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Motoring

  • New Kia Carens

    The design-led revolution that has completely transformed Kia’s image and driven the company towards year after year of record sales comes full circle with the arrival of the all-new, third-generation Carens seven-seat, multi-purpose vehicle...

  • Some interesting facts and stories

    So the world’s largest twin-jet, long-range, wide-bodied, airplane disappears from the face of the earth without a trace and I get tracked down driving a couple of miles per hour over the limit by those speed cameras. Absurd as it may sound, I...

  • Latest Mazda 3 unveiled during driving challenge

    The exciting new Mazda 3 was unveiled during a press event this month, which took place in the car park opposite the GasanZammit showroom in Mrieħel, where members of the press were treated to breakfast, followd by a challenge to test their...

  • Baby Jag gets a name

    Luxury car maker Jaguar has released a teaser picture of its next new model, in advance of a full reveal later this year. Positioned below the firm’s mid-size XF, the new XE is expected to do battle with the likes of BMW’s 3 Series, Audi’s A4 and...

  • New Nissan Qashqai

    Nissan’s Qashqai has been established as the leader in the crossover market, with more than two million produced since 2007. It appeals to both C-segment drivers looking for additional style, technology and excitement as well as downsizing buyers...

  • Art installation moves 100,000 toy cars an hour

    It’s no Picasso, but this installation by conceptual artist Chris Burden certainly has the potential to be moving. Called Metropolis II, this amazing construction took Chris and his chief engineer four years to design and create and expands...

  • Nissan’s humble rear view mirror

    If you struggle to reverse your car and fret about not being able to see the full picture, your next purchase might be a Nissan. Taking the humble rear view mirror to the next level, the Japanese car maker has unveiled a hi-tech alternative. In...

  • Modified Mercedes turned to gold

    German tuning firms are known for occasionally crossing the barriers of taste, but this latest offering from Carlsson appears to have gone into new territory. Called the CS50 Versailles – after the Palace of Versailles which King Louis XIV turned...

  • A dream come true

    From the fabulous SSK and SSKL of the late 1920s and early 1930s to the post-war Gull Wing 300 SLR made even more famous in the hands of the master himself, Fangio, or even the fabulous 300 SL Roadster, Mercedes fascinated me as a young man. Then...

  • F1: More screech than roar

    The F1 championship has evolved over the years and new technologies have been introduced, but with the first Grand Prix this month in Melbourne, and today in Malaysia, we are witnessing a whole new ‘silent’ revolution with new rules and...

  • New engines, new rules, new sound

    Formula One is looking and sounding different this season, with the new regulations and the introduction of a turbocharged V6 engine with energy recovery systems. The following looks at the main changes, with the sport going through its most...

  • Geneva’s ‘Big Stage’

    At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, dozens of new models were given their European or even full global debuts. From the rabid Lamborghini Huracán to the humble but hideous Fulu Meteor, Matt Kimberley sniffs out the stories that shaped this year’s...

  • Audi kicks off Le Mans campaign in style

    There’s no getting away from the fact that Le Mans is a big deal for Audi. The German car maker has dominated the famous endurance race in recent years, and to reinforce the event’s importance the launch of its 2014 car was a little...

  • Persuaders Aston for sale

    Finished in rare Bahama Yellow, the 1970 DBS was built specifically for use in the popular detective series. However, Aston Martin had yet to launch its DBS V8 model, so it took a standard DBS with the smaller six-cylinder engine and made it look...

  • Ford’s legendary Mustang turns 50

    The iconic Ford Mustang has reached its 50th birthday, and the largest gathering of racing models ever in the UK is being planned to mark the occasion. More than 25 race-prepared Mustangs are being assembled for the Silverstone Classic event on...

  • Father and son passion

    Working in a quarry is no mean job. Consequently, when the dust has settled down at the end of a long, hard day, Joseph Vella and his son Roderick leave the family quarry in Naxxar and head to the father’s residence in Mellieha, to spent some...

  • No disappointments

    Over the past 60 years we have seen dramatic changes in the way people enjoy, and use their motors. Wheels are all-important to enthusiasts of all ages. But Audi has the ability to introduce the entry engined A3, especially in Sportback form with...

  • The latest Peugeot 308 is so pure it offers 99.1 mpg

    The Peugeot 308, recently awarded European Car of the Year 2014, completes its range with the arrival of the new PureTech 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, producing 130bhp. In official witnessed tests, it has been shown to achieve new records for...

  • Alfa Romeo to lead touring car pack

    If you want to get a good look at Alfa Romeo’s dramatic-looking new 4C sports car you’re going to have to start watching this season’s World Touring Car Championship. The Italian car maker isn’t competing though, as the 4C was been made the...

  • Volkswagen aims high

    VW has announced pricing and specification details ahead of the launch of its updated Polo. The first deliveries of the cosmetically and mechanically enhanced supermini are expected in July, with the entry-level model priced from £11,100 (€13,413).

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