• Young Gun

    Young Gun

    Honda’s new CBR300R will is not only a practical and affordable transport solution, it’s also fun. The 286cc single-cylinder Honda looks like a mini supersports bike. The design, colour scheme and the ‘CBR’ emblazoned on the fairing give this A2...

  • Renewable energy on water

    Renewable energy on water

    A research team from the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion at the University of Malta has designed and built a solar catamaran. This shows the viability of renewable energy and water transport, Prof. Joseph Cilia from the...

  • Rare Ferrari to grace Malta classic car event

    Rare Ferrari to grace Malta classic car event

    A rare Ferrari 250 GT SWB will be among the cars involved in the 2016 edition of the Malta Classic, being held between October 6 and 9. The 250 GT Berlinetta SWB - of which only 176 were built - was one of the most notable GT racers of its time.

  • Renault sees diesel disappearing from most of its European cars

    Renault sees diesel disappearing from most of its European cars

    Renault expects diesel engines to disappear from most of its European cars after the French automaker reviewed the costs of meeting tighter emissions standards following the Volkswagen scandal. The sober reassessment was delivered at an internal...

  • Supporting junior engineers

    Supporting junior engineers

    Some 115 student teams from over 20 nations put themselves to the test across a wide range of disciplines after receiving an invitation to take part in the Formula Student Germany competition. Three of the six teams supported by Porsche achieved a...

  • The smallest yacht in the world

    The smallest yacht in the world

    The Fiat 500, launched in 1957, strongly contributed to motorising Italy and quickly become a cult model of which over four million would be sold. Those were the years of the dolce vita, during which the country was rapidly evolving and restarting...

  • Quality in every segment

    Quality in every segment

    Cars International, representatives of Kia in Malta, launched the ‘Only Kia!’ campaign, emphasising the strengths of the brand design and the performance of Kia cars. Kia has long been in fast-growth mode now, both in terms of sales and for the...

  • A true all-rounder

    A true all-rounder

    Without argument the compact SUV market is dominated by the Nissan Qashqai when looking at this segment from an entry level point of view. But what is the choice for buyers who are looking for something else,something more up-market and having all...

  • Two can play that game

    Two can play that game

    Yamaha’s Super Ténéré has always been the Honda Africa Twin’s biggest rival. The Dakar Rally was hot news in the late 1980s and both bikes truly capitalised on the hype. Round headlights, 21-inch front wheels, long travel suspension and...

  • ‘F’ is for fast fun

    ‘F’ is for fast fun

    As if the regular F-Type R wasn’t quick enough, the Jaguar Specialist Vehicle Operations department has got their hands on it to create the fastest production Jaguar this century. Meet the thrilling Jaguar F-Type SVR. The F-Type should be clearly...

  • Power to practical

    Power to practical

    First introduced in 2012 with 700cc, the NC700X was Honda’s affordable, practical motorcycle for beginners. Two years later, the Japanese decided to expand the NC’s lungs to 750cc along with a facelift and an upgraded DCT automatic gearbox. Time...

  • A beautiful future

    A beautiful future

    Every August classic car fans from around the world converge on Pebble Beach in California for a very special beauty contest. This gathering of magnificent classic cars was the perfect place to premiere the exclusive Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, a...

  • Off the production line

    Off the production line

    The best-seller Toyota RAV4 became the second model to be produced at the Saint Petersburg plant together with the Toyota Camry, which has been made here since 2007. The Russian-made Toyota RAV4 will be produced for Russian, Kazakh and Belarus...

  • People’s cars

    People’s cars

    Jeremy Clarkson once said that the Morris Minor was Britain’s Volkswagen Beetle. The two classics share space in Christopher Scicluna’s garage. There is complete agreement that in recent years, there has been a significant surge in interest in old...

  • Be my Romeo

    Be my Romeo

    The new Alfa Romeo Giulietta has a mean task ahead, as it competes in the crowded and very competent hatchback class. This is one of the toughest car segments, where no car can afford to put a foot – or a tyre – wrong. It is with pedigree that the...

  • Beach beauty

    Beach beauty

    The new Seat Ateca is the highlight this summer at Barcelona’s El Prat airport. Artist Sergi Ramírez, who specialises in sand sculptures, has created a replica using 26 tonnes of sand. The first SUV in the history of the brand, and one of the most...

  • Heat and flavour

    Heat and flavour

    It’s the new hot property in the junior performance hatchback sector. Matt Kimberley loves its big brother, the Leon Cupra, but can the success rub off? The Ibiza is enjoying something of a return to form. Inspired by the Leon Cupra, which is our...

  • Former US ambassador's stylish car up for auction

    Former US ambassador's stylish car up for auction

    A former US ambassador's Mercedes, bought in Malta in the 1970s, is being offered for auction by Bonhams. The stylish Mercedes-Benz W111 3.5 cabriolet was bought John C. Pritzlaff Jr, who in 1969 was appointed by President Nixon as US ambassador...

  • On a safari

    On a safari

    This chunky retro pick-up is actually based on Jeep’s baby, the Renegade. Military and civilian Jeep heritage is the inspiration, and it’s all covered in Beige Against the Machine paint. No, we’re not making this up. A five-foot load bay comes...

  • Redefining the riding experience

    Redefining the riding experience

    Despite the short distances between one place to another, Malta’s busy traffic, easy climate and beautiful views make it a pleasant location to ride around on your motorbike. A ride through Valletta and the Three Cities will treat you to a view of...