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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

Shelby GT350 Mustang to produce 400kW gallery

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

3 min ago  Ford executive releases top secret performance figures for halo model.

NZ wine high on Top Gear team's demands

New Zealand 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

5:00 AM  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.

5:00 AM  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.

bikes

Mini-Ninja has plenty of go

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

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

Born to be mild

Thanks to the LAMS people, a Kiwi's first motorcycle can now be a Harley-Davidson.

MAIN ATTRACTION: Kirsteen Britten on the iconic No 1 Britten built by her late husband, John, which will be
exhibited for a year at Nelson’s NZ Classic Motorcycles

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.

shows

McLaren reveals Porsche 911 rival gallery

McLaren reveal its Porsche 911 rivallng 570S.

18 min ago  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

Italian Job Lambo comes out of hiding

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

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

Fancy a brand new 1964 Ford Mustang? gallery

US company steps back in time to create all new 1964 Ford Mustangs with modern features.

Stephen Arbuckle's 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe.

'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.

Video

Honda unveils new sports car

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

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

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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