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Motoring

  • Flying Brit

    Flying Brit

    Jaguar Land Rover is experiencing a renaissance. The British company, owned by India’s Tata, is flying high with healthy sales and new market shares. The success is all down to new, thoroughly- thought-out products that have replaced the dated...

  • Speed limits in towns

    Speed limits in towns

    For some years I’ve known Dr George Debono. As an exponent of the art of controlling a bicycle he probably has no local peers, but I really must take him to task when he claims that 30km/h maximum speed in towns should be introduced as soon as...

  • Today’s car-free day

    Today’s car-free day

    Every day we shuttle to work in our car, do the school run, drive to the shops, ferry our children to all their extra-curricular activities, etc, etc. In the process we’re letting out tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, which is said to be the...

  • Citadel Insurance staff participate in car-free day

    Citadel Insurance staff participate in car-free day

    In support of Car Free Day today, Citadel Insurance last Friday sponsored 50 per cent of the Valletta Electric Cabs fee.  Through this initiative, Citadel is promoting the increased use of this greener means of transportation in and around our...

  • Opel ADAM Fast Facts

    Opel ADAM Fast Facts

    World premiere: Paris Motor Show, September 2012 Positioning: Opel’s first fashionable small urban car. Most individualized and best connected small urban car Segment: Fashion-led A segment, three-door, four-seater Development & Production: Only...

  • Fcm named Europe’s leading travel management company

    Fcm Travel Solutions held on to its title of Europe’s Leading Travel Management Company (TMC) for another year, after taking out the accolade in the 2013 World Travel Awards programme. The most recent win means Fcm has retained the title of Europe...

  • A high-rise Clio

    A high-rise Clio

    You know a car-maker is trying really hard to connect with young buyers when it purposely misspells the name of its new offering to grab maximum attention in the marketplace. Renault is the latest in a long line of manufacturers content to rip up...

  • Vettel shines on

    Vettel shines on

    Today the F1 championship enters its last phase with the unique night race in Singapore. All remaining Grand Prix races will be staged outside Europe creating a massive exodus of parts, equipment and human resources. If Sebastian Vettel continues...

  • The main protagonists in Frankfurt

    The main protagonists in Frankfurt

    German supercar maker Porsche kicked off its attendance at the Frankfurt Motor Show which ends today, with a surprise announcement: its new 918 hybrid supercar has broken the Nurburgring Nordschleife production track record by posting a sub-seven...

  • The Reds are coming to town

    The Reds are coming to town

    On Friday, some of the finest pilots around the world will touch down on Maltese soil – The Red Arrows are coming. A worldwide guarantee for masses, the Royal Air Force aerobatic team’s The Red Arrows will be the main guests at the airX Malta...

  • An overview of Škoda motorsport

    An overview of Škoda motorsport

    Škoda has been taking part in motorsport events since 1901, and has won numerous titles in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), the European Rally Championship (ERC) and other popular individual races (such as the world’s oldest rally in...

  • Stay calm and courteous

    Stay calm and courteous

    There are times when driving in heavy traffic demands an extra effort on our part to keep calm. Not only do we have to make an effort to avoid road rage, but an act of courtousy to other drivers can really make the difference to their day. It...

  • Bendy monsters

    Bendy monsters

    Regular readers will be aware that I have been sounding off about the horrible effects even small quantities of Ethanol have on car engines, tanks and pipe lines that were made, especially in the UK from Edwardian times on. This is a long period,...

  • Hyundai starts testing its i20

    Hyundai starts testing its i20

    Hyundai has just revealed the first photos of its 2014-spec World Rally Championship car based on its i20 hatchback which is also sold in Malta. The photos reveal Hyundai Motorsport’s strong progress as the new i20 underwent the first gravel tests...

  • Wheels of fortune

    Wheels of fortune

    Petrolheads are getting all revved up for one of the world’s top motoring exhibitions, which opens its doors to the paying public on Saturday. Fans keen to cast their eyes over the latest developments and wacky concept cars will be out in force in...

  • 007 submarine car goes under the hammer

    007 submarine car goes under the hammer

    James Bond fans with some serious cash to burn have the chance to get their hands on the submarine car used in The Spy Who Loved Me when it is auctioned today. The Lotus Esprit, which has never before been offered for sale, is expected to fetch...

  • To bridge or not to bridge

    The truth is that Gozo’s charm lies mainly in the fact that it has been caught in a time warp; travelling to this small island is like going back some 20-odd years in time. Gozo has changed from the times when, as a teen, we used to cross over...

  • Concept Corner

    Name: Renault Twizy Renaultsport F1 Concept.Debut: Factory demonstration. Appearance: It’s a Renault Twizy. With F1 wheels, an F1-style front spoiler, side pods, a completely bizarre rear wing and even a diffuser. Needless to say, you’ll either...

  • A very well mannered maid

    A very well mannered maid

    The arrival of this new SUV onto our Maltese roads was celebrated by a stimulating launch/lunch in the far reaches of our island home, as well as the customary speeches. We were lucky to book a proper test drive a few days after the launch, as I...

  • Bold design

    Bold design

    Recent years have seen Peugeot step out of its design comfort zone by a considerable margin, what with cars like the 407 Coupe, 208 and 3008. It’s not been a path paved entirely with gold, however. For every hit, there’s also been the occasional...

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