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Bridges: NZ can take lead on driverless vehicles

New Zealand may eventually become a place where crashing your car is nearly impossible, Transport Minister says.

Ford Falcon XR8 almost a GT without stripes

Ford's swansong XR8 Falcon is all about getting to your destination fast.

Nissan reveals limited edition GT-R

It is first-come, first-served for a limited edition commemorative Nissan GT-R.

New Mustang won't affect XR8 sales: Ford

Ford insists the upcoming Mustang won't steal the thunder of its reinstated XR8 sedan when it lands later next year.

Police getting tougher on speed tolerance

If you go 1kmh or more over the speed limit this summer expect to be pulled over, police say.

Pump prices drop again

Petrol and diesel prices have fallen again, dropping another 2 cents a litre today.

Gate across street to stop boy racers

One Hastings high school is set to fence off a road to stop boy racers being a nuisance at night.

Skoda out to Scout more sales

Skoda Scout

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Skoda hoping the higher-riding Scout wagon will also elevate its New Zealand sales levels.

Holden narrows hunt for first NZ owner

Holden is hopeful it is homing in on the first Holden owner in New Zealand.

Rolls-Royce dismisses Mercedes-Benz's new luxury car

Rolls-Royce boss dismisses new luxury flagship from Mercedes-Benz as “it’s a nice car, but it’s an S-Class”.

New rule to limit drivers' licences

New graduated licensing intended to give trainee drivers more incentive to sit full licence faster.

How to save on your car registration

Motorists are being advised against renewing their vehicle's registration for a full year over the coming months in order to save money.

Steve builds the rat rod of his dreams

Steve Cashin had never built a car before embarking on his rat rod dream.

Electric van all powered up for Evolocity

A converted electric van will travel to electric-vehicle rally Evolocity, along with four students who have been working on it.

Top Gear star reveals head injury's dark years

Top Gear's Richard Hammond reveals the dark years of recovering from head injuries suffered in a high-speed crash.

New time limits on learner licences

Members of the transport sector are calling for the introduction of probationary plates for restricted licence holders.

Small but perfectly formed Audi

One of the outstanding new vehicles of the year is also one of the smallest - the stroppy little Audi S1 hatch.

In a self-driving future, we may not want to own cars

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.

Flying car on sale before 2018

Terrafugia Transition team says autonomous self-flying cars could "change the world".

High-powered Falcon XR6 Turbo looms

Limited edition model would be faster and more performance-oriented than current car, says Ford insider.

Profit for Eroad after strong sales

Software firm Eroad has posted a small profit, before abnormals, in its maiden interim result as a listed stock.

Mayor defends median strip trial

Matamata-Pikao mayor defends the town's controversial median strip trial after roading rejig.

Automakers aim to drive away car hackers

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.

How cars will read your mind in the future

With the amount of time drivers spend in their cars now interactive technology has become increasingly important. 

Txting a top distraction for young drivers

Nearly half of young drivers send text messages while driving, a survey on driver distractions has found.

Chinese Range Rover copy sparks complaint

A Chinese copy of the Range Rover Evoque has angry Land Rover officials claiming Intellectual Property Theft.

Chevrolet Chaparral concept race car ignores all the rules

When GM designers created the Chevrolet Chaparral concept car they tossed out all the rules they believe stifle innovation in auto racing.

Aussie firms plot fight back against uberX

Australian taxi drivers are making citizen's arrests to stop the rise of ride-sharing service uberX

110kmh limit moves closer

Government warms to the idea of a 110kmh speed limit on good roads, including Transmission Gully.

Supercharging the snot out of a new Mustang

What do you tell the crowd after unveiling a carbon-fibre-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new Ford Mustang?

BMW's i3 named Green Car of the Year

BMW's i8 has been named the 2015 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles auto show.

Devilish new Ducati has extra appeal

Twin-sparks help stoke the Ducati Diavel's efficiency and refinement.

World record as truck jumps F1 car

A 16-tonne truck has set a world record by jumping over an F1 racing car. See it to believe it.

The mutant machines of the LA motor show

The pimped-out, four-wheeled freaks are a highlight of the LA motor show.

Racing MX-5 ready to go

It didn't take long for the very first Mazda MX-5 to lose any hairdressers' car connotations as all people had to do was drive them or race them.

Toyota updates Prius C and V

Hybrid city car and people mover get makeovers.

Audi's new high-powered luxury coupe concept revealed

German brand has revealed its new prologue concept ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles motor show.

Mercedes-Maybach S600 revealed

The ultimate flagship of the Mercedes-Benz range to come with a matching price tag.

Lexus unveils dramatic LF-C2 concept

Japanese car maker previews its upcoming RC convertible.

Parallel parked with just 8cm spare

Han Yue masters something most drivers have struggled with, getting his car into the teeniest of tiniest carparks and reclaiming his parking world record.

Woman injured in Waihi crash

A woman has hospitalised after a truck and a car collided in Waihi.

Haywards Hill should be a 'major connection'

A $30 million upgrade of Haywards Hill Rd, connecting Kapiti to the Hutt Valley, is not good enough say critics.

Glitch means cash only for Wellington parking

A parking meter glitch means Wellingtonians are unable to pay for a park using text-to-pay or credit cards.

Counting down to the Car of the Year

Car of the Year

We've rejigged the categories for our Car of the Year awards so that they are price-based.

Airbag flaw apology as sixth death revealed

Apology from company that produced faulty air bags linked to the deaths of motorists.

Simply stunning NZ-built Ferrari replica

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.

Mighty Power mounts electric car charge

Tainui's Novotel and Ibis hotels will now feature electric car chargers in their parking lots.

New Wellington speed camera goes live

Police warn drivers to slow down, with another hi-tech speed camera going live in Wellington.

Dedicated rodder has his dream car

Shane Dumbell has a couple of hot items in his Taranaki garage but neither are of the illegally obtained variety.

Uber investigating executive privacy breach

Allegations general manager used company tracking tool to monitor the location of a BuzzFeed reporter.
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