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  • Alfa Romeo to lead touring car pack

    If you want to get a good look at Alfa Romeo’s dramatic-looking new 4C sports car you’re going to have to start watching this season’s World Touring Car Championship. The Italian car maker isn’t competing though, as the 4C was been made the...

  • Volkswagen aims high

    Volkswagen aims high

    VW has announced pricing and specification details ahead of the launch of its updated Polo. The first deliveries of the cosmetically and mechanically enhanced supermini are expected in July, with the entry-level model priced from £11,100 (€13,413).

  • All-seeing dash cam

    If you’ve spent any time at all on the internet, you’ve probably at some point come across at least one Russian or Chinese You Tube video filmed with a dashboard-mounted camera. You might have spent hours giggling at hilarious Russian driving...

  • Record breaker aiming high with Audi

    Record breaker aiming high with Audi

    Not content with falling out of a balloon from a great height, Austrian extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner is tackling his next big challenge on the famous Nordschleife circuit of the Nurburgring in Germany. Teaming up with Audi, the Austrian will...

  • Toyota i-Road hits the streets in first public trials

    Toyota i-Road hits the streets in first public trials

    Toyota has launched the first public trials of its ultra-compact i-Road electric three-wheeled ‘personal mobility vehicle’ to find out how it shapes up in the cut-and-thrust of real-world urban driving. Consumer testing in Tokyo started on March...

  • Honda Civic Type R

    Honda Civic Type R

    Debut: Geneva Motor Show Appearance: To call it aggressive doesn’t really scratch the surface. The huge rear spoiler, steeply raked wedge shape and road-hugging stance all mean serious business. Honda is predicting power output of as much as 300...

  • Volvo Estate

    Volvo Estate

    Debut: Geneva Motor Show Appearance: Simple, elegant and Swedish. If you remember, Volvo used to make sensible but dull-looking cars for owners to whom those kind of attributes were appealing. But now things are very different, and to showcase the...

  • Learn to drive your SUVs!

    Learn to drive your SUVs!

    I’m about to irritate a great number of drivers – people who, often without training or experience, own and drive the larger Sports Utility or Multi-Purpose Vehicles. Not, I hasten to add, the drivers of series and other competitive...

  • EVS race truck smashes own record

    EVS race truck smashes own record

    After an absence of six years, the 1,800-bhp race truck sponsored by Express Trailers, more popularly referred to as the EVS race truck, made a great comeback at the national drag racing event when this month it managed to break its previous...

  • Bendy buses for Sudan

    This week we heard that the infamous and dangerous bendy buses that were used by Arriva for the main purpose of congesting our roads, while carrying passengers from one destination to another, have been sold to a Maltese company and will be...

  • The Alfa Romeo 4C re-affirms itself as most beautiful model

    The Alfa Romeo 4C re-affirms itself as most beautiful model

    After readers of the specialised German magazine Auto Zeitung named the new Alfa Romeo 4C winner of the Imported Sportscars category in the 26th edition of ‘Auto Trophy’ and men’s lifestyle FHM Magazine in the UK named the Alfa Romeo 4C Car of the...

  • 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...

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