Giti Tyres Big Test
Giti Tyres Big Test: Ultimate Truck Just Got Better
Career Truckie Reg McCorkindale has reached retirement age...and then some. But even though he's already notched-up around half a century behind truck steering wheels, the Dunedin driver's very happy to keep going "for a while yet."
That's no big surprise when you meet Reg and his new truck - which he rates the best he's ever driven. And that's saying something when you consider that his last three were all 730-horsepower Scanias!
It rates as even higher praise when...
Giti Tyres Big Test: Repaying The Faith
Becoming an early adopter of a new vehicle brand - taking on something that's new and unproven in New Zealand - requires something of a leap of faith.
A few people did it when Japanese cars and trucks started arriving here 50 years ago and more - taking a chance on vehicles from a non-traditional source....unknownquantities.
The rest, as they say, is history - given 10 years or so and Japanese trucks and cars were setting the standard for mechanical reliability and longevity,even...
GITI Tyres Big Test - Never mind who's got the biggest
Fuso New Zealand boss Kurtis Andrews reckons that the latest addition to the Shogun heavy-duty range is the first Japanese truck on the Kiwi market powered by “a true 500-horsepower” engine.
It’s a provocative claim for the new 510hp/380kilowatt engine – one that’s bound to ruffle a few feathers. Especially those of a certain rival Japanese manufacturer.
After all, wasn’t the Isuzu Giga the first Japanese t...