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  • Driving design

    Driving design

    Kia Motors has once again reinforced its reputation for the highest design standards, picking up two prizes at the 2016 Red Dot Awards for Product Design, one of the most prestigious international product design competitions. The new Kia Sportage...

  • The added value of new

    The added value of new

    Buying new is an investment in the economy and in the environment, Joseph Gasan, chairman of the Association of Car Importers Malta, says. Recent statistics show how, for the first time, local drivers are choosing new cars, with 51 per cent of new...

  • Top of the lake

    Top of the lake

    The Concorso d’Eleganza does exactly what it says on the tin, albeit in Italian. A collection of the world’s finest cars are brought together in one of Europe’s finest locations, from inter-war classics to rare golden era Ferraris and even...

  • The family gets bigger

    The family gets bigger

    Fiat’s concept for its 500 family was always that of a family of cars that keeps growing through innovation both in terms of technology as well as aesthetics and overall design. And true to this commitment, Fiat has just launched the 500 Second...

  • Further research

    Further research

    Toyota is to open a third Toyota Research Institute facility in the US, which will fund studies into artificial intelligence, materials, science and robotics. It will be located in Ann Arbor, close to the University of Michigan campus. The new...

  • A solid offer

    A solid offer

    In the ever-escalating battle for the hearts and chequebooks of European SUV buyers, Hyundai is adding a bit of European character into its all-new 2016 Tucson. That means a package that includes a Euro 6 emissions vehicle with torque-rich and...

  • Quality and quantity

    Quality and quantity

    Anyone would agree that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most significant launches this year. Not only because Mercedes-Benz are offering one of the most varied line-ups from launch, but also because of the importance this model has...

  • In its prime

    In its prime

    Having made its debut at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, the VW T-Prime looks as though you could walk into a showroom and see it there right now. The styling is entirely production-ready. There’s no doubt that we can expect something like this...

  • An orchestra in movement

    An orchestra in movement

    What makes a sound a pleasant one? “The right sound mustn’t be excessively loud or stand out among the rest. And the pitch should neither be too high or too low”. This is how Núria Pellisé describes it – she is an engineer in Seat’s acoustics...

  • Italian style

    Italian style

    The Quattroporte is a familiar stalwart of the Maserati range, the stretched profile instantly recognisable in any crowd. This year sees the introduction of Euro 6 emissions compliance, ensuring the car’s continuation alongside the GranTurismo,...

  • Auction to be held in aid of Puttinu Cares

    Auction to be held in aid of Puttinu Cares

    GasanZammit Motors Ltd, the automotive and marine company which sets standards within the industry with a portfolio of world renowned brands, will be auctioning off a Honda Civic in aid of Puttinu Cares at the Annual Puttinu Cares Football marathon.

  • Seeing far

    Seeing far

    Anti-glare headlight lenses have to withstand a lot: climatic influences, UV radiation, acid rain, de-icing salt and road dirt. With time, these elements will ensure that the plastic is matt and yellowed. This has a negative effect on the...

  • Added appeal

    Added appeal

    Everybody wants a slice of the naked bike pie. The European and Japanese manufacturers alike have spoiled us over the years with models like the stunning Street Triple R, the Z800 and the smaller Ducati Monsters. BMW first launched its F 800 R six...

  • Janis Joplin and Porsche

    Janis Joplin and Porsche

    “My friends all drive Porsches,” sang Janis Joplin. But this was true not just for her friends because she too owned a Porsche: a 356 SC with a colourful paint job. It was recently sold at an auction for $1.76 million. Picture it: Janis Joplin...

  • Best results of this season

    Best results of this season

    Both Volkswagen Polo RX supercars made it to the final of the third race in the FIA World Rallycross Championship in Mettet. Anton Marklund completed the race in fourth place in his 600hp Volkswagen Polo RX supercar, just missing out on a podium...

  • Anything but standard

    Anything but standard

    A childhood exposure to old agricultural equipment like ploughs, tractors, and means of field transport instilled in Carmel Vella an early interest in old vehicles. “My father did not even have a car, but from a small age, I would spend my free...

  • Full attack mode

    Full attack mode

    The new Porsche 911 GT3 is here. The new, however, is only up to a point because some things, reassuringly, aren’t new at all. There’s the badge for starters, which denotes not necessarily the fastest 911 in a straight line but the most focused,...

  • A new breed of bike

    A new breed of bike

    There was a time when Harley-Davidsons were all hideously expensive, and not even being the epicentre of a cultural phenomenon could offset the wallet-crushing figures There are still top-end Harleys that will require the lion’s share of your...

  • Anything but a careless whisper

    Anything but a careless whisper

    Hot hatches may have been the favoured sporting cars during the 1980s, but there were still those discerning individuals who hankered after a sleeker coupe. Just for them, Volkswagen followed up its popular Scirocco with the more rounded and...

  • The Morris man

    The Morris man

    The highlight of the annual general meeting of the Old Motors Club is the presentation of the Events Attendance Trophy, which goes to the member participating in most club events. This year the coveted award went to Joseph Zerafa, who despite...

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