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  • Police cars

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • Captur says it all

    Captur says it all

    Some readers will, without doubt, have little or no idea what a crossover is when it comes to the artistic world of real motoring. In simple English it is part sports utility vehicle, part multi-purpose vehicle and part hatch. Within this concept...

  • New Citroen C4 Picasso earns 5 Eurocap stars

    New Citroen C4 Picasso earns 5 Eurocap stars

    The Citroen C4 Picasso has earned five stars in the EuroNCAP test. The rating acknowledges the work put into the new MPV, particularly on safety, and the quality of the EMP2 platform, making its debut on the new C4 Picasso. The new Citroen C4...

  • Škoda rally driver Kopecký crowned European Champion

    Škoda rally driver Kopecký crowned European Champion

    ŠKODA rally driver Jan Kopecký and his co-driver Pavel Dresler have won the European Rally Championship (ERC) for Škoda with races to spare. Kopecký, driving a Škoda Fabia Super 2000, is the first Czech driver ever to win the ERC. “Winning the...

  • Title on hold

    Title on hold

    Nine wins out of 12 grand prix races are a clear indication of the superior class of both Red Bull RB9 and German driver Sebastian Vettel. The past three races, in Singapore, Korea and Japan, have clearly illustrated Vettel’s real potential. At 26...

  • Motorsport facility in Malta – is it a dream come true?

    Motorsport facility in Malta – is it a dream come true?

    Our islands rank fourth in car density in Europe, and although statistics show over 40,000 motorsport enthusiasts, we still lack a state-of-the-art motorsport facility with a holistic vision geared towards both the safety and the sporting aspect...

  • Weather tips

    Weather tips

    Heavy rain Reduce your speed. Stopping distances can extend to double the normal on wet roads. Use headlights if visibility is reduced. • Be aware that roads can be slippery during the first rains after a dry spell. • In the event of a breakdown...

  • Even more KIA for your money

    Even more KIA for your money

    Cars International Ltd, sole importers for Kia in Malta, are offering customers even more savings when buying a new Kia this month. Anyone interested in buying the new Kia Picanto can now avail themselves of a free upgrade from the basic version...

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