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  • Speed cameras ‘may cause bad driving’

    Speed cameras ‘may cause bad driving’

    Speed cameras may actually create bad driving, according to an analysis of more than 8,800 car journeys in the United Kingdom. The study by a company called Wunelli, which helps car insurers offer telematics-based insurance policies, shows that...

  • More style… less utilitarianism

    More style… less utilitarianism

    If the words ‘Land Rover Discovery’ make you leap for joy, grab your warmest coat and set course for adventure, then you’re in luck. The Discovery Sport is the first step towards a new family of Discovery-badged family cars. It shares a lot of its...

  • Exclusive Harley of Hope to be auctioned for MCCF

    Exclusive Harley of Hope to be auctioned for MCCF

    Fapi Motors, local agents for Harley-Davidson motorbikes, have generously donated a Harley of Hope to be auctioned for the Malta Community Chest Fund (MCCF). The motorbike was unveiled on November 14 by Edgar Preca on behalf of President...

  • No difference between man or woman

    No difference between man or woman

    What’s it like for a female race car driver in a traditionally male-dominated sport? Hungary’s Edina Bús is one of five females competing this year in the Seat Leon Eurocup, in a race category with the highest number of female competitors. “When...

  • Great discounts on the best models

    Great discounts on the best models

    November will be a month to remember for buyers looking for a new car at one-off discounts. Cars International, representatives of Opel in Malta, are currently offering up to €3,380 in cash discounts and free extras on three of their most popular...

  • Uncomplicated and jaw-dropping

    Uncomplicated and jaw-dropping

    If Lamborghini’s latest 602bhp supercar car was a typical cartoon character, it would probably be Popeye… quiet and relaxed, but also the neighbourhood hard-man. The Lamborghini Huracán is the super-fast Gallardo’s even faster and more exciting...

  • Thinking of buying a Bond car?

    Thinking of buying a Bond car?

    James Bond’s signature drink is well known, but his legendary and ever-expanding garage is what keeps people lapping up the franchise. And 007’s automotive cocktail is certainly a hypnotic one: three measures of British brawn, one of European...

  • When is a tourer not a tourer?

    When is a tourer not a tourer?

    This is, on paper, a sort of sporty-tourer. Based on the Rivale, which was clearly conceived in a supermoto garage, the Agusta Stradale is designed to cover distances. But let’s be honest, given its heritage and the fact that it’s an MV, the...

  • Mercedes’ turbo tour de force

    Mercedes’ turbo tour de force

    Mercedes-AMG is absolutely on form at the moment. MOTORING takes to the flowing curves of Goodwood Motor Circuit in the UK to find out why. The new turbocharged era has been a mixed bag for great cars. It used to be easy to make any old car fun –...

  • Disappearing classics

    Disappearing classics

    There may be thousands of cars on Maltese roads today, but some models that are still fresh in our memory have all but disappeared. MOTORING delves into its records to pick out some of the most memorable models that are on the verge of...

  • More than just a box on four wheels

    More than just a box on four wheels

    It’s clear from its overall shape and minimalist style that the Renault 4 was inspired by its great rival, the Citroen 2CV. Even so, the Renault Quatrelle, as it was known in France, developed its own loyal following and offered something...

  • Queen is first Bentley SUV owner

    Queen is first Bentley SUV owner

    The first Bentley Bentayga SUV will belong to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She will be the first owner in the world of what is claimed to be the fastest SUV ever made. Bentley has not confirmed what specification the Queen’s car will be, though...

  • Isuzu D-Max scoops another fleet award

    Isuzu D-Max scoops another fleet award

    For the second year running, the Isuzu D-Max has won the ‘Pick-Up Truck of the Year’ prize at the annual Commercial Fleet Awards. The prestigious Commercial Fleet Awards are highly regarded by motor manufacturers, supplier and fleet groups, and...

  • Speed bumps can diagnose appendicitis

    Speed bumps can diagnose appendicitis

    Speed bumps can be used to diagnose acute appendicitis, shows research, giving credence to the feeling that they are a bit of a pain. The British scientists who made the discovery have been recognised in this year’s Ig Nobel awards, presented by...

  • Opel’s European sales increase

    Opel’s European sales increase

    Opel added another chapter to its ongoing success story with strong growth across Europe. According to preliminary numbers, the Rüsselsheim-based carmaker increased sales in the past months by more than 7,300 vehicles, or 12.8 per cent when...

  • Get a grip!

    Get a grip!

    Name: Nissan Gripz. Debut: 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Appearance: ‘Faintly mad’ would probably cover it. If Lamborghini did SUVs, they’d probably still be less mental than the Gripz. Nissan calls it ‘emotional geometry’ design. We love the raised...

  • Safety honours for Hyundai

    Safety honours for Hyundai

    In one of the industry’s most rigorous tests of vehicle safety, the Hyundai Tucson and Sonata earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award. This is the first time that the Tucson, which recently received a...

  • Most dependable cars

    Most dependable cars

    Skoda has been crowned the maker of the most dependable cars by the 2015 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Survey. Among cars aged one to three years old, Skodas were found to be the least prone cars to experiencing problems from a list of 177...

  • Back to the Eighties

    Back to the Eighties

    You might think the very definition of an everyday classic Porsche is the iconic 911 in its various generations. However, if you want a practical second-hand Porsche to enjoy every day, look no further than the 944. Where the 924 upset Porsche...

  • Makeover magic

    Makeover magic

    Seat’s Ibiza has done a sterling job of bringing buyers into the brand in what is a cut-throat sector of the market. It’s also managed to look youthful and sharp despite having been around since 2008. The Ibiza’s second facelift now gives the car...

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