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Mucking about in Holdens video

Addition of Holden's 1.4-litre turbo engine has perked the Trax up considerably.

Join us for an SUV-skid at Holden's Lang Lang proving ground.

This Volvo goes old school

Volvo V90 CC has all the design cues and tech of the XC90 SUV, but it's 235mm lower. Way cooler too?

Latest CC recalls Volvo's past. But there's nothing old-fashioned about it.

BMW teases new X2

A BMW teaser pic of the new X2 SUV.

Bavarian automaker has given a sneak peek of its latest SUV.

Maxed-out Mini proves practical

Countryman is a Mini, but it's also an SUV - and not particularly small compared with rival SUVs.

Countryman is the Mini for every-person thanks to its enlarged dimensions. But does it retain the personality that defines the brand?

Early play in new Holden SUV video

Holden engineers still tweaking Acadia for local consumption. We won't see it on sale until 2018.

There's a lot that's secret about Holden's new seven-seater. But we've sampled it anyway.

Expect more on-road Range Rovers video

Land Rover's chief design officer Gerry McGovern with the Evoque, the first truly city-friendly Range Rover.

Urban jungle is the focus for many new Land Rover models.

X-Trail is a surprisingly big deal

New V-shaped grille gives familiar X-Trail more of a Nissan-2017 look.

World's largest-selling SUV (yes, really) gets a little tweak for 2017.

Highlander has high ground in names

Highlander has been recently face-lifted, and has a new nose.

Great name - in New Zealand? But in Aussie?

New ute's prices confirmed

First shipment of the LDV T60 utes is due in Auckland this weekend.

Latest entry into NZ's ute market arrives from China.

Outlander plugged into the future

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, New Zealand's most popular electrified vehicle.

Here's a stepping-stone to a fully electric future.

Killing for leather change predicted

Inside the Range Rover Velar.

NZ wool option as Range Rover's design chief wants to avoid ''slaughter'' for leather vehicle interiors.

The Audi e-tron takeover

Q7 and A3 are the first two of many Audi e-tron models to come.

Soon, Audi will offer a plug-in version of every model. The upgraded A3 and new Q7 e-trons are just the start.

World's first all-electric sports truck video

The Bollinger B1 all-electric sports utility truck.

There's a new electric kid on the block.

Cat's out of the bag: Rangie Velar

On top of ol' Roaldshornet. It might be an on-roader, but clever traction systems in Velar got us all the way up here.

Velar is Range Rover's sportiest-ever model - with a little help from Jaguar. We take it for a spin.

What's a Range Rover Velar again?

Four Rangie generations on the road. Actual speed of 1970 original may not match image.

The modern Range Rover family can be traced back to a made-up car company called Velar.

Funky car's connectivity clanger

C-HR surely one of Toyota's most youth-oriented efforts. One of the better-handling ones, too.

The C-HR is turbo-powered and funky-looking, so what's not to like? It could be more cellphone-friendly.

Virtual dirt for new ute

The facelifted and more powerful Isuzu D-Max LS ute.

Forget the flash-Harry add-ons, Isuzu's D-Max is a ute that presents itself more for its sheer ability than for its looks.

Veil lifted on Range Rover Velar NZ prices, specification

LED headlights standard across the range.

Full details on NZ lineup of Range Rover's brand-new high-style SUV.

Why Range Rover when you can Disco?

If it looks like a Range Rover, maybe it kind of is. Disco has stepped up in terms of on-road dynamics and luxury.

The Discovery might be a functional machine, but it's also a staggeringly smooth operator.

Equinox a more captivating Holden SUV video

Equinox is Holden's replacement for the Captiva. It was revealed earlier this year... so you can ditch the camo, guys.

Mexico makes a much better Holden SUV than Korea.

Misunderstood SUV is good

Tailgate is electrically operated, and can be activated by swiping a foot under the rear bumper.

Do you know about the Ford Escape? Really?

Merc ute revealed, NZ-bound early-2018 video

Entry-level Pure is the most rugged and functional of the three X-class models.

First-ever one-tonner from German maker aims to cover all of the bases, from fleet to luxury-lifestyle.

Utes are becoming luxury cars

Want to talk work-life balance? Modern pickups can do everything. As they should: they cost a lot.

Like so many country properties, the pickup-truck is being gentrified big-time.

All in with $400k Bentley video

Would you do this with a $285k SUV? Actually, this optioned-up Bentley Bentayga is more like $350k.

The super-expensive Bentayga SUV will seldom go off-road. Shame, because it can.

New Honda CR-V is longer, wider, taller

The new fifth-generation Honda CR-V, just arrived in New Zealand.

Honda's all new CR-V just about the jumps the launch queue with its early New Zealand arrival.

Cheapest Kodiaq still loaded for bear

This very big SUV has a very small engine: 1.4-litre, with front-drive.

The 1.4-litre, front-drive Kodiaq Ambition might just be all the SUV you need.

NZ's top-selling utes to race

Mitsubishi Triton and Ford Ranger are set to race in the new SuperUtes competition.

Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux and other popular ute makers are set to hit the racetrack in 2018, but not in New Zealand.

Extreme tests for new Jaguar video

Jaguar E-Pace in design camouflage undergoes testing in an alpine region.

From the freezing Arctic Circle to the dust and heat of Dubai, the Jaguar E-Pace has been subjected to a diverse testing programmes.

High-riding Merc hot rods

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe.

Mercedes-Benz reveals details of NZ's fastest SUVs that have biturbo V8s.

Last blast Aussie ute a bit bonkers video

Hot wheels! Limited-edition Magnum ute is a surefire collectible. Especially this one: #1 of 51 for NZ.

It's a ute that can demolish a track day. Can't do that in a Colorado.

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