Putin's armoured limo video

With all it's 'borrowed' Rolls-Royce styling cues, the Aurus Senat is a suitably imposing ride for Vladimir Putin.

Russian president Vladimir Putin may have been late to the summit, but he did arrive in imposing style - in the new Russian-built Aurus Senat limo.

Aston Madness: a flying one video

Aston Martin's flying car concept. Practical? No. Cool? Yes.

In the past week Aston Martin has revealed a V8-powered version of the tiny Cygnet city car and a flying car concept.

Electric Mini for New Zealand? video

The electric Mini will debut in 2019, exactly 60 years after the original was launched.

BMW is building an electric Mini in China. Will we be getting it here? It seems very likely.

Electric BMW i8 puts on airs video

BMW i8 roadster demands attention. especially in this E-Copper finish.

Plug-in sports car has lost its roof, but gained so much more.

Use antifreeze when it's warm?  video

Never use pure water in your radiator, as coolant also inhibits corrosion.

Stopping things freezing is only one of its important jobs.

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'Move' in lipstick - then crash

Browns Bay Rd has been repainted and signs added to manipulate traffic behaviour and improve safety after a cycle lane ...

It happened: Irate neighbours wrote "Move" in red lipstick and now the car has been written off.

Traffic plan to boost town centre

Featherston retailer Paul Broughton stands at the intersection of SH2 and SH53.

Featherston retailers want motorists to take the long way through town.

The slumping scenic roads

Picton resident Tia Paget is cautious when taking Queen Charlotte Dr.

Two options; accept a "little bit of risk" or get epic with engineering.

Issues for new bus network

Wellington's new bus network experienced a few teething problems in its first weekday test on Monday morning.

Metlink admits things not perfect as Wellington commuters show frustration at new service.

Cayenne still hot, but new model has a lot more flavour video

Nothing much to see here; you'd be hard pressed to pick this as the new Cayenne from the front.

Porsche's big SUV still goes and handles, but it's now an impressive luxury vehicle as well.

How did Wellington's new bus service fare?

New Wellington bus operator Tranzit has begun introducing fully-electric double-deckers. (File photo)

Wellington's new bus schedule will face its biggest test from Monday morning commuters.

What our autonomous future looks like

GM Cruise AV has no steering wheel or pedals. Company says it will produce it from next year.

Autonomous driving is on the way. What will it be like?

Five car features we'd miss

A warm seat is luxury on a cold morning. But it's no longer a feature restricted to luxury cars.

Items once considered luxurious are now very mainstream.

Sexy small hatchbacks

Corolla still dominates small-car category. This all-new version will be launched later this year.

Rising fuel prices are helping small cars achieve big success.

Aston Martin Vantage goes from old-school to new-gen cool

All-new Vantage still has the traditional Aston Martin grille - if you look low enough.

The latest Vantage is the second new-generation Aston to reach NZ. We drive it.

The five oldest cars still on sale in NZ video

New cars aren't always that new. Here are five that are actually quite old.

Sometimes a "new" car isn't all that new - today we take a look at five of the oldest cars that you can still buy new in New Zealand today.

The large SUV takeover

Hyundai is about to launch a new-generation version of its popular Santa Fe.

Once you might have had a Aussie sedan in the driveway. Now, it'll be a big SUV.

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What our autonomous future looks like

GM Cruise AV has no steering wheel or pedals. Company says it will produce it from next year.

Autonomous driving is on the way. What will it be like?

Sexy small hatchbacks

Rising fuel prices are helping small cars achieve big success.

The five oldest cars still on sale in NZ video

Sedans and wagons are uncertain

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

Cayenne still hot, but new model has a lot more flavour video

Nothing much to see here; you'd be hard pressed to pick this as the new Cayenne from the front.

Porsche's big SUV still goes and handles, but it's now an impressive luxury vehicle as well.

Five car features we'd miss

A warm seat is luxury on a cold morning. But it's no longer a feature restricted to luxury cars.

Items once considered luxurious are now very mainstream.

Sedans and wagons are uncertain

Kia Stinger has proved a popular large-car choice.

What will become of "traditional" cars after recent announcements of Ford's stopping building passenger cars in North America?

The large SUV takeover

Hyundai is about to launch a new-generation version of its popular Santa Fe.

Once you might have had a Aussie sedan in the driveway. Now, it'll be a big SUV.

road tests

Aston Martin Vantage goes from old-school to new-gen cool

All-new Vantage still has the traditional Aston Martin grille - if you look low enough.

The latest Vantage is the second new-generation Aston to reach NZ. We drive it.

Small SUVs a high priority for Spanish brand Seat video

The coolest compact-SUV you've never heard of?

The NZ market for compact SUVs has increased tenfold in less the 10 years. Seat wants in with its Arona.

Camry V6 swift, not electric

It's incredibly smooth and fast in a straight line, but the Camry V6 fails to impress in the twisty stuff.

Six-pot Camry is a smooth operator. But it's not as well sorted as the four-cylinder models.

BMW i8 quite old, still from the future video

Plug-in i8 proves an in-your-face sports car can also be very green.

Plug-in sports car remains a unique proposition.

bikes

Speeding motorcyclists slammed

Motorcycling legend Graeme Crosby has outlined the hair-raising physics of what happens at high speeds on motorbikes. ...

Hitting 300kmh on SH2 on a motorbike like navigating the Queen Mary around Rangitoto Island.

Bobbies on an e-bike

Auckland police will patrol the city on e-bike over the long-weekend.

Auckland police turn to high-tech e-bikes to give them an edge in a planned Queen's Birthday ticket blitz.

Near-miss bus drivers in cycle lane

Bus drivers are swapping places with cyclists, and vice versa, to gain an empathy for each other's situation (File Photo)

After a spate of near-misses, some Auckland bus drivers are being made to cycle around the city.

Road rules v bus driver's rules

Alec Tang captured the moment a bus pulled into his lane on camera.

Bus driver forces Auckland cyclist almost off the road, then blames the cyclist.

shows

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.

'Get out': Top Gear stars' car blaze

The Alpine A110 bursts into flames.

As the car grinds to a halt and flames roar out from under the hood, panic sets in. The hosts are still inside.

Porsche confident of Tesla defeat

Porsche Mission E is displayed at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show on March 6, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

German brand ready to leapfrog electric car pioneer with the Mission E, coming in 2019.

customs & classics

Me and My Car: My '72 Valiant video

Jeremy Hoskins and his Valiant: it's a daily driver.

Think modern SUVs are big? Check out this 1972 Valiant belonging to mechanic Jeremy Hoskins.

Bullitt Mustang debuts at Goodwood video

The '68 Mustang GT used in Bullitt will make its first appearance outside the USA next month at the Goodwood Festival of ...

The original hero car driven by Steve McQueen in Bullitt makes its first appearance outside the USA at Goodwood next month.

Love is... a very old car

Dachsdund Angus is a keen passenger when Nick Carter and  Amber Brown take the little van for a spin.

A rare vintage butchers' van lying in a pile of rusty parts was reborn when a young car-crazy couple took it on.

MOTAT Accelerates through the past video

MOTAT's latest exhibition - "Acclerate: Driving New Zealand" - is all about Kiwi's love of cars.

Sir Ed's tractor, Bruce McLaren's Cooper Climax and the Trekka all key parts of the new motoring exhibition.

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 joins elite company

Scott Dixon hoists the trophy after winning in Toronto as third-place finisher Robert Wickens applauds.

The Kiwi IndyCar ace took full advantage to increase his championship lead.

Dixon wins in Toronto

Kiwi driver takes major step towards a fifth Indycar Series title.

Hypercar World Cup final video

McLaughlin: It's about consistency

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Aston Madness: a flying one

In the past week Aston Martin has revealed a V8-powered version of the tiny Cygnet city car and a flying car concept.

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