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Sustainable and innovative hotel

The Hotel Britomart building is expected to have 50 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a building that meets ...

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Hybrid or fully electric F-150 Raptor? Not any time soon

The latest F-150 Raptor isn’t set to go hybrid, despite the regular F-150 having an electrified option.

Ford is committing to electrifying its range, but it isn't ready to go as far as the F-150 Raptor just yet.

Mazda brings a ute to an SUV fight video

Mazda’s new BT-50 certainly looks like a Mazda SUV, but is it a credible alternative to one?

Can a ute be a credible alternative to an SUV? Mazda certainly thinks the new BT-50 is.

People want the electric F-150 more than the Cybertruck video

Ford’s electric F-150 is the most appealing out of four prominent upcoming electric trucks, a study has found.

A new study has found the forthcoming electric F-150 a more appealing option in nearly every aspect examined compared to the Tesla Cybertruck.

2021 Nissan Navara priced and specced

The Navara has a new face and updated tech but the mechanicals are largely the same.

Nissan's updated Navara has been given pricing, final specifications and a due date.

Ford’sTransit plug-in hybrid

Ford introduced a plug-in hybrid version of its popular Transit van, which is now on sale here.

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The Porsche Taycan just got a bit more affordable video

Getting into the Taycan just got a lot easier with the new base model, priced from $173,900.

If you want an electric Porsche but have a hard budget of $200k, you're in luck.

The best selling car in (nearly) every country video

Utes might rule in our part of the world, but it is a different story in other places around the world.

Ever wondered what the most popular car in Iceland is? Wonder no more!

Rivian raises another US$2.65 billion in funding as EV nears launch

The R1T pick up was supposed to be launched in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back to this year.

With the launch of its R1T pick up and R1S SUV nearing, Rivian has scored another big boost from its latest round of investment.

Ford might be working on a new Bronco-based ute

The newly released Bronco may spawn a ute derivative.

Is Ford planning a ute based on an SUV that was already based on a ute? It looks like it.

Triumph of function and form

Dean Sheed general manager of Audi says everything that is designed on their vehicles has to have a function

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Maximum D-Max: X-Terrain takes Isuzu upmarket video

The Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain is a good-looking thing. Depending on your opinion of blinged-up utes, that is.

The D-Max is an excellent ute, but has Isuzu tried to go too high up the food chain with the X-Terrain?

Toyota Hilux: The Tradie Dad Review video

Nile’s dad, Dave McCarthy says the tradie’s pick is the SR, but you won’t find many complaints about the SR5.

Toyota Hiluxes are one of the most go-to vehicles for tradies. So Nile Bijoux got a tradie's opinion. He also happens to be his dad.

Vinfast developing double-cab ute in Australia?

Vietnam's first domestic manufacturer is working on a ute. And it looks rather good.

Vietnamese start-up Vinfast is working on a ute that'll likely be developed in Australia.

Ford's fightback - Ranger holds off Hilux in November sales video

The Ford Ranger has staved off Toyota’s Hilux-shaped assault – at least, for now.

The Ford Ranger has fended off Toyota’s updated Hilux for the month of November.

Peugeot takes on the ute segment video

This is Peugeot’s brand-new ute, the Landtrek. It looks good, but it doesn’t look like it’s coming here.

Peugeot has revealed the new Landtrek ute, but will it be coming here?

Sir Steve Hansen on performance

Its 40 years since the innovative Audi quattro all-wheel drive system was introduced, making it the first company to ...

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SIXT hits that new car feeling

SIXT will launch with an impressive range of cars – from Japanese brand favourites to European and luxury offerings

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Mazda comes out swinging with BT-50 ute pricing video

Mazda BT-50

Mazda's new ute is cheaper than an equivalent Ford Ranger and the vehicle it shares its underpinnings with, the recently launched Isuzu D-Max.

This is all you need to turn your Triton into a wilderness-ready hotel video

You could also turn your ute into a two-storey pop-up hotel for the wilderness.

Want to take your ute way out into the wops for a weekend? You need these accessories.

This is Great Wall's value onslaught on the ute market

The Cannon is a sharp-looking thing, which pairs well with its pricing.

This is Great Wall’s new ute, a well-equipped 4x4 coming in at less than $40k.

High demand pushes electric F-150 production up by 50 per cent

Interest in Ford’s upcoming all-electric version of the F-150 has encouraged the company to pump up its production ...

The ICE-powered F-150 truck is Ford's bestseller and it looks like the electric version is going to follow in its tyre tracks as demand skyrockets.

A ride in a Lordstown Motors electric pickup: It's real, but will that be enough?

Lordstown’s Endurance Electric pick-up is real and it has been taking journalists for rides in one to prove it.

Lordstown, the latest company to throw its hat into the electric pick up ring, faces a tough road, but it is the first to be giving journalists rides in its new truck.

GMSV launches with Silverado 1500 video

The new Silverado 1500 will usher in the new GMSV brand.

General Motors Specialty Vehicles is here with its first locally offered vehicle.

Is this the first 'Cybertruck' in NZ? video

Whoa, is that a Cybertruck?

Trade Me has a listing for what could be the first 'Cybertruck' in New Zealand.

The five weirdest cars you can buy on Alibaba video

Weird cars on Alibaba

You can buy almost anything on Chinese website Alibaba, even cars. Here are five of the weirdest.

Navara gets a facelift and extra tech to fight the new wave of utes

The Navara has been updated with a new face and extra tech.

Nissan is the latest to refresh its ute offering, following Toyota, Ford and an all-new Isuzu.

Isuzu maxes out the D-Max video

Believe it or not, the dog wasn’t planned. He just wanted to come for a ride.

The all-new Isuzu D-Max has arrived. We head up into the Canterbury high country to check it out.

Hennessey will build the V8 Bronco that Ford won't video

Texan tuner Hennessey is giving us the V8 Bronco that Ford won’t.

Ford has repeatedly said it won't build a V8 version of the new Bronco. Luckily Hennessey will build one for you.

Mazda BT-50 grabs 5 star ANCAP rating video

The Mazda BT-50’s handsome new face has cost it a few points in ANCAP crash testing, but it’s still a 5 star ute.

Like its newly-released Isuzu D-Max twin, the upcoming Mazda BT-50 has scored the maximum 5 stars in ANCAP testing.

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