Sunday Drive: Suzuki Jimny video

Suzuki Jimny launch

The Suzuki Jimny might be a tough, tiny toy, but it does ask a lot of you.

Raptor power for 2WD Ranger video

Ford's popular FX4 Ranger makes a return later this year, this time with the Raptor's engine.

Ford is adding the FX4 back into the Ranger line up, but this time with a twist.

Camaro ZL1: how much is too much? video

How much is too much? 477kW seems like a good place to start asking that.

OPINION: the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has a huge amount of power, but that's not much good to you in the rain.

Christchurch Minis rally for cancer benefit video

Alasdair Brass was a 'true Mini enthusiast'.

Minis gather in Christchurch on Sunday to celebrate a big birthday - and raise funds for Gut Cancer Foundation.

Flashback: futuristic MPV from 1936 video

It looks like it has a moustache. It has personality.

Gorgeous art-deco MPV from 1936 is now an incredibly rare work of art.

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Rocketman's first Ferrari up for auction video

Ferrari.

Many careful owners of 1972 Ferrari Daytona - but one very special one.

Five autonomous vehicle myths video

Think that an on-demand autonomous pod will replace personal car ownership? Maybe not.

There is a lot of hype and speculation around autonomous vehicles. Here are five of the most persistent myths.

Merc's new electric people mover video

Mercedes-Benz has added the EQ family face and an all-electric powertrain to the Vito van to create the EQV.

Electric SUVs might be all the rage, but Mercedes sees an opportunity to electrify the MPV segment.

Why cars will all soon be the same video

The Supra and Z4 wouldn't have made financial sense for Toyota and BMW to each develop separately, which is why they ...

Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne warned that manufacturers must join forces; a year after his death his message is still prescient.

'Tesla killers' aren't killing Tesla video

Ever since Tesla started the 'Tesla killers' have been coming. But none have killed Tesla yet.

The launch of a new luxury EV usually sees it labelled a 'Tesla killer'. None of them have killed Tesla yet.

Ford launches eSport team video

Ford's Ranger Raptor features in the Forza Motorsport 7 video game on Xbox One.

Ford is getting into the billion dollar eSport arena with the launch of its first official eSports team.

How dirty is diesel really? video

Diesel has earned itself a bad reputation recently. But does it really deserve it?

Diesel has rapidly acquired a reputation for being dirty, but do modern diesels justify the dark image?

Historic 'Porsche' auction blunder video

The Type 64 was expected to sell for more than US$20 million. It didn't even reach that.

After the biggest blunder in recent auction history, one of the earliest cars made by Ferdinand Porsche didn't sell.

Tiny RC racers come out to play video

Club president Braedon Clark: 'Like F1 cars that do jumps'.

'Like tiny F1 cars that do jumps': Pro Invitational races on track for 1/10th RC cars in Hamilton this weekend.

Car makers fear a hard Brexit video

Jaguar has tooled up to produce an all-electric XJ in the UK, but will it be able to afford to if a no-deal Brexit happens?

Car makers already braced for the impact of Brexit earlier this year. They can't do it again.

Ford rolling out new Ranger ute video

Raptor (centre) and Wildtrak (right) have new bi-LED headlights.

An updated Ford Ranger will take 'lifestyle' to a new level - with features like a powered roller cover for the deck.

Kia Stinger is loud in many ways video

Black roof is half glass, and half an (optional) wrap on this Stinger.

Orange paint and a leery exhaust for this special Stinger.

news

Govt mulled fossil fuel car ban video

The proposed plan would have banned the import of vehicles that rely on fossil fuels.

The Government considered and rejected banning the import of fossil fuel vehicles from 2035 onward.

Slip forces road closure

Fresh cracks appeared during an inspection of a developing slip along Matiri West Bank Rd, near Murchison, and it could get worse.

Five autonomous vehicle myths video

Merc's new electric people mover video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Merc's new electric people mover video

Mercedes-Benz has added the EQ family face and an all-electric powertrain to the Vito van to create the EQV.

Electric SUVs might be all the rage, but Mercedes sees an opportunity to electrify the MPV segment.

Five plug-in hybrid luxury SUVs video

Who says you can't reduce your impact on the planet and still enjoy a massive luxury SUV? Not these five.

Large, quick luxury SUVs and frugality don't go together, right? These five prove otherwise.

Sunday Drive: Range Rover Vogue SE P400e video

It might be a big Ranger Rover, but the P400e doesn't have a big engine - a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and an electric ...

Big Range Rovers should have big engines, right? Meet the P400e that begs to differ.

E-tron and beyond: Audi's mobility future video

As a part of Audi's e-solutions operation, Australian Brendan Koehler's job is to consider what will happen to our ...

A ride in Audi's first EV offers an insight into the company's mobility future.

lifestyle vehicles

Ford rolling out new Ranger ute video

Raptor (centre) and Wildtrak (right) have new bi-LED headlights.

An updated Ford Ranger will take 'lifestyle' to a new level - with features like a powered roller cover for the deck.

Are SUVs less eco-friendly? video

Citroen has the lowest average CO2 of any brand in NZ. And it sells mostly SUVs.

SUVs can be just as green as any other kind of car - more, even.

No MG ute for NZ video

MG New Zealand has confirmed that it is not looking at bringing the Extender ute here.

In unsurprising news, MG won't be bringing its first-ever ute to New Zealand.

The 745kW SUV for the apocalypse video

If the standard V8 in the Rezvani Tank isn't enough for you, the Tank X has a solution.

If you consider the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk a bit soft, then Rezvani has just the SUV for you.

road tests

Kia Stinger is loud in many ways video

Black roof is half glass, and half an (optional) wrap on this Stinger.

Orange paint and a leery exhaust for this special Stinger.

McLaren's light, fantastic supercar video

McLaren only produced 600LT for a year. So it's a lot more exclusive than that boring old 570S.

The tail is longer but the 600LT is a lighter and more exciting McLaren Sports Series machine.

Warm hatch gets badge of honour video

Not all the way to hot hatch status, but quick enough to be a satisfying small hatch for the enthusiast.

Engine from larger 508 GT in a small car: new 308 GT fits the classic fast-hatch recipe.

Most outlandish cars of the 2000s video

Stormtroopers had nothing on the KTM X-Bow.

Carmakers were especially bold in the early-2000s. Here are five cars that really stood out.

bikes

Why I'm a reluctant bike commuter stuff nation

Even though it's winter, some cyclists don't even have lights or any visible clothing - making them not only a danger on ...

OPINION: Motorists aren't even the worst of it - my fellow cyclists make the ride terrifying.

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.

shows

All-electric Mustang for Goodwood video

Want a classic car look, but with cutting-edge tech? That'll be half a million dollars thank you sir.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is about speed. And electric cars can be very fast indeed.

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!

customs & classics

Historic 'Porsche' auction blunder video

The Type 64 was expected to sell for more than US$20 million. It didn't even reach that.

After the biggest blunder in recent auction history, one of the earliest cars made by Ferdinand Porsche didn't sell.

$1.7m worth of rare cars in Auckland auction video

Citroen SM is possibly the coolest car in the world. You could buy this one - but bring at least $165k.

Morris Minor wagon or ultra-rare 1930s Auburn convertible? They're among 20 classics at an Auckland auction this weekend.

Most outlandish cars of the 2000s video

Stormtroopers had nothing on the KTM X-Bow.

Carmakers were especially bold in the early-2000s. Here are five cars that really stood out.

Bentley recreates its missing link video

Bentley built a single Corniche in 1939, with the intention of creating a high performance version of the MkV saloon.

Bentley has recreated a one-off car destroyed in 1939 as a 100th birthday present to itself.

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

Cancer survivor savours win

Bruce Anstey (pictured in 2016) has completed a remarkable comeback in the Isle of Man after beating cancer.

New Zealander Bruce Anstey fought cancer and won. He capped off his brave fightback by winning another Isle of Man TT title.

Dixon slips to fourth

Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon said he was "really bummed'' for his team after his car suffered a holed radiator at Madison, Illinois.

McLaughlin equals Lowndes' record

The eight Kiwis killed at Isle of Man

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