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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


Hilux drives planks in crazy cargo loading video

A utility veicle is driven across water on two planks as it is loaded aboard a ship in Brazil.

9:00 AM  It could so easily have been a Toyota Hilux "bugger" ad.

Check your plate or face a fine

People snapped with bikes obscuring number plates on the back of vehicles could face a fine of up to $200.

Google's prototype self-driving car.

Driverless cars on the way

Self-driving cars could be hitting New Zealand's roads in the next few years, Transport Minister says.

lifestyle vehicles

Big Ford truck sadly not for us

Ford's King Ranch F-150 at a special photo shoot at the King Ranch from which the name was derived, undertaken by Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer.

Ford is big on promoting its global sourcing of vehicles, however, here's one we all want but they won't give us.

Honda Odyssey L is leather luxury

Luxury is the simple difference between the two versions of Honda's latest Odyssey people-mover available in NZ.

The new Q7 seems a fair bit smaller and generally less imposing than its predecessor.

New Q7 is better everywhere

New Q7 is lighter, nimbler, quieter and less imposing while offering big gains in interior practicality and useable space.

road tests

Renault Megane RS275 a true hottie

The Renault Megane RS275 Trophee, offering 10 more horsepower than before.

Renault's hot hatch the Megane RS has been made even hotter via more grunt from its turbocharged engine.

New Sorento aiming high

Nimble new Kia Sorento is ready to put the frighteners on the currently Japanese-dominated mid to large SUV business.

The 2015 Corvette Z06 has a "wow'' factor.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is ferocious, fabulous and thirsty

Perhaps it's most accurate to think of the Z06 version of the Chevrolet Corvette not so much as a car, but as a motorcycle that's easy to balance.


The money no object motorcycle

The gloriously-named Bienville Legacy has an outrageous steam punk look about it.

Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the global public debut of the astonishing Bienville Legacy.

Customiser unveils the 'Radikal Chopper' gallery

The Radikal Chopper started life as a Ducati 2015 Scrambler won in a design challenge.

Sharpened styling matches similar gains from the chassis and engine. The pannier set is an extra $2200.

Crossrunner no longer a wallflower

By making it cooler to look-at, Honda made its VFR800X the bike it should always have been.


Skoda taking Fabia rally concept to Woerthersee

Skoda's Fabia R5 Combi show car.

Skoda has reinterpreted its new Fabia R5 rally car as a racy stationwagon for the Woerthersee festival.

Ex-Top Gear hosts linked to new rival show

Ousted Top Gear hosts rumoured to be in talks with ITV for a new rival show to BBC.

Audi TT clubsport turbo concept.

Audi unveils electric biturbo TT for Woethersee festival gallery

An Audi TT electric biturbo rocket is the latest reveal from the VW group for the annual Woerthersee festival.

customs & classics

Why classic cars had tailfins

The 1959 Cadillac has fins to fly for.

Space-inspired 1950s styling cues were unlike anything the world had seen.

Shelby Cobra tops car auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra roadster stole the show at a massive muscle car auction in the US.

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

The $1m car that thinks it's an Aston Martin

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?


Hilux drives planks in crazy cargo loading

It could so easily have been a Toyota Hilux "bugger" ad.


Aston Martin's first 100 years


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


Dixon has big Indy 500 payday

Scott Dixon has won $842,875 for his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500.

New Zealand's Scott Dixon still has plenty to smile about despite his fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500 on Monday.

Natzke continues fine form

Hamilton's Josiah Natzke recorded his second race win of the European motocross championships on Sunday.

Dixon fourth in chaotic race video

Rosberg thanks luck at Monaco

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