Holden narrows owner hunt

HOLDEN HUNTER: Holden fan Dave Young has helped provide vital information in finding the company's first NZ owner.

Holden is hopeful it is homing in on the first Holden owner in New Zealand.

Not in the same league

Rolls-Royce says the new Mercedes-Benz Maybach cannot compete with its products.

Rolls-Royce boss dismisses new luxury flagship from Mercedes-Benz as “it’s a nice car, but it’s an S-Class”.

Scout and about

Skoda Scout

Skoda hoping the higher-riding Scout wagon will also elevate its New Zealand sales levels.

Pump prices drop again

AT THE PUMP: Drive-offs were considered "significant" for many firms.

12:22 PM  Petrol and diesel prices have fallen again, dropping another 2 cents a litre today.

Speed limit cops it

NO TOLERANCE: Police have confirmed that there will be no tolerance for motorists just over the speed limit during the Christmas-New Year holidays.

If you go 1kmh or more over the speed limit this summer expect to be pulled over, police say.

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Porsche's quiet riot

Porsche Macan

It's hard to believe that a compact if weighty SUV can be quite this dynamic and comfy.

Counting down to the Car of the Year

We've rejigged the categories for our Car of the Year awards so that they are price-based.

Honda's human hauler

Ducatis Monster the Far North


Pump prices drop again

AT THE PUMP: Drive-offs were considered "significant" for many firms.

12:22 PM  Petrol and diesel prices have fallen again, dropping another 2 cents a litre today.

Holden narrows owner hunt

Holden is hopeful it is homing in on the first Holden owner in New Zealand.

Cars on the burnout pad at Rangiora A&P Showgrounds during the 22nd Muscle Car Madness event. CONTACT: Event organiser, Craig Stare, 027 661 1932. NOTE, it's very noisy, he may struggle to hear the phone!

Street gate to curb boy racers

11:48 AM  One Hastings high school is set to fence off a road to stop boy racers being a nuisance at night.

lifestyle vehicles

Chinese copy sparks complaint

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: The newly released Chinese LandWind X7 (left photos) bears a striking resemblance to Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque.

A Chinese copy of the Range Rover Evoque has angry Land Rover officials claiming Intellectual Property Theft.

SUV offers diesel alternative gallery

Nissan's Petrol-electric seven-seater isn't a genuine fuel miser, but is an accomplished SUV for large families.

Minor makeover: Holden has given its Colorado ute and SUV an update for 2015.

Colorado poised

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

road tests

Small but perfectly formed gallery

Audi S1 hatch.

One of the outstanding new vehicles of the year is also one of the smallest - the stroppy little Audi S1 hatch.

Mini hatches a five-door

It took 55 years, but the first proper five-door, family-friendly Mini has finally arrived.

Head-turner: Our BMW i8 literally stopped traffic when it slowed down or was parked, even in seen-it-all Auckland.

Best of both worlds gallery

BMW's i8 is a supercar, but not as we'd usually know it, using a hybrid powertrain so that it's both blisteringly fast and ridiculously frugal.


Devilish new Duke

Better looks: The Diavel’s revised seat, radiator covers, handlebars, numberplate carrier, and exhaust system work well visually.

Twin-sparks help stoke the Ducati Diavel's efficiency and refinement.

Singular appeal

Yamaha's retro-single is full of cheap kicks.

Learner 660: Engaging new Triumph triple doesn't look sheepish, even in white.

LAMS triple is no joke video

It is quite possibly the most satisfying bike of the LAMS flock with a price that'll make its Ducati Monster 659 rival appear over-priced.


Concept ignores all the rules gallery

Chevrolet Chaparral concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

When GM designers created the Chevrolet Chaparral concept car they tossed out all the rules they believe stifle innovation in auto racing.

LA motor show's mutants gallery

The pimped-out, four-wheeled freaks are a highlight of the LA motor show.

The Galpin-Fisker Rocket is unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

'Should be fast enough'

What do you tell the crowd after unveiling a carbon-fibre-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new Ford Mustang?

customs & classics

Rat rod reflects personality gallery

Steve Cashin Replica Durant

Steve Cashin had never built a car before embarking on his rat rod dream.

Rodder has his dream car gallery

Shane Dumbell has a couple of hot items in his Taranaki garage but neither are of the illegally obtained variety.

Classic: Rod Tempero's replica 1962 250 FTO Ferrari.

Fabulous Ferrari gallery

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.


Video: Truck clears racing car

A 16-tonne truck has set a world record by jumping over an F1 racing car. See it to believe it.


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


Double points finale scrapped

TOP MAN: Lewis Hamilton won his second world title this year.

The controversial double points system in the final formula one grand prix of the season will be abandoned next year.

Two more titles for Rowe

The NZ veterans' and women's motocross championships have wrapped up for another season.

Kiwi driver bouncing back

Dennis: Board picks drivers