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Giti Tyres Big Test
 July 2018     Scania S 620 B8x4NB   Story: Wayne Munro | Photos: Gerald Shacklock

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
 June 2018     Sinotruck C7 540HP AMT   Story: Mike Stock - Photos: Terry Marshall - Video: Trevor Woolston

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
 August 2021     FUSO SHOGUN EURO 6 FV2651 6x4   Story John Ellegard Photos Gerald Shacklock

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...



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