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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


Kiwi utes are a changin'

Toyota New Zealand has had to respond to dramatically changing buyer preferences with its new Hilux.

8:22 AM  How have pickup trucks gone from down-and-dirty to desperately trendy?

One-year warrants dangerous for drivers video

A Nelson tyre retailer says year-long WoFs will mean more unsafe cars on our roads.

Ford Mustangs on the wharf at Auckland after being unloaded from their delivery ship.

First Mustang shipment arrives

Mustang fans in a lather as NZ's first shipment of Ford's iconic all-new model has arrived.

lifestyle vehicles

Kiwi utes are a changin'

Toyota New Zealand has had to respond to dramatically changing buyer preferences with its new Hilux.

8:22 AM  How have pickup trucks gone from down-and-dirty to desperately trendy?

First drive: Toyota Hilux

The key to getting Hilux back on top is an expanded range of 2WD models.

Turbo S - it's the Porsche Cayenne turned up to 11

The quickest SUV money can buy

Porsche's Cayenne Turbo should satisfy any need for speed, but for those who need more, there’s the Turbo S, currently the fastest SUV you can buy.

road tests

Audi Sportback soundtrack is sexy

The Audi RS3 - you should hear it coming round the bend.

The Audi RS3 Sportback offers awesome performance - and a soundtrack to die for.

First drive: Mini Clubman

Is Mini's new Clubman a modern-day incarnation of the classic Traveller or a travesty?

Skoda Fabia is a practical city car with truly accomplished performance and handling.

Our Car of the Year finalists

Our Car of the Year search is now down to a shortlist of six. We take a look at the contenders.


Want a superbike with that coffee?

Kawasaki ZX-7RR was raced by Kiwi legends such as Aaron Slight and Simon Crafar.

An Auckland cafe is one of the few places in the world you can pick up a superbike with your coffee.

Bike fans flock to Magpie Madness

A South Canterbury motorcycle rally is celebrating its 21st birthday, but liquor licenses will discourage over-indulgence, an organiser says.

The Ducati XDiavel.

Ducati XDiavel voted best-looker

Ducati's XDiavel has been voted the best-looking bike of EICMA 2015.


Buick hides Commodore planning

The 2016 Buick LaCrosse - on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show - previews the underpinnings of the next-generation Holden Commodore.

The non-Australian Commodore takes shape beneath a made-for-America large sedan.

Likeable and loud auto show gallery

The Los Angeles Auto Show is colourful in more ways than one.

Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell sedan.

Green car technologies collide

Asian automakers are opening up a new front in the contest to define the future of cars.

customs & classics

Big price for iconic Disneyland car

This Disneyland PeopleMover has sold for over NZ$700,000.

A car from Disneyland's long-running PeopleMover has sold at a Los Angeles auction for NZ$723,500.

Classic Mazda rotary gets boost

With Mazda confirming its rotary revival plans, we drive the Japanese car maker's original sports car.

They’ve matched the Dodge with a replica retro-style wooden speedboat reminiscent of the pre-fibreglass runabouts manufactured in the 1930s by the Dodge Boat Works. Shawn says the sight of the Dodge launching the boat always creates a crowd at the boat ramp.

An American beauty in Taupo

A divine Dodge is diverted from drag racing by two devotees.


Beach packed for Burt

Friday was not the first time Rhys Hanna has sat on the beach waiting for the Burt Munro beach race to begin.


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?


Red Bull secures engine deal

Team owner Dietrich Mateschitz had been serious about quitting F1 following the row with Renault, but had since reconsidered.

Red Bull will be in Formula One next year after agreeing a new engine deal.

Rosberg fastest in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg knocked triple champion teammate Lewis Hamilton off the top of the Abu Dhabi timesheets.

Phillis follows father to Burt Munro

Pither earns SBR drive

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