Motoring News

Our motoring experts will keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in the motoring world, covering everything from car safety to New Zealand’s drivers.  

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21 November 2017

Uber to buy thousands of Volvo SUVs in big push for autonomous future

Volvo has signed an agreement with Uber to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo’s fully modular, in-hou... Read more

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14 November 2017

Ford Endura 2018 confirmed as Territory successor

REPLENISHING its SUV stocks, Ford will add the Endura to its range late next year. Picking up where the Australian-made Territory left off, it will be pitched against the Mazda CX-9, Kia Sorento and H... Read more

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7 November 2017

Amazing 3D pedestrian crossing

An exciting innovation in road safety  started In the small town of Ísafjörður, Iceland. A 3D cleverly-detailed, optical illusion new pedestrian crossing has been painted and it looks amazing! This 3D... Read more

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9 October 2017

Market well covered with New Zealand Car of the Year top 10

Determining the best of the best for the 2017 New Zealand Car of the Year will be especially challenging for judges this December. The New Zealand Automobile Association and New Zealand Motoring Write... Read more

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21 September 2017

First impressions of the new Range Rover Velar

The blurred lines between Range Rover and Land Rover are set to become a bit clearer with the introduction of the all-new Range Rover Velar. Representing the AA, I attended the New Zealand launch of t... Read more


15 September 2017

Clever Cars

With every new car we test, we find it quite mind-blowing discovering how modern technology and electrics have been used to do amazing things in the name of safety, luxury or comfort. Much of new vehi... Read more

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12 September 2017

Jaguar Land Rover to electrify all new vehicles from 2020

Jaguar Land Rover has pledged to stop building cars powered solely by petrol and diesel. The company hopes that every car built after 2020 will either be fully electric or a hybrid that makes use of b... Read more

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12 September 2017

Ford presents the first Ranger Raptor

Ford Motor Company today announced that the hugely popular Ford Ranger pickup truck will be available in an off-road performance variant for the first time. Arriving in New Zealand and across Asia Pac... Read more

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6 September 2017

The latest Used Car Safety Ratings have been released

The latest update to the Used Car Safety Ratings guide reinforces the need for more information to be provided to buyers at the point of sale. The guide is the result of in-depth analysis by the Monas... Read more

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5 September 2017

Introducing the new VW Arteon

Truly a work of art, not designed as a display piece but to be enjoyed. Wrapped upon the MQB platform, VW have lavished the framework with almost every conceivable function and feature to enter into t... Read more

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