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Utes popular in Marlborough

Marlborough has one of the highest ownerships of utes per head of population in the country.

Chevrolet plans limited run of high-velocity Z06 Corvette

Chevrolet is making good on its promise to produce a faster Z06 supercar.

Top Gear hosts nearly signed new contracts

Top Gear's three former presenters were "on the brink" on signing new contracts when Jeremy Clarkson was sacked.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather buys 100 cars from one dealer

Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather lives up to one of his nicknames, "Money," when it comes to his car collection.

VW Touareg continues to make haste slowly

It's comforting to know that the VW Touareg is moving at its own pace as it keeps up with the times.

Volkswagen investors hope Piech exit may usher in change

Investors hope that VW will be able to revive profitability at its core division as patriarch Ferdinand Piech loses showdown and ends two-decade reign.

All the dirt on the new Mitsubishi Triton

We've just got to ride in the dirtiest ute we think we've ever seen.

New Kia Sorento gets more power

A new Kia Sorento has arrived in NZ and the big news is inclusion of a V6 petrol model for the first time in a decade.

Skoda Fabia III - a car less ordinary

Skoda's value and fun-packed Fabia shows the way in a marketful of abject ordinariness.

Anti drink drive measure hailed by Transport Ministry could collapse - AA

Programme to fit breathalysers to drink drivers' cars has seen such little take providers may have to pull out of market.

Hot Volkswagen Polo is mint GTi edition

It was voted both World and European Car of the Year in 2010 and even five years on the Polo is full of surprises.

Rare 'barn find' Bentley sells for $1.47m

An extremely rare 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback "barn find" has sold for nearly NZ$1.5m.

Wellington joins Auckland in call for motorway tolls

Wellington to support Auckland in a bid to change the Government's mind on motorway tolls.

Fonterra Foden milk truck reborn as tour bus

One Kiwi operator has adopted a different approach when looking for new off-road tour buses.

Car thief caught after spectacular police pursuit

Hub caps flew as driver tried - and failed - to flee police down wrong side of road.

Is the cycleways network 'excessively optimistic'?

OPINION: Let's move on from the pitched battle of cyclists vs motorists and start talking commuter solutions.

New Scrambler Ducati a boundary breaker

Ducati's newest bike is a feel-good machine designed to attract newcomers to the famous brand.

Uber increases Auckland fares to attract drivers

Ride sharing app increases its charges per kilometre in Auckland to attract drivers.

Ford employee and son break Hot Wheels track loop record

Youngster helps his Ford employee dad break a world record for the largest Hot Wheels ramp.

James May confirms Top Gear exit as trio get together

Top Gear trio hold talks as James May says he won't work with a new host.

Confident dealers triple new Mitsubishi Triton ute orders

NZ's Mitsubishi dealers are so confident that a brand-new Triton ute will achieve sales success, they have forward-ordered 900 of them.

The future fuel comes from bulls

Toyota has tapped an award-winning filmmaker to show how hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are linked to cow manure.

E-Type Jaguar comes out of hiding after 25 years

An incredibly original 1973 Jaguar E-Type has been taken out of hiding in Britain to be sold at auction.

Suzuki recalls record two million cars for smoking ignition switch

Suzuki announces a record recall of two million cars to replace ignition switches after reports of fumes.

Capital commuters face slower journey if Takapu Valley link road is built

A $60m road to relieve congestion north of Wellington could actually increase the commute.

BBC to screen Jeremy Clarkson's final Top Gear moments

Top Gear host's final scenes will be aired this year.

Jaguar Land Rover remains angry over Chinese 'copy-and-paste' design

Jaguar Land Rover's boss renews his criticism of Chinese automaker in copying the British marque's Evoque sport utility vehicle.

Chinese cars of the Shanghai motor show

Here's a dozen cars from the Shanghai show that are unlikely to make it to this part of the world.

New Subaru Legacy takes aim at Aussies

The biggest-ever Subaru Legacy sedan has arrived in NZ - and now it is aiming to pinch sales from the traditional Aussie large car.

Entry-point McLaren revealed at last

McLaren's new 570S Coupé is intended to be a Porsche 911 competitor.

Skyliner fits in with a Ford family

Fords run in Grant Mehrtens' family: his father was into them and "his father before him".

Wagon with a difference now couple's dream car

A glistening red and white station wagon is the dream car Alan Campbell never knew he had always wanted.

Aussie-developed Ford Taurus for Chinese market only

This could have been the new Ford Falcon.

Honda's CRV 2WD S reaches NZ

Honda has confirmed the New Zealand price for its new addition to the 2015 CRV line-up, the 2WD S.

Z Energy hits back at petrol price cynics

AA backs a study that suggests petrol companies are as quick to drop prices as raise them

Lexus RX SUV gets turbo power

Lexus has confirmed plans to put a new turbocharged engine under the bonnet of its RX series luxury SUV.

North Island motorbike thefts investigated

Police want the public to keep an eye out for motorbikes sold in suspicious circumstances following multiple motorcycle thefts.

Lexus updates mid-sized sedan

Lexus has readied a mid-life update for the ES range.

Living with the World Car of the Year

Despite its bottom of the range placement, the Mercedes-Benz C200 impresses as much as its hundred grand more expensive 500 horsepower AMG siblings.

McRae wins at Cardrona

Alister McRae secured a popular victory at the resurrected Race to the Sky on Sunday becoming the new King of the Mountain in a Subaru WRC car once raced and driven to victory by Possum Bourne.

American wins Whangarei rally

American Ken Block had his first victory on New Zealand roads on Sunday, taking the opening round of the New Zealand Rally Championship in Whangarei.

Ferrari now a major F1 threat: Mercedes

Mercedes Formula One team chief Toto Wolff sighed with relief on Sunday after seeing both of his team's cars complete the Bahrain Grand Prix, with world champion Lewis Hamilton claiming his third victory in four races this year.

Hamilton loving the life of a champion

Lewis Hamilton says he is in the form of his life and loving every minute of being a double Formula One world champion.

Hamilton pulls away after three wins in four races

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish under the floodlights.

Chinese automaker Geely gears up for push into Europe, U.S.

Chinese automaker Geely is set to start producing a small crossover utility vehicle late next year - the first car to be built using a common platform jointly developed with Volvo.

Rossi wins dramatic Argentine MotoGP

Valentino Rossi survived a late battle with defending world champion Marc Marquez, who crashed with two laps to go, before the Italian star went on to win on Sunday's dramatic Grand Prix of Argentina.

American trucks for NZ

pic one: Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty ute can carry 3.3 tonnes in the tray. (pic id is 23-m34-ramtruck)

Scott Dixon wins

Add another chapter to Scott Dixon's illustrious career.
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