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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

news

BMW questions crash test rating

The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer was awarded a 5-star rating in this EURO NCAP test, but only 4 stars in the ANCAP test.

BMW unhappy with four-star crash test rating for 2-Series Active Tourer and Mini Cooper.

Skoda launches sub-$20k Fabia gallery

Skoda's impressive little Fabia III will hit NZ starting below $20,000.

Aucklanders support motorway tolls to pay for transport improvements

Aucklanders back tolls

Colmar Brunton survey shows many Aucklanders support motorway tolls to pay for transport improvements.

lifestyle vehicles

Kodo brings style to the SUV class

The CX-3 marks the most successful use yet of Mazda's Kodo design language. At the rearmost part of the glasshouse, the C-pillars are glazed over but do supply light to the rear and luggage areas.

Mazda's new model offensive just doesn't stop. On top of the recently introduced Mazda2, extensive updates of its CX-5 and Mazda6 models, and the first full year of the C-segment Mazda3 hatch and sedan line-up, the Hiroshima-based company has launched its gorgeous new CX-3, the carmaker's very first small SUV.

Benz’s prettiest baby is here

The CLA Shooting Brake is also the most practical of the company's successful A-models.

Hyundai's i30 is a no fuss small car with great ownership credentials.

Long-term cars?

Sid is looking to buy a new car but doesn't know where to start.

road tests

Lamborghini Huracan is well bred gallery video

Lamborghini Huracan displays its supercar form.

Lamborghini aims to please with its new Huracan, the most polished and usable Lambo to date.

Blistering Benz makes the earth move

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S on test

Porsche's 918 is the only genuine ropad car to lap Nurburgring's Nordschliefe in under seven minutes.

Porsche’s Venomous Spyder

The 918 Spyder costs over $NZ1million, and we take it around Phillip Island.

bikes

Yamaha’s almost perfect ‘ten’

The Tenere only comes in dark grey, a military Khaki would be a useful alternative for such a tough-looking machine.

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Yamaha's racy tourer video

Yamaha’s MT-09 and MT-07 have sold almighty well. Now it’s the turn of the Tracer. Is this lightweight tourer the best MT yet?

The Kawasaki's 21-inch front wheel is a great advantage off road when compared with similar capacity competitors' 19-inchers.

Junior dual-purpose Kawasaki

Kawasaki's wee KLX150 is beaut commuter with dirty habits

shows

Land Rover range to grow and get 'sexy'

Land Rover Discovery Vision concept unveiled at the 2014 New York motor show.

The expanding Land Rover and Range Rover families are on a collision course – on purpose.

Infiniti gives new look to QX50 crossover

Infiniti has overhauled its QX50 compact luxury crossover, as revealed at the New York Auto Show.

Toyota RAV4 hybrid unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

Toyota RAV4 range gets hybrid

Toyota shows off first hybrid version of the RAV4 with a styling refresh that will carry across the whole lineup.

customs & classics

Oh Mr Sandman, bring me a dream...

For 2015 Sandman livery will only extend to Sportwagon and ute offerings, though someone is bound to try a panelvan van conversion on the latter.

Forty years on from the original, the Holden Sandman returns in wagon and ute forms, but sadly not to New Zealand.

Here for the love of Healeys

The distinct sound of more than 90 Austin Healeys will be heard throughout Nelson over Easter weekend.

New Plymouth District Councillor Harry Duynhoven is well-known for his love of Volkswagen vehicles.

Harry Duynhoven's motoring loves

New Plymouth District Councillor Harry Duynhoven is an avid VW enthusiast from way back -  but did you know he is also a devoted Porsche man?

Video

Lexus gives an 'F'

Lexus' cool new sideways video 'Dance of F' proves brand has shed the beige.

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

Monster Tajima in dramatic crash

Monster Tajima's crumpled Toyota Super 86 after crashing out on turn four in Race to the Sky qualifying on Sunday.

3:02 PM  Japanese driver plunges 250 metres in crash on notorious fast turn at NZ rally.

Natzke seventh in EMX125 debut

1:51 PM  Hamilton teen revs up in European motocross debut, fighting through race altercations for seventh.

Vettel hopes for Ferrari-Mercedes battle

Raikkonen's Ferrari ride all on performance

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