Spike in kids, pets locked in cars

AA rescued more than 1500 pets or kids locked in cars last year, with 210 rescues in December and January alone.

16 min ago  Nearly 1500 emergency callouts to AA were made last year because a child or animal was locked in a car.

Four cylinders of dynamite

In the club: uprated A 45 is now officially a Mercedes-AMG.

7:00 AM  Turns out that the 270kW Audi RS3 only had a few months to rule as the world's most powerful sports-hatch.

Used Toyota MR-S a rare treat

Like a baby Porsche Boxster: lines of third-gen MR2 (or MR-S as we call it) were softer than previous models.

7:05 AM  Used MX-5 a little bit too predictable? What you need is a Toyota MR-S.

Huge decision for Google

A Google self-driving car.

19 min ago  If you hop into one of Google's pod-like self-driving cars in the US, you won't be considered the driver.

Old NZ GP racer restored

The 1953 Austin Healey ready to race in New Zealand.

Restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ GP to make its worldwide show debut in the UK.

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Spike in kids, pets locked in cars

AA rescued more than 1500 pets or kids locked in cars last year, with 210 rescues in December and January alone.

15 min ago  Nearly 1500 emergency callouts to AA were made last year because a child or animal was locked in a car.

Driverless car decision huge for Google

18 min ago  If you hop into one of Google's pod-like self-driving cars in the US, you won't be considered the driver.

Backyard car dealers in Trade Me's sights

Cool runnings for seven

lifestyle vehicles

Don't mourn dead weight Defender

Archaic Land Rover Defender stopped being useful as an actual vehicle ages ago. This is a pedal car, by the way.

OPINION: Some people just can't accept their favourite cars are obsolete. The internet is to blame.

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

Bentley is offering a NZ$320k Breitling clock as an optional extra in its Bentayga SUV.

SUV has a $320,000 optional extra

Time is big money in Bentley's luxury Bentayga SUV.

road tests

Four cylinders of dynamite

In the club: uprated A 45 is now officially a Mercedes-AMG.

7:00 AM  Turns out that the 270kW Audi RS3 only had a few months to rule as the world's most powerful sports-hatch.

Limited MX-5 maintains appeal

Mazda creates Limited MX-5 that has added more engine capacity, more equipment and an automatic option.

Pajero Sport: SUV on top, quite a lot of Triton truck underneath.

Pajero Sport SUV is no soft-roader

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest automotive fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

bikes

Father mourns motorcyclist son

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was supposed to get married.

An American 999cc 'starter bike'

Indian Motorcycle is going down — in size, scale and price.

Imposing fairing is impressively functional - surely shaped in a wind tunnel, argues writer Paul Owen.

Tunnel vision shapes Harley bagger

We might have General Motors to thank for this Harley's smooth performance.

shows

Meet the latest prancing horse

2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.

New V12 four-seater revealed ahead of Geneva motor show debut.

Matt LeBlanc joins Top Gear video

The former Friends star and self-confessed "car nut" will co-host the new-look motoring show.

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rare cars attract big money gallery

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

customs & classics

Old NZ GP racer restored

The 1953 Austin Healey ready to race in New Zealand.

A restored 1953 Austin Healey that raced in the 1954 NZ Grand Prix to make its worldwide public show debut in the UK.

Big price for rare Merc roadster video

A rare Mercedes-Benz that failed to reach its expected price has still sold at auction for a whopping sum.

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Is this huge car price a record? video

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

Video

Is this huge car price a record?

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Women making impact in TRS pit lane

Canadian driver Devlin DeFrancesco talks with engineer Jennifer Lloyd during a round of this year's Toyota Racing Series.

Females making inroads into pit lane of Australasia’s top single-seater motor racing series, which reaches its climax on Sunday.

Battle of the Streets still going strong

A tragedy in Paeroa lead to the suggestion of a street motorcycle race to put the town back on the map in a positive way.

Natzke scores Red Bull sponsorship

Bruce McLaren's widow dies

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