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Cheapest scooter in the West

A well-dressed Scomadi TL125 with accessory racks and windscreen fitted.

9:21 AM  It's British-designed, Italian-sounding, Chinese-made and a whole lot of fun.

Merger makes sense

McLaren already has experience in electric vehicles, having incorporated an electric motor into its P1 supercar.

10:24 AM  OPINION: McLaren may have denied it is in talks with Apple about producing cars, but such a deal could work.

More than a mere facelift

New Colorado in Lees Valley: still high and mighty, but aspiring to be trendy too.

Holden's revised Colorado is still tough, but now comes with a hint of sex appeal.

No lunch, no problem

Ice cool woman nails forgetful husband's lunch through a sunroof from three storeys up.

Fresh law to save pets

Dog owners should never leave their animals in cars unattended

New law in US state means anyone seeing an animal stuck in a hot car can break a window to set them free.

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Renault, Nissan look to self drive

Renault and Nissan plan to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology by 2020.

Renault and Nissan bring in Microsoft to develop cloud-based navigation, maintenance and software updates.

A car out of time

Cascada is simply a drop-top version of the Astra. Looks punch above its humble status, though.

The Cascada still looks the part, but convertibles are falling out of fashion.

Large and still in charge

New GLS more like a GL-facelift, but there are big tech advancements including a nine-speed transmission.

The GLS seven-seat SUV isn't as new as Mercedes would like you to think. But there's no denying the quality.

Lion teaches tourists a lesson video

The lion showed he was sick of being followed by the car load of tourists.

Never get on a lion's nerves, especially if your car window is down.

Bonnet-surfing motorist chases thief video

US woman goes into warrior mode as she chases a cheeky handbag thief.

Crown limos go the distance

Prime Minister John Key arrives in Canterbury in a crown limo.

Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.

Colourful letter gets waiver

A Dunedin man got creative in his effort to get off a $40 parking ticket.

Gripping apocalypse-themed letter to Dunedin council was a winner.

Two-storey Basin design backing

Aerial view from west. Jo Coughlan has promised to bring the two-storey Basin Reserve proposal to the NZTA as an option ...

A two-storey design for the Basin Reserve gained support from mayoral candidate.

Truckie films shocking driving video

An SUV narrowly misses an oncoming truck after overtaking on an Otago road.

Clinton Rhodes' dashcam has captured some of the worst driving in New Zealand.

Fancy a hotted up Ranger ute?

The Ford Ranger will get a performance upgrade from the new Tickford operation.

Supercars racing team to enter road car business tuning the Ford Ranger and Ford Mustang.

Fuel claims hard to stack up video

Mobil country manager Andrew McNaught says the company's new fuel range "definitely increase engine performance, reduce ...

Consumers are being left in the dark about whether sexy new petrol formulas are worth the money, experts say.

College boys win electric race

Denis Mansel sits in position on the electric superbike built by a team of six Tauhara College pupils.  Josh Love-Parata ...

A powered superbike built by a team of Taupo students has shot to the top of a regional competition, winning five categories.

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A fast round of Golf video

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th Edition, resplendent with its special signwriting.

Volkswagen celebrates the 40th birthday of the Golf GTI with a very special model.

Crown limos go the distance

Crown limo drivers were nabbed 19 times for speeding.

Fancy a hotted up Ranger ute?

Fuel claims hard to stack up video

lifestyle vehicles

Large and still in charge

New GLS more like a GL-facelift, but there are big tech advancements including a nine-speed transmission.

The GLS seven-seat SUV isn't as new as Mercedes would like you to think. But there's no denying the quality.

All-paw Honda works hard

The "family" face of the Honda HR-V AWD.

All-wheel drive doesn't translate to extra grunt with this Honda.

NZ's most expensive SUVs

Bentayga shows that Bentley Boys' tastes have changed somewhat.

We take a look at the most expensive, luxurious and outright fast SUVs you can buy in New Zealand right now.

Big Jeep races aerobatic plane video

A Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT races the Silence Twister aerobatic aircraft at Blyton Park circuit in the UK.

Jeep pulled in air power for a publicity stunt aimed at showing off the agility and speed of its big SUV.

road tests

Bolt takes aim at Tesla

The Chevy Bolt breaks with 104 years of motoring tradition.

Affordable Chevy Bolt glides through rush hour traffic with just one pedal.

Same heart, different beat video

Front and centre: Alfa's Giulietta QV and 4C have the same ''1750'' engine, but in very different configurations.

The same 1750 powerplant propels the mid-engined 4C and the QV hot-hatch. David Linklater drives them both.

Who's driving the E 350d again? video

Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Incredible automated technology doesn't stop the flagship E-class being a great drive.

BMW's hybrid charge starts here video

BMW 225xe is part of a new 'iPerformance' range of plug-in models.

BMW has a new entry point for its plug-in models. The 225xe still isn't cheap, but it's pretty clever.

bikes

For the distinguished learner-rider

Neo-retro styling is key to the appeal of the XSR700.

The XSR700 is supposed to remind us where Yamaha has come from. It deserves to go places.

Wheelie ends in disaster

The rider's wheelie did not end well.

He wanted to show off to his friends, but ended up rolling down the road instead.

Aprilia improve their thunder-bike

Sound isn't the only thing that makes this super-naked bike so absolutely super.

This road test is brought to you by the letters AC and DC, because it's easy to be thunderstruck by the new Aprilia.

Harley Sportster worthy of the name

Unlike the bulky and higher-riding XR1200, Roadster has the minimalist looks Harley buyers crave.

A little pseudo-customisation is just the thing for Harley's latest Roadster.

shows

Lexus hints at city SUV

Lexus has revealed its UX concept ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show.

Japanese luxury brand set to expand its SUV portfolio with baby soft roader.

Kia reveals 2017 Rio

Kia's all-new 4th generation 2017 Rio.

South Korean brand releases official images ahead of Paris motor show debut.

Crazy Beetle gathering theme video

Volkswagen's "Denim Beetle" is presented at the  12th Beetle Sunshine Tour in Germany.

World's largest privately organised Volkswagen Beetle meet was not for squares.

Where $1m cars are ho-hum gallery video

2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

There are very few places in the world where you walk past a million dollar car without blinking.

customs & classics

Hugh Anderson fronts Hamilton ride

Kiwi motorcycle legend Hugh Anderson (left) is supporting a fundraising and awareness event for prostate cancer ...

A Kiwi motorcycling legend will front the inaugural Hamilton Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride, an event where a troupe of well-dressed men ride through the town in support of prostate health.

Porsches star at car auction

The private Porsche collection that went to auction in London.

An Aston Martin sold for NZ$4.3m but it was a collection of Porsches that stole the records.

Distinguished gentlemen take note

Blenheim man Anthony Barnes with his 1927 BSA motorbike and sidecar. Anthony is organising the Distinguished Gentleman's ...

"You just have to dress distinguished, whatever your interpretation is of that."

'World's best Citroen' sold

This pristine 1973 DS has more than 200 classic-car awards under its belt.

Citroen's modern DS brand aspires towards prestige status. But one classic DS example is there already.

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

'Sad' Tander dumped by HRT

Garth Tander has been shown the door by the Holden Racing Team after winning Sandown last weekend.

Walkiinshaw Racing give Tander's drive to Scott Pye for 2017.

Fancy a hotted up Ranger ute?

Supercars racing team to enter road car business tuning the Ford Ranger and Ford Mustang.

Citroen's new C3 WRC machine

Murphy coming out of retirement

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A fast round of Golf

Volkswagen celebrates the 40th birthday of the Golf GTI with a very special model.

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