Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


TV personality to drive one of Honda’s entries

TV personality to drive one of Honda’s extra entries

Honda have increased their commitment to the EnergyWise Rally with the entry of three more cars, taking the total Honda entry to eight. One of the extra cars, an Insight petrol-electric hybrid, will be driven for the second half of the event by TV3 sports presenter Shaun Summerfield.

The Insight will run in a special class for vehicles which are not yet commercially available in New Zealand, and it is expected to produce an impressively low fuel consumption figure. The two-seat Insight was the first of Honda’s hybrid models to be made available in major world markets – the second was the Civic Hybrid, which is also running in the event.

Also added to Honda’s list of entries is a Jazz equipped with the optional CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic. This new-generation automatic transmission is claimed to be as efficient as a manual gearbox, and the two drivers from Honda’s service division will be having their own internal battle to see which of the two Jazz’s can use the least fuel over the 1500 kilometre route.

Honda have also entered a 3.0 litre Odyssey people-mover, to be driven by Sean Willmot, editor of Motor Equipment News and assistant editor of Company Vehicle Magazine.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>