Hummer might make EV comeback video

Hummers were awesome off-road. If only there were more petrol stations in the bush.

8:20 AM  It was terminated a decade ago, but Arnold Schwarzenegger's favourite monster SUV might be coming back as a production plug-in vehicle.

Are NZ drivers thankless? video

Seeing this could give you a hit of feel-good hormone dopamine.

8:14 AM  Hands up who wants to stick an enormous thumbs-up light on their car window to reduce road rage.

Jeep not joining in on call for cleaner cars video

FCA, famous for its Jeep models, is feeling the eco-pressure: it ranked last among 13 makers for fuel economy in 2017.

8:13 AM  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles agrees with President Trump that California should not have the power to impose its own clean-air rules.

Auckland traffic second worst

Traffic increases travel times by 29 percent for Auckland drivers.

7:57 AM  Traffic increases travel times by 29 percent for Auckland drivers, a report reveals.

Toyota does U-turn on EVs video

Toyota platform has enough flexibility for a wide range of vehicle shapes and sizes.

Toyota has joined hands with Subaru, Suzuki and Mazda to make a range of EVs.

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These car features could prevent your next crash video

Latest driver assist systems can recognise and tell the difference between other cars, cyclists and pedestrians.

A JD Power study shows that half of new car buyers say driver-assistance features helped prevent a crash in the first 90 days they owned the vehicle.

Cars that tried to take on the MX-5 video

Cars that failed to take on the MX-5

With more than a million built, the Mazda MX-5 is the world's best selling sports car. So it stands to reason other car makers would want to try and copy that success.

Sunday Drive: Mazda MX-5 RF video

They may be only subtle, but the tweaks Mazda has made to the MX-5 have made a noticeable difference.

Mazda has subtly tweaked the MX-5 to make it better than ever.

DeLorean film as successful as car was video

DeLorean was a rock star of the car industry - in ways both good and bad.

'Framing John DeLorean' review: Alec Baldwin movie is an uneven blend of fact and fiction.

Audi NZ goes left of centre with its electric SUV video

It's hi-tech, but looks normal. You'd be hard-pressed to pick this from any other Audi SUV in your rearvision mirror.

We give a left-hand drive Audi e-tron EV-SUV a try on local Kiwi roads.

Petrol and electric power are now frenemies in the Waikato video

WEL has a wide geographical spread of fast-chargers in the Waikato - like this one at Hampton Downs.

Waitomo Fuel Stop at Mystery Creek now has an EV charger.

Bond's $9 million car video

It is incredibly unique - one of just three original James Bond Aston Martin DB5s still in existence - but it won't be cheap.

Even non-car and non-Bond people know that James Bond drove an Aston Martin DB5. Now you can buy it. For a lot of money.

Car enthusiasts' guide to Fieldays video

Hydrogen Hyundai Nexo creating big buzz at Fieldays.

Fieldays was full of stuff for keen car people. Let's take a look.

Two reasons why a 2WD 911 is all you need video

New 911 Carrera 2S is now just as wide as the 4S version.

A couple of new features make the Porsche 911 Carrera 2S more rounded than ever.

Self-driving Huawei cars as early as 2021 video

Audi signed a deal to use Huawei technology in future cars last year.

Embattled tech company Huawei is partnering with big-name carmakers like Audi to produce autonomous vehicles - and soon.

Volvo and Uber's self-driving car video

Volvo Uber

Volvo and Uber have unveiled a production car that the companies say is capable of driving by itself.

Traffic jams are a sign of income inequality video

Many can't afford to live in the middle of big cities, but still have to work there. Result: traffic jams.

From Amsterdam to Auckland: instead of fighting cars, build more housing and decentralise business infrastructure.

news

Drop in foreign driver 'hysteria' video

Direction arrows were painted on the road on SH1 near Moeraki by NZTA after the death of Ruby Marris.

New Zealanders are "maturing" in their response to foreign drivers involved in crashes, an NZTA official says.

DeLorean film as successful as car was video

'Framing John DeLorean' review: Alec Baldwin movie is an uneven blend of fact and fiction.

Petrol and electric power are now frenemies in the Waikato video

Bond's $9 million car video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Five electric SUVs here soon video

The growth of the electric vehicle market is being planned for in Taupo, with five electric vehicle charging stations ...

Everyone wants an SUV and everyone wants an EV. So why not buy an electric SUV?

BMW adds punch to X4 SUV-coupe video

The X4 isn't the prettiest BMW, but at least the M40i is fast enough that people mightn't notice.

The BMW X4 M40i is a great drive. Just keep telling yourself looks are subjective.

A polished Porsche SUV video

Porsche Macan

Porsche has given its popular Macan mid-sizer a refresh for 2019.

How fast does a Jeep really need to go? video

Doesn't look it from the outside, but this is one of the world's fastest SUVs. And most hilarious.

That's the question. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk's answer is really, really, really fast.

lifestyle vehicles

Audi NZ goes left of centre with its electric SUV video

It's hi-tech, but looks normal. You'd be hard-pressed to pick this from any other Audi SUV in your rearvision mirror.

We give a left-hand drive Audi e-tron EV-SUV a try on local Kiwi roads.

A baby-SUV for when you don't want an SUV video

Like an A-class, but taller. This B180 wears the $1990 Sports Package, with black details and 18-inch wheels.

Mercedes calls the B180 a sports tourer. We just say it's a great concept.

Washing machine included: cycling friendly SUV video

Skoda Karoq Velo.

Karoq Velo contains a cycling wish-list of accessories.

Sunday Drive: Good vs Evil video

A top-spec Jaguar I-Pace HSE costs almost the same as the feral Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Which would you prefer?

Electric goodness or blatant consumption? How do you prefer your fast SUVs?

road tests

Tourists fail NZ driving test video

Researchers quizzed foreign drivers on the road rules in Queenstown (file photo).

More than 200 foreign drivers were given a taste of the driving theory test. Only seven passed.

Sunday Drive: Mazda MX-5 RF video

They may be only subtle, but the tweaks Mazda has made to the MX-5 have made a noticeable difference.

Mazda has subtly tweaked the MX-5 to make it better than ever.

Two reasons why a 2WD 911 is all you need video

New 911 Carrera 2S is now just as wide as the 4S version.

A couple of new features make the Porsche 911 Carrera 2S more rounded than ever.

Audi's baby is back video

Rally-inspired styling? That would be those three (admittedly very cool) slots above the grille.

Audi's baby A1 is back and looking better than ever, thanks to inspiration from an 80s legend.

bikes

Father, son shine in motocross

Pukekawa's Jack Dunlop (Yamaha YZ250F) has won all the national events that you can do in New Zealand Motocross this year.

Yamaha rider, Jack Dunlop, is following in his father's footsteps.

Defamatory post costs $10,000

A Facebook post alleging a man cheated at motocross has cost a defendant $10,000.

He alleged a motocross rider was a cheat in a Facebook post. It backfired.

Red Knights hit the highway

Bluff Red Knight Motorcycle club members and firefighters Mike Haines, Rangi Goodman, Terry Osborne and Grey Russel ...

New Zealand's southern most branch of the Red Knights motorcycle club have departed from Bluff on a two week journey to Cape Reinga and back.

'Left-field' honour for Affleck

The Late Wayne Affleck was honoured with the introduction of the Affleck Maverick Trophy at the 2019 Burt Munro Trophy ...

Kevin Kinghan has been awarded the inaugural Affleck Maverick Trophy at the 2019 Burt Munro Trophy prizegiving.

shows

The best investment cars video

The wild looking Lamborghini Veneno led the appreciators, almost tripling in value since its 2013 debut at Geneva.

Think cars aren't a good investment? It all depends on how much you spend and how many are built. Or if it's a small Porsche.

Supercars of the Geneva show video

Pininfarina will only make 150 Battistas and they will cost more than $3 million each.

We all love a good supercar and this year's Geneva show was absolutely packed with them.

The world's most expensive car video

Bugatti says the La Voiture Noire is a "reminiscence" of the Type 57C Atlantic.

Bugatti has unveiled the world's most expensive new car, but don't get too excited - it has already sold for NZ$27.8 million!

Motorheads share dreams

Kids take a train ride of sorts around the Morrinsville Motorama.

After rain washed out last year's event, the Morrinsville Motorama has returned in style.

customs & classics

Bond's $9 million car video

It is incredibly unique - one of just three original James Bond Aston Martin DB5s still in existence - but it won't be cheap.

Even non-car and non-Bond people know that James Bond drove an Aston Martin DB5. Now you can buy it. For a lot of money.

Classic rally car with just 11km on the clock video

Group B cars were wild. But his one has lived a very quiet life.

A remarkable MG Metro Group B rally car is up for auction: 33 years old and hardly driven.

Porsche owners descend on Taranaki

Bob Magowan, of Auckland, with his 1964 Porsche 356. He said he had loved driving Taranaki's roads in the New Zealand ...

 Bob Magowan relished the opportunity to put his 1964 Porsche through its paces on Taranaki's Forgotten World Highway.

'Pretty steady' Chevy ready video

Margaret Rogers expects the terrain to be varied when she tackles the Irishman Creek Rally in her 1928 Chevy Special.

Margaret Rogers is looking forward to driving her 91-year-old car over all sorts of terrain in the 65th annual Irishman Creek Rally.

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

Schumacher's wife breaks silence video

Michael Schumacher's wife Corinna has given a rare update on the health of the seven-time F1 world champion.

Family provides scarce update on Michael Schumacher's health condition.

Motueka's rising motocross star

With one of the best in the business backing her, Motueka's teen motocross queen is taking on the big guns at their own game.

Bamber on Le Mans podium

McLaughlin: Bring on the boos

Video

Are NZ drivers thankless?

Hands up who wants to stick an enormous thumbs-up light on their car window to reduce road rage.

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