Motoring

Fourth lane successfully 'stitched' on to Wellington motorway

Transport Agency shows off its successful work to create a "smart" road.

Drivers more likely to speed following defensive courses, study shows

Young drivers more likely to be caught committing traffic offences after defensive driving courses, study shows.

Electric cars could be recharged as they are driven

Highways England is planning for a future when electric cars can be recharged by the roads they travel on.

'Appalling' wait for driving tests drags on, but backlog is clearing

The backlog is clearing, but Aucklanders are still facing four to six week waits to sit driving tests.

British-built Avensis enjoys a revamp

Toyota's Avensis is the only Euro-built car from the Japanese giant that's available in New Zealand.

Angry dad charged after driving car into group of teens who 'bullied' his daughter

Father "took matters into his own hands" after hearing his teen daughter had been in a fight... and was swiftly arrested.

Ferrari lifts the lid on drop-top 488 Spider

Ferrari's new 488, with its twin-turbo V8, gets a 73kW boost over its predecessor.

Uber gives users a ride in the rare electric Tesla

Aucklanders being offered free rides in rare Tesla to switch them on to electric cars.

Giant inflatable Minion causes traffic chaos after landing on Dublin street

Could this be proof the Minions really are intent on world domination?

Vehicle sales | Growth eases in July while commercials drop

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says 'Registrations of new vehicles remain at record high levels with the market growing a pleasing 5 percent year to date. This is made up of 4.5 percent passenger and 5.9 percent commercial new vehicle registrations year to date. However, in recent months overall growth has slowed with registrations of new commercial vehicles plateauing. Registrations of new commercial vehicles in July were down 4.6 percent on July 2014, reflecting recent general economic indicators elsewhere in the economy.'

Wellington's new bus network could push cars from the Golden Mile

Parts of Lambton Quay, Willis St and Manners St could become the sole domain of buses.

Aussie daredevil Robbie Maddison surfs big waves - on a motorbike

Australian stuntman becomes the first person to surf a wave on a motorbike.

Someone splashed down $350,000 on a Apollo Ford Mustang

Ford's one-of-a-kind Apollo Edition Mustang has raised nearly NZ$350,000 to help young people fly.

Mitsubishi Pajero, Challenger range gets all-new Sport model

We won't be getting this Mitsubishi until early 2016 and quite where it will fit into the line-up is a moot point.

Our best $30,000 family cars

Here's our five best new family cars on the New Zealand market for $30,000 or less.

Mini's John Cooper Works is world’s fastest go-kart

The new Mini John Cooper Works ushers in a new level of performance for the British BMW subsidiary.

BMW revamps little and large

There's nothing wrong with its 6-series Gran Coupe, and even less with the M135i, but BMW went and revamped them anyway.

Bigger-bang for Ducati’s 1299S Panigale

The latest Panigale is just 100cc up on its predecessor, but is an infinitely better machine.

Lapping up the luxury of the Rolls-Royce Ghost II

Dave Moore spent his 65th birthday in the company of what's often known as the world's finest car.

Basin Reserve flyover alternatives did not need a thorough assessment - NZTA

NZTA says it did not need to spend lots of time looking at Basin flyover alternatives.

Mercedes-AMG GT S thunders in

We sample the new Mercedes-AMG GT S on road and track, and find it a more muscular alternative to a 911.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S recharged and ready to go

The latest Mercedes AMG C 63 makes the move to forced induction and adds plenty of technology to give it a dual luxo-sport personality.

Mercedes-Benz GLC ups luxury SUV battle

You’re looking at the vehicle that could help to take Mercedes-Benz to luxury car leadership in NZ next year. Meet the GLC.

Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenters sign with Amazon for new car show

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show.

Inside Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

New documentary Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans takes an intimate look at a Hollywood legend.

Lotus Elan masterpiece not the most reliable

It is one of the most iconic British sports cars of all-time... but not the most reliable.

Jaguar F-Pace concept out and about

Jaguar has been putting its first performance crossover through its paces before its official reveal in September.

Basin flyover: NZTA should have done more with 'envelope sketch' of Option X

It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin Reserve flyover.

Former Timaru man starts petition calling for Janis Powers to apologise

A former Timaru man is behind a petition calling for an American writer to apologise for an article taking aim at police.

How a bulletproof police car is tested

New Italian police cars have been built to withstand gunshots from weapons such as the 357 Magnum and the AK47 machine gun.

Priority to cyclists lead motorists on a collision course

Dangerous road layout and unsatisfactory consultation make for an absolute disaster.

How a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed a mum's motoring mania

The gift of a 1970 Chrysler Valiant unleashed mid-life obsession for this Kiwi mum.

Audi RS4 to be a V6

Audi has confirmed plans to outfit the next-generation RS 4 with a downsized engine.

Ford re-invents the wheel

Ford is releasing its Mustang GT350R's with the world's first mass-produced carbon fibre wheels.

Basin Reserve road opponents claim 'flyover 2.0' could still happen

A redesigned and repackaged Basin Reserve flyover could still get the green light, opponents say.

NZTA abandons cycle safe trial after a day

A road layout experiment creating two cycle lanes and one for cars was an abject failure.

Driving in Canada: A Kiwi's guide to driving in British Columbia

I was nervous, alone in a different country and driving on the "wrong" side of the road.

Cyclist lifts car out of cycling lane

A video purporting to show an angry cyclist lifting a small car out of a cycling lane has gone viral.

VW beats Toyota as world's biggest automaker

Volkswagen has clinched the top spot in global auto sales for the first half of 2015 by selling 5.04 million vehicles, enough to overtake longtime standout Toyota.

Volvo V40 Cross Country T5 AWD review

When you consider buying a premium compact you generally think Audi, BMW or Mercedes, but you should include Volvo's V40.

Brakes put on boy racers in exclusive London suburbs

Council moves to muffle supercars that roar through posh London suburb.

Rumble in the jungle sees Ford's Everest scale new heights

New Ford Everest SUV does admirable job in hairy conditions in mountain jungle country in Thailand.

Throwaway recycled plastic roading

A Dutch construction company called PlasticRoads is ready to make roads out of recycled water bottles and other waste plastic.

Spy shot reveals all-new Mitsubishi Challenger

Amateur spy shots taken in Thailand have revealed the all-new Mitsubishi Challenger well ahead of its scheduled debut.

Toyota GT86 special edition is Japan only

Toyota has revealed a special-edition GT86 only for customers in Japan, which means someone is bound to bring some here to New Zealand.

Mitsubishi production hubs will be Japan, SE Asia, Russia

Mitsubishi quits US production to concentrate on building vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia and Russia.

World record truck jump during Evel Knievel festival

Semi truck soars through the air to set a new benchmark.

Ford's new Everest SUV won't be cheap in NZ

Pricing has been announced for Ford's new Aussie-developed SUV the Everest, which will be launched in New Zealand in September.

Basin Reserve flyover stoush 'shows NZTA had given up on other ideas'

Basin Reserve flyover opponents attack NZTA's effort at coming up with other ideas.

Pricemaker takes the pressure out of buying tyres

Worried your car needs new tyres but don’t have the time or energy to sort them out? Pricemaker can help.
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