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Parents 'gamble' over seatbelts

Car seat belt

Parents are "gambling" with their children's lives by not using car seatbelts, police say.

Backing blind

Backing blind

How difficult is it to reverse a blacked-out vehicle? Very difficult, especially when its head-to-head against Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon.

Device protects cars from hacking

Experts who exposed how to hack Priuses develop technology to keep cars safe from cyber attacks.

Special edition adds value

BMW 116i Innovation Edition

BMW continues special edition programme with yet another special version of its 1-Series hatch - a 116i Innovation Edition.

New tax hurts diesels

Hyundai i30

Claims that NZ's tax on diesel vehicles has now reached a level where it is no longer viable to own a diesel car for its economy.

Missing our market

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Basin flyover plans axed

Basin Reserve flyover

Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off.

Flyover decision due

Basin Reserve flyover

Fate of Basin Reserve flyover will become much clearer today, as board of inquiry releases draft decision.

Most popular 'American-built' cars

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Under US automotive domestic-parts content rules, most of the top American favourites bear Japanese badges.

Audi EV the forerunner

Audi A3 e-tron

Change the world - not your everyday. That's the mantra behind introduction of a fleet of plug-in hybrid versions of Audi vehicles.

Free car for solo mum

Kerryn Hailwood

Good samaritans offer money and a car to woman 'duped' into buying an unwarrantable car.

New Mazda2 revealed

Mazda2

Japanese brand releases official images of critical new city car.

Falcon set to edge Mustang

Ford Mustang burnout

Ford Australia looked to have one-upped their American colleagues on paper.

Radical coupe confirmed

Lexus LF-LC luxury hybrid concept

Lexus has confirmed its radical LF-LC coupe will enter production.

Duped into buying a lemon

 Kerryn Hailwood

Solo mum with special-needs sons distraught after buying rust-riddled car with speedo wound back.

Aston's fastest roadster

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

Aston Martin has revealed its fastest and quickest-ever accelerating roadster.

Limited Edition Maseratis

Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition

Maserati reveals limited edition Quattroporte in collaboration with luxury Italian fashion house.

Not as fast as you think?

Nissan GT-R

Short of going to great lengths, the Nissan GT-R’s performance times are considered largely unachievable.

In the name of road safety

timaru driver safety timaru boys high school

One of New Zealand's most dangerous roads is set to receive a $60 million makeover.

Slow lap sets record

Toyota Prius

Toyota has set an electrifying new lap record around the torturous Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

Unfazed by 76-year driving ban

Australian police

An elderly Australian man continues to get behind the wheel despite being disqualified from driving until 2090.

Sacked for reading at the wheel

Bus

A burly bearded bookworm bus driver has been sacked for reading on the job in Istanbul.

How to sell a crap car

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Forget eBay or TradeMe, this is how you get rid of a rusty old piece of junk.

Hack a Tesla and win

Tesla Model S

Technology conference puts a bounty on Tesla Model S.

Car win goes awry

Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's too old to drive it.

Man, 94, wins new car after 20 years of buying raffles. Problem is, he's past driving it.

Are our lives worth less?

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan criticised for not offering Kiwi drivers a safety feature that's sold on cars in Europe.

V12 under its nose

Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

Flagship V12-powered version of new S-Class Coupe is the most powerful, but not the quickest.

Eighth generation Passat

After a couple of facelifts an all-new VW Passat has been announced, with aims to take sales from Benz and BMW.

After a couple of facelifts an all-new VW Passat has been announced, with aims to take sales from Benz and BMW.

No escaping hi-tech cameras

Speed camera

Ngauranga Gorge's new state-of-the art speed cameras went live today, in a nationwide first.

Alpine road drivers concern police

Police

Foreign drivers with no experience of alpine conditions are being kept under close watch.

Meet the Virtual Windscreen'

Ghost cars and virtual racing lines projected onto windscreen thanks to a futuristic new concept.

Ghost cars and virtual racing lines projected onto windscreen thanks to a futuristic new concept.

Going, going, gone. Limo sold.

mayoral limo

Christchurch's mayoral limousine has sold for just over $32,000.

Stunt site choice back fires

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson.

Motoring show Top Gear is embroiled in a fresh controversy after staging a stunt at the site of a fatal car crash.

New Ford Falcon teased

New Ford Falcon teaser image.

Ford has taken to social media to tease the first official image of its new Falcon, due later this year.

'Chop shop' busted

brooklyn chop shop

Six men arrested after an alleged "chop shop" found in a Wellington suburb.

Restricted licence reminders

Parents targeted over children's restricted licences

AA goes online to remind parents not to turn a blind eye to their children breaching restricted licence conditions.

Petrol prices fall

petrol pump

Petrol and diesel prices dropped this morning as the NZ dollar continues to strengthen.

Rolls-Royce sales soar

Rolls-Royce

They are rolling symbols of wealth and excess and they are more popular than ever before.

Focus on tourist drivers

accident crash road generic

Police target tourists at airport car rental firms to reduce number of crashes involving foreign drivers.

Minister kicks off road project

Gerry Brownlee

The first sod has been turned on Taranaki's Vickers to City project.

Highway lane may free up Hutt Rd

Auckland motorway.

A fourth highway lane will potentially free up the Hutt Rd and allow a focus on cyclists.

Koup is a keeper

Kia Koup

ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily News

The Koreans are doing some good things with small-capacity turbocharged engines.

Extra lane out of town

Traffic Wellington

Wellington's urban motorway is about to get bigger as part of a $50m project announced by NZTA yesterday.

Oil price fall not showing at pump

Oil barrel

Drop in price of crude oil offers no relief to motorists stinging from petrol price hikes, AA says.

Autobahn tourist-toll?

Vehicles drive along the A9 highway in the north of Munich

Germany's transport minister has unveiled plans to charge foreign drivers a road-use toll.

Concrete plant for expressway

Expressway concrete

Otaki has become a concreting base for the $650 million MacKays to Peka Peka expressway - and potentially Transmission Gully.

Speeding economy revitalises sales

Used cars

Used passenger-car sales in June were the strongest for the month for nine years.

Egypt fuel prices to jump 78pc

Petrol in car.

Egypt will raise fuel prices in ranges that reach up to a 78 per cent hike today.

Real world EV is here

Nissan Leaf

Did you know you can now afford a proper fully-quipped electric family hatch without breaking the bank?

Crash injury warning in older cars

Police

Driver of older car received life-threatening injuries in a head-on crash while occupants of more modern car sustained no injuries.

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