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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NZ battle revs up over MG sales

The MG ZS on display at the Shanghai auto show.

´╗┐Battle lines are being drawn over who is going to sell MG vehicles in New Zealand.

Honda Civic claims 'Ring record video

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

This blisteringly quick Honda has outgunned VW, Renault and even Pagani. It's due in NZ in July.

Strange hidden car features

Cute, right? But Spider in Volvo XC90 moulding is really an attempt to hide some messy plastic reinforcement.

It's not all serious stuff with car designers. Sometimes they hide silly things for us to find.

'Flying taxi' prototype successfully tested video

How the "flying taxi" set up could work.

A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat "flying taxi" after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet.

Fast chargers boost slow NZ trip

Multiple stops aren't just for charging. They're also for show-and-tell.

The route is carefully planned around charging points but NZ's Leading the Charge electric vehicle-road trip is heading north.

12yo tries to drive across Australia

Police arrested the boy in Broken Hill, New South Wales

He got 1300km into his journey but was arrested after police spotted a broken bumper.

Watch: Truck drags car video

The shocking footage shows the car trapped under the truck's wheel.

An oblivious US truckie has dragged a car under his back wheel for more than 6km.

Supercar crashes in Auckland

McLaren logo is a cigarette homage, not a Kiwi. Sorry.

A motorist has lost control of his McLaren super car, flipping and crashing on an Auckland motorway.

Subaru the car thief's preferred choice

Subarus are the most stolen car for the year so far, for most regions in the country. (File photo)

Mazdas and Holdens might be commonly pinched, but for the average Kiwi car thief, Subarus are tops.

Tesla to recall 53,000 cars

The recall affects Model S and Model X vehicles assembled between February and October last year.

US luxury electric car maker says parking brakes on some vehicles may not release properly.

NZ electric-vehicle roadshow under way

A disparate bunch of vehicles, united in the Leading the Charge EV-cause.

Fleet of vehicles running on battery power is travelling from Bluff to Cape Reinga.

MG changes 'difficult' badge

The new MG badge (left) adorns the company's E-Motion electric sports car concept with two examples of the old octagonal ...

Backlash expected as British brand reveals first new logo in 90 years.

BMW introduces new M level

BMW M4 CS.

M Division adds a new level of performance - and we get a close-up look.

Don't mention the Chinese

Stylish, advanced Isabella coupe was typical of the 1950s heyday of Borgward cars.

Revived German car brand touts its heritage while saying as little as possible about its backers.

Car driver injured in bus crash

A car and a bus collided in the Wellington suburb of Miramar.

Bus and car collide, sending the car onto footpath and through a fence.

Sci-fi tech tease in new MG

MG E-Motion concept.

Famous British brand promises "black technology only seen in science fiction films" in new electric sports car concept.

Ford extends Shelby Mustang builds video

The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang.

Ford celebrates "Mustang Day" by keeping the 526-horsepower Shelby GT350 and GT350R in production.

Five random Audi facts

Audi's famous four rings logo.

Audi has been around for a while now, and it has made lots of cars. Some good, some not so good.

Crash delays ease on SH1

Busy holiday traffic slowed for hours on State Highway 1 at Paekakariki after a crash about midday Easter Sunday.

Congestion finally eases after three-car crash on the Kapiti Coast.

Three-pots play the music

One of the benefits of a three-pot engine is that it is small enough to fit inside a compact engine comportment.

The thrum tells the story of what's under this car's bonnet.

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