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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

Waikato drivers wait weeks to sit tests

ROADIE: Did you pass your licence the first time?

Book early if you want to sit a driving test - Waikato people are waiting a month to prove their skills.

Aston Martin unveils its ultimate track-only supercar

Track-only supercar offers Le Mans-bred performance.

driving

20,000 Aucklanders fail driving test

Taranaki and Auckland drivers struggle to pass restricted licence test while Otago-Southland drivers find success.

lifestyle vehicles

Hitting the road in style

Queuing up: We hit the road, top down, out of the lock-up and into the Macarthur countryside.

Keith Austin discovers how to get behind the wheel of a Porsche for a day without breaking the bank.

Suzuki Jimny has decades of history

There's plenty of fun to be found in Suzuki's little Jimny, a cute, retro vehicle with a lineage that can be traced back several decades.

LIVING THE DREAM: LIfe on the open road beats being confined to a bach, according to a new survey.

Motorhome freedom beats baches

An independent survey has revealed more people would rather own a campervan than a bach.

road tests

Panda gets a five-grand push

Distinctive Italian: Through three generations, the Panda has charmed European small car fans, and now it's priced to please Kiwis too.

After a year during which hardly a soul realised the Panda was available in NZ, its distributors have given the Italian favourite a huge price boost.

Mazda's pint-sized perfection

New fourth-generation Mazda2 continues a magnificent career the Japanese car maker has forged with small five-door hatchbacks.

TT generation three: Borrows style from each of the first two iterations of the model and adds lighter materials and better performance.

Iconic Audi coupe lightens up

Audi's third generation TT is lighter, quicker and more fun.

bikes

Taranaki's CHiPs boys to lead Americarna

New Plymouth motorcycle enthusiasts Dennis Stewart, left, and Mark Phillips will lead the Americarna convoy on their California Highway Patrol bikes during a street parade.

The CHiPs boys are going to lead Americarna into New Plymouth.

First look: Indian Chief Dark Horse

Indian Motorcycles has taken the covers off its first 2016 model, the Dark Horse.

Triumph Bonneville: Classic paint job evokes memories of land speed records achieved 50 years ago.

Triumph's Bonneville Texas star

If the paintwork looks familiar, you probably know your Bonnevilles pretty well as this is Triumph's homage to a land speed record.

shows

675LT is the new track-focused McLaren

McLaren says its 675LT supercar offers 'ultimate levels of driver engagement'.

New lighter, longer supercar revealed with twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8.

Chevy Camaro is a bucket list beauty

Taranaki couple buy American V8 as way of celebrating that they are facing up to the challenge of serious illness.

German brand's new Sport Coupe GTE concept will preview the next-generation CC.

Volkswagen unveils four-door Sport Coupe GTE

New four-door coupe concept to preview next Volkswagen CC.

customs & classics

Pimp My Ride secrets revealed

Inside a customised car.

Broken cars, features removed after filming and fabricated background stories are just some of the Pimp My Ride horror stories revealed this week.

Taranaki homecoming for old Chevrolet

A 1939 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe is back home in Taranaki for this year's Americarna.

Shannons Auctions sold a rare Volkswagen Kombi van for $202,000.

The $210,000 Kombi

Classic van fetches record price in Melbourne auction.

Video

Man films own rescue after car crash

Car crash victim takes a selfie like we have never seen before.

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

Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss test

ON THE MEND: Fernando Alonso waves to the media as he leaves a hospital in Spain after his crash three days ago.

McLaren Formula One star leaves hospital three days after crash.

Halligan breaks through in sleek machine

Kerry Halligan had the drive of his life when he blasted past everyone in his Crawford Pontiac DP03 race car on the last lap at Manfeild.

McLaren blame wind for Alonso crash

F1 Ferrari thrills crowd

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