Self-parking demo goes wrong video

Things go wrong while testing a self-parking car's feature in the Dominican Republic.

Human error is being blamed for a nasty failure of a self-parking demonstration.

Get ready for winter driving

Without those lights, you'd never have spotted this car coming up behind you, so keep your own lights on.

Steps to improve the odds in case winter weather tries to ruin your driving day.

Snow tyres need addressing

Wayne Stronach with his daughter's Suzuki Swift which arrived in the country fitted with snow tires.

Parents of Nelson woman who crashed in a car fitted with snow tyres want vehicles flagged and risks identified.

The automated car dilemma video

Infiniti Q50

For a glimpse of one of the auto world's thorniest modern dilemma, look no further than two contradictory TV ads for Infiniti's new Q50.

Tricky tidal motoring

It was almost a case of wet feet and more for this man whose vehicle became stuck on the beach near Talbot St.

It was almost a case of a chilly dip for a driver after he became stuck on a Timaru beach.

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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

news

Get ready for winter driving conditions

Without those lights, you'd never have spotted this car coming up behind you, so keep your own lights on.

Steps to improve the odds in case winter weather tries to ruin your driving day.

Dangers of snow tyres need addressing

Parents of Nelson woman who crashed in a car fitted with snow tyres want vehicles flagged and risks identified.

Things go wrong while testing a self-parking car's feature in the Dominican Republic.

Self-parking demo goes wrong video

Human error is being blamed for a nasty failure of a self-parking demonstration.

lifestyle vehicles

New Q7 is better everywhere

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

Hey ute owners! Want a Demilitarised Zone Special?

If you thought you'd seen everything on the ute market in New Zealand, SsangYong will have thinking again.

The Honda Odyssey L - similar on the outside to its sibling the S - but all leather and luxury on the inside.

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

Luxury is the simple difference between the two versions of Honda's latest Odyssey people-mover available in NZ.

road tests

Renault Megane RS275 a true hottie

The Renault Megane RS275 Trophee, offering 10 more horsepower than before.

Renault's hot hatch the Megane RS has been made even hotter via more grunt from its turbocharged engine.

New Sorento aiming high

Nimble new Kia Sorento is ready to put the frighteners on the currently Japanese-dominated mid to large SUV business.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 has a "wow'' factor.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is ferocious, fabulous and thirsty

Perhaps it's most accurate to think of the Z06 version of the Chevrolet Corvette not so much as a car, but as a motorcycle that's easy to balance.

bikes

Crossrunner no longer a wallflower

Sharpened styling matches similar gains from the chassis and engine. The pannier set is an extra $2200.

By making it cooler to look-at, Honda made its VFR800X the bike it should always have been.

Famous motorcycle stripped 'naked' video

The iconic Britten No.1 motorcycle was stripped "naked" for a world-first public display of its private parts in Nelson.

The Ducati Scrambler built by Radikal Chopper.

Customiser unveils the 'Radikal Chopper' gallery

The Radikal Chopper started life as a Ducati 2015 Scrambler won in a design challenge.

shows

Skoda taking Fabia rally concept to Woerthersee

Skoda's Fabia R5 Combi show car.

Skoda has reinterpreted its new Fabia R5 rally car as a racy stationwagon for the Woerthersee festival.

Ex-Top Gear hosts linked to new rival show

Ousted Top Gear hosts rumoured to be in talks with ITV for a new rival show to BBC.

Audi TT clubsport turbo concept.

Audi unveils electric biturbo TT for Woethersee festival gallery

An Audi TT electric biturbo rocket is the latest reveal from the VW group for the annual Woerthersee festival.

customs & classics

Why classic cars had tailfins

The 1959 Cadillac has fins to fly for.

Space-inspired 1950s styling cues were unlike anything the world had seen.

Shelby Cobra tops car auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster stole the show at a massive muscle car auction in the US.

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

The $1m car that thinks it's an Aston Martin

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?

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Self-parking demo goes wrong

Human error is being blamed for a nasty failure of a self-parking demonstration.

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 has big Indy 500 payday

Scott Dixon has won $842,875 for his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500.

2:16 PM  New Zealand's Scott Dixon still has plenty to smile about despite his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500 on Monday.

Natzke continues fine form

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke recorded his second race win of the European motocross championships on Sunday.

Dixon fourth in chaotic race video

Rosberg thanks luck at Monaco

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