Impatient drivers put all at risk gallery

A tale of two overtakes. The vehicle closest to camera is safe but the blue hatchback further up the road is overtaking ...

Blind faith in their luck was the only thing that saved several motorists from disaster between Twizel and Timaru at the weekend.

Game-changing cars, concepts gallery

A Daimler Smart Vision EQ fortwo electric autonomous self-driving concept automobile at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Automakers showed the heights and depths of their ingenuity at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Relatively speaking, of course.

Cops burn attempted shamer

How Dumfries Galloway police hit back at an internet user who tried to shame them for bad parking.

A man's attempt to shame police in Scotland over some errant parking has backfired in spectacular fashion.

Indian-Kiwi loves his Indian

Sunit Prakash with his Royal Enfield Bullet motorcycle. He is an Indian immigrant who had foreign motorcycles at home ...

Sunit Prakash's love affair with Royal Enfield bikes only started after he swapped countries.

Model T's world tour back on

Dirk and Ruth Retger on their world tour driving a 1915 Ford Model T.

A 102-year-old car's world tour is set to resume in NZ two years after a massive crash basically destroyed it in Europe.

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Anger over 'rutted' rural road video

Resident Ash Clarke says Wilson Rd was constantly rutted.

Ash Clarke says unless the prime minister moves in, his messy north-west Auckland rural road will never be sealed.

New speed cameras

The speed cameras will be set up at 33 sites around the country, in an effort by police to drive down speed-related ...

Seven new permanent positions set up in high risk areas across Waikato region.

Midlife crisis reaps golden reward

Graeme Frew and Full Noise in full flight in the Reno Championship Air Races in Nevada this week.

Wanganui man Graeme Frew exceeds all expectations at Reno Championship Air Races.

Road impossible to cross video

Residents say it is far too dangerous and want a pedestrian crossing on Matakana Road.

"We don't trust that our two children will be okay to even cross the road to play at the park."

'Burt Munro of the skies' video

Burt Munro with his 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle.

In classic Burt Munro fashion, Graeme Frew's No 35 World War II fighter plane almost didn't make it to the start.

Kia confirms Stinger for NZ

Stinger will be a car with the X factor, promises Kia NZ.

A new Kia, unlike any seen before, is set to launch in New Zealand later this year.

Weird SUVS from France

Making a 4WD car is easy for Citroen: with the 2CV Sahara, it just put an engine at either end.

For strange SUVs, the go-to country is France.

Cactus dials back prickles

Latest Cactus is slightly cheaper, smoother to drive  - but still an extrovert.

A few key changes have made this Citroen less of a shock to the system.

Piles of fun from mini car

Jeseka Pile with her Riley Elf, one of a long line of Minis she has owned since getting her first one at 15.

Jeseka Pile's life has always been full of Minis and the good times that go with them.

Collins, Z Energy at war

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Z Energy chief executive that a claim made by the company was ...

Energy Minister and petrol giant trade shots in hostile exchange about fuel margins.

Suzuki aims to make new-generation Swift Sport light, fantastic

Boosterjet 1.4-litre turbo engine adds 70Nm to Swift Sport. But weight is down by 80kg.

Less weight, more grip for new Swift Sport due in NZ early next year.

Huge jump in electric vehicles

Nissan Leaf is NZ's most popular used-import EV. Between 2015 and 2017, more than 1800 were registered, meaning they ...

In January 2013, only 190 electric vehicles were registered in NZ. That number has gone up by 2290 per cent.

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Kia confirms Stinger for NZ

Stinger will be a car with the X factor, promises Kia NZ.

A new Kia, unlike any seen before, is set to launch in New Zealand later this year.

Suzuki aims to make new-generation Swift Sport light, fantastic

Less weight, more grip for new Swift Sport due in NZ early next year.

Huge jump in electric vehicles

Gully route moves ahead video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Cactus dials back prickles

Latest Cactus is slightly cheaper, smoother to drive  - but still an extrovert.

A few key changes have made this Citroen less of a shock to the system.

Hilux back on top of Kiwi sales charts... for now

Toyota Hilux has scored a win in the big battle of the utes, knocking Ford Ranger into second place in August sales.

There's been change in the battle of the utes. Here's what's happened.

Sci-fi SUV pushes boundaries video

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars gets you a silent SUV that will romp away from supercars at the traffic lights.

We let Tesla's Autopilot 8.1 do its thing in the always-connected Model X.

China's upscale SUVs hit NZ

H2 carries some big-SUV styling cues, but it's a city-car at heart.

Can China's "premium" SUV brand cut it in New Zealand?

lifestyle vehicles

Weird SUVS from France

Making a 4WD car is easy for Citroen: with the 2CV Sahara, it just put an engine at either end.

For strange SUVs, the go-to country is France.

Porsche unveils fastest SUV video

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

German brand takes the SUV into supercar territory.

Supercharged off-road SUV video

Land Rover Discovery SVX.

British brand gives its latest SUV a hardcore off-road upgrade.

Porsche restyles SUV video

The new 2018 Porsche Cayenne.

A 2018 New Zealand arrival date flagged as German brand evolves its flagship SUV.

road tests

Civic gets Type R super-suit video

Pretty it ain't. The aero is functional, but we're not sure Type R had to look quite so outrageous.

We know the Type R is brilliant on-track. But it's also a talented road car in some surprising ways.

My time in a Tesla video

Stuff reporter Jackson Thomas had 72 hours in possession of a Tesla Model S.

Tesla gave one lucky Stuff journalist the keys to a $270,000 car for the weekend.

A strangely normal wagon

Twin-lamp restyle for Octavia is weirdly retro. But if does give you these cool angular indicators/running lights.

It's the kind of car Kiwis used to love, but don't really talk about any more.

Something special for F-Type

Special-edition F-Type 400 Sport isn't just for show: chassis has had a real giddy-up.

Don't mind the Lego-alike badging: the 400 Sport might be the best F-Type you can buy.

bikes

Leaner and meaner cruisers

Harley developers started by getting the Slim to where they wanted it, then spun the rest of the range from it.

Just a few ingredients gives you a dozen new Harley-Davidsons. We ride the new Softail range.

Riding for mental health

Isaac London will ride a motorcycle from Canada to Argentina to raise awareness for mental health and suicide.

Auckland motorcyclist prepares for the longest ride of his life.

Women and their bikes

Stephanie Acraman will be riding along for the Distinguished Gentlemens Ride in Hamilton this year.

There will be plenty of 'eye-candy' for men and women at this year's DGR.

Wedded bliss on a bike

The Staffords traversed 21,044 kilometres over 12 weeks.

Auckland couple celebrate 40 years married with an 84-day, 21,000 kilometre motorcycle trip.

shows

911 GT3 gets touring package

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package

Porsche revisits recipe used for collectible 911 R with new road focused version of the 911 GT3

Star cars set for Frankfurt debut

With more than 1000 horsepower and a top speed of more than 349kmh, Mercedes-Benz's AMG Project One will compete ...

Hybrid hypercars, more electrics than you can shake a plug at and pricey "exotics" vie for attention in Germany.

Revered Alfa tops big show

The stunning Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM (Competizione Maggiorata) Pininfarina Superflow IV with trophies won at the Salon ...

A 57-year-old one-off "space age" Alfa Romeo has driven away with top honours a prestigious car show in the UK.

Mini unveils electric concept video

Mini has unveiled its electric concept.

British brand's electric car plans revealed in new zero-emission concept.

customs & classics

Piles of fun from mini car

Jeseka Pile with her Riley Elf, one of a long line of Minis she has owned since getting her first one at 15.

Jeseka Pile's life has always been full of Minis and the good times that go with them.

Truck a 'work of Art'

It took four years to restore the highly modified 1953 Ford F100 truck.

Among the star line-up at the Kaikōura Hop is a World Truck Show winner.

Sparks fly at E-Type relaunch

The E-Type Zero drives and looks like an E-type and, despite its electric engine, is actually quicker than an original ...

"The world's most beautiful car" gets a planet-friendly makeover - and picks up speed in the process.

Hopping spectacular car fest

Miss Kaikoura Hop organiser Fonda Novis and Kaikoura Hop organiser Doug O'Callahan.

The popular Kaikoura Hop is still expected to draw in the crowds and cars.

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Leitch surprised by bus incident video

New Zealand motorsport driver Brendon Leitch has been competing in the Formula 4 United States Championship.

"It wasn't till I got very close to the bus that I realised the bus was on my side of the fence."

'Burt Munro of the skies' video

In classic Burt Munro fashion, Graeme Frew's No 35 World War II fighter plane almost didn't make it to the start.

Vettel loses huge ground

Red flag for yellow school bus video

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Anger over 'rutted' rural road

Ash Clarke says unless the prime minister moves in, his messy north-west Auckland rural road will never be sealed.

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