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A Ford Ranger Raptor? video

Is Ford considering a Raptor high-performance version of the Ranger?

Spy shots out of the US suggest that Ford is considering a high-performance Raptor version of its new Ranger ute.

BMW re-engineers X3 video

The new BMW X3.

BMW targets range-topping competitors with new X3 range.

Cash can't buy LaFerrari video

Timepiece and jewellery entrepreneur David Lee poses with his Ferrari collection in Walnut, California.

Multimillionaire has a garage full of Ferraris but attempts to buy a rare new model have been turned down.

Driving a Ford Ranger in NZ video

American Autoblog editor David Gluckman tests the Ford Ranger on South Island roads.

Americans love a good pick-up, so much so that one motoring journo has travelled all the way to NZ for a test drive.

VW to build electric Kombi video

The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz in concept form as it's unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2017.

Volkswagen is all set to bring back the microbus in an all-electric form.

E-Pace joins F-Pace in Jaguar SUV range

Jaguar teases E Pace.

First look at new compact SUV from British brand.

Kiwi prices, spec for Spanish Seat SUV

Seat Ateca SUV is based on same platform as VW Tiguan; it's shorter and sportier, though.

New but strangely familiar SUV will be launched in NZ in September.

Echoes of past in new baby SUV video

Toyota would like to think C-HR represents a revolution, like the first RAV4 or Echo supermini. We're not so sure.

Baby SUV has plenty of extras, but it needs a bit of work on the basics.

Fast car comes home

Ernie Caske, 94, has been reunited with the Speedway Midget Car he built in 1946 - 71 years ago.

A 94-year-old Manawatu man has been reunited with the speedy car he built in 1946.  

Wild non AMG Mercedes-Benz tuners

Mansory Gronos Black Desert adds off-road function to the feral performance and body addenda.

Think Mercedes-AMG makes wild cars? That's nothing: check out these.

Electric Audi shows off power video

New Q7 is electric, but also unapologetically a full-size SUV, with strong performance and big towing ability.

Electric SUV does almost everything the conventional model can. Except make you feel guilty.

Watch: Lions team off-piste video

Tackle this: James Haskell drives the new Land Rover Discovery in Rotorua.

British & Irish Lions team hit the dirt in latest Land Rover.

Tomcar: Small but tough video

Tomcar in action. The vehicle is small but tough.

Business is on the up for the made to order off-road vehicle maker.

Top 10 auto attractions at Fieldays video

Want to see number one of Holden NZ's 51-allocation of Commodore Magnum utes? It's right here.

NZ's top agri-show is also now NZ's top motor show. Here are our top-10 picks from Fieldays.

Tougher Triton ute a one-off video

Mitsubishi's Huntaway Triton ute.

Mitsubishi has gone to town to create a one-off special edition rugged rural beast for National Fieldays.

Nissan reveals tough ute concept

Nissan revealed its Navara-based Attack concept.

Nissan has gone on the attack with a new muscular Navara ute concept.

New Hyundai Kona is brewing

Kona might be a little brother to Tucson and Santa Fe, but it introduces a whole new look.

Hyundai's new small SUV has been revealed to the world's media in Korea.

Jeep's new blackout 'hawk'

Blackhawk package adds, well, black to a Grand Cherokee Laredo. And 20-inch alloys.

There's an appealing new appearance package available for the Grand Cherokee. We're just not so sure about the name.

Trackhawk steals SRT's Jeep thunder video

Trackhawk's supercharged 6.2-litre V8 will make the vehicle the quickest and most powerful production SUV on the planet.

A 6.4-litre Hemi V8 is just a tasty NZ entree for lovers of big SUVs with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 beast on the horizon.

This is a feel-good SUV video

Top Style version of Kodiaq comes with adaptive chassis technology that includes an off-road setting.

Never mind all the clever features. Is the Kodiaq any good as a thing to drive?

Right first time SUVs

Lamborghini LM 002 was originally designed as a military vehicle. Can you tell?

Skoda's impressive Kodiaq is not the first time a manufacturer has got it right first time with an SUV.

Skoda fashionably late to SUV party

Kodiaq is Czech brand's first seven-seat SUV. But it has Korea's high-riders in its sights.

Skoda used to be the butt of many jokes but no more. The Kodiaq SUV will also satisfy.

Nearly a glowing review of the Soul turbo

Turbo gets unique front styling detail and high-intensity gas-discharge headlights.

The Soul turbo has lots to offer. But a sporty character isn't on the list.

How Murph will make his mark at Fieldays this year

Fieldays 2017 will be a fitting place for Holden to farewell the authentic Aussie ute.

Fifty-one is the magic number for Holden at country's largest agricultural show.

Hyundai teases baby-SUV model

Kona's "cascading grille" is a key element of Hyundai's new design direction.

Hyundai's new Kona, a crucial rival for the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3, will reach NZ this year.

Watch: Ford Raptor v T-Rex video

The Ford Raptor v the T-Rex.

Action is anything but prehistoric in this humorous video which puts a Ford Raptor up against a T-Rex.

Little Audi big on options

Fully dressed-up Q2 looks pretty striking. But then it can also be very expensive: this one is nudging $70k.

Small SUV is a polished act all-round. But keep the calculator on hand when ordering.

BMW's highly desirable foil to luxury SUVs video

Yes the 530d is on a beach. Yes it's all-wheel drive. No, it's not an SUV (it's better).

Adding an estate body shape and xDrive to the 5-series transforms both image and the driving experience.

Golf turbo drives Tiguan SUV video

The Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line, powered by the same turbocharged engine as the Golf GTi.

Stick a hot hatch's turbocharged engine into an SUV and you get a rather invigorating drive.

Maserati Levante S for NZ

Maserati Levante S.

Performance SUV opens the door for more powerful models.

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