NZ Autocar magazine April 2020

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Wednesday 25 March 2020

As we all find ourselves cooped up at home, riding out the Coronavirus chaos, grabbing a copy of the latest issue of NZ Autocar will help relieve the boredom. It’s available at most supermarkets and gas stations now.

One of the early Coronavirus victims in the car world was the Geneva motor show, cancelled days before it was due to open. The new releases continued online however, all the major debuts getting their day in the sun, and our expanded news section covers it all off this month.

On the home front we test a brace of Audi’s heavy hitters in the form of the slick SQ8 and the revitalised Q7, while the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition has an excess of power, luxury and letters in its long-winded name. SsangYong has landed its new Korando, a city-friendly SUV that improves in every aspect with a better look, specification and powertrain; is it the new class leader?

We make a valid argument for the relevance of plug-in hybrids in the BMW 330e while checking out the latest Mustang RTR Series 1 GT. We drive this bad boy on both road and strip, braving a wee venture out to the drags.

If you’re not sold on the whole SUV thing, you’ll want to read our views on the made-over Subaru Impreza and Honda Civic. These face off in a comparison test while another Subaru tested this month is the Outback X, a special edition of the popular off-road-ready wagon. An alternative load lugger featured is the facelifted Skoda Superb Sportline TDI, while we bring you another report on our long term Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d.

With international travel off the menu for the foreseeable future, hopefully we’ll be able to move around our own country in the coming months. One place car lovers should head is Invercargill. We revisited the southern city to talk with the executives behind Bill Richardson Transport World and their collection of Volkswagen Kombis. We also checked out the new Geroge Begg bunker, housing a collection of the Southerner’s fabulous racing machines.

And for the bikers we have the low-down on Harley Davidson’s FXDR and a ride on the Triumph Speed Twin to quench your two-wheeled thirst. There’s all this and more in the latest issue of NZ Autocar magazine, which is on sale now.

Be sure to bookmark the NZ Autocar website and check in daily for updates on what is happening around the automotive world as we work from home to keep you up to date. And for those who like to have their say, join the conversation on Facebook, search for New Zealand Autocar.

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