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Great straight-six engines

Best-ever BMW six powered the now-classic E46-generation M3.

Six is the magic number for these classic engines. Just line 'em up and fire!

Little Mazdas get facelifts

The Mazda2 small hatch has had some small changes made to its exterior.

Two of Mazda's most popular small models have been facelifted.

Backlash over Maori street names video

The Poplar Ave interchange withthe expressway, dark, running along the centre, between the Poplar Ave roundabout and the ...

Plans for Te Reo names on old Kapiti SH1 decried by some as "PC gone haywire".

Nissan on a different track with Trail Warrior

There's something different about this one-off Nissan Rouge Trail. Can't quite pick it, though.

Super X-Trail gains tank footwear, keeps four-cylinder engine.

Is this still the finest car in the world?

New 5-series is elegant - but can you tell it apart from the larger 7-series?

The evolution of the 5-series takes its biggest leap forward this year. We sample the techno delights of the 540i.

More expressway improvements? video

The full interchange at Te Moana Rd - part of the new Kapiti expressway. The Government has raised the prospect of ...

Steven Joyce raises prospect of new Kapiti expressway interchange to stop dangerous u-turns.

Woman critical from faulty Takata airbag video

The Takata airbag in a RAV4 SUV responsible for injuring a 21-year-old Darwin woman on Monday.

An Australian woman is fighting for life after being struck in the head by metal shrapnel propelled from her faulty airbag during a low-speed crash.

Car takes a spin in Wellington Harbour video

The amphibious Aquada that carried British entrepreneur Richard Branson across the English Channel in 2004 tackles ...

Amphibious vehicle just one of many on display at the MTA car show.

$500k crashed super car driver charged

The rare and exclusive McLaren super car line is named after New Zealand motorsport legend Bruce McLaren.

His rare and exclusive super car flipped on an Auckland motorway.

Taking a leaf out of the future video

Nelson Mail Journalist Tim O'Connell with the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle(EV) that the Nelson Mail has had on loan from ...

Nelson Mail journalist Tim O'Connell shares the thrills, trials and tribulations of driving an electric vehicle.

Cruising in the leaf

Samantha Gee with the Nissan Leaf.

As electric vehicles become increasingly popular, we road test the Nissan Leaf.

Congestion eases on SH1

Traffic heading north on the way into Paekakariki on Friday night.

Traffic is flowing freely again after long northbound delays on the Kapiti Coast.

Delight in detail on new Mazda CX-5

New CX-5 is a crucial: it's Mazda NZ's single biggest-selling model and a hero-car for the brand.

Japanese maker's medium-SUV has been refined to the nth degree, reports David Linklater.

1917 Mitsi re-created as hybrid

A 1917 Mitsubishi Model A.

Mitsubishi is going back to the future to mark its centennial with a modern take on its first vehicle built in 1917.

Corolla upgraded for 50th NZ year

The upgraded 2017 Toyota Corolla.

New Zealand's top selling car, the Toyota Corolla is celebrating its golden anniversary.

Haval SUVs launching in NZ

Haval's H6 SUV.

China's number one selling SUV maker is coming to the New Zealand market.

Sneak peek at Transmission Gully video

The 27-kilometre, four-lane motorway will run inland between Wellington northern suburbs and Paekakariki on the Kapiti ...

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

Record-breaking Civic Type R for NZ video

Honda has claimed a new front-wheel-drive lap record for the Nurburgring with its new Civic Type R.

It is set to be a hot spring for fans of Honda's new record-breaking Civic Type R hatch.

VW eyes Ducati sale

The Volkswagen group may sell off Ducati to pay for its diesel emissions fallout.

VW is considering a sale of Ducati as it streamlines ops to help fund an overhaul following its emissions scandal.

Love letter to Onehunga

Another day out fishing off the Old Mangere Bridge, another empty bucket.

It helps to have a people-mover in Onehunga: the two-tone Toyota Ipsum (1995-2001 models only, please) is de rigueur.

Flying car lands on water video

The Kitty Hawk Flyer, an electric flying vehicle.

Get ready for the "it's a bird, it's a plane, no... it's a flying car" memes.

A 1950s dream takes to the skies video

The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car.

We haven't even nailed down self-driving cars, yet the buzz now is all about flying cars.

Runaway tyre injures two men video

A loose tyre clips a man sitting in a pharmacy in Turkey and heads towards a second.

Men fortunate to escape serious injury when a loose tyre bounces through the door of a pharmacy in Turkey.

2017's most important bike?

Lowered BonnevilleT120 creates Bobber. Single seat, triangulated swingarm and monoshock give 'hardtail' look.

Sorry hipsters, but Triumph shows you can have custom looks with mainstream ease-of-use.

Hot lap to boost spinal research

The Vulcan on the track at Highlands Motorsport Complex.

Exclusive ride in one of NZ's most expensive supercars to support cutting edge international spinal cord injury research.

Uber driver in the firing line


He risked a storm to help two Americans. Now, the Uber driver who took them on a $1033 trip is under investigation.

Open-road trippin' in a city EV video

Blue is the hero colour for BMW's very green i3 electric vehicle.

Can you seriously drive a city electric car into the country? We do two road trips in an i3 to find out (and have coffee).

Ute fails NZ safety grade

Great Wall's Steed did not fare well in Ancap's crash test.

Kiwi vehicle buyers who value safety performance have been warned off a new Chinese made ute.

Tasting the methanol, smelling the smoke

Paul Drew took on Lolife at the Lack-a-Trackion burnout competition on Saturday.

Our reporter Steph Rangi takes a ride to find out why people love doing burn outs.

Ute expands LDV's NZ drives

An LDV T60 ute gets the full cornering treatment during a media day at China's Guangde Proving Ground.

New ute and van on the way to NZ from China's biggest car company.

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