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  • 15,000 more trees for Peugeot project

    In line with the commitments made during the “Kick it to Brazil” operation, 15,000 new trees are to be planted at the Peugeor-Onf forestry carbon sink at Fazenda Sao Nicolau, the site of the project, in Brazil. These saplings will join the two...

  • The best from north Europe

    The best from north Europe

    Over the years this writer has established something of a ‘short list’ of really desirable cars to own. Built-in safety features most highly in the regular reports that appear, because – although the personal transport features three classic cars...

  • Not-fit-for-purpose

    Not-fit-for-purpose

    Last month I had suggested that the Traffic Management Unit within Transport Malta may well be ‘not fit for purpose’. The unit I was opinionated about was the original brainchild of Major Peter Ripard, chairman of the Traffic Control Board. In the...

  • Never in the rain

    Never in the rain

    Old vehicles were a family tradition in the environment Mark Xuereb was brought up in. He was very close to his grand­father Carmelo, who for many years drove a vintage red bus on the old Birkirkara route. His budding interest in classic cars was...

  • The most beautiful roof in Paris

    The most beautiful roof in Paris

    “The most beautiful roof in Paris”; “the height of pride”; “Raise the flag”; “Forza Corsica”… These are just a few of the slogans that peoplewill be able to see in France on advertising hoardings. These adverts illustrate the new customisation...

  • Ferrari reveals £2m 'Sergio'

    Ferrari reveals £2m 'Sergio'

    Ferrari has unveiled a special £2 million spin-off model based on the 458 Spider supercar – but has bizarrely named it the Sergio. Just six of the roofless Sergios will be built, bearing the forename of the great Sergio Pininfarina, who designed...

  • Budget considerations

    In his 2015 Budget speech, whch took longer than any traffic jam will ever take in Malta, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna last Monday referred to many transport-related measures which should contribute positively to the overall traffic situation...

  • New Twingo design

    Two decades after it revolutionised the small car segment with the first-­generation Twingo, Renault has taken a fresh look at its celebrated city car. The brand’s engineers and designers started from a blank sheet of paper and took their...

  • Peugeot GT Line applied across the range

    Peugeot GT Line applied across the range

    With the new GT Line, customers can now have the style and equipment of the GT versions with more affordable engines. Introduced on the Peugeot 308 and 508, this exclusive line will be progressively extended to the whole range, starting with the...

  • Peugeot 2008 DKR’s definitive combat livery

    Peugeot 2008 DKR’s definitive combat livery

    With a month-and-a-half remaining until the start of the 2015 Dakar, the Peugeot 2008 DKR is getting into the swing and has traded its initial all-carbon finish for its official colour scheme. This spectacular metamorphosis is an eloquent sign...

  • 911@50

    911@50

    Half a century is a long time in any business, especially one as fickle as selling cars. Few cars have enjoyed such a strong following as Porsche’s 911, though, and one of the reasons for that is its linear heritage from its genesis to the present...

  • Kia’s first electric car launched in Malta

    Kia’s first electric car launched in Malta

    Cars International, represent-atives of Kia in Malta, have launched the first electric car – Soul – manufactured by the Korean brand, which continues to break into new grounds and increase its market share in the car industry. A landmark in Kia’s...

  • C4 Picasso successes

    C4 Picasso successes

    The New Citroen C4 Picasso has sold 160,000 vehicles to date, of which more than 100,000 since the start of the year. Launched in June 2013 as a five-seater and in September 2013 as a seven-seater (Grand C4 Picasso), the New Citroen C4 Picasso is...

  • Simply fabulous

    Simply fabulous

    Looking back at 60 years of motoring it shames me to say that Land Rover, that iconic brand name, has never before come under my scrutiny. Yes, a decade or so ago I navig-ated my granddaughter in her Series 2 on a couple of rallies and I had a...

  • Seat opens its doors to client

    How do all the parts of the car I’ve just bought fit together? wondered German-born Markus Buchholz. Like anyone passionate about the automotive world, he had surfed the internet many times in search of this information. Aware that it is one thing...

  • Cars we hope never to ­crash

    Cars we hope never to ­crash

    Rowan Atkinson crashed his McLaren F1 in 2011 and a Ferrari F50 was binned on a test drive near Silverstone recently, but despite these being the most expensive single-car crashes in British history, neither makes our list of cars we’d least like...

  • Duel in the desert to decide championship

    Duel in the desert to decide championship

    After a very tight battle between the Mercedes duo Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton lasting 19 grand prix, it’s down to today’s final race in Abu Dhabi to decide a winner, thanks to the rather controversial double point scoring for the last...

  • The road to the 2014 F1 title

    Mercedes team mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will stage a 'duel in the desert' for the 2014 Formula One title at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. The following details their season-long battle. 1. Australia Rosberg won...

  • F1’s top 10 title deciding showdowns

    Today’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will decide the Formula One title, with Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fighting for the crown. Since 1950 there have been 27 last-race deciders. The following looks at 10 of the best in...

  • Audi in new design era

    Audi is launching into a new design era. Marc Lichte, head of design, is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupé. “When he moved to Audi, Lichte launched a design offensive,” said Professor Ulrich Hackenberg, board member...

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