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Campaigner calls for ABS brakes

Allan Kirk, of New Zealand Motorcycle Consultants, says motorcycles should have ABS brakes installed, such as on this ...

Former Superbike star not convinced ABS brakes would be a gamechanger in NZ.

Top Gear car finally sells video

It has taken three attempts but this "reasonably priced car" driven by stars on Top Gear has finally been sold.

Third time lucky for those selling a "reasonably priced car" dating back to the Jeremy Clarkson era of Top Gear.

Tupac's death car for sale video

This is the BMW 750iL that Tupac Shakur was a passenger in when murdered in a driveby shooting in 1996.

Multi-million-dollar price tag on the car that rapper Tupac Shakur was murdered in.

Baby hot hatch gets three pots

New Ford Fiesta ST.

Ford is set to introduce an all-new engine for its next-generation Fiesta ST hot hatch.

Takata admits air bag fraud video

A file photo of a recalled Takata airbag inflator is shown in Miami, Florida.

Takata admits criminal charge and will pay NZ$1.38b for a scheme that concealed a deadly defect in millions of its air bag inflators.

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Woman's seatbelt trouble

The woman said seatbelts weren't made with overweight people in mind.

She refused to wear a seatbelt because she said they weren't made with overweight people in mind.

Truckie's road rage

A man guilty of an assault in a road rage event had previous convictions for violence. (File photo).

Judge condemns "utterly inappropriate" reaction, and orders truck driver to pay victim's dental bill.

Design confirmed for bypass

The design of the proposed realignment of State Highway 1 will mean north-bound traffic will bypass the town via a ...

 NZ Transport Agency chooses design for Edendale bypass, consents to be lodged soon.

Smash palace - home owner wants action

The latest car to come off the road was on February 17. The car was written off and tore down a three-week old fence.

"It seems like they're playing roulette" - home owner frustrated by council inaction over a dangerous, crash-prone corner.

Self-driving car hits London streets

Nissan's head of automated driving, Tetsuya Lijima, sits at the controls of a modified Nissan Leaf, driverless car, ...

A self-driving Nissan has driven the streets of London in the company's first European test of an autonomous vehicle.

General Lee jumps ramp, crash lands video

An airborne "General Lee" of Dukes of Hazzard fame undertakes its famous leap as a stunt to open the annual Autorama ...

Spectacular stunt was a nod to the Dukes of Hazzard TV series but the landing was like a roller coaster derailing.

New Porsche costs a lot, but....

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Panamera flagship isn't cheap but it is much less in New Zealand than it is in Australia.

Ford Escapes Kuga name video

The new Ford Escape poses at the entrance to Melbourne's historic Luna Park.

Goodbye Kuga - hello Escape with Ford confident new SUV will appeal more to young motorists on the family merry-go-round.

A tale of horsepower

The Audi SQ7 parked at Woodville racecourse.

We take the Audi SQ7 to the races, and talk horse power.

Americarna: An impressive, inclusive event gallery video

Classic American cars made their way around the mountain in the 10th anniversary of Taranaki's largest car festival.

A decade later and the man behind it all still won't take credit for the largest car festival Taranaki has seen.

Audi's swiftly smooth S4

S4 Avant: Audi people do love their high-performance wagons.

Want a new-generation RS4? Sorry, you'll have to wait another two years. Until then, the new S4 is the fastest of the range.

Great car, shame about the diesel

Mazda6 is a class act on the road. But like so many diesel cars in NZ, it's not as clean as the same model in Europe.

Will emissions concerns prevent us buying cars as good as this Mazda6 Limited diesel?

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news

Takata admits air bag fraud video

A file photo of a recalled Takata airbag inflator is shown in Miami, Florida.

Japanese auto parts maker admits criminal charge and will pay NZ$1.38b in penalties for concealing deadly air bag defect.

Top Gear car finally sells video

Third time lucky for those selling a "reasonably priced car" dating back to the Jeremy Clarkson era of Top Gear.

Self-driving car hits London streets

Tupac's death car for sale video

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

Ford Escapes Kuga name video

The new Ford Escape poses at the entrance to Melbourne's historic Luna Park.

Goodbye Kuga - hello Escape with Ford confident new SUV will appeal more to young motorists on the family merry-go-round.

A tale of horsepower

The Audi SQ7 parked at Woodville racecourse.

We take the Audi SQ7 to the races, and talk horse power.

Max capacity for Isuzu's new ute

Facelifted D-Max has a new nose. But the big change is under the bonnet, with a cleaner and gruntier 3.0-litre engine.

D-Max cleans up but keeps big-capacity engine.

Tesla hits New Zealand

Model S is the car that established Tesla as an 'it' brand. Still doing stirling work.

Hold on tight: Tesla has arrived. Can Kiwi fans keep control?

road tests

Corolla hybrid a struggle

Mild-mannered Corolla on the outside, mild-mannered petrol-electric hybrid on the inside.

You can have Prius power in your Corolla for an extra $3000. But the break-even point is a long way away.

New Barina, but no RS?

Do not attempt this at home with showroom-specification Barina LT. At least that's what they told us.

The Barina has taken many forms, but it matured into a decent car in 2011. Does the 2017 upgrade go far enough?

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?

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.

bikes

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Should kids ride on footpaths? video

NZTA has recommended a law change to allow children under 12 to cycle on footpaths - but that's not pleasing everyone.

Major backing for a mum's petition to allow kids and parents to cycle on the footpath.

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.

Motorsport legend sends a surprise gift to the founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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.

shows

General Lee jumps ramp, crash lands video

An airborne "General Lee" of Dukes of Hazzard fame undertakes its famous leap as a stunt to open the annual Autorama ...

Spectacular stunt was a nod to the Dukes of Hazzard TV series but the landing was like a roller coaster derailing.

New Ferrari is 'Superfast'

The 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast.

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

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.

Best Chicago show cars video

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

customs & classics

Americarna's peaks and troughs video

Billy Marshall of Salt Lake City is in town to join in the festivities.

Americarna is well-oiled machine, but it's had its ups and downs over the years.  

Hawt dawg, it's hot dogs gallery video

Camaros, Mustangs, and BelAirs - oh my! Opunake Beach welcomed the first lot of Americarna participants.

Americarna under way as hundreds of car enthusiasts kick it by the seaside.

The red, white and 'oohs' video

The 1937 factory built Cord Beverly is Reeve Barnett's favourite car to cruise around in.

The 10th anniversary of a classic car event will "make New Plymouth America, again".

A most beautiful custom car gallery

Top down time for the "Mulholland Speedster", a 1936 Packard built by Hollywood Hot Rods.

A stunning heavily modified 1936 Packard has been named America's most beautiful custom roadster.

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

Red Bull struggle in F1 testing video

Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull had an afternoon to forget.

Daniel Ricciardo's car breaks down; McLaren struggle; but Valtteri Bottas impresses.

Holmes claims NZ Superstock title

Southland's Jeremy Holmes secured his first NZ Superbike Championship class title, despite crashing in the third race of round-three.

Daytona 500 demolition derby

McLaren look to brighter future

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Woman's seatbelt trouble

She refused to wear a seatbelt because she said they weren't made with overweight people in mind.

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