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Yet another SUV, as is the fashion

Audi calls Q2 an urban SUV. So yes, it's front-drive. But quattro is coming.

6:17 AM  Think Audi SUVs are a bit staid? Maybe you'll like the fashion-forward Q2.

Harley-Davidson gift excites video

The Harley-Davidson Dyna that has been modified by motorsport icon Dan Gurney and gifted to Goodwood's Lord March.

6:38 AM  Motorsport legend sends a surprise gift to the founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

A connection to communities

Snipping the ribbon on the first section of the Kapiti Expressway is Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Te Ati Awa iwi ...

OPINION: The Kapiti Expressway is finishing with a strong degree of community buy-in.

'Save ratepayers some money'

Polo Prince Drive resident Dennis Green before the road was resealed.

They aren't calling for the road to be fixed. In fact, these Aucklanders want the road left alone.

An 007-inspired Lotus gallery

Unique Lotus Evora Sport 410 honours iconic Esprit S1 made famous as the submarine car in the James Bond movie, The Spy ...

Lotus is paying homage to one of its most famous cars - just don't expect it to turn into a submarine.

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Suspended driver's fail

What happens when you drive yourself to a suspended licence charge.

Australian woman makes her suspended licence charge worse after driving to court.

'Scariest 15 minutes ever'

A motorist reported the driver of this campervan to police.

A campervan on the wrong side of the road in the Manawatu Gorge left those in the trailing car "terrified".

Fingers crossed for flying conditions

Bad weather forced the cancellation of the Wings Over Wairarapa festival in Masterton over the weekend, meaning crowds ...

Classic Fighters Omaka places faith in the weather after Wings Over Wairarapa cancellation.

Car data a threat to privacy

A Honda Acura RLX equipped with autonomous vehicle technology slows to avoid a pedestrian in a sidewalk as it is ...

We delete data off phones and computers when we get rid of them, but is it time to think about what's stored on your car?

Jaguars race around Boomrock video

The Jaguar Art of Performance tour stopped in at Boomrock race track on the Makara coast near Wellington this week

Jaguars prowl the Wellington coastline as they are put through their paces by customers new and old.

Singing in the rain

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

Fatal crash in Auckland

Police are appealing for information after a fatal crash in Auckland in the early hours of Sunday morning.

One person is dead after a crash between two cars on Auckland's North-Western Motorway.

Buying new cars is for suckers

A new car is not a sign of success – the proud owner is usually driving around a rapidly-depreciating bank loan on wheels.

OPINION: As soon as you drive off the lot, the value plummets faster than a skydiving elephant.

Alison Mau: Foreign driver toll video

Alison Mau: "We're told visiting drivers are responsible for only a few road deaths (there's still those 700 injuries) ...

OPINION: My friend was seriously injured by a visiting driver. Ministers just don't get it – until they too lose a loved one.

What does $630m look like?

The Kapiti Coast Express Day will open up 5km of the new expressway to the public, with shuttle buses, entertainment ...

Huge crowds give brand, spanking new SH1 Kapiti expressway an unofficial road test.

Classic rides on show at convention

Sheryle Grant  of Nelson with her Fathom Green 1969 Corvette Stingray Coupe at the Corvette National Convention at ...

Corvette aficionados from around New Zealand flocked to Founders Heritage Park on Saturday.

Sprints on the streets video

Drivers had to do two laps of a roughly one-kilometre circuit around Pukekohe Domain in Waitara.

Wet weather driving advice: "If in doubt flood it out. Just plant your foot."

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Another Audi SUV, as is the fashion

Audi calls Q2 an urban SUV. So yes, it's front-drive. But quattro is coming.

6:17 AM  Think Audi SUVs are a bit staid? Maybe you'll like the fashion-forward Q2.

A connection to communities

Opinion: The Kapiti Expressway, a project that started in an adversarial climate, is finishing with a strong degree of community buy-in.

'Scariest 15 minutes ever'

Car data a threat to privacy

Our Top Cars

Here is Our Top Car of 2016 video

Spark is Holden's entry-level model. But one of its best, we reckon.

Meet our Top Car for 2016. Micro round of applause please.

Our Top Tow Truck of 2016 video

You can't deny the presence. But Ram offers unique selling proposition as a working truck.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on Friday.

Our Top Hyper-Hatch 2016 video

Ford Focus RS

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Super-Coupe of 2016 video

The C 63 S coupe is so much more than just a two-door version of the sedan.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

lifestyle vehicles

Flagship Mitsi ute a wannabe SUV

Top Triton picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. Does that make it an SUV?

Mitsubishi's top Triton ute picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. So who needs an SUV?

Mitsubishi Eclipse name appears again

Mitsubishi is set to debut the Eclipse Cross concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

Mitsubishi is putting all its eggs in one basket as it looks to capitalise on the SUV boom.

Luxury SUV almost nails sporty video

Undeniably impressive around corners, but will the Levante's ride be too firm for some luxury-SUV buyers?

Maserati's first SUV has enough sportiness to be convincing. But it's a tricky balance.

Tycoon pledges Defender 4x4 return

End of the line as the last Land Rover Defender rolls off the production line in Solihull in January 2016.

Chemicals giant turns its hand to ''building the world's purest 4x4'' aimed at farmers and explorers.

road tests

Does Optima GT have enough sting? video

Optima GT represents a step towards a serious sporting sedan from Kia. Indent order-only for Kiwi market.

The GT is Kia's first try at a sports sedan with substance.

Electric car test run frayed nerves video

The new Hyundai Ioniq - by far the least expensive fully electric new vehicle in New Zealand.

The car panicked and we panicked as "range anxiety" hit on 170km test drive of Hyundai's new Ioniq electric car near Queenstown.

Countryman's a big deal

Refined on the road when you want it to be, but that Mini-ride is firm by most family-SUV standards.

The new Mini Countryman has given up any pretense of being small. It's just a fun family SUV now.

Cer8to, Cerato still scores

You get all the fruit with the Kia Cerato (well, except Apple CarPlay).

What's the best car you can buy for less than $40k? Kia may have the answer.

bikes

Harley Road King rearmed

The 2017 Road King might look the same, but there are huge changes behind the traditional facade.

More polish hasn't affected the Road King's classic Harley-Davidson character.

Honda CB500F's refinement costs

Sharper-looking body plastics and exhaust redesign do much to lift the image of the previously anonymous CB500F.

The price of Honda's commuter-bike might raise eyebrows, but its added smoothness could settle your nerves.

Riding wild and ruff

Event organiser Jason Wawatai with Baxter in front.

Yes, that was a dog riding on a motorbike.

Middleweight bikes muscle up

Ohlins rear shock, Pirelli Supercorsa tyres and Brembo's best brakes: RS the Street Triple most suited to track days.

Motorcycles with ''middle-sized'' engines are upsizing as makers get to grips with the new Euro 4 emission standard.

shows

New Ferrari is 'Superfast'

The 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Geneva debut for the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

Best Chicago show cars video

Just when it seems like there couldn't be any more crossovers, here come pavement-blistering high performance variants.

Hot Mopar Dodge Challengers video

The Mopar 2017 Dodge Challenger offers a pair of hand-painted, custom show car trim options.

Limited edition Dodge Challengers get custom paint jobs to celebrate Mopar's 80th anniversary.

'Car Show of Century' coming

The Rinspeed Budii which will be the star car of the New Zealand Motor Trades Association's "Car Show of the Century".

One of the world's most technologically advanced cars will be in New Zealand next month.

customs & classics

Classic rides on show at convention

Sheryle Grant  of Nelson with her Fathom Green 1969 Corvette Stingray Coupe at the Corvette National Convention at ...

Corvette aficionados from around New Zealand flocked to Founders Heritage Park on Saturday.

Kevin's classic a ray of sunshine video

Kevin Blatchford and his Sunbeam Rapier 3A.

Kevin Blatchford is carrying on his dad's tradition of meticulously looking after his classic 1960s car.

Scammed war vet's Mustang restored video

Harry Donovan's stripped out Ford Mustang.

A 95-year-old US World War II veteran, the victim of a car restoration scam, has been reunited with his late wife's 1967 Mustang.

Reborn Rangie is 'perfect' video

The restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic.

A 39-year-old Range Rover is like new after a ground up restoration by its makers.

quizzes

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?

Motorsport

Street racing about control video

Ray Thornton in his Ford Anglia at the street sprints.

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

Supercar star's wedding cancelled

'Huge shock' as V8 driver pulls out of wedding days before a planned lavish ceremony.

Motocross nationals heat up

Duff reigns at Ruapuna after ban

Video

Street racing about control

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

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