Van of the future: carried away video

People mover mode: Urbanetic will automatically go where there are crowds.

Cargo carrier or people mover - outrageous Mercedes Urbanetic can be whatever you want.

Is this a 'self riding' bike? video

Just sent the GS out for a ride. Nothing unusual there.

Autonomous motorcycle perfect for days when it's too wet to ride: just send the bike out by itself.

How to Insta-ready your car video

Don't let your fingers do the walking - do some actual walking around the car to find new effects and angles.

British photographer shares some top tips on creating Insta-brilliant car photographs on your phone.

Don't mourn the Beetle video

VW added some circles to the Golf IV to create the new Beetle. But that was about it.

OPINION: the wave of nostalgia about the impending death of the VW Bug is based on a wrong assumption.

Five EVs for the future video

Sunday Five EVs

There are plenty of electric vehicles in our future, but here are five we are rather looking forward to trying out.

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Mayors eye Transmission Gully gateway

Porirua Mayor Mike Tana envisioned large pou representing local iwi. (File photo)

Artwork marking the border of Porirua and Kāpiti is on the cards.

NZTA programme drives disappointment

Tasman district mayor Richard Kempthorne says the National Land Transport Programme 2018-21 was a bitter disappointment ...

NZTA suggests the Provincial Growth Fund as a possible funding source for an upgrade of its highway through Motueka.

Hop has town humming

More than 1000 hot rods were in South Bay for the annual Kaikōura Hop over the weekend.

"It's just the feeling of old vehicles. The feeling of driving something old."

Delays follow breakdown on bridge

A broken down car is causing traffic delays on Auckland Harbour Bridge.

A northbound breakdown on Auckland's Harbour Bridge is causing traffic delays.

Electric cars ready to race

Colin McCrae (left) and Justin Boyd (right) are keen to share their love with Electric Vehicles with others at a ...

Electric cars owners will get the opportunity to put the pedal to the metal.

Heavy load for small town

Work was under way in February on a new culvert along a 1.4km section of State Highway 63 near St Arnaud.

Little St Arnaud had a big jump in total and heavy traffic volumes after the Kaikōura earthquake.

Best city car is actually a big white van video

If you have a white van, you can park virtually anywhere.

OPINION: If you live your motoring life in urban conditions, it's important to choose the correct vehicle.

Five of her family killed on one road

Naomi Harrison says she'll never get over losing five family members in car crashes along a short stretch of SH16.

Naomi Harrison's two kids died on their way home from school. But the road hadn't finished tormenting her.

'Heart' of Whitby turning brown video

Porirua City councillor Anita Baker is concerned about the state of the lakes in Whitby, which have turned brown from ...

Residents believe work on Transmission Gully is turning lakes brown in a Porirua suburb.

BMW cares not for your political correctness video

BMW embraces the hoon in all of us with its new online campaign.

German maker's performance brand serves up hilariously anti-social video.

Holden's ute with boot now has some beaut stickers video

Looks the part, right? Like flagship Colorado ute, top Trailblazer SUV has picked up a Z71 package.

Flagship version of Trailblazer now comes with "Z71" warpaint.

Silly car question #42: how do I avoid getting door dings in carparks? video

Door dents are the curse of the car-proud. Fact.

In a big carpark it's your shiny sheet metal against the world. Here's how to win.

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Electric cars ready to race

Colin McCrae (left) and Justin Boyd (right) are keen to share their love with Electric Vehicles with others at a ...

Electric cars owners will get the opportunity to put the pedal to the metal.

BMW cares not for your political correctness video

German maker's performance brand serves up hilariously anti-social video.

The people of Vietnam have spoken, and they want a luxury SUV video

Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

All-new Suzuki Jimny revealed

So many classic 4X4 design cues in one tiny package - the new Suzuki Jimny.

Suzuki has revealed the first official pictures of an all-new version of the legendary Suzuki Jimny, and it is perfect.

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.

lifestyle vehicles

Best city car is actually a big white van video

If you have a white van, you can park virtually anywhere.

OPINION: If you live your motoring life in urban conditions, it's important to choose the correct vehicle.

Holden's ute with boot now has some beaut stickers video

Looks the part, right? Like flagship Colorado ute, top Trailblazer SUV has picked up a Z71 package.

Flagship version of Trailblazer now comes with "Z71" warpaint.

The people of Vietnam have spoken, and they want a luxury SUV video

VinFast is Vietnam's newest (only) domestic luxury-car brand.

Design direction of Vietnamese luxury-car brand was decided by public vote.

So who likes really big wheels on their family SUV? video

Not subtle, but quite a polished-looking package on Sport. All done here in New Zealand.

There's a Sport version of the Renault Koleos. Trust us, you can't miss it.

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So who likes really big wheels on their family SUV? video

Not subtle, but quite a polished-looking package on Sport. All done here in New Zealand.

There's a Sport version of the Renault Koleos. Trust us, you can't miss it.

Rock and 'Rolla: there's an all-new Corolla in town video

Toyota Corolla.

Forty four million sales can't be wrong – the Toyota Corolla is a hatch with heritage. Now there's an all-new model.

Drifting MX-5s in the snow video

Most manufacturers like to show off their AWD systems at the Snow Farm. Mazda likes to show off its RWD sports cars.

The idea was to test the CX-8 in the snow at Mazda's recent event at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds. Except there were MX-5s there.

A Camry not to be ignored video

Remember when sedans were king for Kiwi buyers. Those days are gone. Sorry Camry.

It's quite sad to think that what was once New Zealand's most popular vehicle type, now can't even make it into the top five most preferred vehicle styles

bikes

Wayne doco not about the bike video

Wayne Garnder was the first Australian to win the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship.

"They were absolutely Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. She was the power behind the throne," director Jeremy Sims says.

Beating depression on a bike video

Steve Reid became paraplegic after a motorcycle accident but every day since then he's been fighting to get back on.

Steve Reid is back riding two years after a motorcycle crash that left him a paraplegic.

Pink's husband racing in NZ

Singer Pink's husband Carey Hart is racing in Timaru on the weekend.

Pink's husband is competing in a motocross event in New Zealand on Saturday.

'That's what Burt dealt with'

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Lee Munro," Burts G Nephew"  who attended the unveiling of the Farmland Burt Munro ...

Motorcycle racer Lee Munro's bike was put out-of-action and his leg burnt, but his great uncle, the famed Burt Munro, would be proud.

shows

Russia deploys the 'Booth Babes' video

Russia is avoiding the global crackdown on booth babes, with the women making a comeback at Russia's auto show.

The #MeToo movement hasn't quite made it to the Moscow auto show. Despite it hitting the rest of the world.

Chevy 'not just for show'

The truck took 14 months to restore and 3000 man hours.

Couple give new life to Chevrolet truck that belonged to a US soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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.

customs & classics

Me and My Car: Callaway Corvette stuff nation

Kelvin Boult's Callaway Corvette is in pristine condition, representing the pride and hard work done to secure it.

More than just a car, Kelvin Boult's Callaway Corvette is a tangible reward of life after two divorces and much scrimping.

Aussie muscle car in a tuxedo video

Black is a rare colour for a 1974 Holden Torana SL/R 5000, hence this car's expected sale price of more than NZ$100,000.

A Holden Torana with a "tuxedo" paintjob that once served as a wedding car is among some rare Aussie metal coming up for sale.

New life beckons for old cars video

Stuart Esler, pictured, and wife Jill, via their son Jason, are selling their 1956 Fiat Multipla and BMW Isetta (which ...

A Timaru family hopes a pair of cars gathering dust will to be restored to their former glory when they go up for auction.

Me and my car: HDT Commodore video

Just 137kW from 4.9-litre V8, but it still sounds the part.

Geoff Boyden has owned 60 cars. But nothing comes close to his classic Holden Commodore.

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

Dixon 'would have been F1 champ'

Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti drove together for Chip Ganassi Racing where Franchitti is now an advisor to the ...

Kiwi chameleon could have walked from IndyCars and won a world title, US experts say.

Dire warning helped Dixon win video

Alarming radio intel collected from his rival during the race set up strategy to claim a fifth IndyCar title.

Dixon on pole for Halberg Awards video

Dixon has playful crack at ABs video

Video

Is an autonomous bike 'self riding'?

Perfect for those days when it's too wet to ride: just send the bike out by itself.

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