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Picanto scrapes by in safety audit video

Australasian New Car Assessment Program tests Kia Picanto.

Affordable Kia hatch just retains its five-star score.

Quality sound at the Cruise In

Te Aroha man James Bull is showing his 1994 Honda Accord as a feature item at this year's Aroha Cruise In.

It's a show car, not a racing car, with the highlight being a sound system with plenty of grunt.

Cardboard Trump car-pool ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper has pulled over a driver for a high occupancy car pool lane violation. The driver had ...

By most measures, the traffic stop was an ordinary one: A police officer pulls over a driver for a car-pool lane violation.

Lucky leap to safety video

A motorists flees for his safety from an out of control Volkswagen Beetle in Brazil.

Quick reactions and some good long jumping ability have saved a young driver from serious injury.

Driver sends cop flying video

A police officer in China (top left) is about to be hit by a vehicle being driven by a man distracted by his mobile phone.

A driver distracted by answering a phone has crashed into a police officer at high speed, flinging him high into the air.

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Costly future for Waimate 50? video

Waimate 50 chairman Rob Aikman, left, meets with Trevor Joyce, the contractor, who builds the unique concrete barriers ...

Half the budget of the Waimate 50 goes toward safety costs, casting a pall over the event's future.

High-end vehicle scam busted

Some of the cars involved in the scams.

Police say check the money is in your bank before handing over the keys.

Jeep reveals its new Compass

Jeep has revealed its all-new Compass ahead of its 2017 launch.

American brand gives first look at new compact SUV.

Woman bonnet-surfs car to nab thief video

"What if he had a gun?"

US mum pulls dangerous stunt after man grabs her handbag and makes a dash for it.

'Electric highway' for NZ

The Rt Hon Simon Bridges, BMW NZ managing director Florian Renndorfer and Charge Net CEO Steve West.

This time in two years, there will be 100 EV charging stations from Kaitaia to Invercargill.

Parking tickets 'may be invalid'

Lawyer Al O'Connor says thousands of tickets for having an unregistered car may be invalid.

Parking tickets for having an unregistered car may not have been issued correctly, judge hears.

Audi boss exits

Audi said in a statement that Knirsch was leaving with immediate effect

Audi's head of technical development leaves immediately as investigations continue into the diesel emissions scandal.

French eyeing up Lotus?

Lotus has had a tumultuous recent past.

Iconic British sports car brand Lotus may be about to turn French.

Hit and run leaves Waikato couple shaken

Steve and Maureen Millar's Ford Falcon was involved in a hit and run on SH1 on Friday September 23.

A Waikato couple involved in a hit and run are looking for witnesses to the incident.

Merger makes sense

McLaren already has experience in electric vehicles, having incorporated an electric motor into its P1 supercar.

OPINION: McLaren may have denied it is in talks with Apple about producing cars, but such a deal could work.

Cheapest scooter in the West

A well-dressed Scomadi TL125 with accessory racks and windscreen fitted.

It's British-designed, Italian-sounding, Chinese-made and a whole lot of fun.

Renault, Nissan look to self drive

Renault and Nissan plan to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology by 2020.

Renault and Nissan bring in Microsoft to develop cloud-based navigation, maintenance and software updates.

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news

High-end vehicle scam busted

Some of the cars involved in the scams.

Police say check the money is in your bank before handing over the keys.

Picanto scrapes by in safety audit video

Affordable Kia hatch just retains its five-star score.

Lucky leap to safety video

Distracted driver sends cop flying video

lifestyle vehicles

Large and still in charge

New GLS more like a GL-facelift, but there are big tech advancements including a nine-speed transmission.

The GLS seven-seat SUV isn't as new as Mercedes would like you to think. But there's no denying the quality.

All-paw Honda works hard

The "family" face of the Honda HR-V AWD.

All-wheel drive doesn't translate to extra grunt with this Honda.

NZ's most expensive SUVs

Bentayga shows that Bentley Boys' tastes have changed somewhat.

We take a look at the most expensive, luxurious and outright fast SUVs you can buy in New Zealand right now.

Big Jeep races aerobatic plane video

A Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT races the Silence Twister aerobatic aircraft at Blyton Park circuit in the UK.

Jeep pulled in air power for a publicity stunt aimed at showing off the agility and speed of its big SUV.

road tests

Bolt takes aim at Tesla

The Chevy Bolt breaks with 104 years of motoring tradition.

Affordable Chevy Bolt glides through rush hour traffic with just one pedal.

Same heart, different beat video

Front and centre: Alfa's Giulietta QV and 4C have the same ''1750'' engine, but in very different configurations.

The same 1750 powerplant propels the mid-engined 4C and the QV hot-hatch. David Linklater drives them both.

Who's driving the E 350d again? video

Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Incredible automated technology doesn't stop the flagship E-class being a great drive.

BMW's hybrid charge starts here video

BMW 225xe is part of a new 'iPerformance' range of plug-in models.

BMW has a new entry point for its plug-in models. The 225xe still isn't cheap, but it's pretty clever.

bikes

Cheapest scooter in the West

A well-dressed Scomadi TL125 with accessory racks and windscreen fitted.

It's British-designed, Italian-sounding, Chinese-made and a whole lot of fun.

For the distinguished learner-rider

Neo-retro styling is key to the appeal of the XSR700.

The XSR700 is supposed to remind us where Yamaha has come from. It deserves to go places.

Wheelie ends in disaster

The rider's wheelie did not end well.

He wanted to show off to his friends, but ended up rolling down the road instead.

Aprilia improve their thunder-bike

Sound isn't the only thing that makes this super-naked bike so absolutely super.

This road test is brought to you by the letters AC and DC, because it's easy to be thunderstruck by the new Aprilia.

shows

Lexus hints at city SUV

Lexus has revealed its UX concept ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show.

Japanese luxury brand set to expand its SUV portfolio with baby soft roader.

Kia reveals 2017 Rio

Kia's all-new 4th generation 2017 Rio.

South Korean brand releases official images ahead of Paris motor show debut.

Crazy Beetle gathering theme video

Volkswagen's "Denim Beetle" is presented at the  12th Beetle Sunshine Tour in Germany.

World's largest privately organised Volkswagen Beetle meet was not for squares.

Where $1m cars are ho-hum gallery video

2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

There are very few places in the world where you walk past a million dollar car without blinking.

customs & classics

Hugh Anderson fronts Hamilton ride

Kiwi motorcycle legend Hugh Anderson (left) is supporting a fundraising and awareness event for prostate cancer ...

A Kiwi motorcycling legend will front the inaugural Hamilton Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride, an event where a troupe of well-dressed men ride through the town in support of prostate health.

Porsches star at car auction

The private Porsche collection that went to auction in London.

An Aston Martin sold for NZ$4.3m but it was a collection of Porsches that stole the records.

Distinguished gentlemen take note

Blenheim man Anthony Barnes with his 1927 BSA motorbike and sidecar. Anthony is organising the Distinguished Gentleman's ...

"You just have to dress distinguished, whatever your interpretation is of that."

'World's best Citroen' sold

This pristine 1973 DS has more than 200 classic-car awards under its belt.

Citroen's modern DS brand aspires towards prestige status. But one classic DS example is there already.

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

Kiwi to flex muscle at Bathurst

Calvin Andrew, left, Linda Anderson and Dart Andrew will head to Bathurst to race in a special Australasian Muscle Car event.

Calvin Andrew will head to Bathurst to take part in the race of a lifetime.

Paddon tackles Corsica's 10,000 turns

Hayden Paddon is looking forward to taking on the 'rally of 10,000 corners' on the French island of Corsica.

'Sad' Tander dumped by HRT

Fancy a hotted up Ranger ute?

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Picanto scrapes by in safety audit

Affordable Kia hatch just retains its five-star score.

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