NZ's good and bad cars

A 2002 Hyundai Accent.

AA's latest used car safety ratings identify 71 vehicles that shouldn't be considered as a safe purchase.

Dairying a big sales factor

Audi New Zealand's general manager Dean Sheed.

Dairy payout fall slows new vehicle sales in areas where dairy farming is a big part of the economy.

OMG AMG

CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake, it's a mouthful, but it's a tasty treat.

It looks thrilling and drives the same, meet the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake.

The Humvee's replacement video

The Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) set to replace the Humvee in the US military.

US military to replace its aging-and-deadly Humvees with a fleet of combat trucks that reflect lessons learned in lives and limbs.

Working hard for the money

It's always worked hard for the money, but the new Navara NP300 does the business better than ever.

Nissan gets down to business with its new Navara NP300.

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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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Dairying a big factor in vehicle sales

Audi New Zealand's general manager Dean Sheed.

Dairy payout fall slowing down new vehicle sales in areas where dairy farming is a big part of the economy.

Safer truck to replace Humvee video

US military to replace its aging-and-deadly Humvees with a fleet of combat trucks that reflect lessons learned in lives and limbs.

A 2002 Hyundai Accent.

NZ's good and bad cars

AA's latest used car safety ratings identify 71 vehicles that shouldn't be considered as a safe purchase.

lifestyle vehicles

Working hard for the money

It's always worked hard for the money, but the new Navara NP300 does the business better than ever.

Nissan gets down to business with its new Navara NP300.

Audi almost a self-driver

Audi has just launched its latest-generation Q7 SUV, with its importer claiming it is the closest yet to a self-driving vehicle.

New Land Rover Discovery Sport - it's up for it.

A new world of Discovery

Land Rover’s new Discovery Sport - think of this as Disco-lite.

road tests

Drool Britannia

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the famous Mk II sedan was discontinued in the late 60s.

Crisply-styled Korean

Cute as a button crossover charms on price and could shake up the market as a result.

This VXR may be at the top of Holden's new Astra line-up, but there's also a less-powerful, smaller-engined GTC model if the hot-hatch is too hot for you.

Polish Holdens impress

European-sourced Astra VXR and GTC sports-hatches are useful additions to Holden's New Zealand lineup.

bikes

Triumph shows Triple benefits

The Speed Triple might be an old-school streetbike by current standards, but it doesn't look like a ten-year old, nor behave like one.

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

Huge price tag on custom bike gallery

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

Glen Magson surprised himself by winning a recent extreme motorcycling event.

Cancer survivor wins gruelling motorcycle event

Glen Magson is not one to boast but he is rather proud of his recent achievement.

shows

Cabriolet crowned best in show

This 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A was best of show at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, US.

A stunning 1924 Italian cabriolet has won the best in show award at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Unorthodox bike re-build

Classic bike enthusiasts may cringe when they see what James Currie delivers at Grand National Rod and Custom Show.

A 1964 Ford Fairline drives off after winning the "Worst of Show" award at the Concours d'Lemon.

A tongue-in-cheek look at bad cars gallery

Prestigious Pebble Beach car show also has its its fun side with the Concours d'Lemon.

customs & classics

Alfa Romeo museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

Vintage Holdens steal the show

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but three banged up-rusty Holdens caused a rustle on Saturday when more than 100 punters flocked from across the country for a Holden Auction in Hardings road, Riverlands.

The "BeerSter"; a custom creation modeled after 1930s Indianapolis 500 racers.

Getting your kicks on Route 66 gallery

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

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Safer truck to replace Humvee

US military to replace its aging-and-deadly Humvees with a fleet of combat trucks that reflect lessons learned in lives and limbs.

quizzes

Are you a shining light?

The front headlight of a 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is pictured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York City.

How well do you know your headlights?

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Motorsport

Angry rival questions Dixon's win video

Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya wants the double-points system reconsidered after being pipped to the title.

IndyCar series runner-up Juan Pablo Montoya says the Kiwi had a "s**t" season and didn't deserve to win title.

Dixon wins IndyCar series video

Kiwi IndyCar ace seals his fourth IndyCar title, winning a dramatic Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.

Rossi wins wet British Grand Prix

Marquez takes British GP pole

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