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The Volvo XC90 has more wool than ever before video

If the 2021 XC90 looks familiar, that’s because it’s largely identical to the 2015 model.

Volvo has decided to do away with the options sheet and give its largest SUV almost everything by default, including wooly seats.

Quick Charge 15/05: this week in EV news video

Hyundai Ioniq 5

A cheeky local appearance from the Ioniq 5, an EV that can tow, the Fuso eCanter hits local roads and... a wooden EV?

Driver beats cops in court over covert speed law change

Mike Bryce took the police to court over changes to the speed limit policy.

Court agrees with motorist who took on police to fight a $30 speeding fine.

You can now buy rusty aftermarket Defender parts video

Fancy the distressed look but don’t actually want a brand-new car with rusty bits? Talk to Heritage Customs.

People buy distressed jeans and furniture, so why not pre-rusted car panels?

Road expo makes an impression video

A prop at the expo.

It’s a heartrending truism that among this group of bright young faces are some who will perish or be forever maimed in a road crash.

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Cupra's Ateca is almost in a class of one video

The Cupra Ateca and its awesome copper wheels.

The Cupra Ateca has always been a properly good thing. With a few updates and little competition for the price, is it the best bargain sports SUV?

Which country has the most affordable petrol? video

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A new study looks at how the cost of fuel varies across the world, and which countries are getting the best and worst deals when it comes to filling up.

California Tesla driver arrested over back-seat ride

Police say the Tesla was taken from the scene for evidence and the incident remains under investigation.

A man has been arrested after a California Highway Patrol officer observed a man in the back seat of a Tesla travelling on a San Francisco freeway.

Subaru teases its first production EV

Subaru's first-ever electric SUV will be called Solterra and share hardware with Toyota’s bZ4X.

Subaru has teased its first-ever EV, to be called Solterra.

LiveWire becomes its own all-electric brand

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will lend its name to a new all-electric sub-brand for the American bike-maker.

Harley-Davidson is doubling down on an electric way forward, despite a few years of uncertainty.

Carmakers facing stock shortages as demand soars video

If you want a new Hilux, you are in for a bit of a wait. Supply issues mean new Toyotas are at least two months away, ...

As demand for new cars continues to soar, New Zealand's top car brands are struggling to get enough stock.

Toyota's 735kW hypercar due next year video

Toyota will spearhead its GR family with the mighty GR Super Sport.

Toyota's meanest member of the GR family is on track for a 2022 arrival.

This is Mercedes' all-electric people mover video

The EQT might be a concept for the moment, but it looks fairly close to production.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its people-moving member of its rapidly-expanding EQ family, the EQT.

Security footage shows Tesla owner got into driver's seat before deadly crash

According to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla ...

Home security camera footage shows that the owner of a Tesla got into the driver's seat of the car shortly before a deadly crash.

Man steals police car, crashes it, then steals a second one

Police chase Florida

In a scene straight out of a comedy about bumbling cops, a Florida man steals a police car, crashes it in the woods and then steals a second one while police are looking for him.

Ford teases the all-electric F-150 Lightning video

Ford has confirmed that its all-electric F-150 will use the Lightning name. The lightning bolt is a nice touch.

Ford will revive an iconic name from the F-150's past for its all-electric future.

Peugeot's baby packs style and substance video

We drove it in France more than a year ago, and now Peugeot’s new 208 is finally here.

After a long wait, Peugeot's brilliant little 208 has landed in New Zealand, and it is every bit as good as we remember it.

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California Tesla driver arrested over back-seat ride

Police say the Tesla was taken from the scene for evidence and the incident remains under investigation.

A man has been arrested after a California Highway Patrol officer observed a man in the back seat of a Tesla travelling on a San Francisco freeway.

Which country has the most affordable petrol? video

A new study looks at how the cost of fuel varies across the world, and which countries are getting the best and worst deals when it comes to filling up.

Bus drivers set for living wage video

Subaru teases its first production EV

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Porsche is hard at work on its electric Macan replacement video

The electric Macan replacement is shaping up, with a reveal set for 2023.

Porsche is hard at work on its all-electric Macan replacement, and has divulged some juicy new details on the project.

Range Rover Sport SVR: obnoxious, outrageous and awesome video

The Range Rover Sport SVR crouches down mighty low on its air suspension in Track mode, and it certainly helps with the ...

Want your Range Rover Sport SVR with an extra layer of obnoxious? Then the Carbon Edition is for you.

Forget GTI; GTX is the future of hot Volkswagens video

The ID.4 GTX gets a few sporty additions to differentiate it from the standard car, and it also sits 15mm lower too.

Volkswagen has revealed the first member of its new electric performance family, the ID.4 GTX.

Hyundai reveals its hottest SUV

Want hot hatch thrills, but also want a small SUV? Hyundai can help you out there with the new Kona N.

Hyundai has revealed its Kona N hot SUV to take on the likes of the Cupra Ateca in the hot hatch on heels segment.r

lifestyle vehicles

Ford teases the all-electric F-150 Lightning video

Ford has confirmed that its all-electric F-150 will use the Lightning name. The lightning bolt is a nice touch.

Ford will revive an iconic name from the F-150's past for its all-electric future.

Meet Hyundai's first ever ute video

Hyundai has finally taken the wraps off the Santa Cruz ute. Too bad it won’t be coming here.

Hyundai has finally built a ute - but there's bad news for Kiwi fans.

Waitlists force learner drivers hundreds of kilometres from home video

Tessa Wotton, left and Gabriella Carpenter are frustrated they have to travel outside of Nelson to sit their practical ...

The freedom they crave is right at their fingertips, but for some learner drivers trying to sit their restricted licence, a lack of testing officers has become a major handbrake.

Is less really more with the Jeep Gladiator? video

The Gladiator Sport is the new entry point to the Gladiator range, but it’s still plenty of machine.

Does less kit make the Jeep Gladiator Sport a better 'mid-size' ute to deal with in day-to-day running?

road tests

Peugeot's baby packs style and substance video

We drove it in France more than a year ago, and now Peugeot’s new 208 is finally here.

After a long wait, Peugeot's brilliant little 208 has landed in New Zealand, and it is every bit as good as we remember it.

Toyota's C-HR gets more grr video

Toyota has added a touch of sportiness to the C-HR with the GR Sport model.

Toyota has given the edgy C-HR a small dose of sportiness with the new GR Sport edition.

Jaguar's refreshed F-Pace is a force to be reckoned with video

Same same but different: Jaguar hasn’t changed what works about the F-Pace.

Jaguar has given the F-Pace a mid-life refresh, updating and refining its best-seller. Let's find out if the upper-mid-range P400 is the pick of the bunch.

Mazda's electric SUV is a quiet revolution video

Mazda’s first mass-production EV is a handsome little thing.

Mazda's first foray into a EVs is on sale here very soon. We get an early taste of what is to come.

bikes

LiveWire becomes its own all-electric brand

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will lend its name to a new all-electric sub-brand for the American bike-maker.

Harley-Davidson is doubling down on an electric way forward, despite a few years of uncertainty.

Four hundred wāhine on motorbikes roar into Taupō video

Wāhine Māori roar into Taupō on their iron horses to remind us all to take care of bikes on the roads.

More than 400 wāhine motorbike enthusiasts celebrated International Women's Riding Day in Taupō to promote motorcycle safety.

Knowledge, a saving grace

Emily Gilbert almost came a cropper on her Yamaha V-Star 650 but attributes participating in a road safety course to ...

If it had not been for a motorbike safety riding course Emily Gilbert believes she would have been a goner.

Patriots motorcycle tour through Southland raises $1600

Phil ‘Boot’ Herriott, front, president of the Deep South branch of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club, outside ...

A band of bikers touring through Southland this past long weekend were retired service men and women.

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Holdens ready to roar in Timaru

South Canterbury Holden Club members Craig Timmings and his partner Toni Gilbert with a 1956 FJ Holden that will be on ...

Holden fans in South Canterbury have steered their way past unexpected roadblocks to be ready to host the marque’s NZ National show in Timaru.

Five 90s supercar concepts we wish had made production video

Five Things: 90s supercar concepts we wish had made production

The 1990s gave us some of the greatest and wildest concepts ever. Here are five that didn't make it into production, but we really wish they had.

Flintoff gears up for excitement

Freddie Flintoff gears up for excitement

Former cricket all-rounder Freddie Flintoff reveals how Top Gear helped him rekindle the excitement he felt playing for England.

The world's rarest cars on show video

Before the 356 Speedster was the 356 America Roadster. Only 17 were ever made.

The UK's Concours of Elegance has just revealed the latest array of mouth-watering metal that will be on show in September.

customs & classics

The last Aussie-built Ford Falcon GT has sold for $1 million video

Fifty of the last 550 Falcon GT Fs were sold in New Zealand. Be interesting to see how much one would go for today...

The last Falcon GT built by Ford Performance Vehicles back in 2014 has found a new home, apparently for a tidy sum of $1 million.

Beloved 80s RC car making a comeback - with an adult-sized twist

The Little Car Company's Tamiya Wild One MAX is an 8/10th scale version of the original, and can actually be driven by ...

The Tamiya Wild One radio-controlled car was an essential toy in the 1980s. It's coming back, but this time it's for adults only.

Mazda restores the first MX video

The new MX-30 and restored MX-81 recreate the famous cathedral shot from 1981 40 years later.

To mark the MX-30 EV going on sale, Mazda has restored the first car to wear the MX badge.

A legendary Ferrari for less? video

GTO Engineering has revealed the final form of its Squalo sports car, and it is... familiar.

Ever fancied a Ferrari 250 GT SWB but don't have a lazy $10 mill? Then GTO Engineering's Squalo could be for you.

Motorsport

Kiwi drivers eighth, ninth in IndyCars race

Rinus VeeKay, of the Netherlands, holds the trophy after winning the IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The two Scotts were down the field as a Dutch driver became one of the sport's youngest race champions.

Greg Murphy eyeing incredible return to race at this year's Bathurst 1000

Greg Murphy has been asked to team up with fellow Kiwi Richie Stanaway for a wildcard entry for this year's Bathurst 1000.

Scott Dixon early favourite for Indy 500 video

Mind of a motorhead - study on how Scott Dixon stays calm in chaos video

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