LA motor show's mutants gallery

Aftermarket tuning companies, body stylers and wheel makers show of their machines at the LA motor show.

The pimped-out, four-wheeled freaks are a highlight of the LA motor show.

Racing MX-5 ready to go gallery

Racing Mazda MX-5: It's not even available as a production car in showrooms just yet, but the racing version is already coming along.

It didn't take long for the very first Mazda MX-5 to lose any hairdressers' car connotations.

Toyota updates Prius

Toyota has given its Prius C hybrid a slight cosmetic upgrade.

Hybrid city car and people mover get makeovers.

Lexus unveils dramatic concept

A convertible with a twist: the LF-C2 has no top covering the cabin.

Japanese car maker previews its upcoming RC convertible.

Audi's reveals its future gallery

The Audi Prologue previews the German brand's future design direction.

German brand has revealed its new prologue concept ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles motor show.

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Honda's human hauler

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This year Kiwis have bought almost 10,000 seven-seater vehicles, but just 240 of those were MPVs.

Ducatis Monster the Far North

Testing riding three new Monsters from Ducati around some sparsely-trafficked roads in Northland.

Hybrid compromise lessens

The NXt best thing?

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Racing MX-5 ready to go gallery

Racing Mazda MX-5: It's not even available as a production car in showrooms just yet, but the racing version is already coming along.

It didn't take long for the very first Mazda MX-5 to lose any hairdressers' car connotations as all people had to do was drive them or race them.

Waihi road reopens

A woman has hospitalised after a truck and a car collided in Waihi.

Chinese driver sets world record for tightest parallel park.

Parked with 8cm to spare video

Han Yue masters something most drivers have struggled with, getting his car into the teeniest of tiniest carparks and reclaiming his parking world record.

lifestyle vehicles

2015 Holden Colorado revealed

Minor makeover: Holden has given its Colorado ute and SUV an update for 2015.

Updated ute and SUV line introduces new 'comfort suspension' and a more car-like interior on select derivatives.

Kia Sportage offers choice gallery

This is a story about two Kia Sportages. They are the same but different, and they reflect how SUV preferences are rapidly changing in NZ.

Pathfinder Hybrid: There's no longer a diesel, but the hybrid does a good job instead.

SUV offers diesel alternative gallery

Nissan's Petrol-electric seven-seater isn't a genuine fuel miser, but is an accomplished SUV for large families.

road tests

Best of both worlds gallery

Head-turner: Our BMW i8 literally stopped traffic when it slowed down or was parked, even in seen-it-all Auckland.

BMW's i8 is a supercar, but not as we'd usually know it, using a hybrid powertrain so that it's both blisteringly fast and ridiculously frugal.

BMW i8 - is it a super hybrid?

BMW says its new petrol-electric i8 coupe has superpowers that other sports cars don't yet possess.

Mini hatches a five-door

Mini hatches a five-door

It took 55 years, but the first proper five-door, family-friendly Mini has finally arrived.

bikes

LAMS triple is no joke video

Learner 660: Engaging new Triumph triple doesn't look sheepish, even in white.

It is quite possibly the most satisfying bike of the LAMS flock with a price that'll make its Ducati Monster 659 rival appear over-priced.

AMG-MV Agusta deal

MV Agusta and AMG performance arm to work together in marketing partnership.

Memories are made of this: You don't know what you've lost 'til it's gone.

Singular appeal

Yamaha's retro-single is full of cheap kicks.

shows

LA motor show's mutants gallery

Aftermarket tuning companies, body stylers and wheel makers show of their machines at the LA motor show.

The pimped-out, four-wheeled freaks are a highlight of the LA motor show.

Audi's reveals its future gallery

German brand has revealed its new prologue concept ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles motor show.

Toyota has given its Prius C hybrid a slight cosmetic upgrade.

Toyota updates Prius

Hybrid city car and people mover get makeovers.

customs & classics

Fabulous Ferrari gallery

Classic: Rod Tempero's replica 1962 250 FTO Ferrari.

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.

Downsizing auction nets $14.5m gallery

Customs, concepts and classics net $14.5m as American car collector downsizes.

Shane Dumbell's 1932 roadster.

Rodder has his dream car gallery

Shane Dumbell has a couple of hot items in his Taranaki garage but neither are of the illegally obtained variety.

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Parked with 8cm to spare

Han Yue masters something most drivers have struggled with, getting his car into the teeniest of tiniest carparks and reclaiming his parking world record.

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

Evans pipped to podium

GP2 RACER: Kiwi Mitch Evans.

8:04 AM  Kiwi driver finishes the GP2 season with a fourth placing the year-ending sprint race in Abu Dhabi.

'Legend' Hamilton wins F1 title

Cheered on by Prince Harry and pop star girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, driver wins in Abu Dhabi to claim F1 title.

Evans fourth in GP2

Veteran picks McLaughlin as driver to watch