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  • Two decades of putting safety first

    Two decades of putting safety first

    Thatcham Research has marked the 20th anniversary of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) with a crash test to highlight the dramatic effect 20 years of independent safety testing has had on small cars. The tests were introduced...

  • Handsome comfort

    Handsome comfort

    At first glance, not a lot has changed about the IS. Lexus says the styling of the car has proved so popular since the IS was launched in 2013 that it’s left most of the styling alone – and it certainly shows. So what’s new? The headlights – now...

  • Good start to new year

    Good start to new year

    Audi AG delivered around 124,000 cars to customers in January. In particular, demand continued to rise in Europe and North America. Sales in China fell by 35.3 per cent to 35,181 cars. In the last month, Audi established a long-term, strategic...

  • Start packing

    Start packing

    Volkswagen Accessories has expanded the options for the Golf family, adding high-quality, handy transport solutions for sports equipment and bicycles. Smart systems that improve comfort and keep passengers both young and old well entertained while...

  • Showcasing a timeless legend

    Showcasing a timeless legend

    Ahead of the global unveil of Renault’s eagerly-anticipated new Alpine that will go on sale this year, Alpine aficionados and automotive aesthetes alike had the opportunity to either discover or rediscover some of the most iconic models ever to...

  • Having the edge

    Having the edge

    On a beautiful Friday afternoon, we decided to take the new Ford Edge – kindly made available by the local importer – out for a drive. At first glance the SUV looks imposing, especially for someone making the transition from a smaller car.

  • An American adventure

    An American adventure

    The Joshua Tree National Park offers staggering views and twisty roads. With a range of supercars to track, what could be better, Jack Evans asks. Occasionally, a trip comes on the cards that seems simply too good to be true. A drive through...

  • Switching gears

    Switching gears

    Some classic car aficionados invest a considerable amount of time and effort in searching high and low in order to eventually meet up with the vehicle of their dreams. Not so for Josef Abela, whose two classic cars literally fell into his...

  • Not just a pretty face

    Not just a pretty face

    The new Citroen C3 has inherited the styling of its crossover cousin, the C4 Cactus, making it a more appealing prospect for those younger drivers who need a funky yet practical car. Against the backdrop of a beautiful winter day, we took out the...

  • Solid growth

    Solid growth

    Seat’s worldwide sales continue to grow in 2017. After finishing 2016 with the fourth consecutive annual increase, and adding a cumulative growth of nearly 30 per cent since 2012, Seat posted the best January results since 2003. The brand...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Peugeot Sport and Peugeot Citroën Racing Shop announced that the first customer Peugeot 308 Racing Cup has been delivered to German team Autohaus Nett Motorsport. Order books for the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup opened on October 30, 2016, immediately...

  • Luxury masterpiece

    Luxury masterpiece

    With the G 650 Landaulet, Mercedes Maybach presents a new masterpiece of automotive engineering. After the Mercedes-Maybach S Class and the S 650 Cabriolet, the open-top G Class is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand. The...

  • A rare eagle flies

    A rare eagle flies

    The first production-ready example of the Eagle’s gorgeous new Spyder GT is now complete, and costs over €800,000. The specialist Jaguar E-Type restoration company announced the new Spyder GT at the 2016 London Classic Car Show, with the completed...

  • Taking flight

    Taking flight

    The sportscar manufacturer’s aircraft engines make up a small but extremely interesting chapter in the rich history of Porsche. It is a story which reaches far back in time, as more than 100 years ago Ferdinand Porsche also used aircraft engines...

  • World record

    World record

    A standard-issue Fiat Tipo has completed an amazing journey of 41,000 kilometres-the same distance as the earth’s circumference-in 133 days. The epic road trip took in 22 countries and 122 cities, with journalist Okan Altan in the driving...

  • Save big by buying the right car

    Save big by buying the right car

    Malta’s physical dimension reality, logically, would drive car buyers towards small cars in any price category. The reasons vary from taking a prudent financial decision by saving money and still benefit from the many great options available on...

  • Special offering

    Special offering

    Ford has unveiled two special edition Ford Mustang models with unique styling and premium specification for customers in Europe. The new Ford Mustang Black Shadow Edition offers special black 19-inch alloys wheels and unique black body...

  • Seeing red

    Seeing red

    Ferrari has revealed its replacement for the F12 grand tourer ahead of the Geneva Motor Show next month. The 812 Superfast will get an updated aesthetic, as well as a new 6.5-litre V12 with 789bhp, permitting a 0-60mph time of 2.7 seconds and a...

  • Peugeot set to acquire Opel amid German government concerns

    Peugeot set to acquire Opel amid German government concerns

    The PSA Group, owners of French car maker Peugeot and General Motors, owner of Opel, have mobilised their chief executives to defend the Peugeot maker's planned acquisition of Opel against a German-led backlash that could derail the deal even...

  • Second hand car sales hit record in the UK

    Second hand car sales hit record in the UK

    Sales of second-hand cars in the UK reached a record high last year. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 8.2 million used cars were sold in 2016, up 7.3% on the previous year. The industry body claimed there is "no reason"...

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