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New XE Jaguar is drool Britannia

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the famous Mk II sedan was discontinued in the late 60s.

Aucklanders save up to 30 cents per litre on petrol

A 50 litre tank can be as much as $15 dollars cheaper in Auckland than the regions.

Falling petrol prices mask rising margins

The price of fuel may be falling, but margins have more than doubled in the last four years.

Road-oriented Triumph Speed Triple shows the benefits

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

Sod turned on Huntly expressway section

Transport minister Simon Bridges has turned the first sod on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.

Kia reveals new look Sportage

Korean brand showcases sharp new style for mid-sized SUV.

NZTA to retry bungled Waikato cycle lane trial

As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

Alfa Romeo museum is a must see

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

That won't wash: Porirua City Council bans car washing on driveways

Porirua council says cars must be washed only on grass. But what if you don't have any?

Kia Sorento V6 LTD is a top pick in class

The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country. So is there anything awry with it?

Tech startups want to change the way you drive

Here are six startups that want to change the way you drive.

Work on congested Hamilton roundabout gets underway

Work on a $2.6 million upgrade of Hamilton's busiest roundabout has started.

Golfer Ian Poulter now owns five fabulous Ferraris

Life, it seems, can be pretty good for a professional golfer even when you are not winning.

SUV in tug of war with a tow truck

SUV driver fights a tug of war with a tow-truck in desperate attempt to stop vehicle being taken.

Honda Civic Mk 10 to get dramatic new look

The 10th-generation Honda Civic is set to get a dramatic new look

Facelifted Toyota Prado arrives in NZ with new engine

Shhhh - don't yell it to the rooftops, but one of Toyota's most popular SUVs has gone all whisper-quiet.

BMW xDrive experience

We were invited along to drive the range of BMW X machines in Asia recently, to experience their abilities and take in a few sights.

IRD apply to put Petone Car Giant into liquidation

Inland Revenue has applied to put Petone car yard, Car Giant into liquidation.

Polish Holdens impress with polish

European-sourced Astra VXR and GTC sports-hatches are useful additions to Holden's New Zealand lineup.

Honda tweaks Accord

Honda unveils more pictures of its 2016 Accord which is tipped to form the base of NZ's next single-body model from next year.

SsangYong Tivoli | Crisply-styled Korean is a sea-change

Cute as a button crossover charms on price and could shake up the market as a result.

Peter Brock movie cast

Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock will have his life immortalised on television with a long-awaited movie confirmed.

Huge price tag on custom Combat Fighter motorcycle

It looks like a Lego fan designed it and it doesn't come cheap.

Getting your Great Race kicks on Route 66

A rolling museum of America's auto heritage race 3700 km along the iconic Route 66.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta - the hatch that rides on rails

The romantic-sounding Alfa Romeo Giulietta is getting a little long in the tooth now, but it's still a lovely drive.

Government wringing its hands over Basin Reserve flyover decision

The Government does not yet have any clue over how it will handle the latest setback for Wellington's Basin Reserve flyover.

Honda HR-V eyes compact SUV appeal

Honda is poised to make a spectacular move into the rapidly-growing compact SUV market segment via the arrival of a new model called HR-V.

Sports roadsters that couldn't match Mazda's MX-5

Check out our list of those who have tried and failed to match the biggest selling sports car of all time.

Floyd Mayweather snatches up ultra-rare $7m car

There are only two Koenigsegg CCXR Trevitas in the world - and Floyd Mayweather has one of them.

Ultimate Scalextric track is up for grabs

Every boy and dad's dream could come true in an August 30 auction.

Revamped Ranger ute leads massive Ford model build-up

The arrival of the latest version of Ford's and NZ's biggest-selling vehicle is only the start of things.

Half of new car sales tipped to be SUVs within three years

SUVs have become the vehicle of choice for Kiwi families.

GPS test | Knowing where you're going and knowing who's at fault

I'll tell you right from the start GPS navigation systems are a marriage saver!

The case of the mangled Mazda

Couple duped into buying a wrecked car by a registered motor vehicle trader selling privately.

Yamaha R3 is a bantamweight champ

The Yamaha R3 proves that the ‘less is more’ thing applies to motorcycles of all denominations.

Jaguar aims to pounce on German trio in NZ with new XE

The Brits have declared motoring war on the Germans over who has the best compact executive sedan.

Mighty River Power boss Fraser Whineray says more could be done to seize electric car opportunity

We are the only country that could power all its cars using renewable electricity but isn't making the switch.

What are four Toyotas doing among the police Holden fleet?

All police cars are Holdens, right? So what are these Toyotas doing?

Basin Reserve flyover project killed off by the High Court

A bid to resurrect plans for a Basin Reserve flyover has been rejected by the High Court.

Bodyguard crashes boss' uninsured $2m supercar

CCTV proves bodyguard initially lied about how he crashed his boss' $2m uninsured supercar.

Some fancy car options might not be worth the money

Whether it is fancy chrome wheels or a panoramic sunroof, auto buyers are inundated with choices. But which are the biggest wastes of money?

V8 SuperTourer vs HSV GTS review

Ever wondered what’s it like to steer a V8 SuperTourer? We got behind the wheel of one, and took along the HSV GTS for comparison

Hino's hybrid technology maximises fuel efficiency

Dubbed the Alley Cat 11, this Hino truck in Auckland is the first specialised food waste collection vehicle in Australasia.

Hino helping to combat the driver shortage

Nationwide driver's licence competition has placed Caroline Haack one step closer to her dream.

New Hyundai Elantra teased

South Korean brand gives a sneak peek at its new compact sedan.

Honda NC750S chases rock star economy

The idea of designing a motorcycle primarily for fuel economy may seem a bit loco. Aren't motorcycles inherently thrifty anyway?

Flat points will not deter Timaru's electric road tripper

Martin Kane admits his electric-powered trip through the South Island could run flat at times.

Toyota extends halt in Tianjin operations on safety concerns

Toyota's operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin to remain closed due to safety concerns after deadly chemical explosions in the area.

The Mazda 'rock star' who loves the little MX-5 roadster

Nobuhiro Yamamoto doesn't regard the Mazda MX-5 as his work - he also regards it as his hobby.

Mazda MX5 | Brand-new and you haven't changed a bit

Congratulations Mazda, and thank you for resisting the temptation to gild this perfect lily of a car, as it moves into its fourth generation.
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