Ford Everest scales new heights

Ford's new Everest SUV is put through its paces by motoring journalists in a Thailand jungle.

5 min ago  New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

Recycled plastic roading

A computer generated image of what roading made from recycled plastic may look like.

8:23 AM  A Dutch company is ready to make roads out of recycled water bottles and other waste plastic.

Spy shot reveals new Mitsi

A spy shot of the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger.

8:18 AM  Amateur spy shot reveals the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

World record truck jump video

Stuntman Gregg Godfrey jumps into the record books at Evel Knievel festival.

Semi truck soars through the air to set a new benchmark.

Mitsubishi quits US

A Mitsubishi Pajero.

Mitsubishi quits US production to concentrate on building vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia and Russia.

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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

news

Throwaway recycled plastic roading

A computer generated image of what roading made from recycled plastic may look like.

8:23 AM  A Dutch construction company called PlasticRoads is ready to make roads out of recycled water bottles and other waste plastic.

Mitsubishi quits US production

Mitsubishi quits US production to concentrate on building vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia and Russia.

Toyota's Japan-only GT86 "Yellow Limited".

Japan-only Toyota GT86 special

Toyota has revealed a special-edition GT86 only for customers in Japan, which means someone is bound to bring some here to New Zealand.

lifestyle vehicles

First drive: New Ford SUV scales new heights

Ford's new Everest SUV is put through its paces by motoring journalists in a Thailand jungle.

5 min ago  New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

Ford's new Everest SUV won't be cheap in NZ

Pricing has been announced for Ford's new Aussie-developed SUV the Everest, which will be launched in New Zealand in September.

A spy shot of the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger.

Spy shot reveals new Mitsubishi

8:18 AM  Amateur spy shots taken in Thailand have revealed the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

road tests

Good oil on the little Mazda

The little Mazda CX-3 Limited parked in front of little RNP-4, New Zealand's oldest producing oil well.

This vehicle may just be the most appealing in Mazda's six-vehicle CX-3 range.

Passat more than a 'people's car'

VW's Passat nameplate has lasted seven ground-up rebuilds and generated 22 million sales and a new eighth-generation version also seems bound for success.

The coupe version of the S-class is more than a mere two-door sedan.

Benz's coupe de grace

Driving Mercedes-Benz's volcanic S 63 AMG coupe is one of those bucketlist automotive experiences well worth waiting for, but watch your dress code.

bikes

MV Agusta's nicest ride

MV's well-known triple has been refettled to become most things to most riders.

The Italian motorcycle-maker’s latest triple comes with the best manners in MV’s three-cylinder history.

Hoverbikes a reality in five years?

In just a few years soldiers will fly Hoverbikes over treacherous terrain while consumers could glide around their backyards.

Vespa's 50s consist of the Primavera (left) and the Sprint (right).

Fifty-fifty scooter shoot-out

Peugeot’s inexpensive Kisbee 50 takes on the similarly-sized but slightly posher Vespa and acquits itself well.

shows

Unorthodox bike re-build

Mark and James Currie with the 1948 BSA C10 that they have put their own spin on for the Grand National Rod and Custom Show at the Speedshow in Auckland.

Classic bike enthusiasts may cringe when they see what James Currie delivers at Grand National Rod and Custom Show.

The world's best motor show gallery video

Dynamic displays have replaced static stands in Britain's best automotive gathering.

Despite its age Kevin still uses his 1935 Ford as a daily driver.

Hot rod show is a family affair

The CRC Speedshow will feature 40 of New Zealand's best hot rods. Kevin Salter's will be one of them.

customs & classics

Gap in museum timeline filled

Packard & Pioneer Museum director Fenton Craw inside the museum's newest attraction, a 1906 Humber Landaulette.

A Northland museum is pleased to be plugging a hole in its collection timeline with a rare car.

Communist bloc sports cars

Communist bloc car makers have made several attempts at taking a leaf out of decadent automobile books and producing sports cars.

Ferrari's only four-door model, the one-off Pinin concept.

Rarest of Ferraris for sale

You will need serious money to buy the only four-door Ferrari ever made.

Video

World vehicle jump records shattered

Semi truck soars through the air to set a new benchmark.

quizzes

Are you a shining light?

The front headlight of a 2015 Dodge Viper SRT is pictured at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in New York City.

How well do you know your headlights?

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Iconic British sports car brand Aston Martin this month celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chevrolet Corvette quiz

Quiz: A feast of Ferraris

Motorsport

Barrier 'harder than it looks' video

Casey Stoner crash

Former MotoGP world champ Casey Stoner breaks his shoulder and ankle in a spectacular crash.

Kiwis off pace at Hungary GP2

Mitch Evans and Richie Stanaway slip down the standings after a forgettable weekend in Hungary.

Drivers, Bianchi family tribute

Vettel wins for Ferrari, Bianchi

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