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    Minimal changes for maximum Mini

    Minimal changes for maximum Mini


    MINI HATCHPrice range: $35,900-$57,500Powertrains: 1.5-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder (100kW/220Nm), 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder (141kW/280Nm), 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder (170kW/320Nm). Six-speed manual, seven-speed DCT or...

    MINI HATCH
    Price range: $35,900-$57,500
    Powertrains: 1.5-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder (100kW/220Nm), 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder (141kW/280Nm), 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder (170kW/320Nm). Six-speed manual, seven-speed DCT or eight-speed automatic (JCW), FWD.
    Body styles: Three-door hatch, five-door hatch.
    On sale: Now.
    5 things to know about Tesla's China plans

    5 things to know about Tesla's China plans


     Electric vehicle producer Tesla says it will build its first factory outside the United States in...

     Electric vehicle producer Tesla says it will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai.
    Cayenne still hot, but new model has a lot more flavour

    Cayenne still hot, but new model has a lot more flavour


    PORSCHE CAYENNE Price range: $147,800-$261,200.Powertrains: 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 (250kW/340Nm), 2.9-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 (324kW/550Nm), 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 hybrid (340kW/450Nm) and 4.0-litre petrol-turbo V8 (404kW/770Nm). Eight-speed...

    PORSCHE CAYENNE
    Price range: $147,800-$261,200.
    Powertrains: 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 (250kW/340Nm), 2.9-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 (324kW/550Nm), 3.0-litre turbo-petrol V6 hybrid (340kW/450Nm) and 4.0-litre petrol-turbo V8 (404kW/770Nm). Eight-speed automatic, AWD.
    Body style: Five-door SUV. 
    On sale: Now.
    Few first-day jitters as Wellington welcomes new bus service

    Few first-day jitters as Wellington welcomes new bus service


    Wellington's new bus service experienced a relatively-smooth introductory ride, but its biggest acid tests are still further down the...

    Wellington's new bus service experienced a relatively-smooth introductory ride, but its biggest acid tests are still further down the road.
    Aston Martin Vantage goes from old-school to new-gen cool

    Aston Martin Vantage goes from old-school to new-gen cool


    ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Price: $249,000.Powertrain: 4.0-litre biturbo-petrol V8 (375kW/685Nm). Eight-speed automatic, RWD. Combined economy 10.5 litres per 100km, 0-100kmh 3.6 seconds.Body style: Coupe.On sale:...

    ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE
    Price: $249,000.
    Powertrain: 4.0-litre biturbo-petrol V8 (375kW/685Nm). Eight-speed automatic, RWD. Combined economy 10.5 litres per 100km, 0-100kmh 3.6 seconds.
    Body style: Coupe.
    On sale: Now.
    The five oldest cars still on sale in NZ

    The five oldest cars still on sale in NZ


    When we think of a new 2018 car, we think of just that - a brand-new car made in 2018, or...

    When we think of a new 2018 car, we think of just that - a brand-new car made in 2018, or thereabouts.
    The features we take for granted - but couldn't do without

    The features we take for granted - but couldn't do without


    Sometimes it's the simple things in motoring life that matter – like where to plonk your left foot while...

    Sometimes it's the simple things in motoring life that matter – like where to plonk your left foot while driving.
    Medium SUVs are still the biggest success

    Medium SUVs are still the biggest success


    There's all sorts of action going on in the new vehicle category known as SUV Medium – the biggest-selling category in New...

    There's all sorts of action going on in the new vehicle category known as SUV Medium – the biggest-selling category in New Zealand. 
    Forget about large cars, large SUVs are all the rage

    Forget about large cars, large SUVs are all the rage


    Years ago it used to be large cars – primarily the Aussie-sourced Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon – that ruled the roost on the Kiwi motoring...

    Years ago it used to be large cars – primarily the Aussie-sourced Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon – that ruled the roost on the Kiwi motoring scene.
    New Tesla electric vehicle super charger in Omarama

    New Tesla electric vehicle super charger in Omarama


    Long distance travel in a luxury Tesla electric vehicle has been made easier with new South Island super charger...

    Long distance travel in a luxury Tesla electric vehicle has been made easier with new South Island super charger stations.
    Seat NZ name-drops new Cupra brand for 2019

    Seat NZ name-drops new Cupra brand for 2019


    A brand lots of Kiwis haven't heard of is getting ready to launch another sub-brand that lots of Kiwis also haven't heard...

    A brand lots of Kiwis haven't heard of is getting ready to launch another sub-brand that lots of Kiwis also haven't heard of.
    World's fastest mower cuts the lawns at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    World's fastest mower cuts the lawns at Goodwood Festival of Speed


    When you are wealthy enough to have a driveway worthy of hosting your own motorsport event on, you probably want a lawn mower up to the task of trimming the lawn in record...

    When you are wealthy enough to have a driveway worthy of hosting your own motorsport event on, you probably want a lawn mower up to the task of trimming the lawn in record time.