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  • Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel remains on a successful course in Europe. According to the preliminary numbers for June 2015, new car registrations increased by more than 9,800 vehicles compared to the same month last year (an increase of nine per cent), resulting in new...

  • 2015 International Engine of the Year

    2015 International Engine of the Year

    An international panel of experts comprising 65 automotive jour­nalists voted the Audi 2.5 TFSI the winner in its class. According to the jury reliable Audi quality and excellent tuning make this engine a genuine pleasure to drive. “No...

  • New look for the VW Touareg

    New look for the VW Touareg

    The VW Touareg combines the comfort and convenient features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a...

  • Raising the bar yet another time

    Raising the bar yet another time

    Pierre Fava is one of the first to test-drive the 2.0 litre TDI Diesel version of the all-new VW Passat, a car that has its roots strongly entrenched in the demanding executive car segment. The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat is an all-new model which...

  • From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    Ever since its formation 25 years ago, the Old Motors Club (Malta), otherwise known as the OMC, was constantly on the lookout for suitable and appropriate headquarters for its more than 300 members. Elected committees of the OMC have, over the...

  • One of the best-looking cars money can buy

    One of the best-looking cars money can buy

    The Jaguar F-Type is certainly the best sports car to come from Britain in decades, but that simply hasn’t prevented this prestigious marque from trying to make it even better. The car has recently undergone some visual and mechanical tweaks, but...

  • Into the future

    Into the future

    Concept cars are staples at major car events, but such cars typically look much different if and when they make it to production. MOTORING takes a close look at five distinctive concept models which were launched this year. 2015 Lexus LF-SA...

  • Drives like a dream!

    Drives like a dream!

    Think World War II. Think Jeep. Perhaps no other four-wheel-drive vehicle of the US Army’s efforts during such a war was as iconic and unstoppable as the wartime Jeep. It was produced in the hundreds of thousands and proved to be one of the most...

  • F1 fans want change without gimmicks

    F1 fans want change without gimmicks

    According to a recent survey, lovers of Formula One want change but with no gimmicks or knee-jerk reactions to a sport many now describe as expensive and boring. A total of 217,756 fans from 194 countries responded to a recent online survey...

  • The new Rio

    The new Rio

    The new Kia Rio retains the car’s core attributes that have proved so popular with owners. The marque’s design team has opted for a slight visual makeover, updating the car’s ‘tiger-nose grille’ and introducing a newly-designed front bumper and...

  • Picanto enhanced

    Picanto enhanced

    The stylish and funky A-segment city hatchback Kia Picanto now features a range of dynamic and visual improvements to maintain its competitiveness. It boasts a redesigned front and rear bumpers to enhance the car’s bold looks, as well as updates...

  • The seven sights of goodwood

    The seven sights of goodwood

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is fast becoming an annual event on the motoring calendar of Maltese car lovers and many recently travelled to the UK to witness this memorable event first-hand. Attracting crowds of over 100,000 on each of the three...

  • Formula E will soon overtake Formula One

    Formula E will soon overtake Formula One

    Announcing a partnership between his Virgin Racing Formula E team and Citroen’s DS brand, British entrepreneur and billionaire Richard Branson recently said he was willing to bet all new cars would be battery-driven in 20 years’ time. “I think...

  • Mirai sets new record

    Mirai sets new record

    The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle has proved it can go the distance, achieving 67 miles per gallon in official US combined city/highway driving calculations, and an estimated driving range of 312 miles on a single tank – a distance...

  • Steady growth for Seat

    Steady growth for Seat

    Seat sales worldwide continue their steady growth trend. The Spanish carmaker concluded the first semester of this year with 216,500 deliveries, which represents an 8.2 per cent increase over the same period in 2014. This figure is the best first...

  • Greater than the sum of its parts

    Greater than the sum of its parts

    Suzuki GSXs are legendary. The model range began back in 1976 with the launch of the GS750. The GSX750E came two years later, followed by the famous GSX1100S Katana. In 1985, the Japanese marque introduced the GSX750. This 100bhp, 179kg supersport...

  • New website for Debono Commercials

    New website for Debono Commercials

    The launch of the newly redesigned website www.debonocommercials.com offers quick and easy access to essential information on Debono Commercials’ line-up and services on offer. It is testimony to the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance the...

  • Mercedes conquers Jurassic World

    Mercedes conquers Jurassic World

    The new Mercedes GLE Coupé is making a dazzling debut in the latest epic film of the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Now in all big screens across Europe, the action-adventure features a fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, which also includes...

  • New look Peugeot 208

    Three years after its launch, the Peugeot 208 – the brand’s best-selling model – has a new look and is already in Malta. No area has been neglected in the creation of this new generation vehicle, Peugeot said. The assertive styling, sportier and...

  • 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...

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