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  • Now that’s what I call quality: Toyota takes 15 top-10 places in new Tüv reliability report

    Toyota has proven it’s no seasonal one-hit wonder, with yet another dominant performance in the annual TÜV reliability report. It heads the internationally-respected survey with 15 models earning top-10 rankings, including both current and older...

  • Premium experience

    Premium experience

    Porsche throws its hat into the premium compact SUV ring with the Macan, promising sportscar agility alongside family holdall versatility, writes Iain Dooley, Press Association Senior Motoring Writer. Porsche’s first foray into the expanding and...

  • A major new entry into the city car market

    A major new entry into the city car market

    “The outgoing Hyundai i10 was a popular model among Maltese buyers, and the challenge of this new-generation model is to appeal to those existing value-oriented customers while bringing enough gains in quality and refinement to be at the top of...

  • Audi expands ultra line

    V W Group’s premium brand Audi is expanding its ultra strategy with 11 new A4, A5 and A6 variants with a new two-litre TDI turbodiesel engine in 100kW/136hp, 120kW/163hp or 140kW/ 190hp tune emitting 104-119g of CO2/km depending on model. A new...

  • The new e-Golf is here

    The new e-Golf is here

    The Golf is the most successful European car of all time. In launching the new e-Golf, Volkswagen is now bringing the bestseller onto the market as a full production electric vehicle as well. The especially agile and efficient compact car...

  • Nissan LEAF reaches record sales in 2013

    Nissan LEAF reaches record sales in 2013

    Nissan has announced that sales of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV), the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF, has recorded its best year yet, selling 25 per cent more units in 2013 than the next bestseller in Europe. Now commanding 33...

  • Dutch factory announced for new Mini

    Dutch factory announced for new Mini

    The German motor giant BMW said production of the Mini Hatch will be split between its factory in Oxford and a site in Nedcar in Born. Around 1,500 workers will build the new Mini in Holland from this summer at a factory run by BMW’s Dutch partner...

  • Prince Harry burns rubber at Goodwood

    Prince Harry burns rubber at Goodwood

    Everyone’s favourite Royal fun-lover Prince Harry took to the racetrack at the weekend with a visit to the famous Goodwood Motor Circuit. After being welcomed by Lord March, owner of Goodwood, the Prince put in some hot laps in a classic Aston...

  • Overview of the main car models

    Overview of the main car models

    Alfa Romeo has revised the Giulietta range with updated engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, plus there’s a new 2-litre turbodiesel. The MiTo comes in for a mid-life facelift too, with revised bumpers and standard rear privacy...

  • Loose on the ‘dinky’ roads of Malta

    Loose on the ‘dinky’ roads of Malta

    An amazing number of potential car owners have absolutely no idea what Hybrid refers to in the motoring context. In the case of the Hybrid Yaris, one leaps into a thoroughly modern, very comfortable and roomy five-seat saloon car. Then the full...

  • Škoda Octavia and Superb come top in ‘The Best Cars of 2014’ readers’ poll

    Škoda Octavia and Superb come top in ‘The Best Cars of 2014’ readers’ poll

    More than 115,000 readers of the trade rag Auto Motor und Sport (AMS) voted the ŠKODA Octavia and ŠKODA Superb ‘The Best Cars of 2014’ in their respective classes. In the small car category, the ŠKODA Fabia achieved an outstanding third place...

  • Parking legally outside white boxes

    Parking legally outside white boxes

    It always comes as a pleasant surprise when a citizen takes on the might of a local council and wins. In this case, it was over parking in the very wide section of Rameb Kurradu Street, what used to be called Jules Verne Street, in San Pawl...

  • Sheer horsepower and a mouthful of gravel

    Over the festive period I witnessed first hand the sheer ‘brutality’ of one horse power as I courageously let myself into joining a jockey on a flimsy sulky in a tandem race around the Marsa racetrack, albeit for a good cause. I had ridden a horse...

  • Thwarting car thieves

    Thwarting car thieves

    When looking at ways to make your car safe from car thieves, you have to consider there are two types of car criminal. There are those who want to steal belongings from your car and the others who want to take the car itself. Dealing with theft...

  • 301bhp Subaru WRX STi on the way

    301bhp Subaru WRX STi on the way

    Epic performance, blue paint and gold wheels are to meet again on UK roads, with the announcement that Subaru is to officially import the stunning new WRX STi. Like its forebears, it’s set to use a 2.5-litre horizontally-opposed four-cylinder...

  • The new Mini

    The new Mini

    The latest generation of the Mini is once again a pioneer of individual style, premium quality and high-end technology. The evolutionary refinement of its design, entirely new engines and innovative driver assistance systems make the new Mini more...

  • It’s the real deal

    It’s the real deal

    ­The first Qashqai has been a success the likes of which Nissan had barely dared to dream about, but now it’s time for the difficult second album. SUCH was the original Qashqai’s success that global sales have continued to increase every year...

  • GT4 Stinger stuns at Detroit Motor Show

    GT4 Stinger stuns at Detroit Motor Show

    KIA has surprised the assembled crowds at the Detroit motor show with a stunning sports car concept, the GT4 Stinger. The Korean car company isn’t holding back with its new creation, as the low-slung coupe boasts rear-wheel drive, a 315 horsepower...

  • Men ‘twice as likely to fall asleep while driving’

    Men ‘twice as likely to fall asleep while driving’

    Men are more than twice as likely to fall asleep at wheel while driving and almost half (45 per cent) admit to having experienced ‘warning nods’ while driving. One in 14 drivers surveyed by safety charity Brake said they had actually fallen asleep...

  • Inside the Skoda museum

    Inside the Skoda museum

    What’s the coolest Skoda you remember? No doubt something from the 110 or 120 line; Cold War-era ugly ducklings that by the late 1980s had defined – and almost ruined – a brand whose heritage stretches back to 1895. It’s one of the biggest...

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