Leaf convertible, Civic ute. What?

The fastest pick up on UK roads also happens to be one of the most useless.

Sometimes car makers just think "Why not?" and start chopping their cars up to get a bit of attention. And why not? Honda and Nissan are the latest.

Rolls-Royce literally makes music video

Rolls-Royce music

Rolls-Royce comes over all musical with the Dawn "Inspired by Music" and makes a song with contributions from the car.

Crossing station wagon and SUV

In Skoda terminology, the Scout badge means a mainstream model that stands a little taller.

Jack up a Skoda Octavia wagon, add 4WD and you have the Scout.

Car brands with confusing badges

What does the 55 mean? Well, no one is actually sure yet as Audi is still figuring it out.

The badge on the rump of a car used to tell you quite a bit about it. Not so much these days.

Lexus adds 100 somethings

It used to be called a 200, now it's a 300. But NX still has the same 2.0-litre turbo engine.

Once called the 200, now Lexus SUV is a 300. Why? We're not sure.

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The disappearing speed camera

The speed camera in Kelston was first put up in 2015 after it was identified as a high crash risk area.

The fourth top-earning speed camera in New Zealand has been removed from a busy Auckland road.

'Please explain' red light debacle

Red light cameras installed by Auckland Transport in Auckland have not issued a ticket since October 2015.

Councillor seeing red over "revelation" Auckland Transport cameras have not worked for years.

80kph on open road in Wairarapa

Despite its largely straight roads between Masterton and Featherston, SH2 has been the scene of many crashes.

NZTA is looking at cutting the speed limit on parts of SH2 in Wairarapa.

Red light cameras aren't on

Wellington's most dangerous intersection proves lucrative for police with 4000 fines issued at $150 each since it ...

No wonder red light running is an Auckland pastime - the cameras aren't turned on.

Green light for bridge project

The Ōpaoa Bridge, in Blenheim, is to be replaced as it is too narrow and unsuitable for current transport needs.

NZTA sets aside $21m for new bridge, and leaves door open for future bypass.

Alarm at crossing near misses video

A line of traffic heading towards Nelson waits while pedestrians cross Salisbury Rd under the watchful eye of St Paul's ...

A worrying rise in near misses at a pedestrian crossing outside schools in Richmond sparks a plea for motorists to give way.

Queues for Auckland's cheapest petrol video

On and off rain showers couldn't stop the flood of customers at Gull Millwater.

One thrifty customer filled seven jerry cans with diesel during a fuel special at a north Auckland Gull.

World's gruntiest SUV really flies video

Trackhawk is the most powerful SUV in the world. Sometimes all four wheels stay on the ground and sometimes they don't.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk makes no sense. We applaud that.

$630m expressway springs more leaks

A screenshot from a 2017 video showing damage to the expressway.

"Ludicrous situation" as road designed to speed up commute to Wellington is plagued with road cones.

Garner cops $1k in speeding fines

Garner said while he had racked up a pile of speeding tickets, he did not drive in bus lanes.

Broadcaster confesses to being "done for" speeding through busy Auckland motorway tunnel.

Cycleway funding fears

The council's decision to defer funding has Te Araroa Manawatū Trust chairman Frank Goldingham "deeply concerned".

Manawatū council criticised for deferring funding of much-anticipated cycleway.

Near-miss bus drivers in cycle lane

Bus drivers are swapping places with cyclists, and vice versa, to gain an empathy for each other's situation (File Photo)

After a spate of near-misses, some Auckland bus drivers are being made to cycle around the city.

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Alarm at crossing near misses video

A line of traffic heading towards Nelson waits while pedestrians cross Salisbury Rd under the watchful eye of St Paul's ...

A worrying rise in near misses at a pedestrian crossing outside schools in Richmond sparks a plea for motorists to give way.

Ancient human remains found video

Human remains - including childen - found during earthworks of the Waikato Expressway could date back centuries.

Holden NZ to rescue of Aussie Holden

Road rules v bus driver's rules

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Silly Car Question - Ute or pickup?

Some, such as Meg the farm dog, don't care whether the vehicles are called utes or pickups - so long as they have a tray ...

It's the endless debate - ute or pickup? What's right?

High technology vans

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter stands tall in van world, with lots of new tech - and a plug-in option on the way.

A van is not just a van anymore. Here's why.

The year of the exotic ute

The HSV SportsCat+ is based on the Holden Colorado and has a trick chassis.

This year brands are offering what can be best described as super-dooper hero utes.

Meet the Ute-based tough squad

The Toyota Fortuner, which is built off the Hilux ute.

Introducing the go-anywhere SUVs - because underneath it they are the same as utes.

lifestyle vehicles

World's gruntiest SUV really flies video

Trackhawk is the most powerful SUV in the world. Sometimes all four wheels stay on the ground and sometimes they don't.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk makes no sense. We applaud that.

24hr roadie - EV from Akl to Wgtn

EV road trip

One man, one road, one mission, one day to do it. Drive an EV from Auckland to Wellington - what could possibly go wrong?

It's familiar, but Seat Ateca SUV has a certain style

Despite the name, Style keeps it low-key with lots of black trim. Even the running lights have been downsized to tiny ...

It's a bit like a Volkswagen and a bit like a Skoda, but Seat's Ateca SUV still has a character of its own.

Mitsubishi NZ's monster ute video

Triton Huntaway II is a follow-on from last year's (you guessed it) Huntaway. Yes, you can buy one.

It got a million YouTube views; Mitsubishi reckons its made-in-NZ Huntaway ute is its coolest thing in 20 years. We drive it.

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It's familiar, but Seat Ateca SUV has a certain style

Despite the name, Style keeps it low-key with lots of black trim. Even the running lights have been downsized to tiny ...

It's a bit like a Volkswagen and a bit like a Skoda, but Seat's Ateca SUV still has a character of its own.

Mitsubishi NZ's monster ute video

Triton Huntaway II is a follow-on from last year's (you guessed it) Huntaway. Yes, you can buy one.

It got a million YouTube views; Mitsubishi reckons its made-in-NZ Huntaway ute is its coolest thing in 20 years. We drive it.

The new car for the stars arrives video

The Mercedes-AMG G 63 has an interior like a luxury private jet. It can fly like one too.

Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears all drive them - and now a newly released Mercedes G-Class is likely to tempt them.

E43 doesn't compromise on comfort

It's incredibly subtle, but biturbo V6-powered E 43 is just 0.8sec slower to 100kmh than the monster E 63 S.

REVIEW: If you want an AMG vehicle that doesn't compromise on comfort, the E 43 might be the one.

bikes

Near-miss bus drivers in cycle lane

Bus drivers are swapping places with cyclists, and vice versa, to gain an empathy for each other's situation (File Photo)

After a spate of near-misses, some Auckland bus drivers are being made to cycle around the city.

Road rules v bus driver's rules

Alec Tang captured the moment a bus pulled into his lane on camera.

Bus driver forces Auckland cyclist almost off the road, then blames the cyclist.

When Christchurch ruled the world

Ivan Mauger  with his million dollar gold-plated speedway motorcycle, which now lives at Canterbury Museum.

OPINION: Was speedway superstar Ivan Mauger NZ's best ever sportsman or are we too rugby obsessed to notice?

Like Uber, but for e-scooters

San Jose State student Harmen Ghotra, 21, picks up a Lime-S electric scooter to get to campus.

Running late? Tap an app, flick the kickstand and whiz away on an e-scooter.

shows

China looks to hybrid motoring video

Beijing's Car Show pushes for hybrids to take centre stage.

Amid the glitz and glamour of the new cars, China's push for hybrids at its car show could change the landscape.

Concept cars getting crazier video

Alfa Romeo's handcrafted 4C Spider.

Whether it's tank treads instead of tires or passenger pods instead of traditional cabins, concept cars just seem to be getting wilder.

'Get out': Top Gear stars' car blaze

The Alpine A110 bursts into flames.

As the car grinds to a halt and flames roar out from under the hood, panic sets in. The hosts are still inside.

Porsche confident of Tesla defeat

Porsche Mission E is displayed at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show on March 6, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

German brand ready to leapfrog electric car pioneer with the Mission E, coming in 2019.

customs & classics

Best cars for the royal wedding

It's an MG, but not as we know it. The MG XPower SV was least British MG ever.

These are the cars Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should have used for their big day.

What gives a car soul? Idris Elba knows video

Elba explores the characteristics of a car that make it a masterpiece and searches for an answer as to what gives a car ...

Idris Elba promotes a pretentious car show in this new short film made in one of the coolest buildings ever.

Vintage car took 19 years to restore

Invercargill resident Ray Tressler bought his 1929 Austin 7 Chummy off a Maitland beekeeper 48 years ago.

A 1929 Austin 7 Chummy is the third vintage car owned by Ray Tressler, of Invercargill.

The world's finest?

Car based on 1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type, but with a revolutionary lightweight body.

Classic 1929 Mercedes-Benz joining the trans-Atlantic show circuit.

quizzes

Where is your new car built?

The Toyota Camry Atara SX which is sold new in New Zealand. But do you know where it is actually built?

The geographical net has to be cast worldwide to find out where NZ's new cars are built.

Quiz: Super behinds

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Motorsport

Hartley horror as Ricciardo wins video

Race winner Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium after the Monaco Formula One ...

Kiwi F1 driver pushing for points in Monaco when disaster strikes from behind.

Dixon third at Indy 500 video

Kiwi storms on to podium as Australian Will Power wins.

Dixon's Indy 500 helmet tribute video

Hartley and Bamber big winners

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Rolls-Royce takes to the stage

Rolls-Royce comes over all musical with the Dawn "Inspired by Music" and makes a song with contributions from the car.

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