Motoring

Easter traffic brings police warning

Motorists travelling the highways this Easter weekend can expect to be pinged for any unsafe driving in a holiday crackdown by police.

Honda debuts its sportiest Civic design

Honda has unveiled an ultra-sporty Civic Concept at the New York International Auto Show as part of a "reimagined" 10-generation range.

Could this be the next Holden Commodore?

GM releases details of the vehicle that looms as a possible Holden Commodore replacement post-2017.

Porsche's venomous 918 Spyder a heavenly experience

We had the only NZ ticket to ride in the Porsche's NZ$1m technological show piece, the 918 Spyder, in Australia recently.

Subaru Outback vs Skoda Octavia Scout

Which is the better all-rounder? It's the battle of the jacked-up wagons as Subaru's Outback takes on the Skoda Octavia Scout.

Ranger, Everest in Ford family double-date

Ford made it a family occasion at the Bangkok Motor Show in revealing its facelifted Ranger alongside the ute's SUV sibling, the Everest.

Ute beauts are big in Bangkok reveal

So you think utes are popular in NZ? It's nothing compared to Thailand where a facelifted model dominated the Bangkok Motor Show.

Richard Hammond and James May join Jeremy Clarkson in leaving Top Gear

James May and Richard Hammond are out of contract with the BBC after declining to sign new deals to present the next series of Top Gear.

Top Gear boss denies he quit BBC show

Top Gear's executive producer Andy Wilman denies a leaked email to staff titled "Au revoir" meant that he had resigned.

Here for the love of Austin Healeys

The distinct sound of more than 90 Austin Healeys will be heard throughout Nelson over Easter weekend.

Back in the saddle after 86 years

'Amazing' reunion with 100-year-old motorcyle

Nelson's Percy Shave got a "hell of a shock" when he was reunited with a motorbike he owned as a 12-year-old boy in 1929.

Shelby GT350 Mustang to produce 400kW

Ford executive releases top secret performance figures for halo model.

McLaren reveals Porsche 911 rival

Long-awaited McLaren 570S revealed in New York.

Aston Martin battles trademark and copy issues

It has not been a great couple of weeks for Aston Martin.

New Mercedes-Benz B-class shapes up nicely

With lots of action occurring around the A and C-class platforms, the B-class Benz almost seems to have been forgotten - but not any more.

NZ wine high on Top Gear team's demands

Marlborough wine features prominently on a list of backstage luxuries demanded by Top Gear presenters.

Kiwis spent 11 working days sitting in traffic last year

In a survey of 218 cities in 36 countries, vehicle navigation firm TomTom finds Auckland to be the world's 41st most congested city.

Honda unveils new sports car

Honda has unveiled a new sports car model to a large crowd of fans at its headquarters in Tokyo.

Italian Job Lamborghini Miura comes out of hiding

Around $2m paid for a Lamborghini Miura movie star car that has resurfaced after 46 years.

Plug-in Porsche Cayenne electrifies

There have been hybrid Cayennes before, but the new S E-Hybrid is a version that you might not need to top up with fuel for months.

Kawasaki's mini-Ninja has plenty of go

Thanks to a new Kawasaki, it is possible to have a lot of fun within LAMS regulations.

Mahindra to be next big thing in NZ motoring

The next big wave in affordable new vehicles in New Zealand is likely to come at us from another direction.

Deadly danger on Hobbit highway

Residents of a rural Waikato road fear dodgy GPS directions to Hobbiton are endangering lives.

Kapiti Expressway given seal of approval

The biggest road to be built through the Kapiti Coast for decades is beginning to look like, well, a road.

Death threat against BBC boss over Clarkson sacking

Death threat claim against BBC boss on the day he dropped Jeremy Clarkson from the Top Gear motoring show.

Screening urged for foreign drivers

A better system to screen foreign drivers could minimise deadly crashes, forum head says.

Hybrid option for Toyota RAV4

Popular SUV to be released in petrol-electric form.

The trucks that deliver sky high service

Feeding millions of aircraft passengers every year involves a specialised fleet of road vehicles.

New Mercedes-AMG C 63 still a lovable animal

The latest Mercedes-AMG C 63 now uses turbos and the dramatic looking sportster picks up plenty of technology to give it give a dual luxo-sport personality.

Hello pork pies: Mini drivers head south

Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.

MotoGP sees Qatar as key to Middle East

Season-opening Qatar is a vital MotoGP round that is important to grow the sport in the Middle East.

Holden resurrects the Sandman

Holden has revived the Sandman badge with a limited edition available on ute and Sportwagon variants.

New Mercedes-Benz GLE unveiled

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLE SUV which is the successor to the current ML-Class.

'Gangster' look adds to old Chevy's appeal

Old Chev's owner not interested in tidying it up saying its ''gangster'' look adds to its appeal.

Fast-response tow trucks to keep Wellington traffic flowing

An emergency tow truck will be stationed next to Wellington's urban motorway to reduce the gridlock.

Mercedes-Benz surprises with ute model

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will produce a production utility before the end of the decade.

Editorial: Jeremy Clarkson had to be sacked

OPINION: There is not the slightest doubt Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson had to be sacked.

All-new Kia Optima revealed

The wraps have been pulled off the all-new Kia Optima ahead of its official public unveiling at the New York motor show.

Russian Army TV offers Jeremy Clarkson a job

A Russian Army television station is offering sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson a job hosting its version of the popular car show.

New Ford system reads speed signs, slows car

Ford unveils new technology that watches for speed zones and prevents you from breaking the limit.

James May to quit Top Gear for teaching?

Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is being backed by his co-hosts, with James May musing he may "go back to normal life".

More fun in facelifted Toyota coupe

My, how time flies. The little Toyota 86 sportscar has been on the NZ market for more than two years now, and it's just received its first facelift.

Messerschmitt is all car even with wings and tailfin

Fancy owning your own Messerschmitt?

Jeremy Clarkson sacking: Top Gear producer cops online abuse

Man at the centre of "fracas" that led to dumping of Jeremy Clarkson is attacked online.

Roadworks delay Auckland commuters

Auckland’s traffic is nightmarish at the best of times. Throw in road works, and a journey to work takes on epic proportions.

Famous Britten bike unveiled

Gasps, cheers and applause greeted the dramatic unveiling of the newest exhibit at Nelson's NZ Classic Motorcycles on Wednesday night.

Jeremy Clarkson may face assault charge after Top Gear axing

Jeremy Clarkson is now facing a possible criminal investigation after police ask to see BBC report.

Safety of new Kapiti roundabout queried

Questions are being raised about a Kapiti roundabout,where four trucks have tipped over in the past year.

Sinkhole swallows and spits out bus

Passengers on a bus in Brazil fled the vehicle moments before it was swallowed by a sinkhole and then spat out into a nearby flooded river.

Basin Reserve flyover opponents fund-raise for High Court appeal

Opponents of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover ramp up fundraising for the High Court appeal.
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