Motoring

Tiny car jumped across opening drawbridge

Driver jumps tiny car across opening drawbridge

A driver's inattention has led to a drawbridge stunt that would not be out of place on a movie set.

New Mustang sallies forth in style

2015 Ford Mustang GT

Our own Dave Moore has been in LA testing what he believes is the least American Mustang ever made and finds it is better than expected.

Holden finds Active way of keeping sales rolling

Holden Captiva 7 Active

Holden NZ has created a limited-edition version of its Captiva7 SUV, and it is possibly the best of the fleet.

Cyclists flout ban on using new tunnel

Arras Tunnel

Wellington cyclists are putting themselves in danger by pedalling through the newly opened Arras Tunnel.

If dollar slumps, Kiwis cop it at the pumps

petrol pump

A slump in the NZ dollar could see motorists paying record prices in excess of $2.30 a litre for fuel.

Ex-All Black shifts into top gear for cruisin' time

	 Carl Hoeft

Former All Black prop Carl Hoeft reckons there's nothing like a V8.

Fuel-cell sedan offers alternative to big batteries

David R Baker

Fuel-cell sedan offers alternative to big batteries

Toyota is convinced that fuel-cell cars better suit the mass market than pure electrics and is set to test that sometime next year.

BMW ramps up vehicle connectivity

BMW's new ConnectedDrive Services and Apps provides access to a big range of smartphone apps for convenient use in the vehicle via the BMW iDrive and control display.

BMW takes in-car connectivity in NZ to another level with the launch of a new feature.

Anti-terrorist device obliterates truck at 80 kmh

Anti-terrorist experiment obliterates truck

Truck travelling at speed meets spectacular end in experiment designed to stop suicide bombers.

Southward selling six rare unrestored cars

Southward cars

Six century-old cars, including one that raced in early New Zealand competitions, are being sold.

One year on, Ernie is back

Ernie

A Model T Ford damaged in a crash last year is ready to hit the road once more.

Fines for getting close to cyclists?

Cyclist

Motorists could be forced to slow down and sit behind cyclists until it's safe to pass, and any inconvenience "is worth it", panel pushing law change says.

Audi's 'Third Take' on TT

Audi TT

Our own Peter Louisson has been test driving the new Audi TT at its world launch on the roads of Spain and the Ascari racetrack.

Auckland next to cop new speed cameras

Road Policing Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff

Watch out speedsters, a new generation of fixed speed cameras is coming to Auckland.

Honda predicts new Civic is faster than NSX supercar

Honda Civic Type R

Hot hatch promises scintillating performance.

Picton to Invercargill on a single tank, charge

Plug-in petrol-electric hybrid claimed to get you from Picton to Invercargill on just a single tank of fuel and battery charge.

Plug-in petrol-electric hybrid claimed to get you from Picton to Invercargill on just a single tank of fuel and battery charge.

Fuel up 2 cents a litre

petrol pump

But Automobile Association says increase to diesel not warranted.

World's greatest drag race lined up again

World Greatest Drag Race 4

They're not the 10 fastest cars in the world but the 2014 edition of the "world's greatest drag race" is still an interesting watch.

Skoda has designs on the future

Skoda Vision C

Slick recent show cars point to a new direction for Skoda, which is to lean more towards innovative design in future.

Frugal diesel is Mazda's quickest 3

Mazda3 diesel

Mazda3's sporting SP22 diesel is hot-hatch grunt combined with city car consumption and high comfort levels.

Drivers test new Wellington tunnel

Arras Tunnel traffic

Wellington's new Arras Tunnel has had a smooth first rush hour.

Did Len Brown consider these as mayoral cars?

Here's our Auckland mayoral car options to make Len Brown look just a little bit better in the eyes of his ratepayers.

Here's our Auckland mayoral car options to make Len Brown look just a little bit better in the eyes of his ratepayers.

Finally a naughty Lexus that wants to play

Lexus RC F

The Lexus RC coupe is due in NZ just before Christmas, but Jason Harper has already driven the beast in the US.

Harmonious mobility could suit NZ

Bridging the gap between human self-propelled transport, and the conventional car or EV, Toyota may have a solution that could even work in NZ.

Toyota may have a solution to bridging the gap between human self-propelled transport and the car that could even work in NZ.

Oops! Here's the Qashqai's accurate fuel facts

Nissan Qashqai

It's time to squash the Qashqai's incorrect fuel facts published recently.

Taxi app takes on Uber challenge

Harbour City Taxi with app

Wgtn taxi firm fights controversial car hire service Uber by having own app-based system.

Classic cars lost in huge inferno

workshop fire

Classic cars and motorcycles worth hundreds of thousands of dollars destroyed in workshop fire near Palmerston North.

Pedestrians get first peek at new tunnel

Tunnel

It will be pedestrians who get first look at the Arras Tunnel on Saturday before it opens to traffic next week.

0-100kmh in 3secs for new Ferrari 458

Ferrari 458 Speciale A

Ferrari has revealed its new 458 Speciale A in a series of official photographs.

Audi unveils new TT Roadster

Audi TT Roadster

New Audi drop-top set to go on sale in 2015.

Alltrack joins Volkswagen Golf range

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

High riding Golf wagon set for Paris motor show debut.

Honda reveals Civic Sport

Honda Civic Sport

New model provides visual clues to the upcoming Type R, car maker says.

Priceless: $380 for seatbelts saved lives

Andrew Robertson

His decision to fit extra seatbelts just days before smash probably saved lives of his wife and child.

New Ford Mustang model fakes its engine noise

2015 Ford Mustang

It seems there's a bit of fakery going on with the noise of Ford's new Mustang.

Volvo pranks valet on first day of 'new job'

Volvo pranks new parking valet

Getting to drive some of the world's hottest cars in your first day as a parking valet looked like the sweetest of jobs.

Toyota C-HR concept revealed

Toyota has previewed a baby SUV with its C-HR concept to be shown at the Paris motor show

Toyota has revealed a radical high-riding sports coupe concept ahead of its official unveiling at the Paris motor show next week.

Nissan builds battery-powered ute

Nissan engineers built a battery-powered ute as a team-building exercise.

Nissan has built a one-off ute based on its eco-friendly Leaf hatchback.

New look for Honda CR-V

Honda has prepared a new look for its CR-V

Honda reveals new-look CR-V to stave off competition in the closely-fought medium SUV segment.

NZTA to fight for Basin Reserve flyover decision

Basin Reserve flyover

NZTA move to take Basin flyover battle to court slammed by local MPs, but has support of others.

Citroen hints at Holden Trax rival

Citroen's C1 Urban Ride concept points to a new crossover for the brand.

Compact C1 could lead to city-friendly crossover.

Kiwi V8 Supercars team test car for first time

Super Black Racing

NZ-owned Super Black Racing has hit the road for the first time after undergoing a testing session in Australia.

Crash test body slams Chinese ute

Great Wall's V200 ute did not fare well in a recent crash test.

Crash safety body hits out at Chinese car maker Great Wall for offering "inferior protection for occupants".

Cyclist cheats death twice in split second

Cyclist cheats death twice

This cyclist should start buying lotto tickets after he walking away from this dicey double-miss.

Failed Basin Reserve flyover costs taxpayers $11m

Basin Reserve flyover

Cold feet are being blamed for taxpayers having to foot an $11m bill for the Basin flyover.

Maserati hits a century

Maserati celebrates its 100th birthday

Fairfax motoring journo Peter Louisson was the only NZ journo among 350 Maserati owners and media in Italy celebrating 100 years of Maserati.

Falcon legends: FPV GT F v Falcon XY GT

Ford Falcon XY GT.

The last ever Falcon GT gets to meet its maker; the iconic Falcon XY GT.

Driving service faces handicap

Call for access to disability permits

Driving Miss Daisy

A driving service for the elderly is making a fresh call to the new government.

Council agrees to Gully land transfer

transmission gully

Wellington City Council lets last chance to scupper Transmission Gully pass it by.

Police candid about speed camera

Wainuiomata speed camera

Police have explained the reason for Wainuiomata Hill speed camera, after the Hutt City mayor labelled it ''a bit extreme''.

You can be 'Easy Rider' for about NZ$1.2m

Peter Fonda's Easy Rider chopper is going to auction.

Peter Fonda's Captain America chopper from Easy Rider has come to symbolise the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.
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