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All-new Colorado coming soon Holden New Zealand has high expectations for its all-new Colorado range, due for release here very soon. Bookings and enquiries contact Caro Leuschke 027 578 0035 email: caro@thesun.co.nz

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For just $44,990* you could be driving a new Falcon XR6, complete with 6-speed transmission,

Re-designed and re-built from the ground up, the new Colorado are available in three 2.8L turbo diesel crew cab variants and a 2.5L turbo diesel single cab manual model. The four-door, crew cab models include the LX 5-speed manual, the LT in 6-speed manual or auto and the top of the range, the LTZ, also in manual or auto. From the looks of pre-launch marketing material, the Colorado will appeal to the full spectrum of ute buyers, with all models equipped with the latest safety features and technology. One of the key features of the new Colorado is its increased power and tow rating. The 2.8L turbo diesel engines produce 470Nm of torque to provide improved towing ability over previous models – up to 3.5 tonnes across the range. They are also fitted with Bluetooth, alloy wheels (on the LT and LTZ models), climate control, electronic stability control, electric driver’s seat and LED tail-lights, to name just a few of the new features. Tauranga customers will also be pleased to

know they can attend a Pre-Sell Roadshow to get up close and personal with the new Colorado on Tuesday, April 17. Local Holden dealership, Ebbett Tauranga, on the corner of Cameron Road and Wharf Street, will be hosting the Roadshow between 3pm and 7pm with refreshments provided. “It is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is looking to upgrade their ute to come along and have a good look at the new Colorado before it is officially released onto the market,” says dealer principal David Johnston.

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Striking, sporty and sophisticated The sixth generation of the world class-leading BMW 3 Series has just been revealed to an eager New Zealand market and it’s particularly striking appearance accentuates the sporting character within.

adapting it to their individual preferences. An M Sport Package, with special exterior and interior features, is in the pipeline for summer 2012. Advanced levels of ‘infotainment’ are very welcome too, with high-functionality interface technology enabling the driver and passengers to make extensive use of external mobile phones, the internet and music players – all viewed in the crystal-clear Control

8-speed sport automatic transmission with altered gear ratios. It is a technology that is standard across the range and delivers economy most small petrol cars will struggle to beat, and from an engine that is far more exciting than some of those cars will ever be!

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ents in the enviable driving pleasure offered. From reports we’ve seen of overseas reviews, the diesel engine is more than a match for most petrol equivalents in terms of performance and drivability, and it would suggest that going manual might be a popular option for Kiwi drivers. The 320d is the whole package, continuing the fine tradition of the 3 Series for luxury motoring. It also respects motorists’ concerns

Four ‘torquey’, yet refined and economical The 3 Series sells in huge numbers in engines, all of which feature state-of-the-art Europe, and for that reason, BMW have seen it fit to tune, rather than overhaul its appearance, given the model’s established broad appeal. Here in New Zealand, the 3 Series continues to be many people’s first step into the world of quality European motoring – perhaps the current rate of devaluation of the Euro will increase ownership levels even more. Both inside and out, the new 3 Series takes much from its bigger luxury brother, the BMW 5 Series. In looks it shares a lowered, more aerodynamically tuned nose, with the revised kidney-shaped grille serving to underline the sporting feel. The sweeping bonnet, long wheelbase and short front overhang Still the sportiest sedan in its segment, the 3 Series will be available in an entry level sedan plus 3 different ‘Line Packages’. also work to project a dynamic The cutting-edge engine delivers power plus maximum fuel efficiency, while the iDrive System takes care of communications and audio/visual needs. allure. It’s also 93 mm longer than the fifth generation. for frugality at the pump, combined with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, will be Display of the iDrive operating system and engineering that does not result in a comavailable for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan read out via the Text to Speech function. Increased space and function promise for performance or comfort. It is yet from launch. The car that Bay Driver had BMW’s ConnectedDrive technologies also Inside, there is the same practical layout as another example of the understated class that the privilege of testing was the 320d. Not all maximise comfort and enhance the driving the 5 Series in all of the controls, both for BMW does so well. experience by simplifying manoeuvres such as engines will be available at launch, with the comfort and driving, while the extra length 320i coming later in the year. parking and reversing. By Richard Rennie allows for better access and extra legroom for On the road, the 320d rear passengers. The cockpit wraps around Improved fuel efficiency proved itself to be a bit of the driver with a typically BMW driver focus The commonality with the 5 Series also a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’. and ensures that all important functions are The transmission is operated within easy reach. The impressive ergonomics, extends through the drive train and transmission, which is rear wheel drive. It offers four through BMW’s unique high-grade materials and consummate workdrive modes, from Sport-Plus, Sport and single action trigger-grip manship underline the premium ambience BMW 3 Series 320d View, Act Comfort to extremely economical driving, stick, which initially takes within. ive Cruise ConEngine: 2.0L Twin Turbo or ECO PRO mode. This helps drivers to some familiarisation, but There’s also a wide range of storage comtrol, Stop&Go Function four cylinder maintain an economy-optimised driving style once mastered makes compartments to enhance practicality while (optional), iDrive System Power: 135kW and increase the distance the car can travel on plete sense. There is also the boot capacity has increased by 20 litres. featuring the latest in Torque: 380Nm each tank of fuel. added bonus of switching An optional through-loading system with audio and communicatio n Transmission: The EcoPro system is just one part of the into manual mode using 40:20:40 folding rear seat backrest offers flextechnology. 8 Speed Automatic BMW suite of EfficientDynamic technolothe side paddles or the ible transportation solutions for bulky goods. Fuel Efficiency: EcoPro Fuel Wheels: gies, incorporating such innovations as an stick. The new 3 Series offers a base model 320i Saving System 19 auto start/stop function and an energy saving Accordingly, performance inch Light Alloys sedan, which can be up-spec’d by adding Price: From $74,400 Safety: ABS with anti-sl and ride comfort is taken Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line (incl ORC) for the 320i. ip, Dynamic Stability Contr to a new level, with agility Packages. Each model also allows Optional Lines Packag ol, es Dynamic Brake Contr and driving dynamics customers to give their car a ol & start from $3,000. still key ingrediCornering Brake Contr personal and eye-catchEnquiries to: Clive Holm ol es ing appearance by Key features: Connectedor

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Versatile car delivers value Hands up anyone who thinks they know what their ideal car is.

lent amount of interior space for passengers and luggage. They come in both sedans and hatches and best of all, their engines have a No, we’re not talking the stuff that dreams timing chain instead of a cambelt. are made of, like a Lamborghini or Porsche. “Since the beginning of the year,” says Trevor, We mean a vehicle that you can afford, that “I have hand-picked and purchased 15 Tiida’s gets you from ‘A’ to ‘B’ efficiently, safely and from Japan. Eight of these have been sold, one comfortably, and is in stock at the moment and another six are actually has enough in transit from Japan and due to KEY FEATU R power to get you arrive in the first week of April.” 1. Excellent V ES: is out of trouble Trevor also says that one of the 2. Higher Dri ibility vi should that features that seem to be attract3. Timing C ng Position hai be required. ing buyers, particularly the more 4. Super-size n (not a cambelt) B senior among us, is that the Tiida 5. 5 Star Fuel oot Economy Rat has quite a high driving position, ing allowing the driver to sit up and see over the bonnet clearly, as well as offering excellent all-round visibility for backing and parking. The fact that you can basically step in and out of the car without bending down is also a huge advantage. Retirees are not the only people keen to The Nissan Tiida own a Tiida either, suits just about anyone and with a few people offers fantastic value for money. preferring them as a small family car to transport young Trevor Lee, one of Tauranga’s children safely or business owners who want an longest-standing used car dealers, reckons he economical, reliable and spacious ‘runabout’. might just have stumbled on the answer. Trevor Lee Autos at 512 Maunganui Rd, It’s the Nissan Tiida. Yes, a bit of a funny The Mount has been selling top quality used name – say “tee-dah” – but inside this neatly vehicles in Tauranga for more than 27 years. packaged automobile there might just be eveHe also offers customers easy finance options rything to satisfy your motoring needs. And, if through MTF Finance, Fraser St branch and you purchase one of the very nice, late model comprehensive warranties are available if Tiida’s that Trevor has been importing from required. Anyone seeking a bit of sound advice Japan recently, it will be extremely good value on their next used car purchase, whether it is for money. a Tiida or not, is invited to call in and have For instance, there are airbags, a high safety a chat to Trevor or Kevin Harvey to see what rating, a quality CD stereo and an excelthey currently have on offer.

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Huge adventure for local riders A couple of weeks back, Darryl Rowe-Mitchell of Mount Motorcycles in Totara Street, Mount Maunganui, got a group of keen bike owners together for an adventure ride.

borne, while the rest gamely rode on towards conditions on the day.” Lake Waikaremoana and then pointed the The SERTAO, which has the same engine bikes homeward through Murupara, Rotorua as the G650GS, is not only a great adventure and finally back to the Mount. “It was one hell of a ride,” says Darryl, “but everyone got home safely in the end. “It was a bit of a bonus having a few highly experienced adventure riders among the group who were able to guide others on the Darryl Rowe-Mitchell long ride home.” on the adventure ride. Darryl also credits the fact that he was riding

The idea was to head down via Whakatane and Opotiki to ride the Motu Track in the Raukumara Ranges and return back the same way. Little did they know when they set off that their ‘adventure’ would turn into a 12-hour endurance trek of more than 720kms. What they didn’t count on was the nasty storm that descended in early March, bringing with it rain, gale force winds and one almighty slip to cut off the highway through the Waioeka Gorge. Having already used up a fair amount of energy conquering the Motu, which also had the odd slip or two for the guys to pick their way around, the group of about 20 riders were happy to be on the way home. You can imagine how they felt when they soon encountered the road block in the gorge and knew that they would have bike with its large 21 inch front wheel to negotiate their way back through the and lightweight frame giving it excelMotu road again. As it turned out this lent manoeuvrability through the rough was not an option either as another slip patches, it’s also pretty handy on the open had come down and blocked that road road or around town. as well. The realisation struck that home Mount Motorcycles is the authorised Colin Budd navigates his way carefully through would be one very long ride away! central North Island agent for BMW one of the slips on the Motu Track. The only way out of their predicament Motorcycles. Owned and operated by Ray was to navigate their way through the Holmes and his wife Carolyn, it has been the BMW SERTAO 650GS as another back roads to Wairoa, for a much needed a local family business since 1971, making it reason why he was able to make good work fuel stop for both bikes and riders. At this one of the longest standing BMW dealerships point, a couple of the group decided to call it of the 12-hour journey in such appalling in the country. conditions. “It was the ideal bike for the a day and stay overnight with friends in GisThis gives them an in-depth knowledge

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of the BMW product and allows them to provide the kind of service that keeps their customers coming back year in and year out. In addition to stocking a full range of new and pre-owned BMW motorcycles, they also have a well-equipped service workshop on site with all work carried out by fully qualified technicians, Darryl and Owen Armstrong. Ray’s nephew, Rhys Holmes, a successful race rider, makes up the team and helps out with both sales and service. Both Ray and Carolyn have a long-standing passion for BMW motorcycles and are about to launch a new initiative, offering a series of adventure rides for local riders to enjoy in the coming months. “We are planning to make it a fortnightly ride of about three or four hours, leaving our premises on a Friday afternoon,” says Carolyn. “It will be along the lines of a social event, with the aim being to take on some of the back roads around the wider Tauranga area, while enjoying the company of other keen riders. “We’re not intending for any of these rides to turn into such an epic journey as the guys had down at Motu, but we hope to have a bit of fun along the way.” Anyone interested should phone the team at Mount Motorcycles for more information, phone 07 575 4190.

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