A heavenly experience gallery video

Active aero package includes the adjustable rear wing and a front diffuser hidden underneath.

We had the only NZ ticket to ride in the Porsche's NZ$1m technological show piece, the 918 Spyder, in Australia recently.

Ute beauts big elsewhere video

The new Ford Ranger on show at its reveal in Bangkok.

So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

Ford family double-date

Journalists clamour to take photographs of the Ford Everest SUV during its reveal the Bangkok Motor Show.

Ford made it a family occasion in Bangkok, revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

Jacked-up wagons battle gallery

Subaru Outback takes on Skoda Octavia Scout. Which off road wagon to choose?

Which is the better all-rounder? It's the battle of the jacked-up wagons as Subaru's Outback takes on the Skoda Octavia Scout.

Is this the next Commodore? gallery

2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

GM releases details of the vehicle that looms as a possible Holden Commodore replacement post-2017.

Ad Feedback
blogs

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

Learners left in the lurch

Learner driver Maryanne Schruer, 17, has to wait over a month before she can sit her restricted driving test.

1:00 PM  Wannabe drivers in Nelson are being faced with a month-long wait to book practical driving tests as people flock to get their licence within the new five-year limits.

Top Gear boss denies he quit BBC show

Top Gear's executive producer Andy Wilman denies a leaked email to staff titled "Au revoir" meant that he had resigned.

Package Deal: Top Gear co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May appear to have also departed the highly rated BBC series in solidarity with Jeremy Clarkson.

Hammond and May hit the road

James May and Richard Hammond are out of contract with the BBC after declining to sign new deals to present the next series of Top Gear.

lifestyle vehicles

Ranger, Everest in Ford family double-date

Journalists clamour to take photographs of the Ford Everest SUV during its reveal the Bangkok Motor Show.

Ford made it a family occasion at the Bangkok Motor Show in revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled gallery

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLE SUV which is the successor to the current ML-Class.

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.

Plug-in Porsche electrifies

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.

road tests

Learners left in the lurch

Learner driver Maryanne Schruer, 17, has to wait over a month before she can sit her restricted driving test.

1:00 PM  Wannabe drivers in Nelson are being faced with a month-long wait to book practical driving tests as people flock to get their licence within the new five-year limits.

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.

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

New B-class shapes up nicely

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.

bikes

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.

shows

Honda debuts its sportiest Civic design gallery

Honda's ultra-sporty Civic Concept.

Honda has unveiled an ultra-sporty Civic Concept at the New York International Auto Show as part of a "reimagined" 10-generation range.

Ute beauts are big in Bangkok reveal video

So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

Could this be the next Holden Commodore? gallery

GM releases details of the vehicle that looms as a possible Holden Commodore replacement post-2017.

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.

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.

Video

Porsche's venomous 918 Spyder a heavenly experience

We had the only NZ ticket to ride in the Porsche's NZ$1m technological show piece, the 918 Spyder, in Australia recently.

quizzes

Aston Martin's first 100 years

j

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

Evans on the pace in GP2 test

Flying Kiwi Mitch Evans is already showing the sort of pace that's made him a GP2 series favourite.

Kiwi Mitch Evans has set a cracking pace in the final GP2 test session in Bahrain.

Vettel drive 'echoes of Schumacher'

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

Verstappen sets F1 record

Ad Feedback
special offers