Plug-in Porsche electrifies

There's a method in the madness of an SUV in racing paint, as a similar powertrain to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid's is used in Porsche's hybrid LeMans cars, albeit with just four cylinders.

8:40 AM  There have been hybrid Cayennes before, but the new S E-Hybrid is a version that you might not need to top up with fuel for months.

Lambo comes out of hiding

In the movie the Lamborghini was pushed off a cliff to oblivion, in reality it was a plastic dummy.

13 min ago  Around $2m paid for a Lamborghini Miura movie star car that has resurfaced after 46 years.

Mini-Ninja has plenty of go

Kawasakis are usually associated with the colour green, but the 300 SE looks a treat in this livery.

Thanks to a new Kawasaki, it is possible to have a lot of fun within LAMS regulations.

Mahindra to be next big thing

Pravin Shah, the CEO of Mahindra's automotive division, with the company's XUV500 crossover vehicle.

The next big wave in affordable new vehicles in New Zealand is likely to come at us from another direction.

Top Gear death threat link?

Police investigating a death threat against BBC Director-General, Tony Hall.

Death threat claim against BBC boss on the day he dropped Jeremy Clarkson from the Top Gear motoring show.

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American muscle machine

BMW X6.

BMW upgrades its first all-paw M machine that was well suited to the nature of NZ roads.

Car sales hit dizzy heights

It turned out to be quite a sizzler 2014, and we're not talking about summer holiday weather but new vehicle sales.

When 2WD will do in a ute

Applaud new initiatives

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Mahindra to be next big thing in NZ motoring

Pravin Shah, the CEO of Mahindra's automotive division, with the company's XUV500 crossover vehicle.

The next big wave in affordable new vehicles in New Zealand is likely to come at us from another direction.

Expressway given seal of approval

The biggest road to be built through the Kapiti Coast for decades is beginning to look like, well, a road.

Some Rangitanuku Rd residents want more arrows drawn on the road to help foreign drivers stay on the right side.

Deadly danger on Hobbit highway

Residents of a rural Waikato road fear dodgy GPS directions to Hobbiton are endangering lives.

lifestyle vehicles

Plug-in Porsche electrifies

There's a method in the madness of an SUV in racing paint, as a similar powertrain to the Cayenne S E-Hybrid's is used in Porsche's hybrid LeMans cars, albeit with just four cylinders.

8:40 AM  There have been hybrid Cayennes before, but the new S E-Hybrid is a version that you might not need to top up with fuel for months.

Holden resurrects the Sandman gallery

Holden has revived the Sandman badge with a limited edition available on ute and Sportwagon variants.

Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled gallery

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLE SUV which is the successor to the current ML-Class.

road tests

More fun in facelifted Toyota coupe

Toyota's facelifted GT86.

My, how time flies. The little Toyota 86 sportscar has been on the NZ market for more than two years now, and it's just received its first facelift.

Hyundai Sonata back with aplomb

Invigorating drive, with plenty of power and torque. That's the turbocharged version of Hyundai's new Sonata range.

Man the vans: The influx of European vanslike the Fiat Scudo (left) and the Renault Master (right) means we're spoiled for choice in New Zealand and they're a good drive to boot.

Blue-collar vehicles are van-loads of fun

Light commercial vans are quite possibly the least sexy vehicles on our roads yet they make huge contributions to our economy.

bikes

Mini-Ninja has plenty of go

Kawasakis are usually associated with the colour green, but the 300 SE looks a treat in this livery.

Thanks to a new Kawasaki, it is possible to have a lot of fun within LAMS regulations.

Born to be mild

Thanks to the LAMS people, a Kiwi's first motorcycle can now be a Harley-Davidson.

MAIN ATTRACTION: Kirsteen Britten on the iconic No 1 Britten built by her late husband, John, which will be
exhibited for a year at Nelson’s NZ Classic Motorcycles

Famous Britten bike unveiled

Gasps, cheers and applause greeted the dramatic unveiling of the newest exhibit at Nelson's NZ Classic Motorcycles on Wednesday night.

shows

Hybrid option for Toyota RAV4

Toyota has confirmed a petrol-electric version of its popular RAV4.

Popular SUV to be released in petrol-electric form.

Mitsubishi teases new Outlander

Mitsubishi has teased the world premiere of its new Outlander SUV with two photos.

Kia has revealed details of its new-generation Optima sedan ahead of its debut at the New York motor show.

All-new Kia Optima revealed

The wraps have been pulled off the all-new Kia Optima ahead of its official public unveiling at the New York motor show.

customs & classics

Italian Job Lambo comes out of hiding

In the movie the Lamborghini was pushed off a cliff to oblivion, in reality it was a plastic dummy.

14 min ago  Around $2m paid for a Lamborghini Miura movie star car that has resurfaced after 46 years.

Fancy a brand new 1964 Ford Mustang? gallery

US company steps back in time to create all new 1964 Ford Mustangs with modern features.

Stephen Arbuckle's 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe.

'Gangster' look adds to old Chevy's appeal

Old Chev's owner not interested in tidying it up saying its ''gangster'' look adds to its appeal.

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Top Gear producer cops abuse

Man at the centre of "fracas" that led to dumping of Jeremy Clarkson is attacked online.

quizzes

Aston Martin's first 100 years

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Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

The Chevrolet Corvette is an iconic American muscle car but just how much do you think you know about them?

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Know your Fords

Motorsport

Dixon down the field in IndyCar season-opener

NOT HIS DAY: Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon finished 15th at the St Petersburg Grand Prix.

Kiwi racer finishes a disappointing 15th in the first race of the IndyCar season.

Verstappen sets F1 record

Dutch teen becomes the youngest driver to win points in Formula One after finishing seventh at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Vettel upsets Mercedes to win Malaysian Grand Prix

Whincup takes over V8 Championship lead

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