Massive Fieldays for RVE in 2019

2019 Fieldays saw RVE on multiple stands as vehicle distributors took advantage of RVE products to best present their models to the public visiting New Zealand’s biggest agricultural event in any year.

Holden Colorado Rox Concept vehicle

Holden Colorado Rox Concept vehicle

Showstopper Holden Colorado ROX created the awe Holden NZ were looking for. Drawing large amounts of interest to make the ROX interior a new tick the box option for Colorado in every Holden dealership.

While across the road, Mercedes-Benz showcased X-Class EXY to best effect. EXY proved to be a popular stop for premium Utility customers, although this exclusive edition has been whipped away to Christchurch for one lucky purchaser.

On the Volkswagen NZ display, Amarok Edition R featured heavily helping that stand win the Motor Precinct award for best display, narrowly beating Isuzu which had RVE DMax FD and Shadow in its arsenal.

Mercedes Benz X-Class Exy Extreme

Mercedes Benz X-Class Exy Extreme

Five RVE creations with 4 different brands must be a record of some kind.

Question is, how do we beat that in 2020?

RVE Supports Rapid Relief Team (RRT)

We are proud to be a premium supporter of the Rapid Relief Team. The team here at RVE have personally donated many hours of their free time by running sausage-sizzles throughout the country and much more. As a company we donated funds to ensure that RRT can provide relief to their four key areas: youth, emergency services, homelessness, health and disability.
We are proud to support RRT.

For more info on RRT click here.


Mitsubishi Triton FRX upgrade available

Mitsubishi Triton with the FRX package.

Mitsubishi Triton with the FRX package.

2019 will be a good year for Triton as Mitsubishi continues to win Ute customers and for the new RVE upgrade to FRX specification.

Triton lives in the rural sector as well as being at home in the trades environment, many picking it for the all-wheel-drive performance Triton competitors, can only dream of.

To give customers individuality and greater versatility, RVE takes the factory fresh Triton adding their signature race inspired Monza style leather seating giving a higher level of comfort and ruggedness.

Outwardly, the F-RX has a new wide stance, thanks to integrated designs of wheel arch flares and 20inch Intrepid alloy wheels shod with Black Bear All Terrain tyres.

The aggressive tread will make the days work in mud or weekend in the sand, easy to manage and all the while owning the highway.

The front design has a new bumper overlay to add to the wider stance and allows the option of a super bright 19inch light bar and grille insert to the package.

Mitsubishi Triton with the FRX package.

Mitsubishi Triton with the FRX package.

The new black flares coordinate with the decals on bonnet, sides and rear tailgate contrasting with vehicle body colour to best accentuate body shape.

Authorised installers across New Zealand and Australia are able to install the FRX upgrade and also include options such as the exclusive Electric rear lid for load carrying adaptability and security. 

Sports bars and sturdy side steps make loading your Triton, a breeze.

Also, to keep the interior cool, tinted windows can be installed at the same time as other upgrades and options.

Add these points of difference when you order FRX at your dealer of choice.

Top shelf upgrade for the premium Utility. Mercedes X-Class. EXY Extreme.

Fieldays 2019 has been a busy time for the team at RVE.

With utes featuring heavily in motor registrations and Fieldays being the key sales milestone in every year, hero products take up much time and man-hours in the months leading up to this very Kiwi event.

2019 has been no different, as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class X 350d gets an all-new makeover with the EXY EXTREME, a package that will make envy common for those not owning this very limited edition build.

The whole outlandish plan came together when Jim Stanners, Director of RVE Vehicle Enhancement floated the idea with Mercedes-Benz NZ.

Next, the proactive Christchurch dealer Armstrong Prestige had Sami Abhayagunawardena, the Mercedes-Benz LCV Brand Manager champing at the bit to have this special vehicle for his clients to experience.

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Step one was to build the EXY EXTREME which is number 10 of 250 that will be built worldwide.

Pickup Design are Europe based focusing on enhancing and developing models in the utility vehicle market and RVE their distributor for New Zealand and Australia.

With the trend to global vehicle design, this partnership has many synergies as RVE are leaders in interiors where Pickup Design wrangle with improving exteriors.

All EXY Pickup Design product is certified to the stringent TUV standards, meaning new vehicle dealerships can sell upgraded models with confidence

EXY EXTREME is Pickup Designs latest development and brings higher levels of style, comfort and value to the class-leading Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 Ute.

Featuring on the Mercedes-Benz stand at Fieldays, before heading south, EXTREME will be a highlight in this busy agricultural event.

Mercedes X-Class 350d EXY Extreme

Mercedes X-Class 350d EXY Extreme

Jim Stanners says ‘Armstrong Prestige’s Sami was just so incredibly passionate from the start it was infectious. Mercedes-Benz Christchurch will have the vehicle as a registered vehicle for a period before offering it for sale to one lucky owner’.

Other Pickup Design models include the EXY PRIME, EXY OFFROAD and EXY URBAN with varying levels of bespoke uniqueness. 

All models are available in New Zealand and Australia through RVE International holding Australasian distribution rights in both countries. 

Features include:

BODY KIT - painted with black structural protective paint

  • Front bumper

  • Bonnet lip

  • Headlight frames

  • Rear light frames

  • Front and rear arch extensions

  • Fuel filler covers

  • Rear spoiler

  • Rear bumper

  • Front diffuser


  • Suspension lift kit 30mm

  • Body lift kit 100mm


  • 18” pickup design rims

  • Black Bear mud-terrain tyres


  • Graphic styling stickers

  • Pickup Design emblems

  • Limited Edition plaque


  • Nappa and Alcantara sport interior

  • Steering wheel modification

  • Floor mats


  • Exhaust enhancer

  • Pickup Design terrain side steps

  • Pickup Design style bar - tonneau bar coated with black structural protective paint

  •   Additional rubber and metal arch extensions

 For more information email or call RVE NZ +649 582 0000 or Freephone on 0800 738 7648

Or AU Freephone 1800 639 103

Awe-inspiring home-grown Holden Colorado concept revealed ahead of Fieldays

Months in the making and sporting significant aesthetic and dynamic upgrades, Holden New Zealand has revealed its own home-grown concept to go on display at Fieldays – the Colorado ROX.

Built with the annual agricultural show in mind, the Colorado ROX will take pride of place at Holden’s site at Mystery Creek from June 12 then will embark on a nationwide dealership tour coupled with call-ins at major events and activations.

“Our driving desire was to take our most capable vehicle, the Colorado, and beef it up to become the greatest awe-inspiring, eye-catching piece of machinery ever devised by Holden New Zealand,” said Managing Director, Marc Ebolo.

“We know many of our customers have grand visions of what they’d like to do to personalise their own vehicles after driving them out of the dealership, so we wanted to showcase just how far you could take a Colorado.”

“Once the ball was rolling our Marketing team, together with partners RVE Vehicle Enhancement, spent considerable time and effort bringing this concept to life – and I think they’ve smashed the project out of the park.”

RVE Built, Holden Colorado Rox

RVE Built, Holden Colorado Rox

The super-truck features massive 35-inch Blackbear mud terrain tyres, with custom made monster flares to house the huge wheels.  A six-inch suspension and body lift raise the Colorado ROX towards the heavens, while ‘Rock Sliders’ with removable drop steps make ingress and egress almost as easy as getting in and out of a standard Colorado.

The Colorado ROX announces its arrival by way of a carbon fibre high-rise bonnet, complemented with a hand-crafted bespoke front steel bumper, replicated at the back of the vehicle.

Further enhancements to the exterior include a rear deck cargo system and 500mm tray extender, together with an extended wrapping roof bar incorporating retractable lights and roof basket.

The interior of the vehicle has been up-spec’d with the addition of front and rear RVE sports seats, complete with hand-built leather upholstery.

“The Colorado DNA is undeniable, but this vehicle has had a serious steroid enhancement, turning it into a big, bold and brash truck – the result is Colorado ROX,” said Holden National Marketing Manager, Marc Warr.

“It’s a real statement piece and shows what’s capable with a little imagination, combined with considerable expertise and a ridiculously capable and dedicated partner such as RVE.”

The Colorado ROX will demonstrate the model’s 3.5-tonne towing capability, hauling a fully-laden event trailer as it tours the country between dealerships and various stops along the way.


“The attention-grabbing trailer, and event kit which travels inside it, contribute to making the Colorado ROX a destination in itself.  It will be a massive drawcard at dealerships around the country and is already scheduled to appear at some big national events,” said Mr Warr.

“We’ve been impressed by the passion for this project shown by partners, dealers and also people who have caught wind of this secret operation.  We’re confident Colorado ROX will inspire people to think about Holden in a new and exciting way.”

To bring the project to life, Holden partnered with RVE Vehicle Enhancement, an Auckland-based operation specialising in aftermarket vehicle developments which had its beginnings more than 50 years ago.

Managing Director of RVE, David Stanners, said the team was up for the challenge right from the first meeting with Holden – and were instrumental in making big aspirations into an even bigger reality.

“The Colorado ROX was the type of project we’ve been waiting to be let loose on – all we needed was a willing partner who was prepared to share our vision and push boundaries along the way.

“The challenge started with fitting super-size tyres into massive flared arches, front and rear bumper upgrades and literally everything in-between.


“We engaged suppliers from as far away as Poland, America and Taiwan so it’s been a truly international effort, made all the more challenging as we created a huge majority of components from scratch which meant extensive one-off CAD engineering.

“The quality of workmanship is world-class and I’m incredibly proud of my team as the finished product is above and beyond what we hoped to achieve.”

Details of the Colorado ROX roadshow will be released after Fieldays, with an all-encompassing plan outlining the next 12-18 months of vehicle movements.  Holden enthusiasts who wish to find out where and when the monster truck will be appearing can do so by contacting their local dealer.

And as for the final piece of the concept puzzle – the name: Colorado ROX.

“The beauty is that it can be interpreted in many different ways,” said Mr Warr.

“It speaks about being tough, steadfast and dependable, conjuring visions of being dynamic and unstoppable.  Some might relate it to motorsport thanks to the Lion motif on the side of the vehicle, in which case it could be Rally Offroad Cross - but we’ll leave it up for people to make their own decisions.

“Either way, we’re quietly confident Colorado ROX will make an absolute statement wherever it’s seen.”

Ford Ranger XSV 2019 

Ranger has been a strong sales contender in the Ute category since its introduction and with good cause.

RVE’s XSV specification, offering both greater individuality and versatility, the most popular upgrade. For 2019, RVE has revised Ranger appointments with a fresh ‘Grey-out’ concept in a gloss finish for stunning looks but also easy care.  


Grey is the new black. 
Looking at the new decal design on bonnet, sides and tailgate, this is all brought together by the newly styled grille and integrated lights, now featuring the durable grey surround.

With newly styled flares accenting the latest 20inch wheel design fitted with optional rugged Black Bear  or AT2 Himalaya tyres.

All these treatments give a heavy-duty feel to a vehicle that already claims toughness. 


The new leather interior has also been updated as the ‘Monza’ seating design continues to grow in popularity. 

Hard wearing leather is a secret weapon, assisting values in vehicle changeover when fabric seating would normally look tired. 

 New XSV badging, tastefully finishes the interior detail and identifies this upgrade from ‘off the shelf’ Rangers.

It doesn’t finish there, RVE offer a range of options including RVE side steps for easy cabin access and loading to the roof area, also saves bringing all of nature indoors. The complete rear tray solution featuring the ROC Retractable Hard-lid, ROC Extended Sports Bar and American made Bedmat. Perfect for stowing those precious toys away. 

XSV equipped Ranger in the wild

XSV equipped Ranger in the wild

RVE’s lower grille and LED light bar is awesome for offroading; Lots of light when you need it. 

As with all RVE upgrades and products, quality is paramount and fitment by craftsmen carried out with great care and attention.

Installation available New Zealand and Australia wide.

XSV and RVE make this great truck greater. 

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