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  • Enter the Renault Kadjar

    Enter the Renault Kadjar

    Crossovers have become big business all around the world. According to Renault, one in five vehicles sold last year worldwide was a crossover and the share is even higher in markets like Europe (23 per cent) and China (26 per cent). Little wonder,...

  • Image more important than safety to car buyers

    Image more important than safety to car buyers

    Drivers are putting their lives at risk by choosing cars based on brand and image rather than safety. This trend is especially prevalent among young drivers. A recent survey by road safety charity Brake shows safety is one of the least important...

  • Mini designs its own surf board

    Mini has launched its own surfboard with help of surf experts Channel Islands Surfboards. The design aims to offer surfers all the attributes of a Mini car but on the waves. Called ‘The Mini’, the new surfboard has been developed in conjunction...

  • Miniature Hero

    Miniature Hero

    The Yamaha YZF-R3 is perfect for those proud owners of virgin motorbike licences. But a bike like this is not limited to simply offering you your first motorcycle experience. It’s such a complete little package that it would be a worthy steed for...

  • Rare Black Shadow to go under the hammer

    Rare Black Shadow to go under the hammer

    A Vincent Black Shadow with a fascinating past is to be auctioned after being stored in a family’s ‘cupboard’ for decades. The fastest motorbike of its time – the world’s first superbike – it is incredibly sought-after. UK auctioneers H&H Classics...

  • Racing in Silence

    Racing in Silence

    The world of motorsport has given me the opportunity to experience many different thrills. One of the more recent ones was my official presence during a Formula E (electric) championship race, organised by the Federation Internationale de...

  • Kia performs well in Europe

    Kia performs well in Europe

    Kia Motors Europe recorded its best ever quarterly and half-yearly sales in the company’s history, as the brand’s year-on-year growth accelerated to 7.6 per cent, according to the latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association...

  • James Bond edition Aston Martin revealed

    James Bond edition Aston Martin revealed

    Aston Martin has launched a new and limited edition model to celebrate its 50-year association with the renowned agent James Bond 007, called the DB9 GT Bond Edition. Based on the recently-announced DB9 GT, the Bond Edition has a number of unique...

  • Unveiling of Bond cars

    Unveiling of Bond cars

    The stunt vehicles featuring in the soon-to-be-released 24th James Bond film, Spectre, were recently unveiled to the public for the first time in a star-studded event at the palatial Thurn und Taxis in Frankfurt, Germany. These included the Jaguar...

  • Top off!

    Top off!

    Name: Smart Fortwo Cabrio. Appearance: Cut the Smart Fortwo’s roof off, pop it into a compartment in the boot and hey presto: here’s your Cabrio version. The loss of the roof has meant the addition of extra structural bracing but the cheeky city...

  • The handsome 60-year-old

    The handsome 60-year-old

    It’s 60 years since the jaw-droppingly futuristic Citroen DS was unveiled to the public at the 1955 Paris Motor Show. Developed to replace another car that was ahead of its time, the Traction Avant, the DS boasted technology that is still being...

  • Leading the pack

    Leading the pack

    The 2015 Ford Fiesta continues to run at the head of the small-car pack with style, personality and a dazzling array of features and technologies that prove small is smart. uilding on a 36-year heritage that has seen the model become Europe’s...

  • Never has a BMW looked this good!

    Never has a BMW looked this good!

    Name: BMW Concept M4 GTS. Appearance: Did you ever see that documentary where certain men had developed physical attractions to their cars? Expect a few more instances of that if this BMW is ever built. The bulging bonnet hides a...

  • Hybrids have staying power

    Hybrids have staying power

    In 1995, the first Toyota Prius prototype refused to move, baffling the project team and Takeshi Uchiyamada – Toyota’s current chairman. “We had no idea what was wrong, so we worked late every night to figure it out. We finally got it to move...

  • Newly accomplished, refreshed and refined

    Newly accomplished, refreshed and refined

    The new Hyundai ix20, very popular for its versatile interior, is now available in a newly upgraded version, offering an engaging blend of premium design and technology. It is immediately recognisable by its neat design. The ix20’s compact body...

  • New VW Transporter

    New VW Transporter

    Volkswagen has recently announced the specifications for its new Transporter panel van and Kombi models. The sixth-generation model launches with the widest range of engines, transmissions and trim level options ever offered by the marque, with a...

  • More than a school

    More than a school

    In the 2015 Seat Leon Eurocup, there exists a unique racing team, Monlau Competición, an organisation of schooling for engineering and mechanics in Barcelona that complements ‘theory’ with the ‘practical’ side of real race experience. The...

  • Calling all Fiat 500 owners!

    Calling all Fiat 500 owners!

    Fiat 500 Club Italia, with the support of the Malta Automobile Club, will be visiting Malta on the weekend of September 4-6 for their annual Raduno titled ‘A Malta in 500’. The event will take place at Dock One in Cottonera, where the entire Fiat...

  • New, cheaper Harley

    New, cheaper Harley

    Harley-Davidson has released images of its first all-new platform in 14 years; It’s called the Street 750 and it’s the most affordable Harley ever. The stripped-back styling and low-slung stance is designed for urban riders who want a nimble...

  • The naked Boxer

    The naked Boxer

    If you always respected BMW’s big 1200 GS but preferred your bike a little lower and meaner to look at, the R 1200 R has been just the ticket. The thing is, the GS has been so successful that the R has never really had much chance in life. Its...

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