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We name our top 20 cars of the year as we count down the AMI Insurance NZ Autocar Car of the Year and have drive stories also on BMW’s sexy new 435i and Bentley’s stately four-door Flying Spur.
There’s exotica of the two-wheeled kind this month with a comparison story of two superbikes that would seem to have been hauled straight from the world superbike series and are available to you new for around $30k. BMW’s popular S 1000 RR and Aprilia’s gorgeous RSV4 Factory are scarily quick, amazingly agile and sound spectacular.
For city folk wanting practical compacts there’s a comparison of two affordable crossovers, Peugeot’s 2008 and Holden’s Trax. There’s also a first drive impression of the new Mazda3, the company’s biggest seller. Even after a brief outing at an Aussie proving ground it’s clear the new range is properly good.