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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


First Mustang shipment arrives

Ford Mustangs on the wharf at Auckland after being unloaded from their delivery ship.

Mustang fans in a lather as NZ's first shipment of Ford's iconic all-new model has arrived.

How Toyota swayed US car buyers

Japanese carmaker using Nascar to convince brand-loyal Americans just how American its products are.

"How safe would you feel with that barrelling down the road towards you?" Adrian Curtis of Tyres & More,

One-year warrants dangerous for drivers video

A Nelson tyre retailer says year-long WoFs will mean more unsafe cars on our roads.

lifestyle vehicles

The quickest SUV money can buy

Turbo S - it's the Porsche Cayenne turned up to 11

Porsche's Cayenne Turbo should satisfy any need for speed, but for those who need more, there’s the Turbo S, currently the fastest SUV you can buy.

Topless Evoque SUV unveiled

Land Rover has unveiled the "world's first luxury compact SUV convertible".

Hilux is all-new. It needed to be, after a decade of the previous model. This is the flagship SR5 Limited.

First drive: Toyota Hilux

The key to getting Hilux back on top is an expanded range of 2WD models.

road tests

Our Car of the Year finalists

Skoda Fabia is a practical city car with truly accomplished performance and handling.

Our Car of the Year search is now down to a shortlist of six. We take a look at the contenders.

New Mazda walking the torque video

Top-end performance isn't important: That's the mantra behind Mazda's latest SUV that we are one of the first to drive.

New Mini Clubman's door configuration not as quirky as previous model - but still pretty strange.

First drive: Mini Clubman

Is Mini's new Clubman a modern-day incarnation of the classic Traveller or a travesty?


Want a superbike with that coffee?

Kawasaki ZX-7RR was raced by Kiwi legends such as Aaron Slight and Simon Crafar.

An Auckland cafe is one of the few places in the world you can pick up a superbike with your coffee.

Bike fans flock to Magpie Madness

A South Canterbury motorcycle rally is celebrating its 21st birthday, but liquor licenses will discourage over-indulgence, an organiser says.

The Ducati XDiavel.

Ducati XDiavel voted best-looker

Ducati's XDiavel has been voted the best-looking bike of EICMA 2015.


Buick hides Commodore planning

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse - on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show - previews the underpinnings of the next-generation Holden Commodore.

The non-Australian Commodore takes shape beneath a made-for-America large sedan.

Likeable and loud auto show gallery

The Los Angeles Auto Show is colourful in more ways than one.

Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.

Green car technologies collide

Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars.

customs & classics

Big price for iconic Disneyland car

This Disneyland PeopleMover has sold for over NZ$700,000.

A car from Disneyland's long-running PeopleMover has sold at a Los Angeles auction for NZ$723,500.

Classic Mazda rotary gets boost

With Mazda confirming its rotary revival plans, we drive the Japanese car maker's original sports car.

They’ve matched the Dodge with a replica retro-style wooden speedboat reminiscent of the pre-fibreglass runabouts manufactured in the 1930s by the Dodge Boat Works. Shawn says the sight of the Dodge launching the boat always creates a crowd at the boat ramp.

An American beauty in Taupo

A divine Dodge is diverted from drag racing by two devotees.


One-year warrants dangerous for drivers

A Nelson tyre retailer says year-long WoFs will mean more unsafe cars on our roads.


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?


Pither earns SBR drive

Chris Pither will join fellow Kiwis Fabian Coulthard, Scott McLaughlin and Shane Van Gisbergen in V8 Supercars.

Andre Heimgartner has lost his seat at the New Zealand V8 Supercars team and will be replaced immediately.

How Toyota swayed US car buyers

Japanese carmaker using Nascar to convince brand-loyal Americans just how American its products are.

Phillis follows father to Burt Munro

NZ Supercross champs cut short

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