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  • Peugeot 308 GTi 270 vsSeat Leon Cupra 280

    Peugeot 308 GTi 270 vsSeat Leon Cupra 280

    It’s cold. The road is wet and its surface is viciously bumpy. There are loads of undulations and nasty corners. It’s a ready-made hot hatch proving ground. Here’s where the boys fall by the wayside while the victorious men stroll casually into...

  • Celebrating local motorsport

    Celebrating local motorsport

    Audi Malta has reconfirmed its support as main sponsor of the annual awards ceremony for the motoring community. The Audi Malta Motorsport Awards 2016 will be organised by Malta Motorsport Federation with the collaboration of Audi, TVM2, A&S...

  • From pedal to real metal

    From pedal to real metal

    Back in the days when the ratio of local registered cars was far from three to every four members of the population, and streets were safe for children to play in, it was common to see groups of happy children running around in pedal cars. Many...

  • Queen of the desert

    Queen of the desert

    Manoeuvring a 170kg motorbike in desert dunes for more than 10 hours a day is the challenge that Laia Sanz is intensely preparing for. As she prepares for one of the world’s toughest races – the Dakar – Sanz performs the same routine every...

  • Technology at the wheel

    Technology at the wheel

    Volkswagen is entering into a strategic partnership with Mobileye, a technology leader in the area of automated image processing. The companies signed a letter of intent to this effect at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The central...

  • Giving a little more

    Giving a little more

    Driving an icon is not an everyday occurrence. The Fiat 500 is one such icon. Originally launched in 1949, the front engine 500 was aimed at meeting the demands of the post-war market which called for economy cars. Back then, it had a two-door...

  • New year, new concepts

    Kia A1A Optima Appearance: Brace yourself: Fast and Furious body styling has made a comeback. Allegedly inspired by the US state of Florida, Kia has taken an Optima and given it a huge twist. The showroom Optima is a really smart-looking car, but...

  • Bentley introduces stone interior veneers

    Bentley introduces stone interior veneers

    If wood trim just isn’t classy enough for prestigious British carmaker Bentley, there are now two stone finishes to choose from. The craftsmen at Crewe take slices just 0.1mm thick, cured with glass fibre and a bespoke resin, to give lightweight...

  • Along for the ride

    Along for the ride

    Car-sharing – especially to and from work – is not exactly popular in Malta but it is growing rapidly in popularity across all of Europe thanks to its cost-saving and environmental benefits. Simply hopping into a car with a friend, colleague or...

  • In the shadow of the volcano

    In the shadow of the volcano

    Normally when a car brand invites journalists to do a bit of off-roading they mean they’ve found a dusty track that wouldn’t trouble a golf cart, let alone a lightweight faux-by-four or crossover. Jeep, on the other hand, invited a small group to...

  • Passion for design rewarded

    Passion for design rewarded

    Four years after winning the EyesOn Design best concept car award for the Lexus LF-LC 2+2 Hybrid Sport Coupe, Lexus has received high accolades for the production car, the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe. The Lexus LC 500 was named 2016 EyesOn Design...

  • Express Trailers sponsor Escort Mk1

    Express Trailers sponsor Escort Mk1

    Victor Felice works as a truck driver at Express Trailers. However, when he’s not at work, he’s usually in his garage working on his Ford Escort Mk1. The flaming orange Escort, which is sponsored by Express Trailers, will again be participating in...

  • Best in class

    Best in class

    The Audi A4 Sedan 3.0 TDI with 160 kW/218hp has taken home the most prestigious automotive prize in the United Kingdom for this year. The expert jury panel for the consumer magazine What Car? designated the midsize sedan as the best car in its class.

  • Honda concept mixes maxi scooter and adventure bike

    Honda concept mixes maxi scooter and adventure bike

    Honda is trying to translate the adventure bike to the urban sprawl with a new maxi-scooter concept. The aggressive-looking City Adventure has dual-purpose tyres, angular bodywork reminiscent of current adventure bikes and even hand guards. It...

  • True to its roots

    True to its roots

    The latest model of the Porsche 911 is a symbol of evolution and perseverance that has become a benchmark in the motoring world. Throughout all these years, Porsche engineers have carried forward enthusiasm and emotion which in turn, have...

  • The urban all-rounder

    The urban all-rounder

    Recently launched in Malta, the all-new BMW X1 treats the premium compact segment to an even more potent shot of sports activity vehicle DNA. The second generation of this successful model, of which more than 730,000 units have now been sold,...

  • A classic celebrates its anniversary

    A classic celebrates its anniversary

    At its launch in January 1976, the Mercedes-Benz 123 model series offered a persuasive combination of elegance and multiple technical innovations. The saloon was the first model to become available. The range was expanded a year later by the coupe...

  • It’s all standard

    It’s all standard

    As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome. But in Malta, if you want reliable information and guidance on anything connected to vintage or classic cars, all roads lead to Rinella in Kalkara. For in that seaside hamlet resides Joseph Pace, one of...

  • New car models at Detroit motor show

    New car models at Detroit motor show

    Several new models have been launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, currently under way. Have a look at the gallery above.

  • Green light for electric Porsche

    Green light for electric Porsche

    The fully electric Porsche Mission E featured in last month’s issue of MOTORING is on the way, in a move that marks a radical departure for the performance-focused German brand. But enthusiasts shouldn’t abandon hope just yet – the electric sports...

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