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Motoring

  • Hamleys and the ultimate boys’ toys

    The best toyshop in the world, Hamleys of Regents Street, London, was the perfect backdrop for some of the best big boys’ toys: Aston Martins, Porsches and veteran cars. Originals of those Airfix model cars, which most small boys built in their...

  • A-Z new car guide – last of a two-part article

    Land Rover It would take something significant to knock the new Range Rover off the top spot of news from Land Rover, but that’s exactly what the new Sport does. Like its larger sibling, the Range Rover Sport has been on a drastic weight loss...

  • The new SEAT Leon

    The new SEAT Leon is a stunning car – with its unique, emotional de­sign, dynamic sporting cha­rac­ter, innovative technologies, refined quality and premium elegance. The third-generation Leon is an all-new car developed from the ground up. Its...

  • Breathtaking Evoque

    The Range Rover Evoque offers contemporary dynamic design plus practicality, excellent accessibility and extraordinary versatility. The Evoque is bold, yet compact. Using the latest materials and technology, it is the most efficient Land Rover yet.

  • 5 Toyotas named Consumer Reports’ Top Picks

    As competition grows with each passing year, it is increasingly difficult for a single car maker to dominate Consumer Reports’ annual Top Picks list. This year, Toyota is the first brand to earn half of the top 10 spots in nearly a decade. Five...

  • All aboard

    Floor the fast pedal and feel the hair at the nape of the neck rise like a dog’s hackles and, although the acceleration may not match a DB9 Aston, the startling fact that a car so dimensionally small blasts up to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, with the...

  • An astonishing drive

    Frankly, Volvo never fails to surprise me. This time round, it was the fact that somewhere up front is a pedestrian airbag and no, we took the experience no further than believing the sales staff who so informed us. Co-driver Marcel Loporto...

  • Police cars

    As the Malta Police Corps – one of the oldest in the world – prepares for special celebrations marking its 200th anniversary next July, one of the main spotlights falls on the Transport Section in Floriana, where the story unfolds as to how the...

  • Pedestrian safety

    Over the past weeks, master cyclist George Debono has been in touch regarding speed limits in urban areas and why pedestrians use the road rather than unsuitable pavements. In fact, as a traffic management consultant, I have absolutely no...

  • Correction

    The caption beneath this picture, which appeared in Hugh Arnett’s Car Torque article entitled Speed limits in towns in The Sunday Times of Malta Motoring last month, should have read: The now-defunct Chinese restaurant in St Paul’s Bay and not:...

  • Pelicans, zebras and horses on our roads

    Pelicans and zebras are a common sight on our roads, and help pedestrians get to the other side of the road in a safe and hazard-free way, but the same cannot be said about horses. Horses on our roads are a serious threat to safety and, as has...

  • Car leather­­­­­­­­ care

    Leather upholstery needs regular care to keep it supple and avoid premature aging. And particularly in the summer months, sunlight and warmth place a strain on the high quality interior furnishings, when it is not thoroughly maintained and...

  • BMW and Muscats Motors launch new BMW 4 Series

    BMW Malta and Muscats Motors, have launch­ed the new BMW 4 Series Coupe, which heralds the dawn of a new coupe era for BMW. Launched as the fourth generation of BMW’s sporty mid-size Coupe, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe embodies the essence of...

  • Peugeot 208 a real success

    For the first seven months of 2013, the Peugeot 208 takes third place in the ‘B’ hatchback segment in Europe. With a market share of 9.6 per cent, it needs to gain a little less than one point to seize first place. Looking at the details, the...

  • Lucky Vodafone clients visit the McLaren Technology Centre

    As part of its summer smartphone and tablet sale, Vodafone Malta gave its customers and employees the opportunity to visit the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, the UK. In conjunction with the smartphone and tablet sale, Vodafone, through a...

  • Petrol versus diesel – make the right choice

    Buying a car is hard enough when there are hundreds of different models to choose from, but these days one of the hardest decisions to make is whether to go for petrol or diesel. Diesels aren’t the slow and smoky chariots of the old days; modern...

  • A great car for local motoring

    I first came across the Smart car when Swatch were still involved. At the launch of the original A class Mercedes at the Frankfurt show, the then-MD of Mercedes launched into a great digression on the merits of their new venture. I fell for it...

  • Driving to victory

    This year’s edition of the Mdina Grand Prix, held last weekend, was yet another successful showcase for beautiful vintage cars and thrilling racing. The event was supported by Chopard and Edwards, Lowell Co. Limited. Chopard has an illustrious...

  • Pleasingly refined driving experience

    Following on from the latest gener-ation Auris hatchback, Toyota has expanded its line-up of mid-range models with a load-lugging version of the practical hatch. Unusually for the normally-conservative Toyota, the firm has gone down the radical,...

  • A-Z new car guide - first of a two-part article

    Alfa Romeo Alfa’s main range is now a two-model line-up. The MiTo can now be had with the fun and frugal TwinAir two-cylinder engine, while the Giulietta five-door is available with manual or TCT twin-clutch gearboxes. Alfa Romeo is soon to add...

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