Safest cars on the world market

US Insurance Institute rating changes mean these five cars scored the best of all.

Aussies concept wows Detroit

The Buick Avenir concept, a rear-wheel drive sedan that wowed the crowds at the Detroit Motor Show.

One of the outstanding concept vehicles on display at the Detroit Motor Show wasn't designed in North America, but Australia.

Bids hover over pre-war bike

RARE BIRD: The second-last Vincent delivered before the start of World War Two.

A Vincent is always to be celebrated but this 1939 Series-A Rapide is one with a story worth telling.

Fastest hotel in the world

FASTEST HOTEL: The Tesla Model S luxury car available on Airbnb

For motorheads who can't afford to drive a Tesla Model S luxury car, there's always the cheaper option of sleeping in one. 

Ferrari's family wagon

Impressive sight: Not exactly pretty, but head-turningly attractive in a wide-mouthed, muscular sort of way.

It's the company's first production all-wheel-drive, its first three-door and it all comes with the message that Ferrari won't ever build an SUV.

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Car sales hit dizzy heights

Toyota Corolla

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

It's much cheaper and delivers most of the versatility of 4WD models.

Applaud new initiatives

Meet our bike of the year

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Safest cars on the world market

With the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now being the go to source for real world safety ratings, these five cars scored the best of all.

Self-driving cars may worsen road safety

Computers unlikely to understand hazards as well as experienced drivers.

The New Zealand Transport Agency has warned Auckland motorists escaping the city over the long weekend to expect delays.

Long weekend traffic expected to cause delays

Auckland motorists have been warned to expect delays as people take to the roads for the long weekend.

lifestyle vehicles

Billionaire races to Ruapuna

Fashion magnate behind brands like Tommy Hilfiger is travelling NZ in a giant ultra-luxury motorhome.

MG joins the SUV ranks

New GTS to target popular mid-size SUVs.

Ariel Nomad: it's the dirty, off-roader sibling to the Atom roadster.

Meet the 'mucky brother'

Specialist lightweight track-car maker Ariel has just revealed renderings of its first ever off-roader.

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The car that has almost everything

The mighty S63 AMG: So good it’s sometimes beyond words.

It appears that one third of a million dollars can buy love.

Meet the anti-Prius

A new Mercedes-Benz hybrid completely crushes any notion that hybrids are less fun to drive than conventional vehicles.

Impressive sight: Not exactly pretty, but head-turningly attractive in a wide-mouthed, muscular sort of way.

Ferrari's practical and quick family wagon

It's the company's first production all-wheel-drive, its first three-door and it all comes with the message that Ferrari won't ever build an SUV.

bikes

Bids hover over restored pre-war bike

RARE BIRD: The second-last Vincent delivered before the start of World War Two.

A Vincent is always to be celebrated but this 1939 Series-A Rapide is one with a story worth telling.

Fireblade: Last of the 'analogues'

Honda’s decision to keep the cables connecting the rider’s right wrist to the throttle on the Fireblade is fine with Paul Owen.

Reduced by $5000: It’s not the only reason to consider the Moto Guzzi Griso, its looks are among the others.

Moto Guzzi's iconic grey eminence

A serious price drop for the Griso 1200 SE with no easing of style and presence.

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Aussies wow Detroit with Buick concept vehicle

The Buick Avenir concept, a rear-wheel drive sedan that wowed the crowds at the Detroit Motor Show.

One of the outstanding concept vehicles on display at the Detroit Motor Show wasn't designed in North America, but Australia.

Supercars steal show gallery video

Two supercars vroomed into the public eye on the same morning last week, punctuating a new period of optimism for the auto industry.

SLIPPERY SLOPE: Sweeden’s Daniel Bodin ignores the instructions that came with his snowmobile.

Nitro Circus firing on all cylinders gallery video

Wellingtonians witness a world record, an inflatable elephant and a flying bathtub when the Nitro Circus rolled into town.

customs & classics

Driven to restore Daimlers

Ian Price, right, and step-son Matthew with Ian's Daimler SP250 (Dart) and Daimler 250.

An obsession with old British cars lead to an Upper Hutt man restoring two Daimler saloons.

Returned after 28 years

Some gifts shouldn't wait for Christmas - just ask Lynda Alsip about her Mustang that was stolen in 1986.

ONE AND ONLY: Alfa Romeo TZ 3 Corsa (left) and Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ are seen in a barn of collector Martin Kapp in Coburg, Germany. Kapp gestures towards the sleek red Italian sports car secure in the knowledge there is not another exactly like it in the world.

Car collectors seek one-off models in quest for exclusivity

The desire to own something that is one-off appears to be on the increase in the car collecting scene.

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Nitro Circus firing on all cylinders

Wellingtonians witness a world record, an inflatable elephant and a flying bathtub when the Nitro Circus rolled into town.

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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

Webb and Everett claim South Island titles

Jeremy Webb

Jeremy Webb and Glenn Everett were the winners in their respective South Island Championships at Ruapuna Speedway on Saturday evening.

Evans to make 'tin top' debut in a NZ SuperTourer

Kiwi GP2 racer to compete in the upcoming Waikato 250 NZ Motor Cup at Hampton Downs.

V8s Touring Cars leaders power through south

Life after the blue oval in V8 Supercars series

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