Kia builds factory in Mexico
Kia builds factory in Mexico

South Korea's Kia Motors is spending more than US$1 billion ($1.19 billion) on building a car factory in northern Mexico…

Toyota Land Cruiser makes comeback in Japan
Toyota Land Cruiser makes comeback in Japan

Toyota is bringing back the Land Cruiser 70 in Japan, catering to nostalgic demand for the rugged off-roader that's favoured…

Lower petrol prices match falls in commodity prices
Lower petrol prices match falls in commodity prices

Petrol pump prices fell 4 cents per litre during August, but there was no change in diesel prices. Excluding sites discounting…

Bikers protest outside Parliament
Bikers protest outside Parliament

A horde of motorcyclists revved up to Parliament today to protest against ACC fees.

Motoring

Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after Hamilton crash
Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after Hamilton crash

Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with…

Snazzy Sylvester’s a thoroughbred

Barbara Harris, deputy director Trade and Hon Vice Consul, UK Trade & Investment at the British Consulate-General in Auckland…

Motorsport: Dixon second as Power grabs title

Aucklander Scott Dixon ended the IndyCar season with a second placing in the season finale in Fontana, California yesterday…

Championship leader Marquez wins British MotoGP

MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez held off Jorge Lorenzo in a back-and-forth battle from start to finish to…

Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker
Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries…

Inside Tesla's $5b bidding war

Through a series of unusual plays, Tesla has five US states bidding up subsidy packages to land a coveted $5 billion battery…

Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

Australian driver Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming…

The biggest motoring myths

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As feral as a 1968 Monaro

This 1968 Monaro was built in the model's first year, as GTS with full instrumentation, including a tacho, and the Chevrolet-sourced…

Motorsport: Bad start for Dixon
Motorsport: Bad start for Dixon

IndyCar driver Scott Dixon has arrived in Fontana, California, this weekend for the final round of the…

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Road Safety

Farmer's close call as car crashes
Farmer's close call as car crashes

Peter Larmer's quiet Sunday at home on his Levin farm was shattered when a car crashed through two fences…

'Let's get sports stars to help save Kiwi lives'

Visiting world motoring chief Jean Todt has praised New Zealand's road safety effort, but says there must be no let-up…

New Legacy and Outback get top safety nod

Subaru's new generation Legacy and Outback have received the highest possible safety ranking in testing conducted by the…

Unrestrained children are projectiles, police warn

Children are projectiles when they are not properly restrained, police warned, after a mother pleaded guilty yesterday to…

Push for cars that see danger
Push for cars that see danger

Obama's administration is taking a first step towards requiring future cars and light trucks be equipped…

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Motorsport

V8 Supercars
Nearly-man Power in driver's seat
Nearly-man Power in driver's seat

Will Power, trying to become Australia's first IndyCar…

Motorsport: Death wish? Just need for speed
Motorsport: Death wish? Just need for speed

New Zealand has had its fair share of sporting heroes…

Motorsport: Van Gis steaming in the rain
Motorsport: Van Gis steaming in the rain

One of the most well-respected motorsport team managers…

Lorenzo looks to take down Marquez in Australia
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Formula One

Vettel gets first drive of new Sochi Circuit
Vettel gets first drive of new Sochi Circuit

Four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel…

Rosberg hit my car on purpose, Hamilton
Rosberg hit my car on purpose, Hamilton

Nico Rosberg apparently admitted deliberately crashing…

Ricciardo in with a shot at Formula One title
Ricciardo in with a shot at Formula One title

If Daniel Ricciardo said at the start of the season…

Gloves are off as Hamilton-Rosberg feud continues
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Motoring photos and video

Mercedes-AMG at the Snow Farm
video Mercedes-AMG at the Snow Farm

Mercedes-AMG has combined with some of New Zealand’s…

Driven Classic: Holden Monaro GTS
photos Driven Classic: Holden Monaro GTS

Jacqui Madelin checks out a Holden that's a Targa…

2015 Volvo XC90
photos 2015 Volvo XC90

Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars…

Raw: Firefighters rescue puppy stuck in tire
video Raw: Firefighters rescue puppy stuck in tire

It took Houston firefighters more than an hour to…

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Hybrid and Electric Cars

Sleek and safe - Volvo shows off new XC90
Sleek and safe - Volvo shows off new XC90

It's nearly four weeks until the Paris motor show…

Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations
Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier…

Google's self-drive car off track
Google's self-drive car off track

Google's self-driving car has hit a speed bump due…

Electric cars boost brain power
Electric cars boost brain power

It's a moot point whether electric vehicles will…

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Car Care

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Motor Vehicles

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