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Motoring

  • 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...

  • Back to back

    Back to back

    MOTORING’s Hugh Arnett and Martin Galea take two new Dacia’s for a very interesting morning drive on a selection of Maltese roads. Readers of a certain age who have submerged themselves in the far flung world of motoring may well remember that the...

  • Audi sets new fuel economy record

    Audi sets new fuel economy record

    An Audi A6 has recently been driven through 14 countries on a single tank of fuel in what is thought to have been a world record. Motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson drove the Audi A6 Ultra a total of 1,158.9 miles...

  • Jeep Malta unveils new website

    Jeep Malta unveils new website

    Ahead of the imminent launch of the new Jeep Renegade in the coming days, local Jeep agents UCIM Co. Limited has unveiled its brand new website – www.jeep-malta.com – a more dynamic, visual and easy to navigate site where all customer information...

  • Toyota Mobility Foundation teams up with New Cities Foundation

    Toyota Mobility Foundation teams up with New Cities Foundation

    The New Cities Foundation recently launched the Connected Mobility Initiative, with support from the Toyota Mobility Foundation, to address the critical need for metropolises worldwide to enable the efficient and viable movement of people. This...

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