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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


Whimsical pickup typifies 21st century Skoda

We reckon a longer deck would be better should the FUNstar ever get to New Zealand, but the crisp integrity of the design's execution is beyond refute.

Skoda's apprentices loaded up the fun factor with their FUNstar pickup.

'Free meal' offer costs garage plenty

A woman has taken advantage of a free meal offer courtesy of an Audi garage which damaged her car. 

Berhampore School pupils Theo Melville, left, Mia Coles-Nixon, Naya Espelita, front, and Princes Garcia measure traffic speeds on Britomart St, Wellington.

Road safety on school radar

The loan of a speed camera gun has Berhampore School pupils excited about road safety and maths.

lifestyle vehicles

Photos leak of 2016 Toyota HiLux

Leaked photos have revealed more details about the 2016 Toyota HiLux.

Fresh interior and exterior pics reveal a less worksite-oriented HiLux.

Mercedes G-Class gains new AMG heart

Detuned C63 AMG motor to join SUV lineup.

Subaru's new Outback, now facing a double task.

Subaru Outback's double task

Subaru's new Outback has a double task - to continue the model's career as a crossover vehicle, and to replace the now non-existent Legacy wagon.

road tests

New Sorento aiming high

Named after an Italian city they cannot spell, Kia's Sorento is a handsome beast thanks to the design management skills of former Audi and VW man, Peter Schreyer.

Nimble new Kia Sorento is ready to put the frighteners on the currently Japanese-dominated mid to large SUV business.

BMW's X6 M and X5 M: the power and the glory

BMW's latest M-division Sports Activity Vehicles offer lighter weight, more power and torque and Porsche-troubling zero 100kmh times.

The Toyota Prius C hasn't changed much visually since it was launched in 2011.

Prius C - likeable entry-point Toyota hybrid

It might not exactly set the world on fire, but Toyota's Prius C has a lot going for it in terms of everyday driving conditions.


Sports-touring Tracer bullet

Disguising a sports-tourer as an adventure bike improves accommodation as the taller format adds space between the seat and the footpegs.

Phew, that's better. Everything I hated about Yamaha's otherwise-fine MT-09 three-cylinder streetbike has been fixed on the new sports-touring variant, the Tracer.

Honda's humungous Valkyrie is deceptive

For all its size, the Honda Valkyrie proves to be an easy-riding power cruiser.

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

'Kontrolled Kaos' a world-class chopper contender

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.


Audi's new Prologue Allroad Concept

Audi's Prologue Allroad Concept is unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Audi has been giving a look at its future design direction with the prologue family of vehicles.

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

Rotank great to fight zombie apocalypse

The public can see Chris Hilton's 1980 Mazda RX7 for free this weekend.

A Mazda RX7 that sports a replica chain gun will be on display for the public this weekend.

Motoring's most expensive auction classics

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.

A 1967 Shelby 427 CSX3356 that is to go under the hammer at the annual Mecum Musclecarmania auction in the US.

Stunning array of muscle cars for auction gallery

When it comes to musclecarmania it is hard to go past this annual auction in Indianapolis.


'Amphibious' Subaru listed on Trademe

An amphibious Subaru Impreza is up for auction on Trademe.


Aston Martin's first 100 years


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


Drag racer needs sponsors to show Aussies how it’s done

Brent Curran with his drag racer 1971 Mazda RX2 which he needs sponsors for to help him get to a jamboree in Australia.

A Matamata drag racer has gained the “ultimate” invitation and now needs the business community’s support.

Kennard convinced WRC campaign on track

Late last month, a spectacular brush with spectators in Argentina made New Zealand’s leading rally duo the talk of the World Rally circuit.

Lombardi feat was mere footnote to tragic 1975 race

Williams tester Wolff close yet still so far to F1 dream

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