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Hyundai Elantra scores Car of the Year hat trick

Hyundai Elantra scores Car of the Year hat trick

For the third time this year the all-new Hyundai Elantra has been named "2012 Car of the Year", this time in South Africa. The car won the award in the prestigious annual competition of the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) and WesBank.

Mitsubishi ASX earns top U.S. safety award

Mitsubishi ASX earns top U.S. safety award

Safety is a critical factor for new car buyers and the Mitsubishi ASX has a strong claim to be at the top of their lists, having earned further international endorsement of its safety credentials to add to its five-star safety ratings.

Minister urges Kiwis to learn give way rule changes

Minister urges Kiwis to learn give way rule changes

Associate Transport Minister Chris Tremain is urging Kiwis to make sure they understand planned changes to two of the give way rules before they come into force on 25 March.

Entries closed for Ford Through the Ages exhibition

Entries closed for Ford Through the Ages exhibition

Entries are now closed for the 'Ford Through the Ages' exhibition being held at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow in early April.

The exhibition will span 100 years of Fords and had attracted vehicles old and new, rare and famous, airshow event manager, Mandy Deans said.

SUVs now the vehicle of choice

SUVs now the vehicle of choice

Local new car buyers are opting for Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in increasing numbers to the point that they now represent the largest segment in the market.

Booth ready to tame unique Can-Am monster

Booth ready to tame unique Can-Am monster

Two-time New Zealand V8 Champion Andy Booth will take a step back in time to make his Hampton Downs V8 race debut when he drives one of the country's most important historic racing cars.

All-new Mondeo for Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013

All-new Mondeo for Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013

Ford's all-new Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford and is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions - each expected to deliver top fuel economy and an engaging driving experience.

Fuel-efficient driving reduces crashes - study

Fuel-efficient driving reduces crashes - study

Driving fuel-efficiently could not only save you money but also reduce your chance of being involved in a crash, according to a new study.

Motorbike safety improves, but mopeds miss out

Motorbike safety improves, but mopeds miss out

News that the Government has confirmed a number of Rule changes to improve licensing and safety of motorcycle riders can't come soon enough, but more needs to be done for moped riders according to Motor Trade Association (MTA).

Govt has chance to make stability controls mandatory

Govt has chance to make stability controls mandatory

"Estimates of the number of vehicles in Japan with the safety feature electronic stability control, contained in the Safer Journeys New Zealand's Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020 document were wide of the mark" said Mr Kerr, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association.