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Murph link in Commodore sendoff

Motorsport Edition will be the most plentiful: separate build run of 151 for NZ, another 1200 for Australia.

There's a tip of the hat to Greg Murphy from Holden as limited-edition V8 models see out the Commodore with a bang in 2017.

Wire barriers 'will save lives'

Jesse Bucknell with his partner, Ashleigh, and their son, Carter, who was 10 weeks old when this photo was taken, just ...

Jesse Bucknell was a new dad when his truck left the road and hit a tree, killing him. A barrier could have saved his life.

RR dodges conviction video

Spirit of Ecstasy in 2016. It's been fitted to Rolls-Royce cars since 1911.

Despite a heavy fine for corruption and bribery and a dent to its reputation, Rolls-Royce has been spared criminal conviction.

Deer in dealership dash video

A Canada goose nests in an urn as a deer keeps a watchful eye at Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo, New York April 8, ...

The newest model at a luxury car dealership in the US is zippy and sleek and takes turns quickly.

Tesla avoids recall

A Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016 is shown with the top third of the car sheared off by the ...

No evidence of defects after investigation into the death of a man whose Tesla hit a truck while using its Autopilot system.

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Raise speeding fines: top cop

Assistant Commissioner Road Policing Dave Cliff said the current rate of fines were not enough of a deterrent for some ...

Police say fines aren't enough of a deterrent as NZ speed cameras net $1m each a year.

Electric buses roll out

Two E-Buses will join Auckland Transport's fleet later this year.

Two E-Buses to join Auckland Transport's fleet in bid to combat climate change.

Beach rescuer: 'They could have died'

The jacket, keys and phone charger found after a car flipped and sank in Wellington Harbour.

The car flipped into Wellington Harbour, and two young men crawled out through a broken windscreen. Now, their rescuer wants to find them.

Paddon's 'shock' at death

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Kiwi Hayden Paddon has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo rally after the death of a spectator.

Deer in dealership dash video

A Canada goose nests in an urn as a deer keeps a watchful eye at Forest Lawn cemetery in Buffalo, New York April 8, ...

The newest 2107 model at a luxury car dealership in the US is zippy and sleek and takes turns quickly.

Tesla avoids recall in death probe

A Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016 is shown with the top third of the car sheared off by the ...

No evidence of defects after investigation into the death of a man whose Tesla hit a truck while using its Autopilot system.

'Mate, get out of my car'

Keith Millar is stoked to have his Holden 1970 HG Kingswood back after it was stolen last weekend.

Keith Millar took matters into his own hands to get his rare Holden Kingswood back.

Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.

Minivan crash near Gisborne

Occupants of a van that crashed near Gisborne on Thursday morning are in a stable condition.

Van carrying eight-strong shearing gang hit tree near Gisborne

Airbus to test flying car video

The flying car will be tested by end of 2017, says Airbus.

The plane-maker's self-piloted flying car is an answer to congested cities and pollution.

Car wash bosses in water fight video

Car wash bosses fight over customers

Owners of neighbouring car wash businesses in China have clashed in a spectacular high pressure water fight.

Napier-Taupo Road going electric

The Napier-Taupo Road is to become electric car-friendly

Drivers of electric cars will not have to worry about running out of steam on isolated highway

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news

Rolls-Royce dodges conviction video

Spirit of Ecstasy in 2016. It's been fitted to Rolls-Royce cars since 1911.

Despite a heavy fine for corruption and bribery and a dent to its reputation, Rolls-Royce has been spared criminal conviction.

Deer in dealership dash video

The newest 2107 model at a luxury car dealership in the US is zippy and sleek and takes turns quickly.

Murph link in Commodore farewell

Tesla avoids recall in death probe

Our Top Cars

Here is Our Top Car of 2016 video

Spark is Holden's entry-level model. But one of its best, we reckon.

Meet our Top Car for 2016. Micro round of applause please.

Our Top Tow Truck of 2016 video

You can't deny the presence. But Ram offers unique selling proposition as a working truck.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on Friday.

Our Top Hyper-Hatch 2016 video

Ford Focus RS

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Super-Coupe of 2016 video

The C 63 S coupe is so much more than just a two-door version of the sedan.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

lifestyle vehicles

Inside a $490,000 Rolls-Royce video

There's luxury, and then there's extreme luxury.

Did someone say luxury? This is the closest most of us will get to inside a Rolls-Royce Ghost (sadly).

Holden's lighter brigade

New Astra sedan has dropped over 100kg compared with the Cruze it replaces.

How new Holden models are benefiting from hi-tech weight-loss strategies.

China's King of the Road - SUV

Geely Auto's SUV model Emgrand GS at the Auto China 2016 show in Beijing, China.

Drivers shun boring sedan as four of every 10 passenger vehicles sold in the country are SUVs.

Holden's new Equinox SUV

The sign says Chevrolet, but this will be a 'Holden' Equinox from the end of 2017.

A global mid-sized SUV due in NZ by the end of the year.

road tests

Renault's Koleos deserves better

The Renault Koleos, showing off its distinctive frontal styling.

This Renault stands in the shadow of its better-known Nissan cousin.

Big cat takes on Corvette video

Head-to-head: The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport v Jaguar's F-Type SVR.

Which of these sports cars is worth your money?

Nurburgring: The ultimate test drive video

RSR Nurburg offers enthusiasts a chance to drive performance cars on the Nurburgring.

Renting the world's top performance cars to drive the mighty Nurburgring.

More character for Cayman video

Compact size, mid-mounted turbo-four engine and lots of 911 bits to make it go faster: meet the 718 Cayman S.

The new 718-series puts more distance between Cayman and 911. That makes the smaller car even more desirable.

bikes

Why is ACC so mean to motorcyclists?

Accident-prone children and their parents are the real threat to the pockets of taxpayers, Johnny Moore says.

Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.

Watch: Biker films hit and run video

The biker escapes being run over by an oncoming car.

A car drives away after causing an accident, but there is a happy ending to this.

Speed camera loophole

The AA says all fixed speed cameras should be able to take photos of vehicles travelling away from them.

How some motorbikes manage to get away with speeding, when cars don't.

Around the world on two wheels video

Lorraine Lindsay of Nelson has her sights set on a journey to a formerly forbidden Tibetan kingdom for her next ...

A Nelson woman is still going full throttle on her "ageless, classless" motorcycle odyssey.

shows

Gear up for the Kumeu Car Show

Expect to see over 4000 more cars like this 1930 Studebaker at The 23rd Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? The 23rd Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival will be full throttle.

Lego Batmobile - as cool as it sounds video

The Lego Batmobile took 222 hours to design.

It comes in 12 shades of black, cause... Batman.

Auto show concepts: hit or miss?

The I.D. Buzz seats up to eight and lets the driver's seat face the rear when the minivan is in self-driving mode.

The future of motoring or consigned to the dustbin? A look at the some of the concept vehicles on display in Detroit.

Detroit show stars coming to NZ

Q8 concept (front) points to Audi's new flagship SUV. New SQ5 (rear) eschews previous car's diesel power... for now.

America's first big car show of the year leads the news. New models for NZ will follow.

customs & classics

'Mate, get out of my car'

Keith Millar is stoked to have his Holden 1970 HG Kingswood back after it was stolen last weekend.

Keith Millar took matters into his own hands to get his rare Holden Kingswood back.

Irreplaceable cars stolen

Keith Millar's 1970 Holden HG Kingswood was stolen from a rural Te Kauwhata property.

‚ÄčThe owner of two stolen Holden cars is desperate to get them back.

Rare car could identify thieves

John Ellice identifies what he believes burglars used to break into his workshop just outside of New Plymouth.

"They are really in demand if you can get them."

2017's big auto milestones

The iconic McLaren F1 turns 25 in 2017.

There are plenty of reasons to be partying in the new year for car lovers.

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

Hometown hero starts well video

Southland's Brendon Leitch has started well in the Toyota Racing Series at Teretonga Park.

Hometown hero Brendon Leitch starts Teretonga Park weekend fine fashion.

First time back after horror crash video

Truck racer Dave West returns to Invercargill's Teretonga Park 12 months on from horror crash.

Riverton driver takes on challenge

Paddon's 'shock' at death

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Paddon's 'shock' at death

Kiwi Hayden Paddon has withdrawn from the Monte Carlo rally after the death of a spectator.

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