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  • Peugeot Exalt concept

    Peugeot Exalt concept

    Peugeot is showcasing the Exalt concept in a new livery at the Paris Motor Show.The car body features shades of grey that segue from the bare steel covering the majority of the exterior to the distinctive Shark Skin rear end. Inside, the Newspaper...

  • D Max Isuzu wins international awards

    D Max Isuzu wins international awards

    Widely respected as one of the toughest 4x4 competitions in the world, the all-new Isuzu D-Max proved just how durable it is once again by winning the competition: “Best 4x4 pickup in 2014”. Isuzu had already won this award back in 2012. Since...

  • Cheerful and confident C1

    Cheerful and confident C1

    Following its arrival in the showrooms a few weeks ago, the new Citroen C1 can now be seen in an advertising campaign that reflects its personality. Cheerful and confident, this new city car makes light work of the challenges of urban driving. The...

  • Getting people to enjoy driving

    Getting people to enjoy driving

    Michael Owen played as a striker for some of the most famous football clubs in the world, including Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He has a huge passion for horse racing and regularly rides for leisure, but more recently he has been...

  • Bentley’s £3,500 fragrance for men

    Bentley fans sadly unable to afford one of Crewe’s four-wheeled finest can now indulge in a cheaper alternative – a new addition to Bentley’s men’s fragrance range. That’s right – not only is there a new Bentley man-fume arriving at very select...

  • First-ever BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

    First-ever BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

    BMW Malta chose Laguna Walk to launch its BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer sees BMW bringing the functionality of space and comfort, combined with hallmark BMW dynamics, style and elegance, to the premium...

  • Maltese at the Mille Miglia

    Maltese at the Mille Miglia

    Football has its World Cup. Tennis has its Grand Slam. Modern cars have their Grand Prix – and old cars have the Mille Miglia. The icon of classic car competitions, this annual Italian event started in 1927 as a race on the normal roads from...

  • More than a mere motoring experience

    More than a mere motoring experience

    The drive was conducted in the 1.5 litre Touring five-door. This is a splendid little car with a nifty six-speed gearbox, manually explored for total pleasure and just asking to be stirred around with gusto to get the best possible performance out...

  • Elderly drivers and speed

    The editorial of last month concentrated on older drivers, I suppose those over 75 and whether they, or rather we, can be considered ‘safe’ on our roads. In my opinion drivers who dislike or hate driving, no matter their age, will never be a...

  • Car torque

    Car torque

    Outside Ta’ Brija ‘plague’ cemetery a series of interesting raised areas were created, including a small roundabout. Where are the painted road markings and advance signage for the roundabout? We have been waiting for many years for things to be...

  • FIAT 500 Cult now in Malta

    FIAT 500 Cult now in Malta

    The new Fiat 500 Cult has been brought to Malta by Ucim Ltd of Birkirkara. Launched earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the 500 Cult introduces new product features in terms of style and technological content. They include three new...

  • Is it age or medical condition that matters?

    Recent news reports in the local media have sparked off a national debate on social media – whether elderly people are fit to drive and whether they should be allowed behind the wheel at all. It is a fact that, as we grow older, our bodies change,...

  • ‘Extra soul’ character

    ‘Extra soul’ character

    As Peugeot celebrates 30 years since the original 205 GTi was launched, it is now the turn for the 208 GTi to pass through the expert hands of Peugeot Sport, to give it a more radical character with what some call ‘extra soul’, in response to...

  • New world, new ideas

    New world, new ideas

    The world is changing and so are consumer expectations shifting at growing speed. And cars? Citroen’s answer to this is the C4 Cactus. In the fiercely competitive C segment with its apparently immutable design cues, the Cactus stands apart with a...

  • Designed for driving pleasure

    Designed for driving pleasure

    Muscats Motors recently launched the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé and the new BMW X4 at the Xara Lodge, limits of Rabat. The 4 Series Gran Coupé is the first four-door coupé in the premium midsize class that represents a consistent extension of the...

  • The break is over

    The break is over

    F1 championship resumes today in Belgium’s famous 1950s Spa Francorchamps. Despite the new and complex regulations, hybrid power units, smaller combustion engines and subdued engine noise, the championship so far has been a grand spectacle. The...

  • Concepts

    Concepts

    Name:Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept Debut:Detroit Motor Show 2014 Appearance:Taking a small pinch of inspiration from the classic Dune Beetles of yestercentury, the Beetle Dune concept ups the regular car’s ante – and ride height – with taller...

  • The rolling geeks

    The rolling geeks

    It was a week when the electric car came into its own. We enjoyed a couple of decent drives in the all new Electric Renault range (see pages 6 and 7) and then like topping on a good cake, we went off to Vault 2, Captain of the Galleys, Vittoriosa...

  • The silent wonders of electric power

    The silent wonders of electric power

    Let’s look at the great little Twizy first. Those of you somewhat ‘long in the tooth’ may well remember the Messersmitt with its two seats, one behind the other, the mode adopted by Renault for this tiny urban delight. Twizy has superb swinging...

  • Has technology overtaken the combustion engine?

    Iain Dooley believes, to fully appreciate the advances of modern cars, we need to become more tech-savvy. If you still struggle with a smartphone, you’re not going to like the technology appearing in new cars. Without wishing to sound smug, I’ve...

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