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  • SONAX celebrates its 65th birthday

    SONAX celebrates its 65th birthday

    Sixty-five years ago, Sonax company owner Manfred Hoffmann senior and his father took on the entrepreneurial venture of manufacturing a top quality polish for cars. At the time, success was not exactly guaranteed. The Sonax brand actually has a...

  • Maximum Safety Ratings

    Maximum Safety Ratings

    The all-new Ford S-MAX sports activity vehicle and Galaxy people mover have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP. The technologically advanced S-MAX and Galaxy are both, for the first time,...

  • Mazda’s Koeru concept

    Mazda’s Koeru concept

    Mazda made a strong statement at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show with its unconventional Koeru, a brand-new crossover SUV concept. Koeru is Japanese for ‘exceed’ or ‘go beyond’ and the concept embodies Mazda’s ambition to deliver...

  • Airy glasshouses and illuminated tattoos? It’s the new Fiat 500

    Airy glasshouses and illuminated tattoos? It’s the new Fiat 500

    Fiat has released the first pictures of the updated 500, complete with ‘airy glasshouse’ and rear lights that ‘almost look like illuminated tattoos’. More than 1,800 innovative detail changes have been made, says Fiat, on a car that intends to...

  • The mid-size SUV that has come of age

    The mid-size SUV that has come of age

    Twenty-one years later, Toyota’s RAV4 goes from strength to strength and is today a very formidable adversary to any of the SUVs currently available on the market. The fourth generation Toyota RAV4 is pitched right in the middle of the ever...

  • The bus men

    The bus men

    In the much maligned days when the Association of Public Transport ruled the roost, and before the misfiring Arriva and later Autobuses de Leon appeared on local roads, one of the biggest bus owners in Malta was the Galea family with a fleet of 23...

  • New Audi A6

    New Audi A6

    Audi has updated its iconic A6 with new engines, a new transmission and updated headlights. The A6 has good handling in either front or four-wheel drive version. It has impressively strong brakes and firm sport settings, and it is extremely...

  • 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...

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