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Motoring

  • Parking legally outside white boxes

    It always comes as a pleasant surprise when a citizen takes on the might of a local council and wins. In this case, it was over parking in the very wide section of Rameb Kurradu Street, what used to be called Jules Verne Street, in San Pawl...

  • Sheer horsepower and a mouthful of gravel

    Over the festive period I witnessed first hand the sheer ‘brutality’ of one horse power as I courageously let myself into joining a jockey on a flimsy sulky in a tandem race around the Marsa racetrack, albeit for a good cause. I had ridden a horse...

  • Thwarting car thieves

    When looking at ways to make your car safe from car thieves, you have to consider there are two types of car criminal. There are those who want to steal belongings from your car and the others who want to take the car itself. Dealing with theft...

  • 301bhp Subaru WRX STi on the way

    Epic performance, blue paint and gold wheels are to meet again on UK roads, with the announcement that Subaru is to officially import the stunning new WRX STi. Like its forebears, it’s set to use a 2.5-litre horizontally-opposed four-cylinder...

  • The new Mini

    The latest generation of the Mini is once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. The evolutionary refinement of its design, entirely new engines and innovative driver assistance systems make the new Mini more...

  • It’s the real deal

    ­The first Qashqai has been a success the likes of which Nissan had barely dared to dream about, but now it’s time for the difficult second album. SUCH was the original Qashqai’s success that global sales have continued to increase every year...

  • GT4 Stinger stuns at Detroit Motor Show

    KIA has surprised the assembled crowds at the Detroit motor show with a stunning sports car concept, the GT4 Stinger. The Korean car company isn’t holding back with its new creation, as the low-slung coupe boasts rear-wheel drive, a 315 horsepower...

  • Men ‘twice as likely to fall asleep while driving’

    Men are more than twice as likely to fall asleep at wheel while driving and almost half (45 per cent) admit to having experienced ‘warning nods’ while driving. One in 14 drivers surveyed by safety charity Brake said they had actually fallen asleep...

  • Inside the Skoda museum

    What’s the coolest Skoda you remember? No doubt something from the 110 or 120 line; Cold War-era ugly ducklings that by the late 1980s had defined – and almost ruined – a brand whose heritage stretches back to 1895. It’s one of the biggest...

  • Arsenal stars team up to test new Citroen

    Striker Olivier Giroud, midfield man Santi Cazorla, defensive supremo Per Mertesacker and the safe hands of Wojciech Szczesny teamed up to headline a football-themed test of the car’s new features. They highlight the wide door and boot openings...

  • Spanish giants’ link-up creates Mii by Mango

    Fashionistas everywhere will only be thinking about Mii this summer, after Seat and fashion retailer Mango announced a team effort to produce a special edition city car. The Mii by Mango is just the first step in a partnership between the two...

  • Volkswagen Beetle Dune ‘could be built’

    And what’s more, it really could be right up your street if public reaction to the so-called Beetle Dune is strong enough. With a body raised by 50mm, 19-inch wheels and a special rear-mounted luggage rack reminiscent of early Beetles, the Dune...

  • Not just exciting but totally exhilarating

    There are, of course, coupes and coupes. There are those rather unfortunate little fellows where the back-seat occupants need to be stunted dwarves, or neckless wonders. Then there are those rather pleasing conglomerate of reasonable, pleasant or...

  • Report reveals significant socio-economic benefits of Kia’s presence in Europe

    A new report published by a leading independent European economic consultancy, London Economics, has confirmed the substantial contribution made by Kia Motors Europe to the European economy. The report, ‘The Economic and Societal Benefits Deriving...

  • Turning on the style

    I climb onto the California 1400 Touring and pause for a moment to soak up how cool it looks, even from this angle. I’m totally seduced by the maturity of the Guzzi’s design. It’s gorgeous. Shafts of light bounce off gleaming, curved chrome and...

  • Public transport and higher fares

    The big surprise for this new year was that Arriva has pulled out of its deal with the Transport Authority. This fills me with a sense of foreboding, partly because I can see no one but the Chinese wishing to run our public transport system. The...

  • Expectations for 2014

    It’s that time of year again when we feel that compelling urge to forgive and forget, or at least to pretend to do so, to be ultra generous and to wish for everlasting world peace, as if peace is something we only think of at Christmas time. It is...

  • Pet cat survives hair-raising UK motorway van roof trip

    A cat lived up to his daredevil name after surviving a trip down the motorway on the top of a van in Leicestershire, the UK. The black and white animal, named Kick Buttowski after the cartoon stuntman, managed to cling on to a ladder on the top of...

  • Škoda Yeti extensively revised

    The Škoda Yeti is one of the most popular compact Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs). For the first time ever, this compact SUV is now available in two different variations: as the elegant and stylish ‘City’ variation and an adventurous off-road...

  • Topless crash

    An American driver has been cleared of charges in a fatal crash after a court ruled she had faced “an unforseen emergency” when one of her passengers untied her bikini top. Brittany Lahm, 24, took her hands off the wheel to cover up while...

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