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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


Shelby GT350 Mustang to produce 400kW gallery

Ford is bringing back the iconic Shelby GT350 Mustang with the new iteration producing 375kW and 540Nm.

Ford executive releases top secret performance figures for halo model.

Top Gear team keen on NZ wine

Marlborough wine features prominently on a list of backstage luxuries demanded by Top Gear presenters.

Henrik Fisker and his design study on the Aston Martin Vanquish called the "Thunderbolt".

Aston Martin battles trademark and copy issues

It has not been a great couple of weeks for Aston Martin.

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.

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

New B-class shapes up nicely

Refettled family hatch looks good, gets more kit and offers good choices.

With lots of action occurring around the A and C-class platforms, the B-class Benz almost seems to have been forgotten - but not any more.

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.

Toyota's facelifted GT86.

More fun in facelifted Toyota coupe

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.


Back on the bike after 86 years

Motorcycle enthusiast and restorer Murray Schwass, left, former owner Percy Shave and his wife Tracey and current owner Paul Adams with the rare 1929 Hobart motorcycle.

Nelson's Percy Shave got a "hell of a shock" when he was reunited with a motorbike he owned as a 12-year-old boy in 1929.

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.

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

Mini-Ninja has plenty of go

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


McLaren reveals Porsche 911 rival gallery

McLaren reveal its Porsche 911 rivallng 570S.

Long-awaited McLaren 570S revealed in New York.

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.

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

Hybrid option for Toyota RAV4

Popular SUV to be released in petrol-electric form.

customs & classics

Here for the love of Healeys

Brian Stevenson, left, with his Austin Healey 1958 BN6L 100/6 Austin Healey and Geoff Golding with his 1955 BN2 100/4 Austin Healey.

11:47 AM  The distinct sound of more than 90 Austin Healeys will be heard throughout Nelson over Easter weekend.

'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.

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

Italian Job Lambo comes out of hiding

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


Honda unveils new sports car

Honda has unveiled a new sports car model to a large crowd of fans at its headquarters in Tokyo.


Aston Martin's first 100 years


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


Vettel drive 'echoes of Schumacher'

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang.

OPINION: Four-time F1 world champion's Malaysian GP win Schumacher-esque, former F1 racer David Coulthard says.

Dixon down the field in IndyCar season-opener

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

Verstappen sets F1 record

Vettel upsets Mercedes to win Malaysian Grand Prix

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