News & Road Tests

Small, medium, large and luxury cars of the year

Small, medium, large and luxury cars of the year

David Thomson and Richard Bosselman ease into 2018 by looking back at the cars from the year just past that left a real impression. They start in this issue with small, medium, large, and luxury cars.

more >

Kodiaq named as Car of the Year

Kodiaq named as Car of the Year

A mid-priced seven-seater SUV, the Skoda Kodiaq, has been named New Zealand's 2017 Car of the Year.

more >

Honda CR-V classically elegant

Honda CR-V classically elegant

How fondly Honda must recall the pioneering days of the lifestyle sports utility vehicle. Back then - in the 1990s - early lifestyle SUV adopters had just two models to choose from: the Honda CR-V or the Toyota RAV-4. A quarter of a century on, SUVs of all shapes, sizes and types are massive business, but the battle for market share now involves a plethora of models, with every car-maker of significance in on the game.

more >

New voyage of discovery

New voyage of discovery

The moment of epiphany came on a gravel road in the Maniototo that connects Naseby and the Kyeburn Diggings.

more >

Otago Rally draws plenty of interest

Otago Rally draws plenty of interest

As the competitive route for the 2018 Otago Rally takes shape, expressions of interest are coming in thick and fast from around the world.

more >

Kiwis to contest Leadfoot Festival

Kiwis to contest Leadfoot Festival

Two New Zealanders are among the drawcard drivers and riders who will be racing on Rod Millen's driveway at the Leadfoot Festival in February

more >

Hawkeswood in driver’s seat

Hawkeswood in driver’s seat

The final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) will be a three-way fight for glory at Rally New Zealand this weekend.

more >

Hawkeswood in driver’s seat

The final round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) will be a three-way fight for glory at Rally New Zealand this weekend.

more >

Driving like a V8

Driving like a V8

Three laps following a hard-driven R8 in the hands of the son of the real Stig provided the answer.

more >

Rare chance to see million-dollar jaguar

Rare chance to see million-dollar jaguar

Dunedin car enthusiasts will have the chance to view a $1.76 million Jaguar; one of just nine re-made after a factory fire stopped production 60 years ago. 

more >

Out of the garage and on to the track

Out of the garage and on to the track

Andy Giles and his dad Ted have had the ultimate father/son project over the past 20 years.

more >

Wanaka pair claims Targa title

Wanaka pair claims Targa title

Wanaka helicopter pilot Jerry Rowley can now add four-wheeled racing success to his list of achievements after winning his class at the Targa New Zealand Rally with co-driver Matt Bailey.

more >

Hyundai sitting pretty with new Kona

Hyundai sitting pretty with new Kona

Being last to the luau shouldn't be problematic for Kona - a Hyundai with a name shared with a famous southwesterly wind in Hawaii leaves the impression it has the elements to blow up a storm.

more >

Life on the road becoming a drag

Life on the road becoming a drag

Steve McLay has spent several years turning his 1987 Chevrolet Corvette from an essentially mild street car into a smoking-hot drag racer.

more >

Otago success on road, track

Otago success on road, track

Successes kept coming on both the circuit racing and rally roads for Otago competitors last weekend.

more >
Syndicate content