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Warnings with top safety ratings

Holden's new Astra has received a five-star safety rating from Ancap.

Five star Ancap car safety ratings for new Holden and Subaru models have come with a can do better tag.

Bonnet ride stops car thief video

With the thief trying drive away in her car, Melissa Marian clings to the bonnet of her car at a service station in ...

Motorist admits it wasn't the smartest move to climb on the bonnet but it stopped her car being stolen.

Maserati Levante S for NZ

Maserati Levante S.

Performance SUV opens the door for more powerful models.

Roger Moore's top cars video

Lotus submarine is one of the greatest Bond 'cars' ever.

Not an Aston Martin in sight in this look at memorable cars the late British actor shared the screen with.

Sheene's RG500 restored video

Suzuki restores Barry Sheene 1976 world championship-winning XR14

Barry Sheene's 1976 world championship-winning bike undergoes a ground-up restoration in the UK.

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More police caught speeding

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding without justification from January to March.

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding in first three months of 2017.

Bypass considered

20022017 Photo: David Wethey. A series of 8am traffic photos of SH6 and Tucker Beach intersection in Queenstown taken ...

The speed limit on a dangerous section of SH6 in Frankton will be dropped to 80kmh.

Kiwi keeps Jeeps going forever video

Tony Comber with his latest Jeep.

They were the workhorses of the US Army, and Tony Comber loves them to bits.

23km drive with 'body' on boot video

After the 23km ride at speeds of up to 100kmh, the man remained unconscious.

Unconscious man hitches a ride on a car boot down a US highway after passing out at barbecue festival.

Capital buses to stop

Commuters are in for headaches as the new operator of Wellington's bus fleets hits an impasse with the drivers' union.

Some commuters are in for headaches as bus drivers hold stopwork meeting.

Uber 'stupidest business in history'

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Magellan Financial Group, Hamish Douglass.

Australian CEO doesn't hold back on ride-sharing company labelling it a "ponzi scheme".

Greig hopes fresh food lures customers

Fiona Greig is hoping Sunday Cantina will bring more life to Mahara Pl.

Owner says it will fill a gap in the Kapiti market.

GP reveal for new Megane RS video

2018 Renault Megane RS.

Next-gen French hot hatch to be revealed at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Diesel spill on Rimutaka Hill

A diesel spill has occurred on State Highway 2 on Rimutaka Hill. (File photo)

Drivers asked to drive carefully after spill on State Highway 2.

Public transport survey released

Residents are urged to give their views on Timaru's bus service.

Could public buses soon become a feature of Timaru's main street?

Rotary racer turns heads at first attempt

Putaruru rotary racer Brendan McGovern with his 1974 Datsun 1200.

It may have been his first time racing but that didn't stop a Putaruru man from a podium finish in the New Zealand Rotary Racing Enthusiasts Series.

Car smashes family through fence video

An out-of-control car is about to hit Mandy White and her family as they walk to school in the UK.

Mum now too terrified to walk her children to school after crashed car hits them on a footpath.

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More police caught speeding

More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding without justification from January to March.

3:06 PM  More than 100 police vehicles were caught speeding in first three months of 2017.

Bonnet ride stops car thief video

Motorist admits it wasn't the smartest move to climb on the bonnet but it stopped her car being stolen.

Warnings with top safety ratings

Capital buses to stop

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Isuzu MU-X no longer mysterious

Most visible exterior change is this new nose with its different grille, LED lights and daytime running lights. ...

We drive Isuzu's upgraded MU-X which is probably the most straightforward SUV around.

The world's most outrageous people mover video

Tesla Model X is based on same platform as Model S sedan. But strange things happen when you open the doors.

Electric performance and weird doors really give the Model X wings.

V8 Jeep missing a spot

It's possible there's too much choice in the Grand Cherokee range. Because we can't see where this one fits.

We look at the secret lurking in the Grand Cherokee range that doesn't often get talked about.

Dressed-up Isuzu D-Max?

D-Max is more about work, less about play than other "lifestyle" utes. Even in more luxurious LS specification.

The revised D-Max ute is still more about function than weekend fun.

lifestyle vehicles

Kiwi keeps Jeeps going forever video

Tony Comber with his latest Jeep.

They were the workhorses of the US Army, and Tony Comber loves them to bits.

Isuzu MU-X no longer mysterious

Most visible exterior change is this new nose with its different grille, LED lights and daytime running lights. ...

We drive Isuzu's upgraded MU-X which is probably the most straightforward SUV around.

Another luxury AMG to desire

Pseudo-coupe body style brings sex appeal to GLC. But it's nothing compared with the excitement the 43-badge brings.

Kiwis have suddenly gone quite mad on Merc-AMGs and here's another that ups the fun factor.

Skoda debuts new baby SUV video

Skoda's 2018 Karoq SUV.

Skoda's SUV onslaught continues with new Mazda CX-3 rival.

road tests

BMW 540i is hi-tech but old-fashioned video

Elegant, but it's unlikely the new 5-series will wow you with its styling innovation.

New luxury sedan looks like a heritage model, but it's one of the most hi-tech cars in the world.

The day I drove an electric racing car video

Feels like a real racing car in the corners. Just not that fast in a straight line...

Electric racer proves there's more to circuit cars than straight-line speed.

Superb Sportline sweet but not super-sharp

Sportline package dispenses with the chrome in favour of black exterior detailing.

A big family-car favourite has taken up sports.

Real plug-in driving in NZ video

Plug-in version hardly distinguishable from regular Prius. Unless you count our car's fetching silver stripes.

We're spending the next few months in an electric Prius. For now, we've just spent time in a traffic jam.

bikes

Ton-up Triumph a green and pleasant ride

Good luck with spotting the new T100 from the existing T120; the best way is to count the number of front disc brakes.

A gentle ride back to the 1960s on a machine that looks like it has stepped straight out of The Who's mods-versus-rockers classic rock opera, Quadrophenia.

Bike racer turns safety champ

Karel Pavich demonstrates the style that won her the 2006 New Zealand 250cc road-racing championship.

There's a lot more to riding a bike than there is to driving a car and riding for 45 years doesn't make you a good rider.

Unreal wheelie stunts video

Unreal wheelie stunts in Miami.

Check out this young man as he performs some jaw-dropping wheelies on the streets of Miami.

Road King now Special

Lowered stance, blackout of all the shiny bits and the ditching of the windshield identify the special Road King.

 A Harley-Davidson classic has been refreshed to appeal more to today's cool kids.

shows

The $166K diamond-studded car key video

The $166,000 diamond-encrusted Senturion bracelet that is also a car-key.

Have you ever wondered how billionaires unlock their cars?

Trumpchi cars considers name change video

Chinese car brand Trumpchi considering a name change as it eyes entry to the US market.

A 10-year-old car brand has unwittingly landed much of the spotlight at the world's biggest auto show.

Motoring metal in Shanghai

The LDV D90, officially unveiled at the Shanghai show.

The world's biggest auto show has provided us a glimpse of what's coming to NZ.

Audi's next-gen electric concept

Audi e-tron concept unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai auto show.

Wireless charging, 500 kilometre range and 370kW of power on the menu with e-tron Sportback.

customs & classics

'So uncool, it's cool' video

Tom Henman with his 1992 Lada Cossack converted from petrol to diesel.

A young Nelsonian is proud to be seen in his Russian "joke on wheels".

Pet pony-for-pony car starts collection gallery

Speed family Ford Mustangs.

A family's collection of classic Ford Mustangs began with the exchange of a real horse.

Iconic Jaguars are vintage drives

Jaguar E-Type.

What's it like behind the wheel of a quartet of legendary Leaping Cats?

Kiwi's 1966 Mini is all-electric

Michael Laba with his pure-electric '66 Mini. It's been a labour of love for nearly two decades.

Quiet achiever turns classic small-car into into an electric vehicle

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

Barry Sheene's RG500 restored video

Suzuki restores Barry Sheene 1976 world championship-winning XR14

Barry Sheene's 41-year-old world championship-winning Suzuki has undergone a ground-up restoration in the UK.

Dixon opens up on armed robbery

Waiting in the Taco Bell drive thru for a Cheesy Gordita Crunch never was so dangerous.

Behind Scott Dixon's wheel video

Robbery could puncture Dixon's dream

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Motorists' alley standoff turns nasty

Watch as a Mexican standoff quickly escalates into Chinese road rage.

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