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NZ bikers protest 'cheese-cutters'

Julz Lee, left, Pat Kilduff and Darryn Lee think motorcyclists' safety should be looked at more seriously by the Government.

NZ motorcyclists are rallying to highlight the dangers of median barriers that can cut a rider to pieces.

VW powers up new Amarok

Volkswagen has injected a dash of muscle into the Amarok ute.

New ute set to be the only V6 diesel in its class.

The car that kills pollution

Tesla puts its Model X Bioweapon Defence Mode to the test.

American carmaker claims its vehicles can withstand a "military grade" bio attack.

Kiwi SUV sales better cars

Sportage was top-selling passenger vehicle in NZ for April - Kia's first time at the top of the charts.

We're now buying more SUVs than cars, and utes dominate the top-10 new car sales.

Coupe's styling shines through - even in the wet

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, which has just arrived in New Zealand. And no, we didn't take the pictures - the ...

It was a case of wet feet as the latest-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class models to hit NZ are tried.

Supercars drops 'V8' name

BENALLA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Chris Pither drives the #111 Super Black Racing Ford during a V8 Supercars test day ...

A name change takes the Supercars series one big step towards a more interesting, hi-tech future.

Old Aston has 30 years in barn

A 'barn find' 1968 Aston Martin DBS.

A 48-year-old Aston Martin with an engine that may not even go is tipped to sell for over NZ$100,000.

The curse of the low automobile IQ

If you have a low automobile IQ, you hate everything about cars except that they get you from one place to another ...

OPINION: Normal people with normal automobile intelligence think nothing of popping into the petrol station to refuel.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

Whale of a time with distracted driving 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?

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.

Monster McLaren price predicted gallery

McLaren Special Operations is selling this factory condition McLaren F1.

Deep pockets will be needed if you want this gem from McLaren.

Prince's bike a 'Purple Rain' icon

Prince aboard his beloved Honda on the cover of his 1984 album, Purple Rain.

Prince Rogers Nelson, the Grammy-winning pop star who died April 21, loved music - and motorcycles.

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.

This Jaguar is a powerful 'Predator'

VIP Design's "Project Predator" which it claims is the world's most powerful Jaguar F-Type.

A British tuning company has unveiled what it believes is the world's most powerful Jaguar F-Type.

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.

Jaguar SUV races roads well travelled video

It's a Jaguar, not a Land Rover: F-Pace is heavily biased towards sporty on-road driving.

We put Jaguar's top handling claims for its first-ever SUV to the test in Europe ahead of its NZ launch.

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.

Five things to know about Mitsi scandal

2892015 Motoring Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Mitsubishi Outlander VRX.

A look at the details of the fuel economy cheating scandal enveloping Mitsubishi.

'Cactus' skin may boost electric cars

A new membrane developed from a cactus is projected to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells.

A cactus-inspired skin could hold the secret to creating a more efficient electric car.

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.

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