Mitsubishi fakes quality data

Mitsubishi Materials' headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Its stock has fallen as much 11 per cent after it said three units ...

Shares plummet after latest admission by a Japanese manufacturer that it took shortcuts on quality.

Three cheers for BMW triple

The BMW 318i is a great example of international efforts to reduce engine exhaust emissions.

Here's proof that good things come in threes.

F1 set to get fugly: Hamilton video

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton: "[Abu Dhabi is] the last race where the cars will look good."

A safety feature that's mandatory from next season may save lives, but it's not pretty, star says.

Mazda's milestone moments video

Gorgeous Cosmo Sport was the world's first rotary-powered sports car. Many rotary firsts followed.

Five things you mightn't know about Mazda - and a video lap of the brand's Hiroshima museum.

Mini-apartments by Mini

Tiny-but-upmarket living areas will be combined with lots of communal space.

Car brand joins with Chinese developer for Shanghai living spaces.

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'Pull to the left and stop'

Blenheim Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire officer Nigel Botham says drivers need to be more aware of their surroundings ...

Fire crews in Blenheim are battling drivers as well as blazes, as sirens now "confuse" people.

110kmh speed limit a goer

Speed limits on the Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway will be upped to 110kmh.

New Zealand's first 110kmh speed limits to go live on from mid-December. 

Basin Reserve is key

The Basin Reserve is considered by many to be New Zealand's best venue for cricket, but is central to Wellington's ...

OPINION: The capital is doomed to gridlock if we don't deal with that roundabout.

Train hits car on tracks

A car thought to have been stolen was abandoned on a railway bridge this morning.

A train has crashed into a stolen car left abandoned on the tracks in Whanganui.

No quick fix for our horrendous road toll

The reality underpinning New Zealand's road toll is that driving powerful motor vehicles is a dangerous thing to do.

OPINION: I'm profoundly confused about how we read statistics in New Zealand.

Slow down and ignore your phone

OPINION: On average, a Kiwi driver would need to drive 4.5 million kilometres to be injured in a road crash.

Uber hack hits Kiwis video

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was told about the cyberattack a month after it occurred.

NZ names, phone numbers and email addresses among the information stolen from 57 million people.

The argument for road charges

London has a charge to enter the city.

OPINION: Traffic jams cost the economy. Road charges can ease congestion, an Australian trial shows.

Ethics of a self-driving car video

Waymo cars are being taught to mimic real drivers.

Who dies when an autonomous car is forced into a no-win situation?

Libya's growing biker scene

Members of the Tripoli bikers group ride their motorbikes on he streets of Tripoli, Libya.

They roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.

New Camry flies through crash tests

New Camry is scheduled to have its New Zealand launch in March.

Toyota's new Camry sedan gets a top crash safety rating.

Battle of the sexes on the road video

Male parking confidence is slightly down on last year, according to AA Insurance survey.

Male parking confidence is down, female confidence and driving ability is up, shows NZ survey.

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Apple car research disclosed video

Apple is working on self-drive cars.

Details reveal how self-driving cars can better spots obstacles while using fewer sensors.

Electric Porsche set for 2020 release video

German carmaking giant moves a step closer to its first fully electric sports car after completing design work.

Uber concealed cyberattack video

Tesla losing $12,000 a minute video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Honda CR-V senses safety

The new CR-V has been well accepted in New Zealand – it has now shot up to No 1 on the list of the most popular Hondas.

We drive the strangely named Honda CR-V Sport Sensing, which is all about sensing danger and working to avoid it.

Mercedes-Benz announces prices for X-class pickup truck

It's coming: X-class will arrive in 13 different models, priced from $53,300 to $69,000.

First premium-brand pickup truck now has a price attached.

BMW X3 is a posh (petrol) SUV

This is the new xDrive30i: all four-cylinder X3 models have a giant "4" on the windscreen to identify them. Not really.

German maker turns down the volume on diesel engines for new SUV.

Inside line on the all-new Jeep Wrangler

Classic two-door will continue, including the hard-core Rubicon off-road-focused versions.

Same-again look, but Jeep promises lots of tech in all-new Wrangler.

lifestyle vehicles

Libya's growing biker scene

Members of the Tripoli bikers group ride their motorbikes on he streets of Tripoli, Libya.

They roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.

SsangYong Rexton's new values

Around 400 Rextons were sold last year. Its importer is anticipating better sales with the new model.

SsangYong's Big Rex is still a toughie. But the Korean SUV is going to town.

Five strange Land Rover facts

The best part of Sylvester Stallone's Judge Dredd movie was the Land Rover fleet. The only good part, actually.

You'd expect a maker of off-roaders to go far off the beaten track sometimes. Land Rover certainly does.

Velar takes road less travelled

Range Rovers are always posh, but the Velar's styling gets downright arty.

Off-roading no longer top priority for Land Rover's new luxury SUV.

road tests

Stinger scratches RWD itch video

Flagship GT Sport V6 combines adaptive suspension with a lively limited-slip differential.

If you like your family sedan to do big skids, this new Kia could be for you.

Cupra puts its best feet forward

Cupra is the hero model of the Seat Leon range. That's "Cup racer" to you.

Too much power is just enough to make the FWD Cupra the VW Group's best hot hatch.

Power in short supply for plug-in Mercedes

Looks like any other E-class. But there's a plug-in lithium battery and electric motor underneath.

Electric power makes luxury sedan even more refined. We just wish it lasted longer.

Seat sharpens up compact-SUV options with new Ateca

Ateca SUV based on same platform as Volkswagen Tiguan, but slightly smaller and a lot sportier.

Spanish SUV lives up to brand's fun-to-drive ethos, reports David Linklater.

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No quick fix for our horrendous road toll

The reality underpinning New Zealand's road toll is that driving powerful motor vehicles is a dangerous thing to do.

OPINION: I'm profoundly confused about how we read statistics in New Zealand.

Bureaucrats help bring bogans back to Brighton

Riders take part in the New Zealand Beach Race Championships as part of the Burt Munro Challenge at Invercargill's Oreti ...

OPINION: Johnny Moore usually likes to stick the boot into Christchurch bureaucrats but unexpected cooperation is changing his mind.

Motorcycle riding lesson goes wrong video

A woman crashes of a motorcycle as a riding lesson goes wrong in the US.

A woman in the US finds out the hard way that learning to ride a motorcycle is not as simple as it looks.

Hit the road in style

Husband and wife team Mike Gilbert and Samantha Warrender have launched a Ducati and Vespa tour and rental company in ...

A spirit for adventure has seen a husband and wife head out on the highway for a new business venture.

shows

It's a dent proof car video

The shape-shifting concept car with external airbags could mean no more dents.

A shape-shifting concept car called the Flesby has external airbags to protect against fender benders.

Tokyo Motor Show review video

Subaru VIZIV concept

The road to the future of motoring was laid out at this week's Tokyo motor show.

Fuel-cell future in cars

The Honda Clarity - now available in USA and Japan as an electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel-cell car.

New Zealand is the perfect country for fuel-cell cars. Here's why.

Electric concept a blast from past video

The retrospective-looking Sports EV Concept pays homage to the S500.

Is this Honda's next sports car? We hope so.

customs & classics

Classic car show 'well supported' gallery

Plenty of people and plenty of cars on show at the All American Car Show at Caroline Bay.

Plenty of vehicles including a "good contingent of Mustangs" turned up to the All American Car Show.

Special radar required for a swapmeet

Waikato car enthusiast Murray Ashby knows exactly what he needs as he heads to the Vintage Swapmeet.

One man's junk is another man's treasure, especially at a vintage swapmeet.

Restoring Fred Hollows' car

Murray Martin has restored the 1964 Mercedes Benz 220 that Fred Hollows bought new.

A 20-year restoration job maintains a city connection with Palmerston North-raised ophthalmologist Fred Hollows.

Kaitangata Car Show and Run

The badge on Elwynne Millar-Pay of Invercargill's Ford Fairland Skyliner at the 6th annual Kaitangata Car Show and Run.

Opinion: Kaitangata Car Show and Run paints a portrait of car ownership.

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

F1 set to get fugly: Hamilton video

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton: "[Abu Dhabi is] the last race where the cars will look good."

A safety feature that's mandatory from next season may save lives, but it's not pretty, star says.

Whincup, McLaughlin in showdown

The Aussie holds a small buffer over the hard-charging Kiwi ahead of the last round of the season.

Hartley remains optimistic

Paddon a social media star

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Five things you might not know about Mazda

Milestone moments for the Japanese brand.

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