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  • Soft-top Stars

    Soft-top Stars

    Audi TT Roadster Feast your eyes on one of the finest-looking cars anywhere on the market. The TT Roadster is all curvaceous muscle, but other than the wheel arches, there’s barely a line that isn’t straight. It’s a masterpiece of design, from the...

  • A pleasure, not a compromise

    A pleasure, not a compromise

    Electric driving at Audi is a pleasure, not a compromise. The brand is demonstrating this with the Audi e-tron quattro concept, a sporty SUV that provides an outlook on the brand’s first large-series electric car. The Audi e-tron quattro concept...

  • Car-sharing is caring

    Car-sharing is caring

    Over the past couple of years, there has been an evident boost in popularity of ride-sharing services and applications. The underlying idea is that of renting a car from a peer at the click of a button instead of increasing the numbers of cars on...

  • Simply sizzling!

    Simply sizzling!

    Creating an even faster, track-ready version of an existing supercar could be achieved very quickly – and cynically; an engine tweak here, a bigger wing there. But that’s not how McLaren has gone about creating the limited run 675 LT. The Long...

  • Enter the X1

    Enter the X1

    BMW’s second generation X1 compact crossover does not share its platform with BMW’s current passenger cars but opts for the front-wheel-drive platform that underpins the 2-series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer, as well as BMW’s third-generation...

  • Classic car encounters with an ex-judge

    Classic car encounters with an ex-judge

    In life, it is said that to fully benefit from your hobby, you should indulge in a pastime that is totally unrelated to your full-time job. Judge Michael Mallia, who has recently retired from the bench after serving for almost 30 years as a...

  • A Gem of a Car

    A Gem of a Car

    Pierre Fava test drives the 2015 Opel Mokka and finds out why it has managed to capture the hearts and attention of so many drivers. It’s been something like three years since Opel first launched the Mokka and since then, the car has reached sales...

  • Five surprising ways you can be fined while driving abroad

    Five surprising ways you can be fined while driving abroad

    You could be facing a fine of up to €1,500 if you do not learn the rules of the road in the country you are visiting. From turning your lights off during the day to unnecessary use of your car horn, these offences are not as obvious as you might...

  • Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel remains on a successful course in Europe. According to the preliminary numbers for June 2015, new car registrations increased by more than 9,800 vehicles compared to the same month last year (an increase of nine per cent), resulting in new...

  • 2015 International Engine of the Year

    2015 International Engine of the Year

    An international panel of experts comprising 65 automotive jour­nalists voted the Audi 2.5 TFSI the winner in its class. According to the jury reliable Audi quality and excellent tuning make this engine a genuine pleasure to drive. “No...

  • New look for the VW Touareg

    New look for the VW Touareg

    The VW Touareg combines the comfort and convenient features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a...

  • Raising the bar yet another time

    Raising the bar yet another time

    Pierre Fava is one of the first to test-drive the 2.0 litre TDI Diesel version of the all-new VW Passat, a car that has its roots strongly entrenched in the demanding executive car segment. The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat is an all-new model which...

  • From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    Ever since its formation 25 years ago, the Old Motors Club (Malta), otherwise known as the OMC, was constantly on the lookout for suitable and appropriate headquarters for its more than 300 members. Elected committees of the OMC have, over the...

  • One of the best-looking cars money can buy

    One of the best-looking cars money can buy

    The Jaguar F-Type is certainly the best sports car to come from Britain in decades, but that simply hasn’t prevented this prestigious marque from trying to make it even better. The car has recently undergone some visual and mechanical tweaks, but...

  • Into the future

    Into the future

    Concept cars are staples at major car events, but such cars typically look much different if and when they make it to production. MOTORING takes a close look at five distinctive concept models which were launched this year. 2015 Lexus LF-SA...

  • Drives like a dream!

    Drives like a dream!

    Think World War II. Think Jeep. Perhaps no other four-wheel-drive vehicle of the US Army’s efforts during such a war was as iconic and unstoppable as the wartime Jeep. It was produced in the hundreds of thousands and proved to be one of the most...

  • F1 fans want change without gimmicks

    F1 fans want change without gimmicks

    According to a recent survey, lovers of Formula One want change but with no gimmicks or knee-jerk reactions to a sport many now describe as expensive and boring. A total of 217,756 fans from 194 countries responded to a recent online survey...

  • The new Rio

    The new Rio

    The new Kia Rio retains the car’s core attributes that have proved so popular with owners. The marque’s design team has opted for a slight visual makeover, updating the car’s ‘tiger-nose grille’ and introducing a newly-designed front bumper and...

  • Picanto enhanced

    Picanto enhanced

    The stylish and funky A-segment city hatchback Kia Picanto now features a range of dynamic and visual improvements to maintain its competitiveness. It boasts a redesigned front and rear bumpers to enhance the car’s bold looks, as well as updates...

  • The seven sights of goodwood

    The seven sights of goodwood

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is fast becoming an annual event on the motoring calendar of Maltese car lovers and many recently travelled to the UK to witness this memorable event first-hand. Attracting crowds of over 100,000 on each of the three...

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