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1917 Mitsi re-created as hybrid

A 1917 Mitsubishi Model A.

1:33 PM  Mitsubishi is going back to the future to mark its centennial with a modern take on its first vehicle built in 1917.

Corolla has been in NZ 50 years

The upgraded 2017 Toyota Corolla.

12:19 PM  New Zealand's top selling car, the Toyota Corolla is celebrating its golden anniversary.

Sneak peek at the gully video

The 27-kilometre, four-lane motorway will run inland between Wellington northern suburbs and Paekakariki on the Kapiti ...

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Record-breaking Civic for NZ video

Honda has claimed a new front-wheel-drive lap record for the Nurburgring with its new Civic Type R.

It is set to be a hot spring for fans of Honda's new record-breaking Civic Type R hatch.

Haval SUVs launching in NZ

Haval's H6 SUV.

China's number one selling SUV maker is coming to the New Zealand market.

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VW eyes Ducati sale

The Volkswagen group may sell off Ducati to pay for its diesel emissions fallout.

VW is considering a sale of Ducati as it streamlines ops to help fund an overhaul following its emissions scandal.

Love letter to Onehunga

Another day out fishing off the Old Mangere Bridge, another empty bucket.

It helps to have a people-mover in Onehunga: the two-tone Toyota Ipsum (1995-2001 models only, please) is de rigueur.

Runaway tyre injures two men video

A loose tyre clips a man sitting in a pharmacy in Turkey and heads towards a second.

Men fortunate to escape serious injury when a loose tyre bounces through the door of a pharmacy in Turkey.

Hot lap to boost spinal research

The Vulcan on the track at Highlands Motorsport Complex.

Exclusive ride in one of NZ's most expensive supercars to support cutting edge international spinal cord injury research.

Uber driver in the firing line

Uber

He risked a storm to help two Americans. Now, the Uber driver who took them on a $1033 trip is under investigation.

Open-road trippin' in a city EV video

Blue is the hero colour for BMW's very green i3 electric vehicle.

Can you seriously drive a city electric car into the country? We do two road trips in an i3 to find out (and have coffee).

Tasting the methanol, smelling the smoke

Paul Drew took on Lolife at the Lack-a-Trackion burnout competition on Saturday.

Our reporter Steph Rangi takes a ride to find out why people love doing burn outs.

Ute expands LDV's NZ drives

An LDV T60 ute gets the full cornering treatment during a media day at China's Guangde Proving Ground.

New ute and van on the way to NZ from China's biggest car company.

HSV's very fast last-blast Clubsport R8

In the club: last-ever R8 has gained the supercharged engine from the GTS.

You really couldn't ask for a more composed and responsive macho-machine.

The $166K diamond-studded car key video

The $166,000 diamond-encrusted Senturion bracelet that is also a car-key.

Have you ever wondered how billionaires unlock their cars?

NZ battle revs up over MG sales

The MG ZS on display at the Shanghai auto show.

Battle lines are being drawn over who is going to sell MG vehicles in New Zealand.

Honda Civic claims 'Ring record video

Honda has claimed a new front-wheel-drive lap record for the Nurburgring with its new Civic Type R.

This blisteringly quick Honda has outgunned VW, Renault and even Pagani. It's due in NZ in July.

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1917 Mitsi re-created as hybrid

A 1917 Mitsubishi Model A.

1:33 PM  Mitsubishi is going back to the future to mark its centennial with a modern take on its first vehicle built in 1917.

Corolla upgraded for 50th NZ year

12:19 PM  New Zealand's top selling car, the Toyota Corolla is celebrating its golden anniversary.

Record-breaking Civic Type R for NZ video

Flying car lands on water video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Vans we'd rather drive than cars

Ford SuperVan had to have an engine downgrade so non-racing-drivers could control it.

Vans are not the poor cousins to passenger cars. In fact, they're often much more desirable.

How Chinese van-maker LDV is chasing McLaren

That's a left-hook T60 ute, but the location is Lake Taupo. Kiwi-market RHD versions will be launched in July.

LDV makes vans. But now, it also makes a one-tonne ute and it's headed for NZ,

Battle brewing among small SUVs

New Zealand's most popular small SUV, the Nissan Qashqai.

They may be diminutive in size, but NZ's small SUV segment is shaping up as a battlefield in competition terms.

The secret of SUVs' success

Volvo's well-regarded XC60.

We take a look under the bonnet to understand what's driving New Zealand's love affair with SUVs.

lifestyle vehicles

Rhino XT is an extreme SUV video

The original Rhino XT on display at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

Fresh off a star turn in The Fate of the Furious, a custom builder in the US has upgraded its newest creation.

Lexus updates NX SUV

The updated Lexus NX that was unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai auto show.

Japanese brand's mid-size SUV gets a mid-life makeover and tagged for NZ in 2018.

Subaru reveals new big SUV video

Subaru Ascent SUV Concept was unveiled at the 2017 New York auto show.

Subaru is back in the seven-seat SUV race but don't expect to see it in New Zealand.

Outlander moves towards petrol-free driving

Doesn't look any different, but upgraded Outlander plug-in has made huge strides towards EV-status.

Groundbreaking plug-in SUV has gained even stronger EV-credentials.

road tests

Can a Tesla Model S corner in NZ? video

Model S versus Kiwi backroads: can Tesla's traffic-light champion cope?

We've all heard plenty about this car's electric smarts and acceleration. But does it handle NZ roads?

Four-rings that seek to rule them all

Motoring writer Paul Owen describes these new Audis as buff, chiseled mobile works of art.

Audi's new heroes in the compact luxury car range are both buff, chiseled mobile works of art.

BMW's triple-treat 3-series

Familiar 3-series from the outside. But wait'll you look under the bonnet...

The new 318i may be remarkably cheap, but it provides a rich driving experience.

Driving an almost-famous Pork Pie Mini

This was a backup car for the Pork Pie movie. Disclaimer: it appeared in precisely no scenes.

Like the latest Pork Pie movie, the new-generation is a very different proposition from the original.

bikes

VW eyes Ducati sale

The Volkswagen group may sell off Ducati to pay for its diesel emissions fallout.

VW is considering a sale of Ducati as it streamlines ops to help fund an overhaul following its emissions scandal.

Iconic N-Zeta scooter may return

The smaller Cezeta 501.

Want to scoot into a NZ business opportunity?

City councillor collects classics

Dale Williams with one of the 11 bikes he collects and keeps in his garage.

Vintage bikes are a passion for Dale Williams - just don't ask him how many he has.

Keep a cool head on a motorcycle

Entrepreneur Steve Feher, who has patented the world's first practical air conditioned motorcycle helmet, poses with a ...

The days of a rider's head overheating inside a motorcycle helmet maybe over.

shows

The $166K diamond-studded car key video

The $166,000 diamond-encrusted Senturion bracelet that is also a car-key.

Have you ever wondered how billionaires unlock their cars?

Trumpchi cars considers name change video

Chinese car brand Trumpchi considering a name change as it eyes entry to the US market.

A 10-year-old car brand has unwittingly landed much of the spotlight at the world's biggest auto show.

Motoring metal in Shanghai

The LDV D90, officially unveiled at the Shanghai show.

The world's biggest auto show has provided us a glimpse of what's coming to NZ.

Audi's next-gen electric concept

Audi e-tron concept unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai auto show.

Wireless charging, 500 kilometre range and 370kW of power on the menu with e-tron Sportback.

customs & classics

Vintage treasure trove sold video

The 1906 Model N sold for $60,500.

Some of the top lots went for over $60,000 and their new owners couldn't be happier.

A Morrie love affair

Jeff and Doreen Attwood's restored 1962 Morris Minor won Best Car at the 26th Morris Minor Convention.

​Jeff Attwood has two enduring loves in his life and he regularly gets to drive with both.

Cars named after places

Lotus Evora.

Here's a handful of cars that you may not have realised were named after places.

Lowriding gets supercharged video

''Tee'' exits a 1963 Chevy Impala as the Ultimate Riders Car Club gathers at Fairmount Park in Riverside, California.

New Detroit muscle turns "low, slow and show" into "low, show and go."

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

Paddon primed for title defence

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon made a clean start to the opening special stage of Rally Argentina.

1:14 PM  The Kiwi driver is hopeful of another strong showing in Argentina.

'Bizarre' speedway crash

An "unusual" injury for one race-goer as Ellesmere Speedway hosts historic event.

Paddon on 'maximum attack'

Grand Prix venue decided

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Sneak peek at Transmission Gully

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

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