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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


Botched road trial over

Sandra Jenkin volunteered to cycle along Roto-o-Rangi Rd, near Cambridge, to collect data for the New Zealand Transport Agency cycle trial.

A controversial cycle trial in Cambridge is now complete and the results will be out at the end of the year. 

GM ramps up mobility plans

General Motors plans to cut $8b in costs to help finance push into autonomous cars.

Wellington lawyer Al O'Connor says he will continue to battle the Ministry of Transport over thousands of fines for overdue vehicle registrations, which he claims may be invalid.

Error with vehicle rego fines

Wellington lawyer Al O'Connor is battling the Ministry of Transport over fines for overdue vehicle registration, which he claims may be invalid.

lifestyle vehicles

Car versus crossover

Subaru's Impreza and XV are two versions of the same car.

8:06 AM  Subaru has turned the Impreza from car into crossover and achieved remarkable results.

Hyundai clicks with CarPlay

Korean brand will be the first to bring Apple CarPlay to New Zealand.

Flagship Ranger Wildtrak is now even more of an SUV-substitute.

Utes that think they're cars

Pickup trucks are getting the performance, equipment and quality of mainstream cars. Here are five of the best.

road tests

Car versus crossover

Subaru's Impreza and XV are two versions of the same car.

8:06 AM  Subaru has turned the Impreza from car into crossover and achieved remarkable results.

Audi A3 ready to rumble

The Audi RS 3 is the new power champion of the hot-hatch world.

Rolls-Royce Phantom dominates the landscape.

Rolls-Royce's million-dollar ride

Can you put a price on feeling really special? You can with a Rolls-Royce and it's a seven-figure sum.


Aprilia's new adventure

Aprilia's new Caponord Rally comes with plenty of kit attached.

The new 1200 Rally version of Aprilia's Caponord is a highly capable adventure-touring bike.

Honda's Crossrunner redressed video

Honda’s other VFR800, the X model or Crossrunner, gets a makeover for 2015. Is this faux ADV the real deal?

It might not look as pretty as its predecessor (background), but the new six-speed Moto Guzzi V7 Series II Special has definite advantages.

Six-cog Guzzi worth celebrating

Crack open the chianti because Moto Guzzi has finally fitted a modern six-speed gearbox to its charming old chugger.


Winding up performance

Hyundai's i20 World Rally Championship car for the 2016 season, on display at Frankfurt.

Hyundai's sporting intent is on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Ferrari parks manual boxes

Italian car maker has a simple reason behind its automatic-only line-up.

Opel/Holden Astra.

NZ-bound Astra a highlight

It won't be in NZ until late 2016 but the new Opel/Holden Astra has been held up as a Frankfurt Motor Show highlight.

customs & classics

Modern classic: Subaru Outback

Original Subaru Outback of 1994 broke new ground, but only metaphorically.

18 min ago  In 1994, Subaru created a genre that's now threatening to take over the automotive world.

Shelby magic recreated

A never-before-seen collection of Shelby Cobra Daytona coupes has headlined a classic car festival in the UK.

The Bricklin SV-1 - a so-called safety sports car that was neither safe nor sporty.

What will Malcolm Bricklin do next?

He may be "somewhat of a visionary", but he also sold the "worst car in the world" to the Americans.


Fake crash caught on camera

Pregnant woman's insurance claim for crash falls apart after CCTV tells another story.


Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?


Paddon chasing top five finish

Hayden Paddon in action at the Rally of Corsica on Sunday (NZ time).

Hayden Paddon has recovered from a difficult first day of racing.

'Heart in mouth' for Paddon

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon had a tough day on the French Island of Corsica while his team-mate soared.

West to debut new Mitsubishi Mirage

Super Black Racing confirm return

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