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New battery boosts i3 range video

BMW i3 is a hi-tech electric vehicle with carbon fibre reinforced plastic construction.

Radical electric city car can travel further thanks to new high-tech battery.

The ugliest racing cars

The Chaparral 2J was actually incredibly advanced and staggeringly fast.

Beauty doesn't necessarily mean speed, so nowhere has it been written that racing cars need to be pretty.

Luxury luggage for luxury car

Luxury luggage set is a perfect fit for the Rolls-Royce Wraith.

If you've got the car that this luggage accessory package goes with then the cost will be just a minor monetary blip.

Having a whale of a time video

High School students Matthew Post and John Caporaletti talk beluga whales and cars in highlighting the danger of ...

If you were driving a beluga whale down the street, would you sneak a peek at your phone?

Forget the tech, just drive it

Forget the hi-tech features: it's on the road where you appreciate the 740d's advances.

BMW set out to make the new 7-series the world's most well-equipped vehicle and they've succeeded. But is all the excess worth it?

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Rally champ welcomed home

Marlborough rally ace John Kennard, centre, is surrounded by supporters on his return to Marlborough on Monday morning.

Kiwi rally star John Kennard got more than he bargained for when he returned to his hometown of Blenheim on Monday morning.

'Arrogant' Uber angers drivers

Uber drivers don't need 'p endorsements' despite the law requiring it.

Some Uber drivers are uniting to fight falling fares and "illegal" practices.

'Tidal flow' for roadworks

The northbound lane of the Raumati Straights upgrade is set for tidal flow control.

Roadworks that were part of summer of congestion, set to crank up again.

Floating ambulance critical to 'golden hour'

The rescue boat is wide enough to cater for stretchers during a medical evacuation.

It can reach emergency call outs to remote parts of the outer Sounds in less than an hour.

Introducing the i-Cockpit

Peugeot has followed the likes of Audi and Mercedes-Benz in developing a highly animated digital cockpit.

 Peugeot promises enhanced interior functionality with its latest design.

Sneaking into a bus lane? Think again

A Wellington City Council parking services worker films the bus lanes on Willis St with a new high-definition video ...

Wellington's parking wardens now have the tools to film, and fine, motorists driving in bus lanes.

A little to the left... video

A concrete beam is lifted into place over the Waikanae River on the McKays to Pekapeka expressway.

38-metre long concrete beams have been craned into place over the Waikanae River.

Ford plans long-range electric car

A 2013 Ford Focus Electric which is capable of about 120km on a single charge. The company's latest version will achieve ...

Ford plans a long-range electric vehicle to compete with battery-powered models coming from Tesla and GM.

Snapchat sued over 172kmh crash

A picture from Twitter of Christal McGee's Snapchat after crashing at over 170kmh while using the app's filter which ...

Driver wanted to record how fast she could go on a Snapchat filter.

Rare car's rebuild a jigsaw puzzle

Car aficionado Brian Rankine is working out the next step in the restoration of what is possibly the only 1902 Mathieu ...

 A 1902 Mathieu car being restored in Manawatu may be the only one left in the world.

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New battery boosts i3 range video

BMW i3 is a hi-tech electric vehicle with carbon fibre reinforced plastic construction.

Radical electric city car can travel further thanks to new high-tech battery.

'Tidal flow' for roadworks

Roadworks that were part of summer of congestion, set to crank up again.

Luxury luggage for luxury car

Whale of a time with distracted driving video

lifestyle vehicles

Kiwis queue for hybrid SUV

XC90 might be a big bus, but it feels nimble on its wheel.

Kiwis pre-purchasing the world's first hybrid seven seat SUV without a test drive in a bid to secure a vehicle.

Holden's new Colorado revealed

It's wearing a bowtie but the badge will change to Holden later this year when this vehicle arrives in New Zealand as ...

More American style for popular workhorse.

VW sketches updated Amarok

Volkswagen Amarok sketches.

Volkswagen doesn't want to be left stranded in the dust-up going on in the dual-cab ute segment.

Meet NZ's most 'brutal' ute video

Rugged adventure-addenda like spotlights and a Warn winch are standard on Kiwi Brute.

It really makes no sense at all for NZ but you've got to love it anyway.

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Meet NZ's most 'brutal' ute video

Rugged adventure-addenda like spotlights and a Warn winch are standard on Kiwi Brute.

It really makes no sense at all for NZ but you've got to love it anyway.

Middle Hilux is good at everything

Middle model - the Toyota Hilus SR Extra Cab ute.

It's not the best Hilux, but it is far from being the worst and that's what makes the SR ute rather appealing.

Yellow isn't mellow with this fast Ford

Focus is getting close to six years old now, but a recent facelift has succeeded in keeping its looks fresh.

Colour it hot - that's the best way to describe the Ford Focus ST, especially when it is painted its hero colour.

A baby SUV that's quite old

ASX still looks good, although 'jet fighter' face is out of step with Mitsubishi's newest models.

The ASX pioneered the baby SUV genre in New Zealand. But it's time for a refresh, says David Linklater.

bikes

Graeme Crosby reviving old racers

Crosby has the right contacts in Japan to build something special, like this Kawasaki KZ1000 'streetfighter'.

A Kiwi motorcycle-racing icon is now bringing classic bikes back to life.

Electric bike is sneaky, silent fun

Zero, the California-made electric motorcycle, has finally come of age. With increases in range and improvements in ...

Zero's off-road bike serves up plenty of pleasant surprises.

Harley-Davidson adds Roadster

Harley-Davidson has added a new Sportster-style motorcycle, The Roadster, a 1200-cc V-Twin, to its lineup.

Harley-Davidson seeks to capitalise on the urban custom movement sweeping the street bike scene.

Rider's incredible near-miss 'win' video

Motorcyclist hit a couch on SH6 on Friday afternoon

Watch a motorcyclist's amazing escape as he falls off bike and slides in front of a van at an Invercargill intersection.

shows

Lexus sedan gets a refresh

Lexus revealed the 2017 IS luxury sedan at the Beijing motor show.

Japanese carmaker maintains its bold styling as part of 2017 revisions.

SUVs steal the show in China

The new Maserati Levante SUV was one of several new SUV models to be revealed at the auto show in Beijing.

China's biggest auto show of the year highlights the country's ongoing love affair with SUVs - despite a cooling market.

Porsche unveils 718 Cayman

The 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S.

Boxster's hard-top sibling gets its four-cylinder heart transplant.

Burt approves of new 'Bandit' Trans Am

A rebooted 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am.

It may not be the classic Trans Am that you remember from 1977, but this one is approved by the "Bandit".

customs & classics

Rare car's rebuild a jigsaw puzzle

Car aficionado Brian Rankine is working out the next step in the restoration of what is possibly the only 1902 Mathieu ...

 A 1902 Mathieu car being restored in Manawatu may be the only one left in the world.

Old Roller relives glorious past

Martinborough's John Kennedy in his Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Once he had fully restored it he drove it over the exact ...

Martinborough man's purchase of a 1913 Rolls-Royce sends him on an international detective hunt.

Rare shed-find running again

"Alice", a 1923 Vauxhall 23/60, in its pre-restoration state.

A project to get a 93-year-old car back on the road again has been all about "conservation" rather than "restoration".

Ferrari stolen in 1987 is found

This iconic Ferrrari 308, stolen in 1987, has been recovered by US Customs and Border Protection in 2016.

The numbers didn't add up so an alert US Customs officer was able stop a Ferrari stolen 28 years ago at the border.

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

Rally champ welcomed home

Marlborough rally ace John Kennard, centre, is surrounded by supporters on his return to Marlborough on Monday morning.

Kiwi rally star John Kennard got more than he bargained for when he returned to his hometown of Blenheim on Monday morning.

The ugliest racing cars

Beauty doesn't necessarily mean speed, so nowhere has it been written that racing cars need to be pretty.

Rosberg wins Russian GP video

Mercedes slams F1 'conspiracy'

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New battery boosts i3 range

Radical electric city car can travel further thanks to new high-tech battery.

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