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  • An essential guide to hyper-miling

    An essential guide to hyper-miling

    Ever heard of hyper-miling? It’s a rather controversial method of saving fuel that can really improve an average driver’s fuel bill. MOTORING investigates why it needs to be tackled with respect. We all like to get something for nothing when it...

  • Back to back

    Back to back

    MOTORING’s Hugh Arnett and Martin Galea take two new Dacia’s for a very interesting morning drive on a selection of Maltese roads. Readers of a certain age who have submerged themselves in the far flung world of motoring may well remember that the...

  • Audi sets new fuel economy record

    Audi sets new fuel economy record

    An Audi A6 has recently been driven through 14 countries on a single tank of fuel in what is thought to have been a world record. Motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson drove the Audi A6 Ultra a total of 1,158.9 miles...

  • Jeep Malta unveils new website

    Jeep Malta unveils new website

    Ahead of the imminent launch of the new Jeep Renegade in the coming days, local Jeep agents UCIM Co. Limited has unveiled its brand new website – www.jeep-malta.com – a more dynamic, visual and easy to navigate site where all customer information...

  • Toyota Mobility Foundation teams up with New Cities Foundation

    Toyota Mobility Foundation teams up with New Cities Foundation

    The New Cities Foundation recently launched the Connected Mobility Initiative, with support from the Toyota Mobility Foundation, to address the critical need for metropolises worldwide to enable the efficient and viable movement of people. This...

  • The stuff of dreams

    The stuff of dreams

    In its standard trim, the supercharged 998cc in-line four cylinder Kawasaki Ninja H2 produces a blistering 197bhp at 11,000rpm, which is already impressive enough to turn plenty of heads. But it’s the R version’s staggering 306bhp that is...

  • The world’s finest naturally-aspirated engine

    The world’s finest naturally-aspirated engine

    The Ferrari 458 Speciale can be summed up in a single word, spectacular, and if it was a one-way ticket to hell, it would almost be worth the sacrifice. Take a standard 458 Italia coupe’ – definitely one of the most sensational supercars Ferrari...

  • Black, sporty and fun!

    Black, sporty and fun!

    The Opel Corsa is undoubtedly one big success story. It is hardly surprising therefore that the German marque hasn’t messed too much with its winning formula for the latest version. Motoring takes a closer look. We were recently invited down to...

  • On the road

    Car additives A couple of months back, MOTORING ran a piece on additives. This month, we go one step further in order to provide further assistance to all owners of cars manufactured before 2000. “The removal of lead from fuels and the addition of...

  • A beast of a car

    A beast of a car

    The biggest single influence on the original Nissan 370Z was undoubtedly Yutaka Kata­yama, referred to as the father of the ‘Z’. Katayama fell in love with the Jaguar XKE and viewed it as ‘perfection’ and an epitome of the sports car at the...

  • New generation SX range

    New generation SX range

    KTM has recently introduced the new SX range, which is a completely new generation of motocross bikes that are lighter, faster and even more agile than ever before. This new ‘ready to race’ generation of KTM SX models offers state-of-the-art...

  • The supermini that’s big on fun

    The supermini that’s big on fun

    The all-new Mazda2 proves that sometimes the best things do come in small packages. It may be small, but there is no doubt that it’s a clever and comfortable car. Bursting with energy, character and vitality, it is set to take the B Segment by...

  • Audi A1 extensively redesigned

    Audi A1 extensively redesigned

    The new Audi A1 and A1 Sportback are appealing with their sporty lines. Their design is now even sportier, and they are two centimetres longer at a length of 3.98 metres. As an option, Audi can deliver the roof arch (A1) or roof dome (A1...

  • Fashion and cars, connected worlds

    Fashion and cars, connected worlds

    A designer’s workshop is very different from a car manufacturing plant. They are two apparently divergent worlds. But why not merge the passion for design in both spheres so as to drive a car with the latest in technology coupled with the latest...

  • Nostalgia behind the wheel

    Nostalgia behind the wheel

    A chance visit to Auberge de Castille in Valletta many years ago when it was still the admin­istrative hub of the British forces in Malta instilled in Joseph Busuttil a lifelong fascination with old cars. “I was brought up by my grandparents on a...

  • Express Trailers invests in new DAF trucks

    Express Trailers invests in new DAF trucks

    Express Trailers are once again investing in their ever-growing fleet of vehicles with the acquisition of eight brand new DAF XF trucks which will now be deployed across the company’s growing European network. Considered to be a benchmark in long...

  • It’s all about the journey!

    It’s all about the journey!

    Banif Bank has given its car loan a fresh new look focusing on the concept of ‘It’s all about the journey!’ Boasting a range of features and very competitive rates, the car loan forms part of the bank’s Personal Loans Plus Protection line of...

  • Renault-Nissan sells its 250,000th electric car

    Renault-Nissan sells its 250,000th electric car

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world's leader in zero-emission mobility, has sold its 250,000th electric vehicle: a white Renault ZOE sold to a French engineer. The alliance reached the historic milestone in early June, 4½ years after the launch...

  • Chris Evans to host Top Gear after U-turn

    Chris Evans to host Top Gear after U-turn

    DJ Chris Evans has been revealed as the new host of Top Gear, following months of rumours over who would replace ousted favourite Jeremy Clarkson. Speculation has now shifted to who will co-host alongside Evans, after the BBC also confirmed for...

  • Amber gamblers

    Amber gamblers

    Amber gambler, red light runner or traffic light warrior? They are all innocuous nicknames but they make light of a serious driving threats. Going through a red traffic light in your car or any other vehicle is one of the most dangerous driving...

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