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  • The New Year detox for your car

    The New Year detox for your car

    It’s not just us humans that could potentially do with a detox after the festive season. Try these simple tips to make sure your car is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed once the month of January sets in. Many people will make it their New Year’s...

  • Light as a feather

    Light as a feather

    In a world that was just coming to terms with the explosion of hot hatches like the Peugeot 205 GTI and Volkswagen Golf GTI, 1984 witnessed another incredible arrival: the Toyota MR2. Until then, engines mounted in the middle for better handling...

  • The new Audi A6 allroad sport

    The new Audi A6 allroad sport

    The good-looking, sure-footed Audi A6 Allroad, the quattro all-wheel-driven and air suspended Avant, that is already notable as one of the most effective insulators against difficult winter driving conditions, is now available with an enhanced...

  • DB5 rated most popular Bond car

    DB5 rated most popular Bond car

    As the world flocks to see Daniel Craig as 007 in the new blockbuster film Spectre, the Aston Martin DB5 has been revealed as the most sought-after Bond car of all time. According to researchers at online marketplace eBay.co.uk, a piece of...

  • Golden Steering Wheel 2015

    Golden Steering Wheel 2015

    The new generation Hyundai i20 has been awarded the Golden Steering Wheel 2015. The compact car has won the readers’ choice award in its segment and secured one of the most acclaimed accolades in the automotive industry. Celebrating its 40th...

  • The great hydrogen giveaway

    The great hydrogen giveaway

    Toyota has recently given the world the most amazing gift in the car industry’s history. The hydrogen-powered, zero-carbon-emission Mirai comes complete with thousands of newly-released patents so others can get in on the act. Strictly speaking,...

  • Turbo treatment

    Turbo treatment

    Honda is to introduce a pair of downsized turbocharged petrol engines with the next generation Civic. The 10th generation Civic will feature a three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine and 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, both VTEC turbocharged. Following on...

  • A glimpse into the future

    A glimpse into the future

    Porsche Mission E Concept Appearance: Making its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motorshow, Porsche’s Mission E bears the obvious signs of electrification in its shape and aerodynamics. You don’t aim for a 300 mile range in an EV without making an...

  • Style Personified

    Style Personified

    When Audi first introduced the TT back in 1998, its intentions were crystal clear. It wanted to launch a car that would create its own niche within the heartland of the sports coupè market and, above all, take ownership of this very special...

  • The lost art of overtaking

    The lost art of overtaking

    Whether it’s slipping past slow moving traffic or a deftly executed pass while enjoying a drive on a country road, the art of overtaking has been lost by many drivers. It seems we’ve become a nation happy to dawdle behind slow-moving traffic for...

  • Porsche 2015 global sales up 27%

    Porsche 2015 global sales up 27%

    Porsche delivered 18,699 new cars worldwide last month, an increase of 18 per cent year on year. Year to date sales rose 27 per cent to a record 191,784 units in the first 10 months of the year. The full year 2014 tally was 189,849. The Macan is...

  • SUV fans rejoice!

    SUV fans rejoice!

    The new Mercedes GLC combines interior space and the running costs of a large hatchback with the desirable raised seating position and image boost of an SUV, says Pierre Fava. When Mercedes-Benz launched the GLK around seven years ago, the car was...

  • First Jaguar E-Type driven to the limit on autobahn

    First Jaguar E-Type driven to the limit on autobahn

    The first right-hand drive Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupé ever made has been driven to its maximum on Germany’s autobahn in an attempt to match its 150mph record speed. E-Type chassis 860001, which was restored in the early 2000s by...

  • 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...

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