Honda Jazz gets ANCAP 5-star rating
Honda Jazz gets ANCAP 5-star rating

More accolades for the compact Honda Jazz following on from success in its category at the New Zealand Car of the Year awards…

Volkswagen Touareg set to impress NZ's boatie tribe
Volkswagen Touareg set to impress NZ's boatie tribe

For many Kiwi boaties, the European vehicle of choice when it comes to towing is Volkswagen's mid-sized SUV, the Touareg. …

Racing simulator lands in NZ with hefty price tag
Racing simulator lands in NZ with hefty price tag

After shunting the concrete wall at Griffins Bend, the lap times soon started to drop. The throaty engine roars, the driver's…

Kiwi V8 Supercars team has backing and confidence
Kiwi V8 Supercars team has backing and confidence

The only New Zealand team in the V8 Supercars championship may be the new boys on the block but they are going about their…

Motoring

photos 2015 Volkswagen Touareg
2015 Volkswagen Touareg

Driven Magazine tests the 'revamped' 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. Photos by Ted Baghurst

Cactus prompts Citroen's swing to SUV

Citroen plans to launch a new SUV as part of a restructure of its range. "The SUV segment is growing across each region,"…

Top Gear heads to TV3

Top Gear is changing lanes in New Zealand. The long-running BBC motoring show starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond…

Kia Sportage's facelift puts smile on dial

The combination of small car dimensions and a powerful engine usually promise some driving appeal. The Kia Sportage might…

Graeme Smyth gets perfect build-up
Graeme Smyth gets perfect build-up

Auckland karter Graeme Smyth got the perfect build-up for a big fortnight of racing coming up with an…

Nick Cassidy wins on debut in Toyota 86 championship

Multiple Toyota Racing Series champion Nick Cassidy came to the Toyota Finance 86 Championship with one aim: to win races. At…

Relax back into pillowy comfort with Maybach

There's one thing that exasperates Mercedes-Benz's director of development for the luxury S-Class sedan, Dr Henmann-Joseph…

video Bargwanna takes on racing car simulator

Australian V8 Supercars driver Jason Bargwanna drives around Mt Panorama on the racing car simulator imported into New Zealand…

Pollution doubles near motorways

People who live beside Auckland's Southern Motorway are subjected to air pollution at nearly double the level of those 130m…

Motorsport: Kiwis make their presence felt with Deep South victories
Motorsport: Kiwis make their presence felt with Deep South victories

Kiwis came to the fore during round two of the Toyota Racing Series in scorching heat at Teretonga Park…

Motoring Archives

Road Safety

640 stung in police blitz
640 stung in police blitz

More than 640 drivers were stung with fines during a 24-hour, 84-checkpoint police road safety blitz…

Cops fear drivers missing the message

Police are concerned drivers are getting complacent about using mobile phones after the number caught using them has doubled…

Zero tolerance fines net just $420

It's been labelled a revenue-gathering mission, but the police "zero tolerance" summer speed limit campaign contributed…

Staying on the straight and narrow

While national statistics suggest foreign drivers play only a small part in serious crashes, the picture differs markedly…

Liz Dobson: When one and one make zero... sense
Liz Dobson: When one and one make zero... sense

The Police Minister was confused about the speed enforcement message. I was confused about the zero-tolerance…

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Car Buyers' Guide

‘M’ brands dominate car of the year awards
‘M’ brands dominate car of the year awards

If new passenger car registrations alone are the judge…

Spending up big
Spending up big

Bigger picture still important with luxury cars Charlie…

Reliable cars under $5,000
Reliable cars under $5,000

June owns a very tired and well-travelled 1992 Daihatsu…

Rear seatbelt options an often forgotten safety issue
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Motorsport

V8 Supercars
Scott Dixon wins Daytona endurance event
Scott Dixon wins Daytona endurance event

Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead…

Defending champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally
Defending champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally

Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of…

Ogier retains overall lead at Monte Carlo Rally after day 3
Motorsport: Evans confirms V8 drive
Motorsport: Evans confirms V8 drive

At next weekend's third round of the Toyota Racing…

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Motoring photos and video

Jason Bargwanna drives the Simworx racing simulator
video Jason Bargwanna drives the Simworx racing simulator

V8 Supercars driver, Jason Bargwanna , drives the…

Suzuki DR200
photos Suzuki DR200

Jacqui Madelin tests the Suzuki DR200 for Driven Magazine. Photos…

Driving the Simworx racing simulator
video Driving the Simworx racing simulator

The Simworx racing simulator can mimic vehicle movements…

Toyota Racing Series Ruapuna round
photos Toyota Racing Series Ruapuna round

Photos from the first round of the Toyota Racing Series…

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Car Care

When selling, sort that paperwork ... quickly When selling, sort that paperwork ... quickly

Selling a motor vehicle privately is an experience…

Car Care: Avoiding a flat battery Car Care: Avoiding a flat battery

Flat batteries are never planned, they usually happen…

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Motor Vehicles

Ewen Gilmour keeps giving Ewen Gilmour keeps giving

The late (and legendary) Ewen Gilmour may be missing…

Staff rally to support toddler's mum Staff rally to support toddler's mum

Wanganui Hospital CEO is 'giving everything she can'…

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