Could a "no wing" option be proof that even the high-performance version of the new Subaru WRX is growing up?
The only way to ensure you are driving the rarest cruiser in town is to invest in a one-of-a-kind, custom-built auto.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsThis Hyundai i30 hatch isn't exactly hot to touch, but it's nicely warm all the same - and it is a portent of better things to come.
The third-generation Jazz has equipped and priced itself into a much broader, younger market slot.
A new fourth-generation Jeep Cherokee might have ''liquid'' upper-body styling, but it's still a rock-crusher underneath.
There's one manual model in the new Mazda3 range - a 2.5-litre SP25 hatch. Rob Maetzig recalls how to use a clutch and takes it for a spin.
Brian Rasmussen began restoring an American classic for his partner but fell in love with it and kept it for himself.
Spy photographers have snapped the new Porsche Cayman GT4 during testing at and near the Nurburgring.
Nissan's new X-Trail may not be as recognisable as the first two models, but under the skin there's a whole lot more...
Electric vehicle or hybrid? And what's it like to drive? Rob Maetzig takes the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV out on a weekend trip.
What started out as an enjoyable restoration project soon became a headache.
Kia Sportage has just been overhauled, with all the major change under the bonnet.
Volkswagen Polo is heading towards a major facelift, which means it has entered the traditional value-adding runout phase.
The Lexus CT200h range of luxury hatchbacks has been facelifted, with one model claiming to be a "guilt free" performance version.
Despite its obvious sporting intent, Subaru's latest WRX really is an easy car to drive.
Small engine - big heart. That what makes the three-cylinder Ford Fiesta Sport so appealing.
Citroen's brand-new Grand C4 Picasso is now on sale in New Zealand. Rob Maetzig and his photographer luxuriate in its front seats.
Jeep Wrangler could be called macho, red-blooded or even staunch - but stylish, no.
More and more motorists are opting for the SUV style but don't want the all-wheel drive.
TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily NewsBill Durling insists the key to a happy retirement is to immerse yourself in a much-loved pastime.
Taranaki now has two more national motorsport champions - and they are a pair of Inglewood brothers-in- law.
Abarth is back - and this time the car to get the treatment is Fiat's smallest car.
Suzuki's RMZ450 motocross has received just one major change for 2014 - but it's an important one, says Vince Seyb.
TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily NewsA humble hot rod purchase made simply for the love of cars quickly propelled an unsuspecting Bruce Riddick into the world of drag racing.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsWhile the XC in the likes of the Volvo XC60, XC70 and XC90 stands for Cross Country, there is a difference between those vehicles and the recently introduced Volvo V40 Cross Country.
TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily NewsA new Taranaki car show will be held this weekend, featuring an expansive display of fine automobiles that will surely be a feast for all car enthusiasts.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsBMW's latest X5 is a big vehicle.
Allan Simons knows there are no age restrictions when it comes to car enthusiasm. That revelation followed a regretful sale of the New Plymouth man's beloved 1957 Chevrolet a decade ago.
Kia's new Pro-cee'd GT has to rate as one of the best of the fleet.
Volkswagen Passat has just had thousands of dollars of value added to help celebrate a special Volkswagen anniversary in New Zealand.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsWhat's that they say? That the only constant is change? That what has been will be again?
Good news for Taranaki motorsport fans - the Taranaki Tarmac Rally is to be held again this year.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsYou'll have four minutes, said the man from Maserati. And then the police will turn up and throw you out.
Lexus has expanded its fleet of GS sedans with the launch of a second hybrid model. Rob Maetzig drives the GS300h.
Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Gas Gas is best known for its trials bikes, but it also makes great enduros such as the EC300, as Vince Seyb explains.
A new second-generation Kia Soul has arrived in New Zealand.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsThe motoring media were handed crash helmets and given the opportunity to punt a WRX up a 1.6 kilometre hillclimb.
It speaks volumes about the state of New Zealand's new vehicle industry that four of the 10 best- sellers last year were utes.
TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily NewsFirst car: 1986 Holden Commodore
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsToyota has completed its triumvirate of latest- generation Corolla models with arrival of a new sedan version. Rob Maetzig files from the vehicle's launch.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsThe first RS model in Audi's Q lineup of luxury SUVs has arrived. It's the RS Q3, and Rob Maetzig says it is an invigorating performer.
When Mike Hodgkinson first laid eyes on his classic Peugeot it was love at first sight -and it was a love worth waiting for.
TARA SHASKEY - Taranaki Daily NewsAbout six decades ago a five-year-old Max Pennington amused himself with a matchbox toy Ferrari, fantasising about one day owning his very own Italian sports car.
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsMitsubishi has finally launched its impressive new Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle - and it does so with the claim that it will open a new chapter in New Zealand's automotive history. Rob Maetzig reports.
Taranaki Daily NewsA new third-generation Mazda3, which has just been launched in New Zealand, has very big shoes to fill. But it looks easily capable to meeting that challenge, writes Rob Maetzig .
ROB MAETZIG - Taranaki Daily NewsBMW is about to introduce a brand-new coupe which will be powered by its most powerful six cylinder petrol engine yet. Rob Maetzig files from the launch of the first-ever 2-Series.
A new seven-seater Citroen has just entered New Zealand's new vehicle market.
Taranaki hosts the annual national Citroen Rally this weekend - and what makes this year's event so special is that it celebrates the 80th birthday of the Traction Avant. Rob Maetzig talks to an owner of one of these famous French cars.
It only took one blat around the track and Keith Finnerty was hooked.
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