New Kia Sorento launched

The new Kia Sorento

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.

Milk tanker reborn as tour bus

The Harrisons purchased of three 2004 model ex-Fonterra 8x4 Fodens milk tankers for their tour operation.

One Kiwi operator has adopted a different approach when looking for new off-road tour buses.

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.

'Barn find' fetches $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.

Price-point Polo GTi hotshot

The Polo GTi looks familiar, but offers more power and torque, and a sub $36,000 pricetag.

It was voted both World and European Car of the Year in 2010 and even five years on the Polo is full of surprises.

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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

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Price-point VW Polo GTi hotshot

The Polo GTi looks familiar, but offers more power and torque, and a sub $36,000 pricetag.

It was voted both World and European Car of the Year in 2010 and even five years on the Polo is full of surprises.

Cops chase car thief

Hub caps flew as driver tried - and failed - to flee police down wrong side of road.

Wellington wants to support Auckland's push for motorway tolls as a way of easing rush hour congestion.

Calls for tolls intensify

Wellington to support Auckland in a bid to change the Government's mind on motorway tolls.

lifestyle vehicles

New Kia Sorento launched

The new Kia Sorento

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.

Range Rover turned into luxury ute

Startech-tweaked Range Rover puts a new spin on SUVs.

Honda's new CRV 2WD S.

Honda's CRV 2WD S reaches NZ

Honda has confirmed the New Zealand price for its new addition to the 2015 CRV line-up, the 2WD S.

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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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Lexus gives an 'F'

Lexus' cool new sideways video 'Dance of F' proves brand has shed the beige.

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

Paddon crash injures spectators at Rally Argentina video

Kiwi Rally Driver Crashes into Crowd

11:30 AM  Six spectators taken to hospital after Kiwi rally driver gets airborne on a corner, losing control and crashing.

Schumacher makes F4 podium on debut

11:03 AM  Teenage son of seven-time F1 world champion sprays champagne on his motor racing debut.

Race day for Schumacher's son

Rough roads too much for Paddon

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