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Toyota pushes slow-selling Prius in China
Toyota pushes slow-selling Prius in China

Toyota's Prius hybrid is the best-selling gasoline-electric vehicle in the world. In China, it's about as rare as the endangered…

GM move could hold up legal claims over faulty ignition switches

General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before…

Customers drive their way to Stuttgart

It's the largest amateur golf tournament in the world and 24 Mercedes-Benz owners in New Zealand are taking part in the…

Celebrating automotive resurrection

The 21st century has been pretty tough on carmakers. Once upon a time we'd never have thought that iconic automotive brands…

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Rugby: Benji Marshall - 'It didn't work out' video Rugby: Benji Marshall - 'It didn't work out'

New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have today agreed…

Katy Perry's Birthday teaser video Katy Perry's Birthday teaser

Is that really Katy Perry? Yes. The pop star plays…

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The Good Oil: Bugatti lashes up another legend
The Good Oil: Bugatti lashes up another legend

Bugatti has unveiled the fifth in its series of six "Les Legendes de Bugatti" (Bugatti Legends) limited edition runs of…

Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem
Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model…

Motoring: Jaguar's purr-fect trio
Motoring: Jaguar's purr-fect trio

There are many Jag owners - past or present - that would prefer noise and pace over the "cheesecutter" and 'tache" models…

Paul Charman: Are young people going off cars
Paul Charman: Are young people going off cars

Young people seem more interested in owning an expensive smartphone than owning a car. All around the developed world…

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FPV plans last hurrah
FPV plans last hurrah

Ford Performance Vehicles is reversing out of our market in style as it launches its final model. A…

Road test: Kia pro-cee'd GT

Are you a fan of small European designed and manufactured three-door hot hatches with manual transmissions from Korean companies? How…

Celebrating the Traction Avant

Citroen built 760,000 Traction Avant cars in various forms between 1934 and 1957. Over Anzac weekend, the Citroen Car Club…

Paul Charman: The day a Citroen DS beat the Jackals

We could debate all day whether the Citroen DS - made from 1955 to 1975 - was the coolest car ever. If we did, I'd point…

Vive la difference, says Citroen
Vive la difference, says Citroen

How difficult is building a brand in New Zealand that has traditionally been fairly niche, but has very…

Citroen embraces the Kiwi way

Frederic Banzet chuckles, leans back in his chair and shakes his head. There's no way he's getting drawn into this one -…

Mazda NZ recalls cars

Mazda New Zealand is recalling selected Mazda6 equipped with the i-ELOOP energy recovery system. It involves 907 versions…

E-Class first for all-round safety

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of stories we're calling "half-price heroes". Here's the idea: we identify…

Mystique of a left hand drive Firebird

Richard Snow bought this 1968 Pontiac Firebird HO 18 months ago, and he clearly loves his left-hand-drive muscle car with…

Driven exclusive: Mini Cooper S first drive
Driven exclusive: Mini Cooper S first drive

It's more than 50 years since that first groundbreaking little Mini rolled off the production line…

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