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  • The 10 best cars to live with

    The 10 best cars to live with

    Have you ever stood in a showroom or flicked through web page after web page wondering which car you’d actually be happiest with? Here’s what 50,000 car owners in the UK think. Weekly car magazine Auto Express has compiled a list of more than...

  • The new Nissan Pulsar

    Nissan’s passion for innovation and technology has seen it transform the family car landscape over the course of the last seven years. Now, using the same design approach and original thinking that produced the Qashqai, X-Trail and Note, Nissan is...

  • Rocking and racing with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson

    Rocking and racing with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson

    There really is no denying that most people of pensionable age are a bit slow behind the wheel. Whatever the reasons for that, they don’t seem to apply to Brian Johnson. Matt Kimberley caught up with him on the inside of his tuned-up Mini... while...

  • The jewel in the crown

    The jewel in the crown

    Today’s grand prix in Monaco promises to be one of the most interesting so far. Besides being a louder race due to the street circuit resonance, Mercedes’ superiority might be slightly minimised on this highly technical street circuit and it will...

  • No flash in the pan

    No flash in the pan

    Followers of the European saloon car champion­ship races will be more than familiar with Seat’s exploits over a number of years and it really was with great anticipation and then pleasure that this delightful car was sampled, enjoyed, and...

  • 10,000 trees planted in the Amazon by Peugeot

    10,000 trees planted in the Amazon by Peugeot

    After crossing 20 countries and five continents in 60 days, the adventures of Peugeot’s globetrotting football came to an end, completing its fantastic journey to Brazil on April 30. As Peugeot promised, more trees will be planted as part of the...

  • Toyota targets 10% improvement in hybrid fuel efficiency

    Toyota targets 10% improvement in hybrid fuel efficiency

    True to its core principle of continuous improvement, Toyota is aiming to achieve a 10 per cent improvement in the fuel efficiency of its hybrids and other electric-power­ed vehicles using a new power semi-conductor technology. Semi-conductors...

  • New appointments at Citroen

    New appointments at Citroen

    Linda Jackson has been appointed CEO of the Citroën brand with effect from June 1. Ms Jackson, who has more than 35 years’ experience in the motor industry in a variety of financial and commercial positions, is currently managing director of...

  • McLaren concept

    McLaren concept

    Name: McLaren Special Operations (MSO) 650S Coupé Concept Debut: 2014 Beijing Motor Show Appearance: Helpfully painted black and shot against a black rendered background, the MSO 650S is something of a dark character, if you’ll forgive the pun. It...

  • A great GAS conversion

    A great GAS conversion

    I must admit I would never have thought about slamming a gas conversion in a 2005 Hyundai Getz in November 2013. This car, with its 1,086 cc engine, would seem to be a bit ‘long in the tooth’ for such a drastic modification, and yet. With 77,285...

  • Changing a demolisher to a restorer

    Unlike the majority of old motors enthusiasts, Joseph Muscat started out hell-bent not on the acquisition and restoration of classic cars, but actually on their destruction. Very early on, he became a member of the Association of Motor Sports...

  • Cars wait to drive themselves

    Cars wait to drive themselves

    Love or loathe the idea, self-driving cars are on the way. Volvo is at the forefront of pushing what’s legally and technically possible, so Matt Kimberley went to the firm’s Gothenburg home on the back of big news for the industry. Volvo is about...

  • Rumble strips replaced

    Rumble strips replaced

    It’s always a pleasure to find that some traffic management concern is looked at, even if it is not fully dealt with and not to my satisfaction. Reference is once again made to the San Pawl tat Tarġa/Salina road on the approaches to the killer...

  • New coupe marks waterspeed records

    New coupe marks waterspeed records

    A powerful land vehicle which pays homage to speed on water has been unveiled by Rolls-Royce. The car company showed off its limited-edition Waterspeed Phantom Drophead Coupe on the site of the original Bluebird Motor Company forever associated...

  • Electric revolution

    Electric revolution

    Renault unveiled four electric concept cars at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show with a promise to make them widely available to motorists. Since then, Renault has publicised each milestone in this ambitious and unique project, securing the backing of...

  • Peugeot 308 car of the year

    Peugeot 308 car of the year

    At the recent 84th Geneva Motor Show, the new Peugeot 308 was crowned with the prestigious title of 2014 Car of the Year. Reflecting the interests and tastes of 58 journalists from 22 European countries, the jury delivered its verdict on the...

  • MPV of the year

    MPV of the year

    Already named Best Family Car of the Year by BBC Top Gear Magazine, the new Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has picked up another award in the UK, receiving the MPV of the Year award from What Car? in London. Since its launch in June 2013, the new...

  • Road safety doesn’t happen by accident

    Notwithstanding that road fatalities in Malta are way below the European average and in 2012 were at an all time low, Transport Malta has felt the necessity to develop a new road safety strategy for the next 10 years. In fact, the number of road...

  • Insurers want safer car repairs

    Insurers want safer car repairs

    Six motor insurers (see below), have pooled their resources in order to improve the standard and efficiency of motor vehicle accident repairs in Malta. This initiative, known as MIRE (Motor Insurance Repairs Efficiency), has now been running for...

  • Citadel drives good practices

    Citadel Insurance has always been innovative in the way it conducts insurance business and a few weeks ago it proved this yet again by organising a seminar for a number of car repairers. Leading speakers from various camps delivered talks about...

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