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  • A beautiful future

    A beautiful future

    Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest. This gathering of magnificent classic cars was the perfect place to premiere the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a...

  • Off the production line

    Off the production line

    The best-seller Toyota RAV4 became the second model to be produced at the Saint Petersburg plant together with the Toyota Camry, which has been made here since 2007. The Russian-made Toyota RAV4 will be produced for Russian, Kazakh and Belarus...

  • People’s cars

    People’s cars

    Jeremy Clarkson once said that the Morris Minor was Britain’s Volkswagen Beetle. The two classics share space in Christopher Scicluna’s garage. There is complete agreement that in recent years, there has been a significant surge in interest in old...

  • Be my Romeo

    Be my Romeo

    The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta has a mean task ahead, as it competes in the crowded and very competent hatchback class. This is one of the toughest car segments, where no car can afford to put a foot – or a tyre – wrong. It is with pedigree that the...

  • Beach beauty

    Beach beauty

    The new Seat Ateca is the highlight this summer at Barcelona’s El Prat airport. Artist Sergi Ramírez, who specialises in sand sculptures, has created a replica using 26 tonnes of sand. The first SUV in the history of the brand, and one of the most...

  • Heat and flavour

    Heat and flavour

    It’s the new hot property in the junior performance hatchback sector. Matt Kimberley loves its big brother, the Leon Cupra, but can the success rub off? The Ibiza is enjoying something of a return to form. Inspired by the Leon Cupra, which is our...

  • Former US ambassador's stylish car up for auction

    Former US ambassador's stylish car up for auction

    A former US ambassador's Mercedes, bought in Malta in the 1970s, is being offered for auction by Bonhams. The stylish Mercedes-Benz W111 3.5 cabriolet was bought John C. Pritzlaff Jr, who in 1969 was appointed by President Nixon as US ambassador...

  • On a safari

    On a safari

    This chunky retro pick-up is actually based on Jeep’s baby, the Renegade. Military and civilian Jeep heritage is the inspiration, and it’s all covered in Beige Against the Machine paint. No, we’re not making this up. A five-foot load bay comes...

  • Redefining the riding experience

    Redefining the riding experience

    Despite the short distances between one place to another, Malta’s busy traffic, easy climate and beautiful views make it a pleasant location to ride around on your motorbike. A ride through Valletta and the Three Cities will treat you to a view of...

  • Pure efficiency

    Pure efficiency

    The new Opel Astra, which made its world premiere last year in Frankfurt, has now arrived in Malta. The new model is nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity and premium features, packed in a new,...

  • Enter: the title defender

    Enter: the title defender

    Porsche enters the world’s hardest race, the Le Mans 24-Hours, with the 919 Hybrid as a record holder, title defender and leader in both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championships. For Porsche it is the third entry in Le Mans after...

  • A journey of discovery

    A journey of discovery

    At Munich Airport, visitors, customers and Audi dealers can now discover cutting-edge retail solutions developed by the four rings. Following a complete remodelling, the former Audi Forum at Munich Airport is reopening as a discovery platform for...

  • A true SUV and lifestyle companion

    A true SUV and lifestyle companion

    The new Seat Ateca is the perfect companion for a multi-faceted and active lifestyle. The Spanish brand’s first SUV is utterly compelling, with its own unique character and wide-ranging versatility. Its design is purposeful and refined, while its...

  • The right line-up

    The right line-up

    For the past few days, and for the weeks to come, football fans will be hotly debating which line-up their national team should use for the Euro 2016 tournament. Volkswagen, for its part, has a great line-up for its Golf Variant model series: from...

  • Keep on truckin’

    Keep on truckin’

    The Cortis brothers grew up driving a Bedford truck in their father’s fields. Years later, they gave in to nostalgia and restored a beautiful fleet of Bedford trucks. In the early 1950s, when Malta was still rebuilding many of its war ravaged...

  • Dynamic design

    Dynamic design

    The previous generation Kia Sportage was already a good package – fun, safe and economical, it was one of the best offerings in the SUV market. The fourth generation Sportage is an even better package, with a completely new chassis and engine as...

  • New Ford GT earns the Gene Ritvo Award for design and elegance

    New Ford GT earns the Gene Ritvo Award for design and elegance

    The 2017 Ford GT has earned the Gene Ritvo Award for Design and Elegance from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) in conjunction with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. The Ritvo honours the best in design...

  • 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...

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