2014 a year full of good cars

BMW i3: Making the BMW i3 our Top Car for 2014 was a no-brainer.

Making the BMW i3 our Top Car for 2014 was a no-brainer.

BMW's whirring warrior

BMW i3: Driving proof that most of what we think we don't like about electric cars is simply not valid.

BMW's i3 is fast, roomy, and fun to drive making it a worthy winner of our Top Car title for 2014.

Cool coupe from Jaguar

A great looking car: A driver's Coupe, rather than a boulevardier's carriage.

Its topless sister may turn heads, but it's the new coupe version that best displays the Jaguar F-type's talent.

The C change

Mercedes-Benz C-class: Curves disguise the car's increased size. All models except the 'Excluisive' use the star-centred grille design.

As other car makers line the C-class in their cross-hairs, Mercedes-Benz decides to move the goal posts.

Muscle cars make a comeback

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.

Horsepower is back, and in a heart-attack serious way.

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Applaud new initiatives

Pouring a beer.

We should applaud what has been done to bring drink driving rules into line with other western nations.

Meet our bike of the year

There were a number of fabulous new entries chasing our "NZ Bike of the Year" title.

Our NZ Car of the Year

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2014 a year full of good cars

BMW i3: Making the BMW i3 our Top Car for 2014 was a no-brainer.

Making the BMW i3 our Top Car for 2014 was a no-brainer.

The little SUV with grunt

During the year Holden addressed the one issue hampering its spunky little SUV, the Trax - a lack of power.

Bigger than the old SX-4 inside, the new model S-Cross arrives on the New Zealand market at exactly the right time.

Every dog should have one

Timed well to join the small-SUV flock, Suzuki's S-Cross could be the perfect pooch's choice.

lifestyle vehicles

All-new GLE 450 AMG Coupe gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz is jumping into the oddball "SUV coupe" segment with its new GLE Coupe.

Lexus enters SUV market

Does the new Lexus NX300h signals the start of a new product offensive for the brand?

Ford has given its first glimpse of the 2015 Ranger ute.

2015 Ford Ranger

Facelift and technology upgrades on the way for blue oval ute.

road tests

Outback is up front

2015 Subaru Outback

Stacked with technology, the latest Subaru Outback is the first to be created from the ground up, rather than as a spin-off from the Legacy.

What lies beneath gallery

From the outside Peugeot's new 308 station wagon looks conservative - but underneath its skin there's a vehicle that is impressively interesting.

The Holden Commodore SS-V Redline – a standard V8 Commie but with a wealth of sport and luxury appointments.

Glorious grunt farewelled

At a time when the world's motor industry is undergoing fundamental change here comes a V8 Holden Commodore.

bikes

World's fastest-selling Indian

One size fits all: Unlike its larger siblings, the Indian Scout can be ridden by anyone over five-feet tall.

After making its NZ market debut at the recent Burt Munro love-fest in Invercargill, the new 1133cc Scout is well on the road to becoming the world's fastest-selling Indian.

New Harley has Street cred

Harley-Davidson has unveiled its new Street 500, the brand's first learner legal motorcycle since the 1970s, designed to introduce new and returning riders to serious motorcycling.

LEVI SHERWOOD: "The biggest part of riding is mental. Fitness and strength, which plays a lot in other sports, isn't needed as much in freestyle."

Inside the world of stunt motocross riders video

Their tricks are amazing, but the risks are huge: inside the minds of our champion stunt motocross riders.

shows

Honda NSX confirmed gallery

A teaser image of the new Honda Acura NSX.

A new NSX is coming.

Concept ignores all the rules gallery

When GM designers created the Chevrolet Chaparral concept car they tossed out all the rules they believe stifle innovation in auto racing.

Raising the bar: the latest Cooper S JCW sports the fastest ever production engine for a Mini.

Mini's fastest ever Cooper S

New John Cooper Works edition shown ahead of Detroit reveal.

customs & classics

Ferrari had two lives

Dana Mecum poses with his 1954 Ferrari 250 Monza on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills

Who wouldn't want to live a double life? Perhaps it's the same for cars.

Lamborghini 'Phwoar'

The Lamborghini Countach was the poster child for 1970s supercars.

STUNNING: The rare and extremely valuable Ferrari 250 GTO repaired and restored after a racetrack crash in 2012.

Wrecked Ferrari GTO restored

One of the world's rarest and most valuable cars has been restored to its former glory after a racetrack crash two years ago.

Video

Holiday traffic moving again

Auckland's traffic is flowing again after a breakdown earlier caused gridlock.

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

Red Bull retain Buemi

BACK-UP: Swiss racer Sebastien Buemi is set for a fifth year as the reserve driver for the Red Bull Formula One team.

Swiss former Toro Rosso racer to start his fifth year as reserve driver for Formula One team next season.

Kiwis right in the podium mix

New Zealand drivers continued to make their marks in major motorsport around the world in 2014.

Ferrari braced for another tough campaign

Gutierrez thrown in too young