Introducing the ŠKODA Octavia RS 245

ŠKODA Octavia RS 245 Wagon beach scene

Fasten your seatbelts – the most powerful Octavia in the ŠKODA history is here. The new ŠKODA Octavia RS 245 delivers 180 kW (245 PS) – 11 kW (15 PS) more than the previous top-of-the-range RS variant had to offer.

Amarok will see up to 200kW and 580Nm

Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen Media Release

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is putting words into action: the power that highlighted the Amarok concept vehicle shown at the 2016 IAA International Motor Show will soon make it to New Zealand shores.

An upgraded version of the current 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 165kW/550Nm diesel engine will be introduced, pumping out 190kW of power (and up to 200kW on overboost with a kick of the accelerator pedal) and 580Nm of torque.

Volkswagen Amarok Best Ute Award

So class-leading power and performance is reinforced once again – credentials that are sure to delight both commercial users and private customers alike. The current Amarok engine’s full torque is already available at between 1,400 and 3,000 rpm and the full power output from 3,250 to 4,000 rpm. Permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic transmission with torque converter come as standard on the Amarok.

Kevin Richards, Head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles New Zealand commented, “The introduction of the next level Amarok with an upgraded power plant signifies our intention of continuing to offer the most powerful ute in its class. The Volkswagen Amarok continues to be a success story for us across the country, whether it be in our tried and tested 2.0-litre models or more recently with our V6 offering. We are hoping to have very limited volumes of the Amarok 580Nm model available to existing clients towards the end of 2018, with full stock coming on-board in early 2019.”

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First look at the ŠKODA Karoq

SKODA Karoq Drive Program

“If you have Karoq at the top of your list, well done, you have the prime contender in mind.”

Benefits of Genuine Timing (Cam) Belts

Volkswagen Polo in Energetic Orange

Cam belts, or more accurately timing belts, are typically made of a solid material which reliably transfers your engine’s power from a crankshaft to a camshaft, causing your engine’s valves to open and close. A fuel/air mixture then enters a combustion chamber, combusts, and drives the pistons.

Volkswagen Dealer of the Year Awards 2017

Volkswagen Dealer of the Year Awards

This month saw Volkswagen’s Dealer of the Year Awards, an annual event hosted by Volkswagen New Zealand to recognise and reward all-round excellence. Miles Continental are very proud to take home the titles of ‘Metro Marketing Campaign of the Year’ and ‘Metro Passenger Sales 5-Star Award’, along with finalist for ‘Metro Passenger Sales Department of the Year’.

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Miles Continental 2017 ŠKODA Champions

ŠKODA Dealer of the Year 2017 - Finalists

It’s an achievement from everyone, including our guests, that we are extremely happy to share with you.

Miles Continental comes to AgFest 2018

Volkswagen and ŠKODA at AgFest

Team Review of the Volkswagen Golf R-Line

2017/2018 Volkswagen Golf R-Line in Turmeric yellow

I’m fortunate enough to be able to drive a wide range of vehicles in my role, such as this Volkswagen Golf R-Line. In fact, just quietly, now that I’ve been in so many I think I’d find it hard to buy a new car, and I don’t envy people that have to do that without having spent a good amount of time with a vehicle. I was very fortunate to attend the Polo and Allspace dealer launch a couple of weeks ago, driving a lot of vehicles in one day, and there was a lot to take in!

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Behind-the-scenes at the Polo and Allspace Dealer Launch

2018 Volkswagen Polo in orange at the launch

Check out our ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at Volkswagen’s dealer-only launch of the all-new Volkswagen Polo and Tiguan Allspace in Auckland.

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A Roadtrip in the ŠKODA Kodiaq

Kodiaq at Opotiki

One of our first ŠKODA Kodiaq owners, Andrew, recently took a roadtrip throughout the North Island and very kindly shared his photos with us. Here’s a selection from his trip.