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Drool Britannia

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the famous Mk II sedan was discontinued in the late 60s.

The 30c Auckland petrol discount

A snapshot of petrol prices around the country showed 91 octane was up to 30 cents cheaper per litre in some areas.

A 50 litre tank can be as much as $15 dollars cheaper in Auckland than the regions.

Fuel prices down, but margins up

Fuel prices might be decreasing but the margins charged but petrol companies are not.

The price of fuel may be falling, but margins have more than doubled in the last four years.

Triumph shows Triple benefits

The Speed Triple might be an old-school streetbike by current standards, but it doesn't look like a ten-year old, nor behave like one.

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

Sod turned on Huntly expressway

Transport minister Simon Bridges and Whatumoana Paki, Maori King Tuheitia's son, turned the first sod on the Huntly Expressway project on Friday morning.

Transport minister Simon Bridges has turned the first sod on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.

Kia reveals new look Sportage

The new Sportage's face has had a significant redesign.

Korean brand showcases sharp new style for mid-sized SUV.

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

NZTA will use high tech units on trial bikes to measure driver behaviour around cyclists.

As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

Alfa Romeo museum a must see gallery

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

Driveway car wash ban

27082015. News. Ashten Macdonald/Fairfax. Basil Vangellekom is planning to ignore Porirua City Councils bylaw banning residents washing their cars on concrete.

Porirua council says cars must be washed only on grass. But what if you don't have any?

Passat - Worth the hype?

Passat is VW’s third Euro COTY winner in the past six years. It’s gunning not only for scalps in the mass market but also plans to hunt in the premium segment as well.

VW's Passat arrives in NZ with 2015 Euro Car of the Year status. Is it as good as the Europeans make out?

Sorento - for town and country

New Sorento brings heightened levels of quality and refinement, as well as more space, improved dynamics and better looks.

The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country. So is there anything awry with it?

Tech that targets how we drive

How about a smartphone app that tells motorists if an upcoming signal is about to change colour?

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.

Upgrade of city's busiest roundabout starts

Work on Hamilton's Hillcrest roundabout, connecting State Highway 1, Morrinsville Road and the Hillcrest shopping centre, has begun.

Work on a $2.6 million upgrade of Hamilton's busiest roundabout has started.

Top golfer buys fifth fab Ferrari

Golfer Ian Poulter's collection of five fabulous Ferraris.

Life, it seems, can be pretty good for a professional golfer even when you are not winning.

Tug of war with tow truck video

Driver fights losing tow truck battle.

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

Honda changing the Civic

New British-built Honda Civic hatch range is going worldwide.

The 10th-generation Honda Civic is set to get a dramatic new look

New engine to boost Prado

The facelifted Toyota Prado.

Shhhh - don't yell it to the rooftops, but one of Toyota's most popular SUVs has gone all whisper-quiet.

Thailand X Rated

BMW's xDrive line up tackles Northern Thailand.

We were invited along to drive the range of BMW X machines in Asia recently, to experience their abilities and take in a few sights.

Petone Car Giant closed

Car Giant

Inland Revenue has applied to put Petone car yard, Car Giant into liquidation.

Polish Holdens impress

This VXR may be at the top of Holden's new Astra line-up, but there's also a less-powerful, smaller-engined GTC model if the hot-hatch is too hot for you.

European-sourced Astra VXR and GTC sports-hatches are useful additions to Holden's New Zealand lineup.

Honda tweaks Accord

Honda's 2016 Accord sedan touring and Accord coupe touring.

Honda unveils more pictures of its 2016 Accord which is tipped to form the base of NZ's next single-body model from next year.

Crisply-styled Korean

Crisp, original styling is engaging and easy on the eye. A two-tone colour option is available.

Cute as a button crossover charms on price and could shake up the market as a result.

Peter Brock movie cast

Peter Brock with the Daytona he was racing in during the Targa West when he died after a crash.

Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock will have his life immortalised on television with a long-awaited movie confirmed.

Huge price tag on custom bike gallery

The G2 P51 Combat Fighter, "Black Flag" variant.

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

Getting your kicks on Route 66 gallery

The "BeerSter"; a custom creation modeled after 1930s Indianapolis 500 racers.

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

Little hatch rides on rails

The rear of the Giulietta is clean in its design.

The romantic-sounding Alfa Romeo Giulietta is getting a little long in the tooth now, but it's still a lovely drive.

Govt unclear on Basin Reserve flyover

A concept design of how the proposed Basin Reserve flyover would look from Hania St in central Wellington

The Government does not yet have any clue over how it will handle the latest setback for Wellington's Basin Reserve flyover.

Honda's SUV range expands gallery

Honda's new HR-V is launched in New Zealand.

Honda is poised to make a spectacular move into the rapidly-growing compact SUV market segment via the arrival of a new model called HR-V.

Fails that couldn't match the MX-5

Fiat Barchetta

Check out our list of those who have tried and failed to match the biggest selling sports car of all time.

Vintage Holdens steal the show

Terry Carleton shows son Brayden Carleton, 2, the fuel cap hidden behind the spring-loaded number plate of a Holden HQ Premier at the auction on Saturday.

It may not be everyone's cup of tea but three banged up-rusty Holdens caused a rustle on Saturday when more than 100 punters flocked from across the country for a Holden Auction in Hardings road, Riverlands.

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