Silverado, Hiace and ST are the new kids on the block

February 21, 2019


This year has sparked a wave of new arrivals in the New Zealand automotive market, including the new Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Hiace and Ford ST.

There’s no denying it, like all motoring enthusiasts, we’re pretty excited. Here’s a brief rundown of the three newbies on the block.

Chevrolet Silverado

Holden and HSV’s partnership with Chevrolet has taken pick-up trucks to a new level. Every model in the Silverado range is powered by a Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 and capable of producing 332kW of power and 1,234Nm of torque. The engine features an exhaust brake that helps reduce the amount of conventional braking needed while towing a heavy trailer or driving downhill, maximum towing capacity of up to 5.89 tonnes.

For more information about the Chevrolet Silverado visit Blackwells Holden here: Blackwells Holden



Toyota Hiace

The 2019 Hiace is due to be launched in New Zealand in May following some of the biggest modifications in its 50-year history. The new generation which is longer and wider, features a new shape and safety features, including a semi-bonnet to free up space for trade essentials and increase cab quietness. It’s longer wheelbase also improves stability and straight-line performance.

You can find out more about the Toyota range here:

Ford ST

For the first time, the Ford Performance Focus ST will be offered in New Zealand with an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic. A new generation of Ford’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost all-aluminium four-cylinder engine is the most powerful offered yet for a Focus ST. The 2.3-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 206kW will go on sale in early 2020.

Keep track of the Ford ST here:

Ford Focus ST 2019

Ford Focus ST 2019

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