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The Star: March 30, 2017

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34 Thursday March 30 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONALS An extensive range of lights Braxton Car Lights is part of the BE Group, one of the largest importers of car, commercial and truck parts in New Zealand. Specialising in car lights, Braxton covers the entire South Island and the combination of their huge on-site range, national and international networks, and a computerised system to search and try to assist most any request to the correct replacements makes them the place to visit for all your vehicle lighting requirements. Conveniently located in Sydenham, they have an extensive range of replacement light fittings for most makes and models of Japanese, European and New Zealand new vehicles, both new and secondhand. They are fully checked and in perfect working order, and Braxton guarantee that all their fittings are warrantable. They import and export both new and used car parts so that whatever make or model your vehicle is, they may be able to help. Containers arrive monthly from abroad, full of new and used lamps, and within the BE Group, over 100,000 lamps are available. The team at Braxton Car Lights also specialises in repairs for light adjuster and light conversion of American car lights, and their repair service includes plastic welding, drying out and resealing, re-silvering and lens refurbishment. They work closely with garage workshops, and their services can be arranged through your own local garage on your behalf. Sales manager Richard Vernimmen says that their team is dedicated to saving their customers’ money, whether on late model cars with expensive parts or early models where replacements are hard to find. The team of three expert professionals at Braxton have over 60 years of experience between them in the automotive industry to help you with your needs. Their aim at Braxton is to supply their customers the parts that they require at a pocket-friendly price. And with heaps of available stock, they will do everything to provide a solution to their car light-searching exercise. Stop by to see them at 325 Brougham Street, between Buchan and Gasson streets. Email them on carlights@carlights.co.nz or phone them on 0800 225 483. The Star CITY SOUTH VAN SPARES SERVICE CENTRE WOFS & TYRES 159 MACES ROAD • Provide Full Workshop Facilities • Full Servicing & WOF Repairs • Towing Available • Good Hourly Rate • Same Day Clutch Replacement • 2 Day Engine Replacement • Mechanical & Exhaust Repairs CITY SOUTH VANS We buy, sell and dismantle vans and cars • We pick up out of Christchurch • Backpacker vehicles available WITH Guaranteed Buy Back PLUS The Automotive Lamp Specialists New and Used Lamps for Cars, Trucks, Vans, 4WD and Motorhomes 100% owned & operated 166 MACES ROAD, BROMLEY P. 384 8744 or A/H 027 222 3241 OPEN SATURDAY 9.00AM - 1.00PM PH 0800 225 483 | 325 Brougham Street, CHRISTCHURCH looking to set up a Mobile Shop? We specialise in manufacturing: • Food Vans • Mobile Coffee Shops • Any kind of small mobile shop Diesel All work guArAnteed 288 Lincoln Road (opp ANZ) Ph: 338 8884 • www.dieseldoctor.co.nz WOF $45 .00 • Courtesy cars • Oil changes • Full mechanical repairs • Brake & clutch repairs • Transmission flush service • Tyres & batteries • Petrol & diesel servicing Fitzgerald Motors PHONE 03 349 7813 2/193 Waterloo road, Hornby SpecialiSt in • Brakes, clutches & cV’s • cambelts • Servicing & tuneups • Batteries & tyres • WOF’s • 4WD Vehicles • power steering repairs • Wheel alignment - new machine • Shock absorbers Qualified technicians “We service all cars” SuBaRu SpecialiSt On Site pH (03) 366 1305 cnR BaRBaDOeS & licHFielD StReet Free Check & Assessment ROSES AUTO ELECTRICAL

The Star 35 Driven FREE WEEKLY MAGAZINE in stands every Friday Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Thursday March 30 2017 OVER 1000 VEHICLES FOR SALE Toyota Highlander gets major makeover • By Ross Kiddie TOYOTA New Zealand has facelifted its family-friendly Highlander. The large sport utility vehicle has fresh frontal treatment, a new powertrain, and safety upgrades across the range. The Highlander is the first Toyota to adopt an advanced 3.5-litre V6 engine producing significant gains in power and torque – an increase of 17kW (to 218kW) and 13Nm (to 350Nm) respectively – over the outgoing model. Paired with a new direct shift eight-speed automatic transmission, the new ratios deliver improved acceleration and overtaking ability. “Highlander has become established as a firm Kiwi favourite and the latest improvements deliver more of everything families and fleets want,” says Spencer Morris, Toyota New Zealand’s general manager of product. “We’ve increased performance, improved fuel economy, added additional safety features and given it a fresh look.” The Highlander’s extensive safety appointments, which see it achieve a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program rating across the range, are paramount for around town driving during the busy working week just as it is for weekend and holiday adventures. Knowing this, ADDING TO New Zealand’s ever-increasing choice in light commercial vehicles, LDV will launch a double-cab utility vehicle in July. Simply titled T60, the new ute will be available in two specifications, both four-wheel-drive and the choice of automatic or manual transmission. Twowheel-drive models will land towards the end of the year. According to LDV, the specification levels are comfort and luxury, both receive leather trim and high levels of fitment for both convenience and safety. The T60 is powered by a 2.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine which is rated at Toyota has applied additional safety technology to the entire Highlander range: • The Limited gains the Toyota Safety Sense package consisting of the precrash safety system with automatic braking, high speed dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assistance and automatic high beam. • The Limited also has two front parking sensors to complement the four rear parking sensors (available on all models) and the addition of a rear cross traffic alert to the existing blind spot monitor. • Emergency stop signal and trailer sway control has been added to all models. Inside, the 2017 Highlander, GX and GXL models gain a 4.2in colour 110kW and 360Nm. Both gearboxes are six-speed units and each operates alongside a low ratio transfer case. Prices for the T60 will be announced closer to its launch here but it is expected to be below $40,000. LDV, formerly Leyland- multi-information display while the GXL receives a larger 8in audio display and now features satellite navigation with SUNA traffic alerts. The Limited now has a panoramic view monitor – which provides the driver with a live 360deg bird’s-eye view around the vehicle to see potential obstacles from all angles and rain-sensing wipers. All vehicles have a sliding second row seat, while the third row has a 60:40 split to increase luggage capacity, offering both practicality and flexibility for busy families. The Highlander is priced at – GX 4WD V6, eightspeed automatic, $63,490; GXL 2WD, $66,490; GXL 4WD, $70,490; Limited 4WD, $81,490. LDV ute here in July • By Ross Kiddie TOYOTA HIGHLANDER: Significant gains in power outputs with greater fuel efficiency. LDV T60: Soon available in both two and fourwheel-drive variants. Daf, is marketed by Great Lake Motor Distributors. 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