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  • Five signs your car isn’t happy

    Five signs your car isn’t happy

    Your car can’t talk to you but that doesn’t mean it can’t communicate how it’s feeling. If something’s going wrong, there are a few subtle and not-so-subtle indicators that can warn of impending issues. Catch them early and you could save yourself...

  • In love with dear Annie

    In love with dear Annie

    Many old car owners have a history as interesting as that of the cars they own. In 1933, Royal Air Force captain H. G. Williams bought a brand new Hillman Minx that was his pride and joy, giving him and his wife immense pleasure as they drove it...

  • Isuzu D-Max for popemobile in the Philippines

    Isuzu D-Max for popemobile in the Philippines

    A customised Isuzu D-Max popemobile was used for several on-location trips during Pope Francis’s visit to the Philippines. The D-Max was also the vehicle used to pick up the pontiff upon his arrival.

  • King of the Road

    King of the Road

    Europe has asked for it pretty relentlessly over the last few years, and they’ve finally got it. Harley-Davidson’s customers have got their Road Glide Special, complete with an updated version of its trademark ‘shark nose’ fairing. The Road Glide...

  • Hyundai president visits Malta

    Hyundai president visits Malta

    Hyundai Malta hosted Hyundai Motor Europe president and CEO Byung Kwon Rhim. Rhim was in Malta to overview Hyundai’s operations and to meet the management and personnel at Hyundai’s showroom in Birkirkara. During his visit, Rhim reiterated...

  • Less metal, more fun

    Less metal, more fun

    How do you make driving a Toyota Aygo even more fun? One sure-fire way is to provide some classic open-top enjoyment with a new retractable X-Wave canvas roof. Looking ahead to longer, warmer days, Toyota has launched the X-Wave as an option on...

  • Vienna premiere for Seat Cupra

    Seat CEO Jürgen Stackmann unveiled the brand’s latest top model, the Leon ST Cupra, at the Vienna Auto Show this month. The new member of the exceptionally successful Leon family is a unique combination of top performance, perfect style and...

  • Hot cars quicken pulses in Detroit

    Hot cars quicken pulses in Detroit

      There's no shortage of vehicles to choose from at this year's Detroit Auto Show, but when it comes to jaw droppers, Ford's new GT leds the pack. Ford CEO Mark Fields said:  "We want to make cars that make people's hearts pound, and if this...

  • Jaguar to challenge luxury SUVs with F-PACE model

    Jaguar to challenge luxury SUVs with F-PACE model

    Car maker Jaguar, known for its sporty sedans, will launch the F-PACE off-roader in 2016, entering the popular luxury sports utility sector in a departure for the 80-year-old brand. Luxury SUVs have long been built by parent company Jaguar Land...

  • In Cuba’s sea of classic cars, the truly valuable are elusive

    In Cuba’s sea of classic cars, the truly valuable are elusive

    Luis Abel Bango spent seven years searching for his dream car, a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. He finally found it on Cuba’s far western tip, buying it off the original owner for $7,000. “I went everywhere looking for what I wanted. Out in the provinces,...

  • An ode to 2014

    2014 raised the issue of traffic congestionSome dared say it was just perceptionIt seems no one can find a real solutionIn the meantime increasing air pollution Public transport a national catastropheArriva has gone yet still there’s...

  • New Toyota Yaris

    The new Yaris reflects Toyota’s renewed focus on design, displaying more distinctive styling inside and out. The objective has been to strengthen Yaris’s emotional appeal, without sacrificing any of the original car’s rational strengths, such as...

  • Hybrid theory

    Hybrid theory

    Porsche’s priority for every new car it makes is to make it feel like a Porsche should. But that’s no mean feat when it comes to the most complex road car ever made, writes Matt Kimberley, Press Association motoring writer. It’s an...

  • Power to the People

    Power to the People

    With emissions campaigners on the warpath, Iain Dooley asks whether the time is right for a petrol renaissance. Everyone wants diesel cars banned from cities, and with street-level diesel particulate emissions being increasingly linked to serious...

  • Town or country

    Town or country

    Long gone are the days when Twingo I came into Malta in left-hand-drive format, with strange seats. If memory serves me well the rear seat squab folded up, allowing a most handy amount of room for life’s little pleas-urables to be carried inside...

  • Drink-driving advertising campaigns that saved lives

    Drink-driving advertising campaigns that saved lives

    In 50 years, drinking and driving has gone from a routine hazard to an anti-social menace. We take a look at the advertising campaigns that have saved lives. It has been 50 years since the first government campaign to combat drink-driving and...

  • Dealing effectively with emergency vehicles

    Dealing effectively with emergency vehicles

    Wherever you drive, there's always a chance you will encounter an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens switched on; the so-called 'blues and twos'. This clearly signals to all other road users that a police car, fire engine, ambulance,...

  • 15,000 more trees for Peugeot project

    In line with the commitments made during the “Kick it to Brazil” operation, 15,000 new trees are to be planted at the Peugeor-Onf forestry carbon sink at Fazenda Sao Nicolau, the site of the project, in Brazil. These saplings will join the two...

  • The best from north Europe

    The best from north Europe

    Over the years this writer has established something of a ‘short list’ of really desirable cars to own. Built-in safety features most highly in the regular reports that appear, because – although the personal transport features three classic cars...

  • Not-fit-for-purpose

    Not-fit-for-purpose

    Last month I had suggested that the Traffic Management Unit within Transport Malta may well be ‘not fit for purpose’. The unit I was opinionated about was the original brainchild of Major Peter Ripard, chairman of the Traffic Control Board. In the...

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