Still a lovable animal

Latest C-Class shape looks even better with added muscle of AMG C 63 styling.

Latest Merc-AMG C 63 now uses turbos and plenty of tech to give the dramatic looking sportster a dual luxo-sport personality.

Hello pork pies

Michael van Druten, Philip Kane and Tim Sinclair are heading south.

Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.

Sky high delivery service gallery

The new MAN high loader works alongside an older unit which can only reach the lower deck of the Airbus A380.

Feeding millions of aircraft passengers every year involves a specialised fleet of road vehicles.

Toyota RAV4 goes hybrid

Toyota has confirmed a petrol-electric version of its popular RAV4.

Popular SUV to be released in petrol-electric form.

'Gangster' look adds appeal

Stephen Arbuckle's 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe.

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

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American muscle machine

BMW X6.

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

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Hello pork pies

Michael van Druten, Philip Kane and Tim Sinclair are heading south.

Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.

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.

NZTA says having a tow truck close at hand should make rush hour more bearable for motorists. Until now tow trucks were dispatched by police only after they had assessed the situation.

Towies to keep traffic flowing

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

lifestyle vehicles

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled gallery

Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG.

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

Mercedes-Benz surprises with ute model

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

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.

bikes

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.

shows

Hybrid option for Toyota RAV4

Toyota has confirmed a petrol-electric version of its popular RAV4.

Popular SUV to be released in petrol-electric form.

Mitsubishi teases new Outlander

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

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

All-new Kia Optima revealed

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

customs & classics

'Gangster' look adds to old Chevy's appeal

Stephen Arbuckle's 1952 Chevrolet Deluxe.

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.

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Top Gear producer cops abuse

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

quizzes

Aston Martin's first 100 years

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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

Motorsport

Mercedes' Hamilton holds off Vettel for Malaysia pole

Britain's Lewis Hamilton claimed the 40th pole of his career in Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying at Sepang.

World champion Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for Mercedes in a hectic Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying.

Sparks fly in Tasmania as Lowndes dominates

Craig Lowndes win both V8 Supercar races but all eyes on heated clash between James Courtney and Will Davison.

Ambrose 'will be back'

Alonso raring to go after clearing crash confusion

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