Spain's Leon Cupra plain good fun

Hot Leon Cupra is Seat's hero car: think VW Golf R power at GTi money. It's a fun, fun drive.

7 min ago  Seat has arrived in NZ. We get a first taste of the brand's new hot-hatch on local roads

Fast and furious race for NZ

The goal is to deliver short, action-packed races that give spectators and drivers more bang for their buck.

An Aussie motor-racing fanatic was bored to tears by the last event he attended. So he invented a new one.

Kiwis facing airbag 'time bomb'

The replacement part that is being fitted to faulty airbags.

Tens of thousands of Kiwi drivers are putting themselves at risk by ignoring the Takata airbag recall.

Can 91 petrol go in my 95 car?

The answer is yes and no if you need to put 91 octane petrol in your 95 octane vehicle.

The answer is yes and no if you need to put 91 octane petrol in your 95 octane vehicle.

Activists block VW imports

Greenpeace volunteers unfurl a banner on a ship carrying Volkswagen vehicles for import as it sails on the Thames ...

Greenpeace activists have boarded a ship to stop the delivery of 1000 cars to Britain as part of anti-diesel protests.

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Shock as man dies after train crash

A car engine lies in the grass at the scene of the fatal collision between a ute and train.

A man in his 60s has died after his ute smashed into a passenger train in Horowhenua.

Elderly must catch two buses to hospital

Riverpark Action Group spokeswoman Jacqui Ross said the new bus routes were creating a lot of problems for elderly people.

Auckland Transport say they won't change the west bus route despite complaints.

Killer highway's $6m salve

Two people were killed on SH3 between 2005 and 2014.

Rumble strips, side barriers and intersection improvements coming between Hamilton and Te Kuiti.

Transit lane fines overturned

A builder has appealed his ticket for driving in an Akoranga Drive transit lane.

If you suspect you have been incorrectly fined for a transit lane offence in Auckland, there is a one in four chance you will get off.

Collision at notorious intersection

The crash occurred at an intersection that locals have been calling for change at for many years.

Intersection Carterton mayor has been trying to get upgraded for some time is scene of another accident.

Saddle Rd smoothed out

The Manawatū Gorge closed in April after several slips.

Motorists say the maintenance work on the Saddle Rd has improved its condition

Impatient drivers put all at risk gallery

A tale of two overtakes. The vehicle closest to camera is safe but the blue hatchback further up the road is overtaking ...

Blind faith in their luck was the only thing that saved several motorists from disaster between Twizel and Timaru at the weekend.

Indian-Kiwi loves his Indian

Sunit Prakash with his Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle. He is an Indian immigrant who had foreign motorcycles at home ...

Sunit Prakash's love affair with Royal Enfield bikes only started after he swapped countries.

Cops burn attempted online shamer

How Dumfries Galloway police hit back at an internet user who tried to shame them for bad parking.

A man's attempt to shame police in Scotland over some errant parking has backfired in spectacular fashion.

Anger over 'rutted' rural road video

Resident Ash Clarke says Wilson Rd was constantly rutted.

Ash Clarke says unless the prime minister moves in, his messy north-west Auckland rural road will never be sealed.

Game-changing cars and concepts gallery

A Daimler Smart Vision EQ fortwo electric autonomous self-driving concept automobile at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Automakers showed the heights and depths of their ingenuity at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Relatively speaking, of course.

New speed cameras

The speed cameras will be set up at 33 sites around the country, in an effort by police to drive down speed-related ...

Seven new permanent positions set up in high risk areas across Waikato region.

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Saddle Rd smoothed out

The Manawatū Gorge closed in April after several slips.

Motorists say the maintenance work on the Saddle Rd has improved its condition

Impatient drivers put all at risk gallery

Blind faith in their luck was the only thing that saved several motorists from disaster between Twizel and Timaru at the weekend.

Cops burn attempted online shamer

New speed cameras

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Cactus dials back prickles

Latest Cactus is slightly cheaper, smoother to drive  - but still an extrovert.

A few key changes have made this Citroen less of a shock to the system.

Hilux back on top of Kiwi sales charts... for now

Toyota Hilux has scored a win in the big battle of the utes, knocking Ford Ranger into second place in August sales.

There's been change in the battle of the utes. Here's what's happened.

Sci-fi SUV pushes boundaries video

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars gets you a silent SUV that will romp away from supercars at the traffic lights.

We let Tesla's Autopilot 8.1 do its thing in the always-connected Model X.

China's upscale SUVs hit NZ

H2 carries some big-SUV styling cues, but it's a city-car at heart.

Can China's "premium" SUV brand cut it in New Zealand?

lifestyle vehicles

Weird SUVS from France

Making a 4WD car is easy for Citroen: with the 2CV Sahara, it just put an engine at either end.

For strange SUVs, the go-to country is France.

Porsche unveils fastest SUV video

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

German brand takes the SUV into supercar territory.

Supercharged off-road SUV video

Land Rover Discovery SVX.

British brand gives its latest SUV a hardcore off-road upgrade.

Sci-fi SUV pushes boundaries video

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars gets you a silent SUV that will romp away from supercars at the traffic lights.

We let Tesla's Autopilot 8.1 do its thing in the always-connected Model X.

road tests

Old-school Subaru triple treat

Top of the facelifted Subaru performance range: the WRX STi.

We head to Hampton Downs for fast laps with "cars that you can actually drive".

Civic gets Type R super-suit video

Pretty it ain't. The aero is functional, but we're not sure Type R had to look quite so outrageous.

We know the Type R is brilliant on-track. But it's also a talented road car in some surprising ways.

My time in a Tesla video

Stuff reporter Jackson Thomas had 72 hours in possession of a Tesla Model S.

Tesla gave one lucky Stuff journalist the keys to a $270,000 car for the weekend.

A strangely normal wagon

Twin-lamp restyle for Octavia is weirdly retro. But if does give you these cool angular indicators/running lights.

It's the kind of car Kiwis used to love, but don't really talk about any more.

bikes

Indian-Kiwi loves his Indian

Sunit Prakash with his Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle. He is an Indian immigrant who had foreign motorcycles at home ...

Sunit Prakash's love affair with Royal Enfield bikes only started after he swapped countries.

Leaner and meaner cruisers

Harley developers started by getting the Slim to where they wanted it, then spun the rest of the range from it.

Just a few ingredients gives you a dozen new Harley-Davidsons. We ride the new Softail range.

Riding for mental health

Isaac London will ride a motorcycle from Canada to Argentina to raise awareness for mental health and suicide.

Auckland motorcyclist prepares for the longest ride of his life.

Women and their bikes

Stephanie Acraman will be riding along for the Distinguished Gentlemens Ride in Hamilton this year.

There will be plenty of 'eye-candy' for men and women at this year's DGR.

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Game-changing cars and concepts gallery

A Daimler Smart Vision EQ fortwo electric autonomous self-driving concept automobile at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Automakers showed the heights and depths of their ingenuity at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Relatively speaking, of course.

Porsche unveils fastest SUV video

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

German brand takes the SUV into supercar territory.

911 GT3 gets touring package

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package

Porsche revisits recipe used for collectible 911 R with new road focused version of the 911 GT3

Star cars set for Frankfurt debut

With more than 1000 horsepower and a top speed of more than 349kmh, Mercedes-Benz's AMG Project One will compete ...

Hybrid hypercars, more electrics than you can shake a plug at and pricey "exotics" vie for attention in Germany.

customs & classics

Crashed Model T's world tour back on

Dirk and Ruth Regter on their world tour driving a 1915 Ford Model T.

A 102-year-old car's world tour is set to resume in New Zealand two years after a massive crash basically destroyed it in Europe.

Piles of fun from mini car

Jeseka Pile with her Riley Elf, one of a long line of Minis she has owned since getting her first one at 15.

Jeseka Pile's life has always been full of Minis and the good times that go with them.

Truck a 'work of Art'

It took four years to restore the highly modified 1953 Ford F100 truck.

Among the star line-up at the KaikĊura Hop is a World Truck Show winner.

Sparks fly at E-Type relaunch

The E-Type Zero drives and looks like an E-type and, despite its electric engine, is actually quicker than an original ...

"The world's most beautiful car" gets a planet-friendly makeover - and picks up speed in the process.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

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

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Fast and furious race coming to NZ

The goal is to deliver short, action-packed races that give spectators and drivers more bang for their buck.

An Aussie motor-racing fanatic was bored to tears by the last event he attended. So he invented a new one.

Rossi to try to race with a broken leg

MotoGP star plans to race this weekend despite not fully healing a broken leg suffered three weeks ago.

Leitch surprised by bus incident video

'Burt Munro of the skies' video

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Anger over 'rutted' rural road

Ash Clarke says unless the prime minister moves in, his messy north-west Auckland rural road will never be sealed.

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