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Motoring

  • Vulcano

    A one-off supercar with a €3 million price tag is to make its UK debut in September. The Vulcano, made by tiny and extremely niche manufacturer Icona, uses an advanced V12 petrol engine with an electric hybrid system to produce as much as...

  • Le Mans 24 Hours

    Each year in June, the renowned 24-hour car race is held at Le Mans in France, a city some 210 kilometres southwest of Paris. The race starts in the afternoon on Saturday and ends 24 hours later on Sunday afternoon. It is an endurance race,...

  • Audi shirks off Toyota challenge, Simonsen dies in dramatic crash

    Audi have been dominant in the LMP1 class for many years, winning outright 11 times since 2000. Returning to endurance racing after an absence of several years, in 2012 Toyota had put up a stiff challenge but collisions put both their entries out...

  • Jaguar F-Type debut in Malta

    The all-new F-Type made its Malta debut at an exclusive party held at Charles Grech Cafe and Cocktail Bar in Valletta on July 12. Guests of GasanZammit Motors Ltd had the opportunity to get up close and personal with this beautiful new model while...

  • Pope Francis guest of Harley Davidson

    Last month saw American company Harley-Davidson start its 110th anniversary celebrations with the first in a series of pan-global events marking the occasion. The European one was a bit extra-special though, because among the 100,000 or so guests...

  • Discounts at Opel and Kia

    Throughout the month of July Cars International Ltd are offering discounts on the models and versions across Opel and Kia range, with prices starting from just €8,990. With the Opel Corsa starting from just €12,950, one can drive away in a brand...

  • A green option for fuel from Muscats Motors

    As the European Parliament called on the European Commission to encourage the use of LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) as a greener alternative to petrol, Muscats Motors, an established automotive company in Malta and part of the Mizzi Organisation, have...

  • Driving in Europe

    Driving licence If you hold a driving licence issued in Malta or in any EU member state, you may drive in all EU countries, provided that your licence is valid and that you only drive the category of vehicles you are entitled to. To drive in a...

  • A drive to remember

    In this modern age, the Fixed Head Coupe is coming into its own once more. Certainly, a few retractable ‘Tin-Tops’ will still be made, but I augur that their days are numbered, partly because they intrude far too much into valuable boot space. The...

  • A car for out-of-town driving for pleasure

    Honda appears to have produced a CR-V almost from the moment when Moses tried his Ark in some flooded conditions years ago, the original forerunner of the DUKW no less. I remember my excitement at discovering a rear-facing camera mounted on...

  • Speed does not kill

    This month I was hoping to be able to include a short potted biography of the various people who go into the making of the Transport Board. Sadly, except for the fact that one lady member, according to reports reaching this desk, is a fully...

  • Discounts at Opel and Kia

    Throughout the month of July, Cars International Ltd., are offering discounts on the models and versions across Opel and Kia range, with prices starting from just €8,990. With the Opel Corsa starting from just €12,950, one can drive away in a...

  • Watch that big, deep pothole!

    I would like to help the authorities deal with the many potholes that riddle our roads by identifying potentially dangerous ones with the aim of getting them repaired before some serious accident happens. I recently fell victim to one such...

  • Vettel conquers Canada

    Two contrasting Grand Prix, Monaco and Montreal. The only similarity is the first letter. However, our condolences go to the family of the marshal who unfortunately lost his life during the Canadian GP. These are truly unfortunate circumstances,...

  • Efficient Evoque

    Using the latest materials and technology, the Evoque is the most efficient Land Rover vehicle yet. As the smallest and lightest Range Rover with sub 130g/km of CO2 emissions – Land Rover has continued its commitment to environmental...

  • Alfa 4C supercar

    Alfa Romeo has revealed more technical information about the hotly-anticipated 4C ‘compact supercar’. The highly-advanced supermini-sized car will weigh just 895 kg dry, while producing 246bhp from a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine sited...

  • Country roads made smooth

    For those of us who have followed the evolution of the RAV4 from a vehicle with ‘upwardly mobile women’ deliberately targeted to this latest creation, which is much larger, with four doors and a boot that opens and closes at the touch of a switch,...

  • Creating Lamborghini

    May 2013 will go down in history as the month that Lamborghini celebrated its 50th anniversary, proudly proclaiming ‘100 years of innovation in half the time.’ The story of the brand’s history is one worth sharing. It took a snub from Ferrari, of...

  • Mokka launched in Malta

    The Opel Mokka SUV has been awarded five stars by the independent consumer organisation Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme). The new Opel SUV was given the highest total score of all tested cars. It now joins the ranks of the Ampera,...

  • Mercedes opens CLA order books

    The Mercedes CLA was recently launched at Auto Sales Showroom, Lija. The compact and sleek four-door saloon blends coupe-like looks with a sizeable boot and the ability to carry five, in a package aimed at younger drivers with a penchant for...

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