New model NZ onslaught begins

Holden NZ's new Cascada convertible.

8:00 AM  Holden NZ signals the start of a five-year new model onslaught with the introduction of Astra hatch and Cascada convertible.

Fabulous four-wheeled frumps

Dodge Polara

7:20 AM  Grilles can be good and bad and here's some we believe have failed the test.

Parking ticket after crash

Bizarre confrontation as traffic warden tickets crashed taxi.

11 min ago  Bizarre confrontation as traffic warden attempts to ticket taxi that has just been involved in a crash.

Electric supercar unveiled

The 1MW Concept Toroidion, a fully-electric sports car from Finland.

7:16 AM  Finnish manufacturer unwraps its 1MW Concept, a full electric 1000kW supercar.

Rolls-Royce's AWD test mule

It might look like a Rolls-Royce Phantom, but this is what they call a mule and underneath are the underpinnings of the company's first-ever crossover.

7:24 AM  Rolls-Royce reveals its first key engineering mule as it pushes for an all-wheel-drive model.

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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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Parking ticket after crash

Bizarre confrontation as traffic warden tickets crashed taxi.

9 min ago  Bizarre confrontation as traffic warden attempts to ticket taxi that has just been involved in a crash.

Rolls-Royce's AWD test mule seen

7:24 AM  Rolls-Royce reveals its first key engineering mule as it pushes for an all-wheel-drive model.

Holden NZ's new Cascada convertible.

Holden NZ begins new model onslaught

8:00 AM  Holden NZ signals the start of a five-year new model onslaught with the introduction of Astra hatch and Cascada convertible.

lifestyle vehicles

VW Touareg: Making haste slowly

The Volkswagen Touareg, which features new headlights and other frontal cosmetic changes for a wider look.

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

New Kia Sorento launched

A new Kia Sorento has arrived in NZ and the big news is inclusion of a V6 petrol model for the first time in a decade.

Here's why it was so filthy - the Triton wading through waist-deep mud.

All the dirt on the new Triton

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

road tests

A car less ordinary

Like the new Octavia, Rapid and Superb models the Fabia III takes styling cues from the VisionC concept displayed two years ago at Geneva.

Skoda's value and fun-packed Fabia shows the way in a marketful of abject ordinariness.

Lamborghini Huracan is well bred gallery video

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

Softer, rounder style disguises the larger over all dimensions of the latest C-Class.

Living with the World Car of the Year

Despite its bottom of the range placement, the Mercedes-Benz C200 impresses as much as its hundred grand more expensive 500 horsepower AMG siblings.

bikes

New Scrambler a boundary breaker

It's a cliche, but the new Ducati is a Scrambler, but not as we know it, captain.

Ducati's newest bike is a feel-good machine designed to attract newcomers to the famous brand.

Junior dual-purpose Kawasaki

Kawasaki's wee KLX150 is beaut commuter with dirty habits

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

Yamaha’s almost perfect 'ten'

Yamaha's latest Tenere is easier to tailor for your riding requirements.

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The Trumpchi GA8 Concept at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Chinese cars of the Shanghai motor show

Here's a dozen cars from the Shanghai show that are unlikely to make it to this part of the world.

customs & classics

Rare 'barn find' Bentley sells for $1.47m

This rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback might be worth over NZ$2m when it's restored.

An extremely rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback "barn find" has sold for nearly NZ$1.5m.

Fords run in the family gallery

Fords run in Grant Mehrtens' family: his father was into them and "his father before him".

This dust-covered 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Manual Roadster is headed for auction in the UK.

1973 E-Type comes out of hiding

An incredibly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type has been taken out of hiding in Britain to be sold at auction.

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Cameras target red-light runners

Police install a camera at NZ's most dangerous intersection, in Wellington, hoping to catch risky drivers.

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

Retirement not on the agenda for F1 boss Williams

Frank Williams looks on in the garage during final practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Frank Williams has no plans to retire from the Formula One team he founded in 1977.

Residents back motorsport park

Tasman residents have thrown their support behind the planned Kohatu Motorsport and Adventure Park.

Motocross rider Natzke 10th in the Netherlands video

Paddon finishes Rally Argentina on positive note

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