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Motoring

  • These road maps are leading us nowhere

    It’s ironic that a party elected to govern on the premise that it had a ‘road map’ for every situation, has failed in public transport and traffic management, where maps are most useful. The 332,000 licensed cars on our roads are causing mayhem on...

  • Bikers are the happiest commuters in the UK

    Bikers are the happiest commuters in the UK

    A survey of 1,000 commuters found that almost 88 per cent of people who commute on a motorbike or scooter believe they are happier when they get to work than people who use other modes of travel. The report, which analyses commuters’ subjective...

  • Nissan X-Trail secures five-star Euro NCAP

    The all-new Nissan X-Trail has scored a maximum five-star safety rating from independent safety organisation Euro NCAP. The result follows similar five-star scores for the new Qashqai, making Nissan's crossover range one of the safest and most...

  • A thrill to drive

    A thrill to drive

    Peugeot has been building on its lead in the crossover market since 2009. With the Quartz concept, it has unveiled a new vision for the segment, blending the heightened expression of a next-generation SUV with the punch of its more...

  • Concept corner

    Concept corner

    Name: McLaren P1 GTR Concept Debut: 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, California Appearance: 'Purposeful' would probably be the best word to describe the P1 GTR's combination of sinister smile at the front, sculpted spoiler at the rear and...

  • Citroen blows in with air-powered Cactus

    Citroen blows in with air-powered Cactus

    Citroen has already made waves with the launch of its unusual C4 Cactus hatchback, and it has gone one further at this year’s Paris Motor Show by unveiling a superfrugal air-powered version. The C4 Cactus Airflow 2L is based on the standard car...

  • A sculpted beauty

    A sculpted beauty

    The modern diesel engine is a thing of beauty and outstanding mechanical worth, and the 420 with its diesel powerplant is most certainly no exception to this first rule of Arnett motoring. OK, if we want to be in strict sequence the first thing...

  • Mercedes wins Constructors’ Cup

    Mercedes wins Constructors’ Cup

    The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team have won the Constructors’ title with three races to go and with a massive advantage over the rest. The UK-based team have shown total dominance in a championship that was re-invented with a hybrid system and...

  • How good are these SUVs?

    How good are these SUVs?

    They might be everywhere, but that doesn’t mean they’re any good. Lifestyle SUVs, or soft-roaders/Chelsea tractors/mummymobiles if you don’t want to be so kind, have displaced everything from the humble family hatch to the premium estate. They...

  • A fine country drive

    A fine country drive

    There are currently so many different models, manufacturers and options that buying a car is becoming similar to wandering into a supermarket with but a sketchy idea of the required product. Obviously the seasoned motorist knows almost to an...

  • Opel October offers

    Opel October offers

    Cars International, representatives of Opel in Malta, have come up with a one-time opportunity to get an Opel throughout October. Thanks to this unique financing solution, you can now order your Opel Adam, Corsa or Astra by placing only a 10per...

  • A passion for Lotus, Jaguar

    A passion for Lotus, Jaguar

    Louis Deguara has been a family doctor for more than 40 years, his wife Maria Fatima is also a general practitioner, while his two children Christopher and Christine have followed their parents as doctors too. Yet surprisingly, with the exception...

  • Malta’s first intelligent insurance product for young drivers

    Malta’s first intelligent insurance product for young drivers

    MotorMax is a motor insurance product designed for young drivers, giving them the opportunity to save money on their insurance premium. Through this insurance, drivers aged between 18 and 30 can get a discount on their insurance based on their...

  • Crossing roads safely

    Crossing roads safely

    Hundreds of vehicles an hour approach the Rotunda in Mosta using Main Street from Birkirkara and the three old towns, Rabat and Mġarr/Żebbiegħ, only to be totally confused by the almost non-stop use of the pedestrian crossing at the junction with...

  • Talking to your car is dangerous

    Talking to your car is dangerous

    Voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making drivers even more distracted, new studies have found. The systems let drivers tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the...

  • Car f(r)ee days

    As the sun set last week on a rather windy and subdued summer, the start of yet another scholastic year ushered in the customary traffic jams in practically every junction on the island, ironically on a day earmarked to be rid of cars. Throw some...

  • VIP delivery of all-new Nissan Pulsar

    VIP delivery of all-new Nissan Pulsar

    Nissan has celebrated the first customer delivery of the all-new Nissan Pulsar, ahead of its full roll-out this autumn. To mark the occasion Nissan's UEFA Champions League ambassador and FC Barcelona star, Andrés Iniesta, was on-site at the...

  • Hamilton back on top

    Hamilton back on top

    From fastest to slowest. This is how I would describe the last two grand prix. The Italian Grand Prix was definitely the fastest of the season and the shortest one too taking just one hour, 19 minutes and 10 seconds to complete. This was thanks to...

  • New Toyota Cross Over concept in Paris

    New Toyota Cross Over concept in Paris

    Toyota will present a new Cross Over C-HR concept vehicle at the Paris motor show next month, revealing the company’s innovative vision for a compact crossover model. The C-HR concept combines a powerful new design language with an engaging...

  • Peugeot Exalt concept

    Peugeot Exalt concept

    Peugeot is showcasing the Exalt concept in a new livery at the Paris Motor Show.The car body features shades of grey that segue from the bare steel covering the majority of the exterior to the distinctive Shark Skin rear end. Inside, the Newspaper...

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