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  • Get personal

    Get personal

    Fiat’s concept for its 500 family was always that of a family of cars that keeps growing through innovation both in terms of technology as well as aesthetics and overall design. And true to this commitment, Fiat has just launched the 500 Second...

  • Keep trucking

    Keep trucking

    The mega truck, a 25.25 metre long truck with a maximum hauling capacity of 60 tonnes, made its first Spanish road and motorway journey today between Palau-solità i Plegamans in Barcelona and Martorell. The maiden voyage was promoted by the...

  • Driving force

    Driving force

    The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS breaks down the barrier between road-going sports cars and race cars. It is equipped with the maximum amount of motorsport technology that is currently possible in a street-legal 911 suitable for everyday driving.

  • Taking everything to another level

    Taking everything to another level

    For 2016, the Toyota RAV4 range expanded to include its first full hybrid model, together with a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, revised exterior and interior styling and new equipment grades and features. The new RAV4 further benefits from improved...

  • Off with the roof, off with the road

    Off with the roof, off with the road

    Having sold half a million of them, Land Rover thought it would be a great wheeze to chop the roof off its Evoque. In doing so the old-school British brand sets off into deep, controversial undergrowth – the uncharted realm of the premium...

  • Why World Motoring Heritage Year reminds us about horses

    Why World Motoring Heritage Year reminds us about horses

    Stephen Zerafa draws parallels between the dramatic shift in transport at the end of the 19th century when horses were replaced by cars and today’s shift towards autonomous, more environment-friendly cars. He says that while new car technologies...

  • Classic revival

    Classic revival

    The 2016 edition of the Milano AutoClassica classic car show was held at Fiera Milano Rho from 18 to 20 March. Among the participants were FCA with its Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat brands, displaying a number of precious historic models alongside...

  • The Leon Cupra is back

    The Leon Cupra is back

    The latest generation of the Seat Leon SC Cupra is here. However, in the history of mid-life updates, this is possibly the smallest you’ll ever have seen. No cosmetic revisions here: not even new alloy wheel designs. The only mechanical difference...

  • A great ride

    A great ride

    MG Wheels are the importers of the well-established scooter and motorcycle UK brand, Lexmoto. Lexmoto is currently the second bestselling brand in the UK. It is hitting the 125cc scooter and motorcycle scene like a storm, outperforming major...

  • Creating a musical logo

    Creating a musical logo

    How should Seat sound? This is the challenge facing the participants of Musicathon, an international competition organised by the Barcelona-based brand to define its musical logo, or mogo. This project gives continuity to Seat’s commitment to...

  • Driving is fun

    Driving is fun

    At the Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen presented two world premieres geared to the future of mobility: one a fascinating open-top T-Cross Breeze concept car, which marks the start of a broad SUV offensive. The other is the new up!,...

  • The friendly monster

    The friendly monster

    Ducati has been producing Monsters for 23 years and they get lighter, stronger and sexier every time. The Italians launched the Monster 1200, 1200 S and this newest Monster 1200 R with the slogan: ‘The most powerful Ducati naked ever’. That’s...

  • Retro stars shine

    Retro stars shine

    There was no shortage of exciting new debuts at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. However, the golden oldies sharing the stand space also attracted appreciative stares. Volvo P1800 ESThe newest Volvo on the stand at Geneva was the V90,...

  • In the future tense

    In the future tense

    Think of a sports car concept and then make it so outrageously muscular it hurts just to look at it. Paint it in a retina-searing colour and plonk a 402hp electric powertrain into it. Then give it a name: E-Tense. Having just made its debut at the...

  • Safety consumption

    Safety consumption

    You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car? Most of the food we buy comes with a use-by date to make sure it’s at its best and safe to consume. What many drivers may...

  • Small is beautiful… and very quick

    Small is beautiful… and very quick

    The latest incarnation of the hot ST version Ford Fiesta makes a cool statement, declaring that it is king of the pack, a status that is hard to attain and even harder to keep. Ford has always been known for producing good functional vehicles...

  • The magic of two wheels

    The magic of two wheels

    In Malta, many classic car enthusiasts, besides their old vehicle, also profess a love for, and possess, an old motorcycle. For some, the old car came first, followed by the motorcycle. However, others were always motorcycle aficionados, and then...

  • A classic car tour of the world

    A classic car tour of the world

    This year Audi Tradition is taking part in more than 20 events in Germany and abroad while also celebrating various anniversaries. It was 80 years ago that the Auto Union Type C racing car with Bernd Rosemeyer behind the wheel won the European...

  • Happy travelling

    Happy travelling

    Toyota has just launched the new RAV4 Hybrid on the local market. First impressions are that it has the same lines as the rest of the range. Of course, we’re not grumbling here because it looks great. And it has plenty of road presence – our test...

  • A museum on wheels

    A museum on wheels

    Porsche AG’s museum is set for an eventful year on the world’s roads and at the most prestigious classic car events around the globe. The Rolling Museum was out and about beyond the museum walls with over 280 vehicle appearances in 2015. This year...

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