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  • ‘Innovation’ is the word

    ‘Innovation’ is the word

    The new VW Passat, in all its versions, is regarded to be one of the most successful mid-class cars in the world and with over 1.1 million units sold in in 2014, is one of the highest volume series of the Volkswagen Group worldwide. Now in its...

  • Estates of play

    Estates of play

    There’s something uniquely special and appealing about estates. Instead of being reduced to nothing more than large, utilitarian and less desirable spin-offs from popular hatchbacks and saloons, an estate car often has a tendency of becoming the...

  • Toyota takes fuel cell research to nano-particle level

    Toyota takes fuel cell research to nano-particle level

    When it comes to securing the best performance from its hydrogen fuel cell technology, Toyota’s scrutiny is reaching unprecedented levels with a new monitoring system that plots the behaviour of nanometre-sized – one-millionth of millimetre –...

  • Driving is a serious affair

    Driving is a serious affair

    During a recent discussion with a car engineer regarding the many numerous car safety features that are constantly being developed, I could not help but ask him if cars would, one day, be equipped with a ‘brain’. He grinned and explained that a...

  • Opel Adam’s Easytronic 3.0 option

    Opel Adam’s Easytronic 3.0 option

    The Opel Adam is now even more unique. It has increased the options for transmissions with the Easytronic 3.0, the latest in automated transmission technology, for drivers who no longer want to shift themselves permanently. This new system not...

  • Two days, millions of miles

    Two days, millions of miles

    Just ride… it’s a simple idea that expresses the passion that unites motorcycle riders the world over, regardless of age, location or brand. It’s also all anyone needs to do to join the thousands of Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders and Harley...

  • Drifting with a twist

    Drifting with a twist

    It was Mothers’ Day with a twist for those mothers who joined up for the Malta Driving Association’s second round of the Malta Drifting Championship 2015. The competition is becoming tougher and tougher as participating drivers are constantly...

  • Celebrating 60 years of DS history ‘1955-2015’

    Celebrating 60 years of DS history ‘1955-2015’

    DS Week recently came to a close in Paris. The marque organised this major event to celebrate the 60th birthday of the DS and the world launch of the new French automotive brand. Over nearly 4,000m² of exhibition space was made available to...

  • Rosberg, roulette winner

    Rosberg, roulette winner

    Following the signing of a lucrative three year contract with team Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton came to Monaco to win with dominance, claiming his first pole of the principality and leading the race from the very start. All was going well for Hamilton...

  • Volunteer firemen do it for free!

    Volunteer firemen do it for free!

    Fire engine enthusiast and voluntary fireman Raymond Galea explains to MOTORING how he was not put off by the sheer hard work involved in the nut and bolt restoration job of an old fire engine. Classic vehicles never featured in any way on the...

  • Ariel Atoms with wings

    Ariel Atoms with wings

    Some people were born to fly and you’ll find plenty of them on the Red Bull Air Race circuit. MOTORING meets last year’s world champion to find out more about one of motorsport’s most thrilling series. Imagine yourself some several hundred feet...

  • It’s Le Mans man

    Did you know that Henry II was born in Le Mans, France? Or that the Musee de Tesse, the fine arts museum of the city, houses paintings by John Constable and Theodore Gericault? Of course you didn’t. Because what most people know about the French...

  • Dangerous overtaking ‘risks lives’

    Dangerous overtaking ‘risks lives’

    Many motorists attempt risky overtaking, with men the main menace on the roads, according to a survey carried out in the UK. As many as 80 per cent of drivers have felt endangered by their own overtaking or that of another vehicle, the survey by...

  • Europe car sales shows broad-based rise in demand

    Europe car sales shows broad-based rise in demand

    New car registrations in Europe rose 6.9 percent in April, industry data showed, on growth in large markets like Italy, France, Germany and Great Britain, and as demand for mass market brands like VW outpaced sales of premium vehicles. New...

  • Aston Martin secures 200 million pounds to fund new models

    Aston Martin secures 200 million pounds to fund new models

    British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has raised 200 million pounds in an equity issue, backed by its major shareholders, to fund its expansion into crossovers. The 102-year old company, James Bond's carmaker of choice, said the fundraising was led...

  • Peugeot 308 R HYbrid, the compact hatchback that 'drives like a supercar'

    Peugeot 308 R HYbrid, the compact hatchback that 'drives like a supercar'

    Since its launch, the Peugeot 308 has won over more than 280,000 connoisseurs across the world thanks to qualities that are unheard of in segment C. As it presses ahead with its internationalisation strategy, the marque is present at the Shanghai...

  • Drug driving

    The controversial drug reform became law this month. This has not made smoking a joint legal. It is the penalties for the offence that have been eased and not the drug’s legal status. However, the introduction of this law got me somewhat thinking,...

  • Those wretched potholes

    Those wretched potholes

    Some attempt was made to restore parts of the Burmurrad-Wardija-Żebbiegħ road by filling in potholes. At the time of writing, some areas have in fact been badly filled with concrete and another stretch has been blessed with a tarmac topcoat. This...

  • Essential guide: automotive additives

    Essential guide: automotive additives

    We’ve heard of bolt-on and go-faster goodies for our cars, but what about upgrades you simply pour into the car to make it better? From clearer windscreens to improved cooling, there are many additives you can mix with your car’s vital fluids, but...

  • A very clear business plan

    A very clear business plan

    McLaren is part of an overwhelmingly positive picture for UK car manufacture. Our man Matt Kimberley sits down with a high-ranking company insider to talk Long Tails, naming structures and Formula One. Life is good for British car-makers at the...

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