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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


Towies to keep traffic flowing

SLOW-MOVING: Traffic on Wellington motorway, as seen from Everton Tce, due to a crash at Horokiwi.

5:00 AM  An emergency tow truck will be stationed next to Wellington's urban motorway to reduce the gridlock.

New Ford system reads speed signs, slows car

Ford unveils new technology that watches for speed zones and prevents you from breaking the limit.

Job offer: Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has apparently been offered a job with a Russian television show.

Russian Army TV offers Jeremy Clarkson a job

A Russian Army television station is offering sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson a job hosting its version of the popular car show.

lifestyle vehicles

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG.

5:00 AM  Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLE SUV which is the successor to the current ML-Class.

Mercedes-Benz surprises with ute model

5:00 AM  Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will produce a production utility before the end of the decade.

Holden has brought back the spirit of the Sandman with a limited edition wagon and ute variant.

Holden resurrects the Sandman gallery

5:00 AM  Holden has revived the Sandman badge with a limited edition available on ute and Sportwagon variants.

road tests

More fun in facelifted Toyota coupe

Toyota's facelifted GT86.

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.

Hyundai Sonata back with aplomb

Invigorating drive, with plenty of power and torque. That's the turbocharged version of Hyundai's new Sonata range.

Man the vans: The influx of European vanslike the Fiat Scudo (left) and the Renault Master (right) means we're spoiled for choice in New Zealand and they're a good drive to boot.

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.


Famous Britten bike unveiled

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

Gasps, cheers and applause greeted the dramatic unveiling of the newest exhibit at Nelson's NZ Classic Motorcycles on Wednesday night.

Harleys roar into Queenstown

Queenstown is roaring with the sound of about 1350 Harley Davidsons - in town for first biennial Iron Run.

Learning-curve: Visually, it couldn't be anything but a Harley-Davidson.

Born to be mild

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


All-new Kia Optima revealed

Kia has revealed details of its new-generation Optima sedan ahead of its debut at the New York motor show.

The wraps have been pulled off the all-new Kia Optima ahead of its official public unveiling at the New York motor show.

Redesigned Aston Martin a 'Thunderbolt' gallery

Renowned car designer Henrik Fisker has gone back to Aston Martin for his latest design study.

Mitsubishi teases the 2016 Outlander.

Mitsubishi teases new Outlander

Mitsubishi has teased the world premiere of its new Outlander SUV with two photos.

customs & classics

'Gangster' look adds to old Chevy's appeal

Stephen Arbuckle's 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe.

5:00 AM  Old Chev's owner not interested in tidying it up saying its ''gangster'' look adds to its appeal.

US motoring love affair

Sandy Southcombe loves the workhorses that are American cars from days past.

Revology's replica 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang.

Fancy a brand new 1964 Ford Mustang? gallery

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


Top Gear producer cops abuse

Man at the centre of "fracas" that led to dumping of Jeremy Clarkson is attacked online.


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


Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

BACK IN ACTION: Fernando Alonso does his media duties in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Spaniard says he never lost consciousness or suffered memory lapses as a result of his accident.

Williams appoint Sutil as reserve driver

Williams have appointed Adrian Sutil as reserve driver for the F1 season.

Craig Lowndes out to improve luck in Tassie

Calmer Will Power primed for IndyCar defence

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