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Levy cut reduces car rego cost video

It will soon cost less to get one of these for your vehicle.

Most motorists will have a bit of extra cash in the pocket when they pay vehicle registration fees after July 1.

All the grunt in the front

Holden Astra VXR is an oldie but a good way to give yourself a fright: the most powerful FWD car you can buy.

You'd be mad to put a whole lot of power through a car's front wheels. Luckily, some makers are.

When we're too quick to judge

A dash cam image of a near miss on the Paradise Rd near Glenorchy.

On the surface of it, her driving was dreadful. But the reason only emerged after she was filmed and shamed.

Last call on 1974 war cars video

Antique cars rust under the fierce Cyprus sun beside vintage motorcycles and gutted lorries, stranded for four decades ...

Time is running out for about 400 rusting relics dumped on an airbase during a war 42 years ago.

Make my Guzzi Cali the Eldo

Eldorado is a handsome bike, providing you appreciate the retro-style.

Moto Guzzi's revival of the classic Eldorado can be appreciated from both in and out of the saddle.

Alfa is back to its best

Giulia QV is an old-school rear-drive sedan with lots of power. That's why it's so good at doing this.

The good news is that Alfa's Giulia QV is a fantastic super-sedan.The bad news is that it won't arrive in NZ until next year.

McLaren plots expansion

A McLaren P1 built by McLaren Special Operations.

Flood of new model explosion for British Ferrari rival.

McLaren plans electric hypercar

McLaren's P1 supercar at speed on the track.

British brand targets 50 per cent hybrid power for its range within six years.

HSV reveals V8 send-off plans gallery

2016 HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition.

The HSV Clubsport R8 is back for its V8-powered finale with only a few set for the NZ market.

Audi SUV races fighter jet video

Audi SQ7 employs 48v power for extra speed. But the technology has much broader application.

A 48-volt power system helps make the Audi SQ7 a rapid SUV. Can it beat a fighter jet down the runway?

Watch: Outrageous traffic stop havoc video

Out of my way: Police officers (left) and the driver's mother are knocked over as a motorist reverses, rams a police car ...

Driver in US knocked over her mother and two officers as she rammed a police car to escape a traffic stop.

Human flypaper for car crashes?

In a new patent, Google describes a system in which pedestrians struck by a vehicle would become stuck to the hood.

Google has patented technology that could see pedestrians stuck like bugs on a car when involved in vehicle collisions.

BMW's gorgeous hommage bike

The BMW R 5 Hommage.

It is such a shame this BMW motorcycle is a one-off.

F1-inspired Renault Clio RS

Renault Clio RS Monaco.

French brand set to launch "crazy" hot hatch at the Monaco Grand Prix

Bypass for Blenheim?

A bypass to divert heavy vehicles from Grove Rd, in Blenheim, will be considered as part of New Zealand Transport Agency ...

A diversion taking trucks and heavy vehicles away from Blenheim may still be on the cards.

'People just post things without the facts' video

A near miss on Timaru's Otipua Road.

The video showed what appeared to be a shocking case of dangerous driving. What it didn't show was what happened next.

Top Gear ready to roar back video

Chris Evans on Top Gear.

Top Gear doesn't do understatement.

Watch: Sleeping truckie's horror smash video

Truck driver jailed as police use dramatic dash cam crash footage from his own truck as evidence.

Truck driver jailed as police use dramatic dash cam crash footage from his own truck as evidence.

Kiwis lag on transportation tech

The Kiwi way: The vast majority of us still use our private vehicles to get to and from work.

New Zealand is the worst country in Asia-Pacific for its lack of use of new technology to get around.

Feeling a little flat with this plug-in

Volvo XC90 T8 relaxing at home, on slow-charge.

The T8 is a clever, if expensive, take on the plug-in hybrid SUV. But does it go far enough on electric power?

'End of energy as we know it'

Lecturer Tony Seba outlines a world with little centralised power generation, 100 per cent electric vehicles and minimal ...

Revolution in solar, batteries will render conventional energy, transport "obsolete in 15 years".

Changing SUV game suits new Mazda video

New Mazda CX-9

Mazda's new CX-9 SUV has the potential to make quite a bit of its NZ opposition look a little clunky and overpriced.

Man admits crash charges

Invercargill courthouse.

He sped through a main street at 180kmh and drove so fast police abandoned pursuit, but one man's speeding spree ended in a fiery crash.

Govt ordered to reveal limo use

Some of the Government's fleet of Crown limousines lined up at an event at Government House in Wellington.

Ombudsman says releasing ministers' use of tax-funded cars is of strong public interest.

Amazing art job on BMW i8 video

BMW's i8 Futurism Edition.

BMW replicates a piece of modern art on its plug-in hybrid sports car.

Peugeot reveals new 3008

Inside Peugeot's new 3008.

French revitalises its overlooked small SUV which is seen as important to Peugeot NZ.

The star-cars of Jeep's history

Birthday party: Jeep argues these models are the most significant in its 75-year history.

Think crossover-SUVs are new? Jeep argues it's been developing the concept for 75 years.

$1 Lambo auction with a catch

Lixtor may auction a Lamborghini with a $1 reserve, but it wants $1.2 million in account deposits first.

Handbrake's on the promotion unless auction site achieves 50,000 paying members.

Rally navigator tip-top at 98

Dorothy Caldwell will compete in her last rally this November, before putting the brakes on rally navigating.

Dorothy Caldwell, 98, is travelling the world as her son's rally navigator in a silver Rolls Royce.

Ford Ranger to tackle US?

Ford's hugely successful Ranger ute.

NZ's favourite four-wheel-drive ute is gearing up to tackle the land of the pick-up truck.

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