. It doesn’t always work (think Pontiac Aztek, although Walter White briefly made it cool...), but when it does, it is brilliant (Fiat Multipla, or more recently, the Nissan Juke). And the Citroen C4 Cactus is one of those cars. Right down to the memorably silly ...

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai Sonata

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai Sonata
Mid-size cars are starting to suffer the same fate as their larger cousins at the moment – they are not selling in anywhere the numbers they used to. Why? Three letters – SUV. People are deserting traditional family-sized sedans in favour of the more practical SUV segment. But there is still a decent amount of life left in the mid-size sedan segment, and some utterly brilliant ...

FIRST DRIVE: Subaru Outback

FIRST DRIVE: Subaru Outback
Much like the Skoda Octavia Scout that was launched only a short while before it, the Subaru Outback could always easily have been mistaken for a Legacy wagon with a jacked up ride and added plastic. Except now two things make that not the case – firstly, there will no longer be a Legacy wagon and, secondly, Subaru ...