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  • The stuff of dreams

    The stuff of dreams

    In its standard trim, the supercharged 998cc in-line four cylinder Kawasaki Ninja H2 produces a blistering 197bhp at 11,000rpm, which is already impressive enough to turn plenty of heads. But it’s the R version’s staggering 306bhp that is...

  • The world’s finest naturally-aspirated engine

    The world’s finest naturally-aspirated engine

    The Ferrari 458 Speciale can be summed up in a single word, spectacular, and if it was a one-way ticket to hell, it would almost be worth the sacrifice. Take a standard 458 Italia coupe’ – definitely one of the most sensational supercars Ferrari...

  • Black, sporty and fun!

    Black, sporty and fun!

    The Opel Corsa is undoubtedly one big success story. It is hardly surprising therefore that the German marque hasn’t messed too much with its winning formula for the latest version. Motoring takes a closer look. We were recently invited down to...

  • On the road

    Car additives A couple of months back, MOTORING ran a piece on additives. This month, we go one step further in order to provide further assistance to all owners of cars manufactured before 2000. “The removal of lead from fuels and the addition of...

  • A beast of a car

    A beast of a car

    The biggest single influence on the original Nissan 370Z was undoubtedly Yutaka Kata­yama, referred to as the father of the ‘Z’. Katayama fell in love with the Jaguar XKE and viewed it as ‘perfection’ and an epitome of the sports car at the...

  • New generation SX range

    New generation SX range

    KTM has recently introduced the new SX range, which is a completely new generation of motocross bikes that are lighter, faster and even more agile than ever before. This new ‘ready to race’ generation of KTM SX models offers state-of-the-art...

  • The supermini that’s big on fun

    The supermini that’s big on fun

    The all-new Mazda2 proves that sometimes the best things do come in small packages. It may be small, but there is no doubt that it’s a clever and comfortable car. Bursting with energy, character and vitality, it is set to take the B Segment by...

  • Audi A1 extensively redesigned

    Audi A1 extensively redesigned

    The new Audi A1 and A1 Sportback are appealing with their sporty lines. Their design is now even sportier, and they are two centimetres longer at a length of 3.98 metres. As an option, Audi can deliver the roof arch (A1) or roof dome (A1...

  • Fashion and cars, connected worlds

    Fashion and cars, connected worlds

    A designer’s workshop is very different from a car manufacturing plant. They are two apparently divergent worlds. But why not merge the passion for design in both spheres so as to drive a car with the latest in technology coupled with the latest...

  • Nostalgia behind the wheel

    Nostalgia behind the wheel

    A chance visit to Auberge de Castille in Valletta many years ago when it was still the admin­istrative hub of the British forces in Malta instilled in Joseph Busuttil a lifelong fascination with old cars. “I was brought up by my grandparents on a...

  • Express Trailers invests in new DAF trucks

    Express Trailers invests in new DAF trucks

    Express Trailers are once again investing in their ever-growing fleet of vehicles with the acquisition of eight brand new DAF XF trucks which will now be deployed across the company’s growing European network. Considered to be a benchmark in long...

  • It’s all about the journey!

    It’s all about the journey!

    Banif Bank has given its car loan a fresh new look focusing on the concept of ‘It’s all about the journey!’ Boasting a range of features and very competitive rates, the car loan forms part of the bank’s Personal Loans Plus Protection line of...

  • Renault-Nissan sells its 250,000th electric car

    Renault-Nissan sells its 250,000th electric car

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world's leader in zero-emission mobility, has sold its 250,000th electric vehicle: a white Renault ZOE sold to a French engineer. The alliance reached the historic milestone in early June, 4½ years after the launch...

  • Chris Evans to host Top Gear after U-turn

    Chris Evans to host Top Gear after U-turn

    DJ Chris Evans has been revealed as the new host of Top Gear, following months of rumours over who would replace ousted favourite Jeremy Clarkson. Speculation has now shifted to who will co-host alongside Evans, after the BBC also confirmed for...

  • Amber gamblers

    Amber gamblers

    Amber gambler, red light runner or traffic light warrior? They are all innocuous nicknames but they make light of a serious driving threats. Going through a red traffic light in your car or any other vehicle is one of the most dangerous driving...

  • A car with attitude!

    A car with attitude!

    Robust and very mature looking, the Fiat 500X complements its smaller 500 sibling by offering added space and versatility while still retaining its classic Italian style. Has anyone seen the advert on TV? The newly launched Fiat 500X literally...

  • Ira Losco chooses BMW

    Ira Losco chooses BMW

    BMW Malta together with Muscats Motors Limited recently launched the new BMW 1 Series in the presence of one of Malta’s leading artists, Ira Losco, who has chosen the 1 Series as her new drive. “I am so excited about my brand new drive and can’t...

  • Opel Adam Rocks sets new trends in small cars

    Opel Adam Rocks sets new trends in small cars

    As an adventure-loving open air car, a stylish trendsetter and an individualisation champion, the new Opel Adam Rocks plays many roles perfectly. And as a three-door urban pocket-crossover, it also opens up a new market niche. Opel designers have...

  • China-bound

    China-bound

    Since the 2015 Dakar, Team Peugeot Total has continued to work on the development of technical evolutions for its Peugeot 2008 DKR. This ongoing programme will now also include participation in this summer’s 15-day China Grand Rally (CGR). Team...

  • An ideal drive… whatever the road

    An ideal drive… whatever the road

    The latest five-door Smart ForFour thoroughly compliments the delightful Smart ForTwo which we at MOTORING enjoyed driving a few weeks ago. Passenger comfort always figures high up on the list of priorities with the Daimler group and the latest...

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