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Harley Road King rearmed

The 2017 Road King might look the same, but there are huge changes behind the traditional facade.

More polish hasn't affected the Road King's classic Harley-Davidson character.

New Ferrari is 'Superfast'

The 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Geneva debut for the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

SUV nearly squashes pair video

A mum lies on the ground after being hit through a fence by the SUV which has also topple backwards missing her and her ...

Even after being smashed through a fence and falling several metres the danger had not passed for this mum and child.

Cop's push a great save video

A ute burns in the drive-through of a fast food restaurant in Texas.

Amazing save by a police officer in the US who saw a ute engulfed in flames next to a fast food restaurant.

Mitsi ute a wannabe SUV

Top Triton picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. Does that make it an SUV?

Mitsubishi's top Triton ute picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. So who needs an SUV?

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Singing in the rain

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

Fatal crash in Auckland

Police are appealing for information after a fatal crash in Auckland in the early hours of Sunday morning.

One person is dead after a crash between two cars on Auckland's North-Western Motorway.

Buying new cars is for suckers

A new car is not a sign of success – the proud owner is usually driving around a rapidly-depreciating bank loan on wheels.

OPINION: As soon as you drive off the lot, the value plummets faster than a skydiving elephant.

Alison Mau: Foreign driver toll video

Alison Mau: "We're told visiting drivers are responsible for only a few road deaths (there's still those 700 injuries) ...

OPINION: My friend was seriously injured by a visiting driver. Ministers just don't get it – until they too lose a loved one.

What does $630m look like?

The Kapiti Coast Express Day will open up 5km of the new expressway to the public, with shuttle buses, entertainment ...

Huge crowds give brand, spanking new SH1 Kapiti expressway an unofficial road test.

Sprints on the streets video

Drivers had to do two laps of a roughly one-kilometre circuit around Pukekohe Domain in Waitara.

Wet weather driving advice: "If in doubt flood it out. Just plant your foot."

Volkswagen launches new dealership

Volkswagen NZ general manager Tony Ruddenklau at the new Volkswagen showroom in invercargill.

The first European car dealership had its official opening in Invercargill on Friday night.

Delays after SH1 crash

A serious crash closes northbound lanes of SH1 in Kapiti.

Serious crash causing delays in peak traffic on SH1 in Kapiti, north of Wellington.

Caution needed on Napier roads

Road works on SH5 and SH2 near Napier may cause delays

Motorists en route to Napier's art deco festival will need to beware

To Levin and beyond?

Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

Transport Minister keen to extend Wellington's proposed $2b expressway even further north.

Truck stuck on bridge

A truck stuck on the Skippers Bridge on Wednesday.

It became wedged like something from an Austin Powers movie.

Honda CB500F's refinement costs

Sharper-looking body plastics and exhaust redesign do much to lift the image of the previously anonymous CB500F.

The price of Honda's commuter-bike might raise eyebrows, but its added smoothness could settle your nerves.

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Singing in the rain

Zack, 10, and Jayde White, 8, with the Gemco car Zach raced on Sunday morning.

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

Fatal crash in Auckland

One person is dead after a crash between two cars on Auckland's North-Western Motorway.

Alison Mau: Foreign driver toll video

Sprints on the streets video

Our Top Cars

Here is Our Top Car of 2016 video

Spark is Holden's entry-level model. But one of its best, we reckon.

Meet our Top Car for 2016. Micro round of applause please.

Our Top Tow Truck of 2016 video

You can't deny the presence. But Ram offers unique selling proposition as a working truck.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on Friday.

Our Top Hyper-Hatch 2016 video

Ford Focus RS

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Super-Coupe of 2016 video

The C 63 S coupe is so much more than just a two-door version of the sedan.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

lifestyle vehicles

Mitsubishi Eclipse name appears again

Mitsubishi is set to debut the Eclipse Cross concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

Mitsubishi is putting all its eggs in one basket as it looks to capitalise on the SUV boom.

Luxury SUV almost nails sporty video

Undeniably impressive around corners, but will the Levante's ride be too firm for some luxury-SUV buyers?

Maserati's first SUV has enough sportiness to be convincing. But it's a tricky balance.

Tycoon pledges Defender 4x4 return

End of the line as the last Land Rover Defender rolls off the production line in Solihull in January 2016.

Chemicals giant turns its hand to ''building the world's purest 4x4'' aimed at farmers and explorers.

Merc's monster luxury off-roader gallery

Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet.

Mercedes-Benz's flagship brand adds uber luxury off-roader to its exclusive ranks.

road tests

Electric car test run frayed nerves video

The new Hyundai Ioniq - by far the least expensive fully electric new vehicle in New Zealand.

The car panicked and we panicked as "range anxiety" hit on 170km test drive of Hyundai's new Ioniq electric car near Queenstown.

Countryman's a big deal

Refined on the road when you want it to be, but that Mini-ride is firm by most family-SUV standards.

The new Mini Countryman has given up any pretense of being small. It's just a fun family SUV now.

Cer8to, Cerato still scores

You get all the fruit with the Kia Cerato (well, except Apple CarPlay).

What's the best car you can buy for less than $40k? Kia may have the answer.

Peugeot 2008 aims high video

Ride height of 2008 wagon - sorry, SUV - has been raised 165mm compared with the closely related 208 hatchback.

French maker hopes you will look up to its tiny wagon as an apres-off-roader.

bikes

Honda CB500F's refinement costs

Sharper-looking body plastics and exhaust redesign do much to lift the image of the previously anonymous CB500F.

The price of Honda's commuter-bike might raise eyebrows, but its added smoothness could settle your nerves.

Riding wild and ruff

Event organiser Jason Wawatai with Baxter in front.

Yes, that was a dog riding on a motorbike.

Middleweight bikes muscle up

Ohlins rear shock, Pirelli Supercorsa tyres and Brembo's best brakes: RS the Street Triple most suited to track days.

Motorcycles with ''middle-sized'' engines are upsizing as makers get to grips with the new Euro 4 emission standard.

Kawasaki blitz in Kiwi showrooms

New Z1000R ups the ante for Kawasaki's iconic Z1000 streetbike. Engine now Euro4 with no power loss.

Japanese maker has a wealth of new bikes heading this way - and soon.

shows

Best Chicago show cars video

Just when it seems like there couldn't be any more crossovers, here come pavement-blistering high performance variants.

Hot Mopar Dodge Challengers video

The Mopar 2017 Dodge Challenger offers a pair of hand-painted, custom show car trim options.

Limited edition Dodge Challengers get custom paint jobs to celebrate Mopar's 80th anniversary.

'Car Show of Century' coming

The Rinspeed Budii which will be the star car of the New Zealand Motor Trades Association's "Car Show of the Century".

One of the world's most technologically advanced cars will be in New Zealand next month.

Dodge reveals hot-rod SUV video

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT.

For those torn between an SUV and a muscle car, Dodge has a new solution.

customs & classics

Kevin's classic a ray of sunshine video

Kevin Blatchford and his Sunbeam Rapier 3A.

Kevin Blatchford is carrying on his dad's tradition of meticulously looking after his classic 1960s car.

Scammed war vet's Mustang restored video

Harry Donovan's stripped out Ford Mustang.

A 95-year-old US World War II veteran, the victim of a car restoration scam, has been reunited with his late wife's 1967 Mustang.

Reborn Rangie is 'perfect' video

The restored 1978 three-door Range Rover Classic.

A 39-year-old Range Rover is like new after a ground up restoration by its makers.

Too many beers spark camper's restoration video

Scotty and Vicky Newport with their 1971 Bedford Roma Dopmobile (Vauxhall Viva) that has three berths in it, at the ...

A little 46-year-old Bedford camper found languishing in a Nelson barn has been restored to its former glory.

quizzes

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?

Motorsport

Duff reigns at Ruapuna after ban

Christchurch driver Jamie Duff dominate the War over Wings sprintcar series at Ruapuna .

Back from a ban, but Jamie Duff didn't miss a beat on his way to speedway glory at Ruapuna.

Sprints on the streets video

Wet weather driving advice: "If in doubt flood it out. Just plant your foot."

60 years on, still going strong video

'Cars are the stars'

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Singing in the rain

No amount of rain could stop the music and dance and art deco.

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