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Motoring

  • Budget considerations

    In his 2015 Budget speech, whch took longer than any traffic jam will ever take in Malta, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna last Monday referred to many transport-related measures which should contribute positively to the overall traffic situation...

  • New Twingo design

    Two decades after it revolutionised the small car segment with the first-­generation Twingo, Renault has taken a fresh look at its celebrated city car. The brand’s engineers and designers started from a blank sheet of paper and took their...

  • Peugeot GT Line applied across the range

    Peugeot GT Line applied across the range

    With the new GT Line, customers can now have the style and equipment of the GT versions with more affordable engines. Introduced on the Peugeot 308 and 508, this exclusive line will be progressively extended to the whole range, starting with the...

  • Peugeot 2008 DKR’s definitive combat livery

    Peugeot 2008 DKR’s definitive combat livery

    With a month-and-a-half remaining until the start of the 2015 Dakar, the Peugeot 2008 DKR is getting into the swing and has traded its initial all-carbon finish for its official colour scheme. This spectacular metamorphosis is an eloquent sign...

  • 911@50

    911@50

    Half a century is a long time in any business, especially one as fickle as selling cars. Few cars have enjoyed such a strong following as Porsche’s 911, though, and one of the reasons for that is its linear heritage from its genesis to the present...

  • Kia’s first electric car launched in Malta

    Kia’s first electric car launched in Malta

    Cars International, represent-atives of Kia in Malta, have launched the first electric car – Soul – manufactured by the Korean brand, which continues to break into new grounds and increase its market share in the car industry. A landmark in Kia’s...

  • C4 Picasso successes

    C4 Picasso successes

    The New Citroen C4 Picasso has sold 160,000 vehicles to date, of which more than 100,000 since the start of the year. Launched in June 2013 as a five-seater and in September 2013 as a seven-seater (Grand C4 Picasso), the New Citroen C4 Picasso is...

  • Simply fabulous

    Simply fabulous

    Looking back at 60 years of motoring it shames me to say that Land Rover, that iconic brand name, has never before come under my scrutiny. Yes, a decade or so ago I navig-ated my granddaughter in her Series 2 on a couple of rallies and I had a...

  • Seat opens its doors to client

    How do all the parts of the car I’ve just bought fit together? wondered German-born Markus Buchholz. Like anyone passionate about the automotive world, he had surfed the internet many times in search of this information. Aware that it is one thing...

  • Cars we hope never to ­crash

    Cars we hope never to ­crash

    Rowan Atkinson crashed his McLaren F1 in 2011 and a Ferrari F50 was binned on a test drive near Silverstone recently, but despite these being the most expensive single-car crashes in British history, neither makes our list of cars we’d least like...

  • Duel in the desert to decide championship

    Duel in the desert to decide championship

    After a very tight battle between the Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton lasting 19 grand prix, it’s down to today’s final race in Abu Dhabi to decide a winner, thanks to the rather controversial double point scoring for the last...

  • The road to the 2014 F1 title

    Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will stage a 'duel in the desert' for the 2014 Formula One title at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. The following details their season-long battle. 1. Australia Rosberg won...

  • F1’s top 10 title deciding showdowns

    Today’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will decide the Formula One title, with Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fighting for the crown. Since 1950 there have been 27 last-race deciders. The following looks at 10 of the best in...

  • Audi in new design era

    Audi is launching into a new design era. Marc Lichte, head of design, is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupé. “When he moved to Audi, Lichte launched a design offensive,” said Professor Ulrich Hackenberg, board member...

  • How to be a better driver

    Lewis Hamilton might be doing well on the track, but for us mere mortals there’s always room for improvement. Be a better driver by following these ten simple tips. 1. Be sure The most common cause of accidents is not speed; it’s simply a...

  • A sexy commuter

    A sexy commuter

    Honda calls the CBR650F a sports bike, and it does a mighty fine job of intimidating one. But don’t let marketing and an eye-catching tricolour paint scheme convince you that it’s anything other than a commuter. And a very sexy one. Just like the...

  • A passion since the age of seven

    A passion since the age of seven

    In the make-believe world of children, Aaron Pisani had his first classic car at the age of seven – a Vauxhall Victor parked outside his home in Sliema. He used to pretend to drive it and regularly used to get a bucket with water and soap to wash...

  • Concept corner

    Concept corner

    Name: Mercedes-Benz G-Code SUC concept Debut: Mercedes-Benz Design Centre Beijing opening ceremony Appearance: While G-Code sounds a lot like a men's eau de toilette, and calling it a 'suck' is asking for trouble, there's a simple appeal to the...

  • Traffic on our roads

    Traffic on our roads

    James Piscopo, chairman and CEO of Transport Malta, came out with an interesting article on traffic in Malta. There were various points, statements and paragraphs that interested me most thoroughly. Certainly we have a grand number of vehicles...

  • 'Mission accomplished' for Citroen as Paris motor show

    'Mission accomplished' for Citroen as Paris motor show

    Citroen has declared 'mission accomplished' after a product offensive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in which it continued to reaffirm itself as a brand harnessing creative flair and technology to enhance well-being. "Two weeks on, the results from...

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