Volvo Ambience really cares video

Ambience concept based on Volvo's chauffeur-driven S90 Excellence three-seater: room to stretch out.

Passenger can change the cabin mood with a mobile app.

Review - Haval H9 SUV delights

H9 is the third SUV from Chinese brand Haval to be launched in New Zealand.

Review - Chinese brand ups its Kiwi efforts with full-size seven-seater.

1 in 3 road deaths had no seatbelts video

Over a quarter of road deaths in the last decade are linked to occupants not wearing seatbelts.

Drivers heading to work, tourists, rural dwellers and elderly all ignoring safety warnings to buckle up.

Truckies point finger at regulators

Road Transport Forum chief executive Ken Shirley says the number of vehicles affected by this issue will be more than 802.

Hundreds of towbars ordered unsafe is just the start of a "horrendous" costly problem, truck industry says.

Kanye's Tesla seal of approval video

Kanye West has set Elon Musk's world alight with the endorsement of the Tesla Model 3

Kanye West and Elon Musk's bromance is hitting an all-time high as Kanye professes love for Tesla Model 3.

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Pikes Peak car looks to the cloud

Driver Romain Dumas will get just one crack at Pikes Peak when the hillclimb runs in June.

Plug-in will aim to break record for EVs in Race to the Clouds.

'Free ride' for electric vehicle owners video

The Government say Electric vehicles will help prevent global warming.

While the bulk of Auckland motorists are paying to fund roading plans, electric car owners won't be taxed.

Freedom in the regions

Shane Sergeant has parked his house bus in a central Palmerston North spot.

Radical new plan would see campers sent packing from the congested cities.

When cars hit the end of the road

Warren Strong is the boss of Strong on Honda, the largest car dismantler in the country. Its operation is huge, ...

Around 150,000 cars a year are scrapped in New Zealand. Here's where they go.

One critical after crash

A bus and a car have crashed near Manakau.

Bus and car collide on SH1 near Manakau, Horowhenua.

Why Chch needs more taxes

Christchurch has a strong case to be the only city or district council allowed to implement its own fuel tax.

OPINION: The Christchurch City Council wants the power to introduce its own fuel tax. It should be allowed it.

1 in 6 use phones at traffic lights

A French study found 35 per cent of drivers engaging in "visual-manual interactions" with a phone at traffic lights, ...

They're the Kiwis who don't go when the lights turn green, totally addicted, totally breaking the law.

David Tua's number plate: O4OSUM

David Tua with his sparkling re-pimped mini.

Kiwi heavyweight owns his infamous spelling mistake, putting it on his newly done-up Mini.

Child patients car goes for service video

It's an EV as well: SRH can hit 16kmh flat-out.

Self-drive Roller for child-patients celebrates a year in service.

Omotenashi to the max

Lexus says LS is all about "Omotenashi": the Japanese concept of hospitality and anticipating your needs.

Welcome the new flagship of the Lexus range. Or maybe it will welcome you.

BMW M2 more competitive

Now with more skids: M2 has gained the engine from the larger M4 in new Competition guise.

Littlest M-car gets some serious upgrades.

Aston Martin's proof of life

All-new Aston Martin Vantage is aimed directly at Porsche 911. With help from Mercedes-AMG (engine).

Most engaging Aston ever? Believe it or not, the latest Vantage might be just that.

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Child patients car goes for service video

It's an EV as well: SRH can hit 16kmh flat-out.

Self-drive Roller for child-patients celebrates a year in service.

Omotenashi to the max

Welcome the new flagship of the Lexus range. Or maybe it will welcome you.

BMW M2 more competitive

VW Amarok upgrade coming

Trends in SUVs and Vans

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.

Meet the Ute-based tough squad

The Toyota Fortuner, which is built off the Hilux ute.

Introducing the go-anywhere SUVs - because underneath it they are the same as utes.

lifestyle vehicles

Renault Captur II - quirky and cheaper

Renault claims 150 changes for Captur II. Unfortunately 149 of them are not that obvious.

French maker's baby SUV still colourful in many ways.

Mercedes-Benz on all fours with X-class, but the V6 is coming

This is the top Power version of the X-class. No extra, ahem, power, but lots of bling.

We drive Mercedes-Benz pickup-truck on NZ roads.

First-ever Skoda SUV was designed in NZ

Trekka was New Zealand's only home-grown, series-produced vehicle.

Skoda Museum in Czech Republic and City Gallery, Wellington both embracing classic Kiwi SUV.

Think of the Skoda Karoq as a baby bear

Medium-sized Karoq looks like larger Kodiaq. "Second phase" of SUVs, says Skoda NZ.

If you want to compare Karoq with the larger Kodiaq, that's fine with Skoda NZ.

road tests

Aston Martin's proof of life

All-new Aston Martin Vantage is aimed directly at Porsche 911. With help from Mercedes-AMG (engine).

Most engaging Aston ever? Believe it or not, the latest Vantage might be just that.

Renault Captur II - quirky and cheaper

Renault claims 150 changes for Captur II. Unfortunately 149 of them are not that obvious.

French maker's baby SUV still colourful in many ways.

Mercedes-Benz on all fours with X-class, but the V6 is coming

This is the top Power version of the X-class. No extra, ahem, power, but lots of bling.

We drive Mercedes-Benz pickup-truck on NZ roads.

The Volkswagen Polo Beats goes on

Best value Beats product on the market? Extra trim and a thunderous audio system for an extra $2k.

If you forgot about Dre, don't buy this special-edition Polo.

bikes

When Christchurch ruled the world

Ivan Mauger  with his million dollar gold-plated speedway motorcycle, which now lives at Canterbury Museum.

OPINION: Was speedway superstar Ivan Mauger NZ's best ever sportsman or are we too rugby obsessed to notice?

Like Uber, but for e-scooters

San Jose State student Harmen Ghotra, 21, picks up a Lime-S electric scooter to get to campus.

Running late? Tap an app, flick the kickstand and whiz away on an e-scooter.

Mud makes for tough morning

Braden Lucas of Waimate High School and Andrew Brock of Southland Boys' High School race at the South Island Secondary ...

Track expected to improve during the day

'Chick magnet' sees Southland by motorbike

Ellie the fox terrier goes for a ride on David Graham's motorbike every Thursday night.

Ellie the fox terrier 'brings all the birds out of the pub' her owner says.

shows

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.

Jeremy Clarkson's Grand Tour over? video

The Grand Tour sees Jeremy Clarkson test out cars alongside Richard Hammond and James May.

The former Top Gear host dismisses reports Amazon's The Grand Tour has been axed after just three series.

customs & classics

Vintage car took 19 years to restore

Invercargill resident Ray Tressler bought his 1929 Austin 7 Chummy off a Maitland beekeeper 48 years ago.

A 1929 Austin 7 Chummy is the third vintage car owned by Ray Tressler, of Invercargill.

The world's finest?

Car based on 1927 Mercedes-Benz S-Type, but with a revolutionary lightweight body.

Classic 1929 Mercedes-Benz joining the trans-Atlantic show circuit.

Children restore Morris Minor

Hannah Russell, 13, and Josh Smit, 12, are among of Palmerston North Intermediate Normal pupils who have signed up to ...

Mechanics lessons, with rust, oil and sanding have children lining up for a new class.

Classic Maseratis impounded

We at Stuff obtained this photo of Joe Walsh's Maserati 5000GT being pushed around in its impound.

Life's been good? Not when you're an Eagles star and you get your classic cars impounded.....

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

IndyCar star wets pants during race

Canadian IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe made an uncomfortable confession during the Grand Prix of Alabama.

"My legs were shaking, I had to go so bad," James Hinchliffe confesses to mid-race accident in his driver's seat.

Kiwi McLaughlin wins again video

The Kiwi motorsport ace backed up Saturday's win with another victory on Sunday.

Newgarden claims pole, Dixon sixth

McLaughlin takes championship lead

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