Touareg makes haste slowly

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

8:39 AM  It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

Boxing champ likes cars

A 2014 photo of Floyd Mayweather arriving at the Mayweather Boxing Club in a Rolls Royce limousine for a workout in Las Vegas.

9:05 AM  Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather lives up to one of his nicknames, "Money," when it comes to his car collection.

New contracts nearly signed

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson had almost signed new contracts when Clarkson assaulted a producer.

9:20 AM  Top Gear's three former presenters were "on the brink" on signing new contracts when Jeremy Clarkson was sacked.

All the dirt on the new Triton

Absolutely caked in mud, a Mitsubishi Triton ute stands proud at Boomrock Station north-west of Wellington.

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

VW investors hope for change

The R-Line styling package is available as an option on all Tiguan variants

Investors hope that VW will be able to revive profitability at its core division as patriarch loses showdown and ends two-decade reign.

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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

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Top Gear hosts nearly signed new contracts

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson had almost signed new contracts when Clarkson assaulted a producer.

9:20 AM  Top Gear's three former presenters were "on the brink" on signing new contracts when Jeremy Clarkson was sacked.

VW investors hope Piech exit may usher in change

Investors hope that VW will be able to revive profitability at its core division as patriarch Ferdinand Piech loses showdown and ends two-decade reign.

A 2014 photo of Floyd Mayweather arriving at the Mayweather Boxing Club in a Rolls Royce limousine for a workout in Las Vegas.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather buys 100 cars from one dealer

9:05 AM  Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather lives up to one of his nicknames, "Money," when it comes to his car collection.

lifestyle vehicles

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

8:39 AM  It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

New Kia Sorento launched

A new Kia Sorento has arrived in NZ and the big news is inclusion of a V6 petrol model for the first time in a decade.

Here's why it was so filthy - the Triton wading through waist-deep mud.

All the dirt on the new Triton

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

road tests

A car less ordinary

Like the new Octavia, Rapid and Superb models the Fabia III takes styling cues from the VisionC concept displayed two years ago at Geneva.

Skoda's value and fun-packed Fabia shows the way in a marketful of abject ordinariness.

Lamborghini Huracan is well bred gallery video

Lamborghini aims to please with its new Huracan, the most polished and usable Lambo to date.

Softer, rounder style disguises the larger over all dimensions of the latest C-Class.

Living with the World Car of the Year

Despite its bottom of the range placement, the Mercedes-Benz C200 impresses as much as its hundred grand more expensive 500 horsepower AMG siblings.

bikes

New Scrambler a boundary breaker

It's a cliche, but the new Ducati is a Scrambler, but not as we know it, captain.

Ducati's newest bike is a feel-good machine designed to attract newcomers to the famous brand.

Junior dual-purpose Kawasaki

Kawasaki's wee KLX150 is beaut commuter with dirty habits

The Tenere only comes in dark grey, a military Khaki would be a useful alternative for such a tough-looking machine.

Yamaha’s almost perfect 'ten'

Yamaha's latest Tenere is easier to tailor for your riding requirements.

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The Trumpchi GA8 Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Chinese cars of the Shanghai motor show

Here's a dozen cars from the Shanghai show that are unlikely to make it to this part of the world.

customs & classics

Rare 'barn find' Bentley sells for $1.47m

This rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback might be worth over NZ$2m when it's restored.

An extremely rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback "barn find" has sold for nearly NZ$1.5m.

Fords run in the family gallery

Fords run in Grant Mehrtens' family: his father was into them and "his father before him".

This dust-covered 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster is headed for auction in the UK.

1973 E-Type comes out of hiding

An incredibly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type has been taken out of hiding in Britain to be sold at auction.

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Lexus gives an 'F'

Lexus' cool new sideways video 'Dance of F' proves brand has shed the beige.

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

Motocross rider Natzke 10th in the Netherlands video

Josiah Natzke moved to fourth in the EMX125 standings after a 10th place finish in the Netherlands

Josiah Natzke has moved to fourth in the European motocross championship standings after the second round in the Netherlands.

Paddon finishes Rally Argentina on positive note

More top-five finishes are possible in this year's World Rally Championship, Kiwi driver says.

Dixon secures back-to-back podiums

Schumacher wins F4 race on debut

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