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  • Peugeot set to acquire Opel amid German government concerns

    Peugeot set to acquire Opel amid German government concerns

    The PSA Group, owners of French car maker Peugeot and General Motors, owner of Opel, have mobilised their chief executives to defend the Peugeot maker's planned acquisition of Opel against a German-led backlash that could derail the deal even...

  • Second hand car sales hit record in the UK

    Second hand car sales hit record in the UK

    Sales of second-hand cars in the UK reached a record high last year. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 8.2 million used cars were sold in 2016, up 7.3% on the previous year. The industry body claimed there is "no reason"...

  • Historic Hillman Imp could fetch £50,000

    Historic Hillman Imp could fetch £50,000

    One of the most famous Hillman Imp cars ever to race, which took part in the Monte Carlo Rally 50 years ago, is to go under the hammer. The car could fetch up to £50,000 when it is sold at auction in Wiltshire next month. The Imp, with...

  • Peugeot buys Ambassador car brand from Hindustan Motors

    Peugeot buys Ambassador car brand from Hindustan Motors

    Peugeot has bought a famous Indian car brand from its maker Hindustan Motors. The CK Birla Group that owns Hindustan Motors signed an agreement with the French company to sell the Ambassador for €11 million. The Ambassador sedan, once used by...

  • Higher costs put brakes on Nissan earnings despite strong car sales

    Higher costs put brakes on Nissan earnings despite strong car sales

    Car maker Nissan saw earnings slip into reverse in the third quarter despite notching up strong sales in the US, China and Europe. The Japanese group - which recently warned that it would review its Sunderland car plant after a Brexit deal -...

  • World sales record

    World sales record

    Under the impetus of the Renault – Drive the Change plan, sales are on the rise for the fourth year running, making Groupe Renault the number-one French automotive group worldwide, with 3,182,625 vehicles registered in 2016. Groupe Renault...

  • An offbeat take on in-car living

    An offbeat take on in-car living

    Citroen has unveiled the new C3, the latest take on a bestseller that has sold more than 3.5 million units since 2002. With its distinctive design and colourful personality, it’s brimming over with an exuberant freshness and optimism that will...

  • Against all odds

    Against all odds

    At first glance, the Abarth 695 looks much like any other Fiat 500 – a little sportier, perhaps, but the chic city car’s DNA is there for all to see. But this is not a Fiat 500. The statistics – 187bhp, 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and a 143mph top...

  • Standing out

    Standing out

    Michael Debono Ltd has launched the new Toyota C-HR in Malta. The C-HR remains remarkably true to the general features of the concept-cars that attracted so much public attention in Paris in 2014 and in Frankfurt in 2015. Its coupe-like lines are...

  • A strong commitment

    A strong commitment

    Last year was a great one for Opel, represented in Malta by Motors Inc. Ltd. When the brand published the first photos of the Opel GT Concept, the reaction on the internet was overwhelming – the Opel community celebrated the sports car of the...

  • Wild about jaguars

    Wild about jaguars

    Charles Sultana, known as ‘Charlie tal-Jaguar’, is the proud owner of a rare 1934 Triumph Gloria Monte Carlo. But that’s not the only vintage horse in his stable. That the present state of the old motors sector in Malta is a healthy one is beyond...

  • Old favourite, new generation

    Old favourite, new generation

    One of the most iconic nameplates in the global auto industry, the Ford Fiesta was first launched four decades ago and since then, nearly 18 million have been sold worldwide. Fiesta also has been Europe’s top-selling small car for the past four...

  • A year of strong sales

    A year of strong sales

    The Volkswagen Group delivered 10.3 million vehicles to customers worldwide last year, a rise of 3.8 per cent compared with the prior-year figure. Deliveries in December rose by 11.8 per cent to 933,300 vehicles. “2016 was a very challenging year...

  • Legend makes right turn

    Legend makes right turn

    The AC Cobra will soon return in right-hand-drive form. Although the British brand has been building the latest version of the Cobra – the Mk VI –since 2012, this will be the first time it will be offered with right-hand drive. The Mk VI is built...

  • Capturing performance

    Capturing performance

    Already recognised as the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar, the F-Type sports car continues to evolve, with a fresh look, state-of-the-art infotainment system and world-first ReRun app that combines vehicle data with GoPro...

  • A new way of doing old

    A new way of doing old

    The Morgan Plus 4 is a classically styled British sports car that uses up-to-date components in a traditional frame. How does the marriage work? As ever with Morgan, new doesn’t necessarily mean new. The Plus 4 still retains all of the trademark...

  • Queen of the desert

    Queen of the desert

    Fiat played a starring role at the 2017 edition of the world’s toughest race, the Dakar, entering a car closely derived from the multiple award-winning Panda utility car. The car – which was named PanDakar – is a Fiat Panda 4x4 Cross fitted with...

  • Shine and protect

    Shine and protect

    Road grime and stuck-on brake dust on alloy wheels – that hurts every car owner. And apart from that, it will also damage the wheels: sooner or later these residues will eat their way through the lacquer. They leave behind ugly discolourations,...

  • The race is on

    The race is on

    Audi AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross...

  • Five decades later

    Five decades later

    There is a 50-year difference between the Seat 850 and the new Ibiza. Five decades have gone by from the car that was made as an improvement to the Seat 600 and the brand’s highly iconic car, of which nearly five and a half million have been sold...

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