Backing blind

 

Car challenge: Blacked out backing

How difficult is it to reverse a blacked-out vehicle? Very difficult, especially when its head-to-head against Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon.

Electric future fast approaching

 

Electric car future fast approaching

If we only have five decades of oil left then alternatives to the internal combustion engine need to be embraced sooner rather than later.

New tax hurts diesels

 

Tax rises hurt diesel car ownership

Claims that NZ's tax on diesel vehicles has now reached a level where it is no longer viable to own a diesel car for its economy.

Missing our market

 

US cars we don't get here, but should

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

2014 Speedshow wrap

2014 Speedshow wrap

The 2014 CRC Speedshow catered to motoring enthusiasts with a wide range of vehicles on display.

Ferrari 458 Speciale unveiled

Ferrari 458 Speciale unveiled

Featuring in this year's CRC Speedshow is the unveiling of Ferrari's 458 Speciale.

2014 Speedshow preview

 

2014 Speedshow preview

Car enthusiasts will converge at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds for the 2014 Speedshow.

Driver runs over man after argument

Driver runs over man after argument

A dashboard camera video of a Russian driver running over a fellow driver after an argument and escaping without paying attention to an injured man goes viral.

Rosberg wins home Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg Nico Rosberg gives Germany another win to celebrate after their World Cup success with a Hockenheim win.

Paddon's WRC learning curve

Geraldine lad Hayden Paddon, living the dream of competing as a professional in the WRC, was back in New Zealand for a short break.

Dixon continues to battle

Evans fails to back up win

Special edition adds value

BMW 116i Innovation Edition BMW continues special edition programme with yet another special version of its 1-Series hatch - a 116i Innovation Edition.

Basin flyover plans axed

Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off.

Flyover decision due

Most popular 'American-built' cars

Device protects cars from hacking

Experts who exposed how to hack Priuses develop technology to keep cars safe from cyber attacks.

Honest Indian

Mahindra Genio ute The least expensive proper working ute in NZ looks like a useful entrant in our burgeoning workhorse market.

VW to build Beetle Dune

Retro hatch pays tribute to bygone bug culture.

Amarok facelift on the way

The many styles of SUV

New hybrid leads lineup

If you were wondering why the new Pathfinder doesn't have a diesel option, now you know.

Spoiler choice wings it

Subaru WRX STI. Could a "no wing" option be proof that even the high-performance version of the new Subaru WRX is growing up?

Holding the fort

This Hyundai i30 hatch isn't exactly hot to touch, but it's nicely warm all the same - and it is a portent of better things to come.

Rapid demand change hopes

Space ace better than ever

Jaguar's charming F-type coupe

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

Mustangs, Maseratis on show

CRC Speedshow Mustangs and Maseratis are among the well known motors to take centre stage at Auckland's annual Speedshow.

Man run over after argument

Dashboard camera captures a driver running over another after an argument.

How to sell a crap car

130 kmh supercar jump stunt

Overloaded vehicles

Overloaded vehicles Images from around the world of overloaded transport.

Project 7 into production

Jaguar has confirmed it will build a limited number of its F-Type Project 7 high-performance sports car.

Delays frustrate Camaro buff

Nissan's peek into future

Thunderbirds are go

Triumph Thunderbird LT A great British brand creates American style from a parallel motorcycling universe.

Harley-Davidson recall

More than 65,000 motorcycles recalled overseas after brake issues.

Could it be?

Invaluable, but danger lurks

Retro 500 has familiar vibe

Simplicity rules with the time machine that is Royal Enfield's classic single.

$18,200 racing stripe

Ferrari 458 Speciale A racing stripe option on the new Ferrari 458 Speciale costs more than what many Kiwis would spend on a car.

Ferrari's NZ reveals

Kiwi fans of the Prancing Horse have two reasons to rejoice over the next fortnight.

Lone South Island entry

Aston Martin's virtual racer

The little engine that could

Skoda Citigo Look for a 1.0-litre three-cylinder powered Skoda to make waves in the sub $20,000 city car market in NZ.

Dark days for diesel?

Is diesel a dead duck as some have predicted?

Staying alive over Easter

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Sir Stirling and Maserati

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone. Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

A classic 30 year wait

Mechanic Don Burgess has long coveted a car he regularly serviced but had to wait nearly 30 years before he could buy it.

Tow away motoring history

Camaro is his passion

MG wins best ride

Classic car buff Norman Bunt loves converting petrol into pleasure.

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Aston Martin. 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

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Your favourite NZ roads

whaanga At look at readers' favourite roads. Whaanga Coast from Raglan to Ruapuke.

Your favourite NZ roads

A look at readers' favourite roads. The Surf Highway from Hawera to New Plymouth.

Your favourite NZ roads

Favourite NZ roads

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