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Sharp pricing expected for new Suzuki Baleno

Sharp pricing expected for new Suzuki Baleno

New car, not-so-new engine: that's the intriguing twist to the story associated with Suzuki's incoming compact hatchback.

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Quinn tackling Pikes Peak in Monster Tamer

Quinn tackling Pikes Peak in Monster Tamer

Tony Quinn has found a use for his Monster Tamer. The custom-built racer, originally constructed for the 2015 Race to the Sky hill climb in the Cardrona Valley, will be put through its paces in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb next Sunday.

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Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Dutch teen rewrites record books with F1 win

Less than eight months after passing his driving test on his 18th birthday, Max Verstappen raced into the record books as Formula One's youngest winner.

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Wanaka man’s Ford stuck in a time warp

Wanaka man’s Ford stuck in a time warp

In the world of classic cars there are those which have been restored and then there are those even rarer examples, such as Jim Ledgerwood's 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe, that are original.

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Taking your home anywhere at all

Taking your home anywhere at all

Kiwis love their caravans and they can now choose a custom-designed, compact version to suit their motoring preferences courtesy of Lake Hawea man Steve Rumore.

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Chance to see what all the fuss is about

Chance to see what all the fuss is about

Whether you believe they are the way of the future, or are simply curious about electric cars, a convoy of them will be passing through Otago next week on the Leading the Charge Road Trip and the public is invited along.

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Paddon leaves records behind in cloud of dust

Paddon leaves records behind in cloud of dust

Hayden Paddon really outdid himself when he won the two-day Drivesouth Rally of Otago by a whopping 9min 22sec yesterday, in his Hyundai i20.

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Swift approach might earn Gilmour podium spot

Swift approach might earn Gilmour podium spot

Amidst the Rally of Otago's hotshot-filled national field are local drivers Emma Gilmour and Rhys Gardner, who could well be challenging for podium finishes next weekend.

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Sales records keep tumbling

Sales records keep tumbling

It keeps on being predicted, but a softening demand for new motor vehicles has yet to materialise in the sales charts.

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Highlands, Subaru launch 'WRX experience'

Highlands, Subaru launch 'WRX experience'

Subaru of New Zealand will become the first manufacturer to supply Highlands Motorsport Park with a fleet of cars, with six WRXs to become residents at the motorsport facility.

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Pioneering Nissan Leaf conventional in looks only

Pioneering Nissan Leaf conventional in looks only

Though it looks utterly conventional, the Nissan Leaf is one of the most important and innovative pioneers of the electric-car age.

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The passing of a legend

The passing of a legend

One of the longest continuous production runs in automotive history came to end last month when the last Defender rolled off the line at Land Rover's Solihull factory in England.

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Drivesouth's cars of 2015, part 2

Drivesouth's cars of 2015, part 2

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman conclude their review of cars that made a real impression last year by picking their SUV, utility and luxury favourites, as well as overall winners.

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Festival takes city back in time

Festival takes city back in time

Dunedin yesterday became the hub for the Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring as 600 cars and motorbikes arrived for the nine-day event.

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Drivesouth's cars of 2015

Drivesouth's cars of 2015

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2016 by looking back at the cars from the year just past that left a real impression.

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Alyssa to have a blast on South's tracks

Alyssa to have a blast on South's tracks

For Dunedin's Alyssa Clapperton the highlight of her seven-round NZ Touring Car Series championship season will be racing on familiar southern tracks next month, when the series heads to Christchurch and Invercargill.

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BMW i3 electrifies NZ Car of the Year awards

BMW i3 electrifies NZ Car of the Year awards

In a clear sign of changing automotive times an electric car has won New Zealand's Car of the Year award for the first time.

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Super saloons at Beachlands Speedway

Super saloons at Beachlands Speedway

Forget low-budget demolition derbies, Beachlands Speedway will reverberate to the tune of expensive race-bred super saloons at its Waldronville track near Dunedin tonight.

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Dixon to drive at Leadfoot Festival

Dixon to drive at Leadfoot Festival

The Coromandel-based Leadfoot Festival has just increased the wattage of its driver star-power, with four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon the latest to announce he will compete at the February 6-7 event.

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That special mix of youth and experience

That special mix of youth and experience

There must be something special about sharing a passion for car racing with your son, as there are plenty of teams around mixing youth and experience.

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