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FIRST DRIVE: Nissan Navara NP300

FIRST DRIVE: Nissan Navara NP300
The Nissan Navara has long been a mainstay in the local ute segment, generally hanging around the top five sellers, occasionally breaking into the top three and generally being a handsome, rugged option that was always worth consideration. While the old D22 (it was originally launched in 1997) managed to survive its replacement by the D40 in 2004, staying around as a budget-priced entry level ...

FIRST DRIVE: Citroen C4

FIRST DRIVE: Citroen C4
The Citroen C4 range is a slightly odd one these days. Not because the cars are strange – they are, apart from the brilliantly odd C4 Cactus, some of the most “normal” cars Citroen has ever made. No, what is odd about them is the fact that five cars make up the C4 range – the C4, C4 Cactus, C4 Aircross, C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso ...

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 ...