Top-performing diesels


Top-performing family-sized diesel hatchbacks

While increased road user charges are starting to stifle the benefits of diesel cars in NZ, such cars are still worth buying for the way they drive.

Pocket Audi rocket


Pocket Audi rocket is a real pleaser

Audi reintroduces its famous S1 badge with a low-flying missile that is a magnificent entry-level addition to its S model portfolio.

Like driving a double bed


Verna's big Chevy was like driving a double bed

Verna Chambers' 1966 Chevrolet Pillarless Hardtop Caprice is part of the furniture.

Hottest WRX matures


Hottest WRX matures to stir the soul

The turbocharged Impreza, long the favourite of boy-racers the world over, appears to have matured into a more manly drive.

Driver reverses off truck to avoid fine


Driver reverses off truck to avoid fine

A driver decides the best way to avoid paying a traffic fine is to reverse his car off the back of a tow truck.

HSV confirms GTS Maloo ute

HSV confirms GTS Maloo ute

Australian performance operation announces it will build the world’s most powerful ute.

Driver surprise as tornado takes garage

Driver surprise as tornado takes garage

Unlucky motorist sees garage torn apart by a deadly tornado only moments after pulling out and driving directly into the danger.

Jaguar unveils C-Class rival

Jaguar unveils C-Class rival

Supercharged sedan set to rock the luxury car segment.

Hamilton tops in practice

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore GP, while Nico Rosberg suffered a setback.

Ricciardo takes positives

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo upbeat despite seeing a first F1 pole position snatched away from him in Singapore.

Another all-Mercedes front row

F1 backtracks on radio ban

Texters targeted

Radar gun Police could soon be equipped with a hand-held device to catch drivers using their phone behind the wheel.

Camaro bound to draw crowd

Southland motorsport personality Ian ''Inky'' Tulloch is set to turn a few heads - well, his car will at least.

High roller buys 30 Rolls-Royces

Self-driving cars need permit

Ferrari double take

A man has doubled his trouble by allegedly stealing the same Ferrari car twice in the space of 24 hours.

Beaut or brute ute?

HSV GTS Maloo ute Holden confirms it will build the world's fastest production ute from later this year.

Volvo excels itself

After a dozen years, the world's best family SUV has been superseded by its own successor.

A brilliant new Nissan

New Land Rover Discovery

Inventor's climate change drive

Takaka inventor Albie Burgers' electric car can travel 50 kilometres and cost him $1.

New Polo power

Volkswagen Polo hatch. VWs Polo hatchback has been facelifted, and the big news is installation of a latest-generation turbocharged engine.

Mazda's most active safety

The top model in the third-generation Mazda3 range is memorable for its very high level of safety specification.

BMW's whirring warrior

Hot French hatch back

Something old, something new

Toyota has facelifted its popular Yaris hatchback, and while its looks have been freshened, underneath it all it's a case of same-old same- old.

Eight die in bus stop crash

Freight truck loses control and crashes into a bus stop in China, killing eight people and injuring six others.

Angry driver takes car back

Motorist incensed with a having his car towed jumps into it, reverses off a tow truck and drives it away.

Motorist's tornado surprise

Looney Tunes road rage

Another exclusive Veyron

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse The "1 of 1" is the latest exclusive Veyron supercar from the Bugatti stable.

Dodge Challenger dragster

When it comes to drag racing in the US, Dodge and Mopar go hand-in-hand.

Sleek street beast

Homemade hot wheels

Moto Babes in hog heaven

Moto babes in hog heaven Harley-Davidson is selling more motorcycles to women than all its competitors combined.

Master and Commander

Truth be known, the new version of Triumph's big twin is more of a follower.

Stroked and stoked

Revamped Valkyrie leads blitz

Max-scooter, mini-price

CF Moto's cheap-as-chips scooter could get away with a much higher sticker, if it wasn't Chinese.

Italians dominate awards

Ferrari F12 TRS A Lamborghini and Ferrari have won the "spectacular" car awards at the prestigious 2014 Salon Prive show in London.

And the best in show is...

If your gig is classic cars then the 2014 Salon Prive show in London is the place to be.

Car auctions smash records

Sexy electric supercar

Turbocharger v supercharger

Jaguar supercharger Few car makers are using the supercharger but does that mean it is not as good as the turbocharger?

New ute to take on Ranger

Nissan's new Navara is another step in the evolution of the ute to becoming a more rounded, do-it-all machine.

Electric future fast approaching

The little engine that could

Three Chevys now 789

New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets. New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets.

A love of English beauties

New Plymouth man's fixation with wheels has turned into a cluster of classic cars.

Cars worth Holden on to

A lifelong love of cars

Found: Jag stolen in 1968

Rare 1967 Jaguar E-Type stolen in 1968 was spotted eagle-eyed customs officer in Los Angeles.

Aston Martin's first 100 years

Aston Martin. 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

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Your favourite NZ roads

whaanga At look at readers' favourite roads. Whaanga Coast from Raglan to Ruapuke.

Your favourite NZ roads

A look at readers' favourite roads. The Surf Highway from Hawera to New Plymouth.

Your favourite NZ roads

Favourite NZ roads

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