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Gorge breakdown causes traffic drama

Traffic is backed up to Tawa after a truck break down on Tuesday morning.

Truck breakdown made the going slow for those trying to get into the capital on Tuesday morning.

Branch punctures car windscreen

Branch bounces down expressway and almost impales motorist in "freak accident".

Motoring moments of 2018 video

Merc SUV goes for max EV range video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

The return of the L300? video

The mighty Mitsubishi L300 - could it be about to make a comeback. In a much more modern form, that is.

Mitsubishi is getting a new van in New Zealand, courtesy of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Could that mean a return of the L300 name?

We drive Rolls-Royce of SUVs video

Rolls-Royce Cullinan out for a spin at Auckland's west coast beaches. As you do.

Is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan the ideal Roller or and insult to the name? Either way, we drive it.

Biggest BMW here next year video

Made in - and for - America, the X7 is big and bold.

BMW’s biggest ever SUV should be treading NZ surfaces next Autumn.

Most un-PC car on the planet? video

Ground clearance? Who need that? Actually, the SVR still manages to boast a generous 236mm of ground clearance with the ...

The Range Rover Sport SVR is a blatant middle-finger to the PC brigade. And the planet. And it is utterly magnificent.

lifestyle vehicles

Merc SUV goes for max EV range video

PHEV version is yet to be revealed, but it won't look too different to the conventional new-generation GLE pictured here.

The new plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes GLE runs 100km on battery alone.

Q here for coupe-SUVs video

In your face: Q8 showcases a new frontal look for future Audis.

Audi's new SUV-cum-coupe actually makes a lot of sense as a premium passenger vehicle.

Top Car Brand of 2018 video

Think SUVs are boring? Hyundai has quite a few a few fresh ideas.

Korean maker Hyundai ticks so many boxes in fine style.

Triton ute becomes rock star video

This how a Dakar Rally winner gets to the building site: Hiroshi Masuoka at the wheel.

Heavily revised version of Triton is sharper, more aggressive and more versatile off-road.

road tests

Top Car Interior of 2018 video

Cockpit of the new A8 is like a glimpse into the future.

Super-luxury Audi A8L has other-worldly but intuitive cabin.

Sexiest Car of 2018 video

We think it's pretty cool that this year's sexiest car is also an EV.

Form and fashion work perfectly together in BMW's i8 roadster.

Real cost of running an EV video

How green are we, motoring in a BMW i3? Really, really green.

Nothing comes for free: in the not too distant future, running an EV might cost as much as a petrol car.

Triton ute becomes rock star video

This how a Dakar Rally winner gets to the building site: Hiroshi Masuoka at the wheel.

Heavily revised version of Triton is sharper, more aggressive and more versatile off-road.

shows

Tiny classics on show video

The awkward Lightburn Zeta was almost universally unloved when it was new. We can't help but love it now though...

Melbourne's Motorclassica is a world-class classic car show that regularly features a vast array of classic cars. This year it took a tiny turn.

Aussies kickstart Vietnamese car industry video

More than a dozen refugees from the Australian car industry have helped kickstart Vinfast.

More than a dozen Australian automotive engineers have been instrumental in getting Vietnam's first-ever carmaker up and running.

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.

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The SUV you can colour in

Citroen is embracing the SUV trend with quirky, very colourful C3 Aircross.

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