Nile Bijoux

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Lamborghini Aventador S - The Experience

Aventador. Even the name of Lamborghini’s flagship sounds dramatic. And adding an S? It’s like turning the 6.5-litre V12-powered supercar up to 11. …

2017 Triumph Street Scrambler - Scrambler Up To Speed

As part of the new five-strong Bonneville family the Scrambler has been renewed and comes with the requisite safety bits yet still retains the …

Motorcycles

2017 Triumph Street Cup - Back to the Roots

The final member of the new Bonneville family we have yet to test is the 900cc Bonneville Street Cup. To cut a long story short, it’s based off the …

Café Racers

New study says efficient cars aren't as green as advertised

The study, conducted by the Australian Automobile Association, involved testing 30 cars of different sizes and fuel types in real-world conditions. …

Research

Mazda has confirmed the rotary is returning

Yes, the news has finally reached our patient ears. Mazda's head of engine development, Mitsuo Hitomi, has confirmed in an interview with <b>Automotive</b> …

Autos

Holden Astra vs VW Golf vs Honda Civic - Hatched Nicely

On the wane their light may be but there’s still plenty of life left for the humble hatchback. We assemble three class acts and let them duke it …

Automotive Design

Mercedes-AMG Snow Day - Snow Drifts of the Best Kind

The rear tyres of the Mercedes-AMG GTS spin helplessly at first, then hook up as the ‘sipes’ cut into the winter treads fill with snow, and …

Phillip Island

2017 Mazda2 Limited - The 2 With More

Mazda’s current diminutive 2 has been around for three years, which means it’s facelift time.<p>Words: <b>Kyle Cassidy</b> | Photos <b>KC</b><p>Not that you’re going to …

Android Auto

Land Rover Discovery HSE Td6 vs Volvo XC90 - Sweden versus Great Britain

Or is it China versus India? Both these fine European marques have wealthy foreign owners whose investment has helped deliver two pedigree SUVs. …

United Kingdom

2017 Honda CR-V AWD Sport Sensing - A Boost for CR-V

Honda’s new CR-V arrives packing turbo power and more tech. Can it challenge the SUV front runners? We drive the range-topping AWD Sport …

Lineup

Kia announces New Zealand Stinger pricing and specs

To recap, the flagship Stinger GT makes 272kW and 510Nm from a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. 0-100kmh happens in less than 5 seconds as a result. Not …

2018 Ford Mustang refresh hits Frankfurt

You've probably already had a look at the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang refresh, but hey, what's one more?<p>The Euro-spec 2018 Mustang gets the same …

Mercedes-Benz E200 Coupe - Enough E to suffice?

Another newbie from M-B is the E-Class Coupe, tested here in E 200 guise.<p>Words: <b>Kyle Cassidy</b> | Photos <b>Tom Gasnier</b><p>It’s unusual to have a base model …

BMW's R 1200 R is<br/>a modern throwback

BMW's R 1200 R is<br>a modern throwback<p>BMW Motorrad's R 1200 R melds an old-school engine honed over almost a century with modern electronics. It works …

new mobile experience

While you could previously access the troves of information NZ Autocar has on offer using your mobile device, we've completely rejigged the system to …

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet facelift revealed

The updated S-Clas sedan range launched earlier this year, so the overall design should look somewhat familiar.<p>Let's start with the S560 pair. The …

Rendering of rugged Ferrari GTC4Lusso shows SUV potential

Four seats and four wheel drive (with the V12), the GTC4Lusso is the closest thing Ferrari currently produce to a 'Ferrari Utility Vehicle'. It makes …

2017 Honda CMX500 Rebel - Rebel With a Cause

Honda debuted the CMX500 Rebel earlier this year, and it probably hasn’t received the recognition it deserved. that’s because of what came on the …

2017 Suzuki Swift RS - Regular Sport

The top of the new Swift range, the RS, goes forced induction for the first time, with a 1.0-litre direct injection turbo mill mated to a six-speed …

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country - Making a splash?

Wagons aren’t big movers in the luxury market but add a dose of SUV-ness to their mix and you’re bound to sell a few more of them. Well, that’s what …

Mazda CX-3, Subaru XV and Toyota CH-R - Clash of the Compacts

The compact SUV is the glamour sector at present, with lots of new model activity. We organised a menage a trois with the facelifted CX-3, and the …

2017 Ford Mustang GT Roush Performance - Giddy Up

The Ford Mustang GT goes quite well out of the box but most buyers like to add a few bits to make it faster or louder. Here’s one that does …

Aston Martin Valkyie to get mid-engined baby brother

Positioned just below the 633kW Valkyrie hypercar (pictured) will be a new mid-engined supercar designed to square off against the likes of the …

Lexus: we are already " fully electric"

You can understand Lexus' annoyance at the pats-on-the-back Volvo got when it announced <b>it would offer an electric option range-wide by 2019.</b> The …

2017 Vespa GTS 300 Super - Vespa's Red Rocket

It's not raining quite as much, the sun is out on occasion, and while it’s not yet warm out, the coffee still tastes good. Spring feels almost …

Vespa

2017 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport - Listen Up

It’s facelift time for the F-Type, and we get behind the wheel of the new 400 Sport, a limited edition update of the F-Type S. It purrs, it yowls, it …

Jaguar Cars

Toyota C-HR: CH(u)R, bro?

Everyone continues to clamber onto the small SUV bandwagon, and manufacturers not yet there are missing out on the bonanza. Toyota was late to the …

Employee Engagement

McLaren working on electric sports car with 675LT speed

According to <b>Autocar UK</b>, the EV will "perform like the 675LT", and is expected to form part of the Ultimate Series family alongside the likes of the …

Sports Cars

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - No Buts About It

Alfa Romeos of the past few decades have been great in some respects. It’s just there has always been a ‘but’ associated them. The Giulia is an Alfa …

Alfa Romeo

Ford Focus RS vs VW Golf R Comparison - Nice R's

Volkswagen and Ford have been meddling with hot hatches for decades and now make two of the best. So which do we prefer, the well rounded Golf R or …