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  • FIAT 500 Cult now in Malta

    FIAT 500 Cult now in Malta

    The new Fiat 500 Cult has been brought to Malta by Ucim Ltd of Birkirkara. Launched earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the 500 Cult introduces new product features in terms of style and technological content. They include three new...

  • Is it age or medical condition that matters?

    Recent news reports in the local media have sparked off a national debate on social media – whether elderly people are fit to drive and whether they should be allowed behind the wheel at all. It is a fact that, as we grow older, our bodies change,...

  • ‘Extra soul’ character

    ‘Extra soul’ character

    As Peugeot celebrates 30 years since the original 205 GTi was launched, it is now the turn for the 208 GTi to pass through the expert hands of Peugeot Sport, to give it a more radical character with what some call ‘extra soul’, in response to...

  • New world, new ideas

    New world, new ideas

    The world is changing and so are consumer expectations shifting at growing speed. And cars? Citroen’s answer to this is the C4 Cactus. In the fiercely competitive C segment with its apparently immutable design cues, the Cactus stands apart with a...

  • Designed for driving pleasure

    Designed for driving pleasure

    Muscats Motors recently launched the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé and the new BMW X4 at the Xara Lodge, limits of Rabat. The 4 Series Gran Coupé is the first four-door coupé in the premium midsize class that represents a consistent extension of the...

  • The break is over

    The break is over

    F1 championship resumes today in Belgium’s famous 1950s Spa Francorchamps. Despite the new and complex regulations, hybrid power units, smaller combustion engines and subdued engine noise, the championship so far has been a grand spectacle. The...

  • Concepts

    Concepts

    Name:Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept Debut:Detroit Motor Show 2014 Appearance:Taking a small pinch of inspiration from the classic Dune Beetles of yestercentury, the Beetle Dune concept ups the regular car’s ante – and ride height – with taller...

  • The rolling geeks

    The rolling geeks

    It was a week when the electric car came into its own. We enjoyed a couple of decent drives in the all new Electric Renault range (see pages 6 and 7) and then like topping on a good cake, we went off to Vault 2, Captain of the Galleys, Vittoriosa...

  • The silent wonders of electric power

    The silent wonders of electric power

    Let’s look at the great little Twizy first. Those of you somewhat ‘long in the tooth’ may well remember the Messersmitt with its two seats, one behind the other, the mode adopted by Renault for this tiny urban delight. Twizy has superb swinging...

  • Has technology overtaken the combustion engine?

    Iain Dooley believes, to fully appreciate the advances of modern cars, we need to become more tech-savvy. If you still struggle with a smartphone, you’re not going to like the technology appearing in new cars. Without wishing to sound smug, I’ve...

  • Practical cars for older people

    Practical cars for older people

    As much as car manufacturers try to make cars suitable for all shapes, sizes and ages, not every car can offer the kind of attributes that make life a little easier. What will suit a 20-year-old tearaway may well be an annoyance to an older driver...

  • Bizarre rules

    The AA has unearthed a collection of bizarre European driving rules that could catch unwary drivers out this summer. Believe it or not, you're not allowed to drive a dirty car in Belarus, Romania and even in parts of Russia. In Portugal it's...

  • An obsession for Morris and Austin

    An obsession for Morris and Austin

    Ever since he can remember, Charles Borg was surrounded by either Morris or Austin cars. His father, Joseph, was obsessed with these brands. He had two old vehicles for daily use, a 1952 Morris 8 and a Baby Austin, the latter being a rare two-...

  • A breeze to drive

    A breeze to drive

    It came as no surprise to find out that the A3 range had been awarded ‘World Car of the Year’. The original Audi Quattro was thrown up the notorious ‘Pike’s Peak’, a partly surfaced hill climb in the States and there it had taken best time of the...

  • Round and round the roundabout

    A couple of months ago both the editor and I were talking about the perils of hitting either raised or sunken manhole covers with badly broken surroundings. Up until recently, and I have no reason to doubt until present, there is a unit within...

  • Car torque

    Car torque

    This junction on the Salina/Naxxar road should be closed to traffic. The safety mirror on the side of the road from where the photo was taken has once again been removed. Vehicles cannot see oncoming traffic if they exit this point. The next...

  • EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

    EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

    EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials. Already from...

  • Peugeot launches GTi 30th anniversary special edition

    Peugeot launches GTi 30th anniversary special edition

    Peugeot has unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition on the occasion of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 30 years after the 205 GTi, Peugeot said it had reinterpreted the legend in a more radical version of the 208 GTi. The 208 GTi 30th...

  • Innovations in new Citroen C4 Cactus

    Innovations in new Citroen C4 Cactus

    Citroen has launched a new car which it views as a real alternative to the compact hatchback: the Citroen C4 Cactus. "In the fiercely competitive C segment with its apparently immutable design cues, the, the Citroen C4 Cactus stands apart with a...

  • Drifting super final in Malta

    FM Promotions Ltd., in collaboration with the Malta Drifting Association, are organising the Malta the Drift King of the Kings Super Final being held to mark the 10th anniversary of King of Europe drifting series, at Montekristo Estates, Hal...

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