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The future's electric video

Transport minister Simon Bridges, left, and Prime Minister John Key took a spin around the Auckland War Memorial Museum ...

The Government wants to have 64,000 electric vehicles on roads by 2021 but measures fall short the Green Party said.

Ford NZ wary of legal action

Ford Focus moved from PowerShift to conventional-automatic transmission in NZ last year.

Ford NZ taking a "wait and see" approach to a potential class action over its PowerShift gearbox tech in Australia.

Real ute not a 'plastic car' gallery

Dave Kelly's 1968 Ford XT ute.

The post-vintage 1968 XT Ford Falcon ute is a "real car" for Timaru owner Dave Kelly.

A real Brock classic for sale

Peter Brock's personal HDT Commodore will be auctioned in Sydney at the end of May.

This HDT Group 3 SS could fetch up to NZ$110,000 at auction.

Savvy winter biking solution

Mikael Kjellman's PodRide.

Recumbent bicycle with an outer shell that resembles a car and creates a pleasant winter riding experience.

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Double sales success for Mazda NZ

Mazda's popular small SUV, the CX-3.

Mazda New Zealand is celebrating double sales success to the end of April.

Don't mention the Basin flyover

Motorists often face delays entering Wellington City, but congestion could get much worse once projects to the north are ...

OPINION: Can Wellington cope with what transport projects to the north will throw at it?

Tesla: 500k cars for 2018

The Model 3 sedan, set to go into production in late 2017, has generated massive interest since its unveiling on March 31.

Electric carmaker to accelerate production to meet strong demand for upcoming Model 3.

Cars barred near famed temple

A tourist, left, takes photographs of Angkor Wat temple, in Siem Reap province, about 320 kilometers north of Phnom ...

Cars banned over fears vibrations could harm famed Angkor Wat temple.

Air bag recall expands dramatically

A visitor walks pass by child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corporation at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo.

Automakers to recall another 35 million to 40 million US air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019.

Roads wilting in heat and traffic

New Zealand bitumen is not standing up to heavy traffic and heat as well as it should, transport officials say.

Kiwi roads are melting and breaking apart too easily, prompting the introduction of a new standard for road seal.

Killer driver's frightening cornering

Jieling Xiao leaves Napier District court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death.

A driver who caused a motorcyclist's death had not driven on the open road until she came to NZ.

VW Golf rockets around 'The Ring'

Volkswagen's Golf GTI Clubsport S races at Nurburgring on its way to setting a lap record for front-wheel-drive cars.

German brand's ultimate GTI sets lap record at the Nurburgring.

Google joins car industry

The Google internet homepage is displayed on a product at a store in London, Britain January 23, 2016. Google has agreed ...

Tech giant and car maker to build fleet of autonomous people movers.

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.

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Double sales success for Mazda NZ

Mazda's popular small SUV, the CX-3.

Mazda New Zealand is celebrating double sales success to the end of April.

Ford NZ wary of gearbox legal action

Ford NZ taking a "wait and see" approach to a potential class action over its PowerShift gearbox tech in Australia.

Tesla: 500k cars for 2018

A savvy solution for winter biking

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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.

A Volvo out of its comfort zone

R-Design package is one thing, but blue paint, 22in alloys and drop-down air suspension give XC90 aggressive look.

What happens when you go wild with options to try and create a sporty Volvo XC90?

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.

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.

road tests

7 things to know about the BMW 7

Looks familiar, but latest 7-series is all-new and built around what BMW calls Carbon Core technology.

There's a lot going on in BMW's new flagship model, the 7-series. Here are the seven things you really need to know.

Meet NZ's most 'brutal' ute video

Rugged adventure-addenda like spotlights and a Warn winch are standard on Kiwi Brute.

It really makes no sense at all for NZ but you've got to love it anyway.

Middle Hilux is good at everything

Middle model - the Toyota Hilus SR Extra Cab ute.

It's not the best Hilux, but it is far from being the worst and that's what makes the SR ute rather appealing.

Yellow isn't mellow with this fast Ford

Focus is getting close to six years old now, but a recent facelift has succeeded in keeping its looks fresh.

Colour it hot - that's the best way to describe the Ford Focus ST, especially when it is painted its hero colour.

bikes

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.

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.

Graeme Crosby reviving old racers

Crosby has the right contacts in Japan to build something special, like this Kawasaki KZ1000 'streetfighter'.

A Kiwi motorcycle-racing icon is now bringing classic bikes back to life.

Electric bike is sneaky, silent fun

Zero, the California-made electric motorcycle, has finally come of age. With increases in range and improvements in ...

Zero's off-road bike serves up plenty of pleasant surprises.

shows

Lexus sedan gets a refresh

Lexus revealed the 2017 IS luxury sedan at the Beijing motor show.

Japanese carmaker maintains its bold styling as part of 2017 revisions.

SUVs steal the show in China

The new Maserati Levante SUV was one of several new SUV models to be revealed at the auto show in Beijing.

China's biggest auto show of the year highlights the country's ongoing love affair with SUVs - despite a cooling market.

Porsche unveils 718 Cayman

The 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman S.

Boxster's hard-top sibling gets its four-cylinder heart transplant.

Burt approves of new 'Bandit' Trans Am

A rebooted 'Smokey and the Bandit' Trans Am.

It may not be the classic Trans Am that you remember from 1977, but this one is approved by the "Bandit".

customs & classics

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 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.

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.

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.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Verstappen for Kvyat at Red Bull

Daniil Kvyat (right) apologised to Sebastian Vettel.

Red Bull have rejigged their drivers for the Spanish Grand Prix.

McLaughlin's Volvo drive safe

Kiwi racer Scott McLaughlin will stay in a Volvo in 2017, despite the manufacturer pulling out.

Kennard's longevity rewarded

Paddon focused on 'one step at a time'

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The future's electric

The Government wants to have 64,000 electric vehicles on roads by 2021 but measures fall short the Green Party said.

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