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  • Peugeot 208 a real success

    Peugeot 208 a real success

    For the first seven months of 2013, the Peugeot 208 takes third place in the ‘B’ hatchback segment in Europe. With a market share of 9.6 per cent, it needs to gain a little less than one point to seize first place. Looking at the details, the...

  • Lucky Vodafone clients visit the McLaren Technology Centre

    As part of its summer smartphone and tablet sale, Vodafone Malta gave its customers and employees the opportunity to visit the McLaren Technology Centre in Surrey, the UK. In conjunction with the smartphone and tablet sale, Vodafone, through a...

  • Petrol versus diesel – make the right choice

    Petrol versus diesel – make the right choice

    Buying a car is hard enough when there are hundreds of different models to choose from, but these days one of the hardest decisions to make is whether to go for petrol or diesel. Diesels aren’t the slow and smoky chariots of the old days; modern...

  • A great car for local motoring

    A great car for local motoring

    I first came across the Smart car when Swatch were still involved. At the launch of the original A class Mercedes at the Frankfurt show, the then-MD of Mercedes launched into a great digression on the merits of their new venture. I fell for it...

  • Driving to victory

    Driving to victory

    This year’s edition of the Mdina Grand Prix, held last weekend, was yet another successful showcase for beautiful vintage cars and thrilling racing. The event was supported by Chopard and Edwards, Lowell Co. Limited. Chopard has an illustrious...

  • Pleasingly refined driving experience

    Pleasingly refined driving experience

    Following on from the latest gener-ation Auris hatchback, Toyota has expanded its line-up of mid-range models with a load-lugging version of the practical hatch. Unusually for the normally-conservative Toyota, the firm has gone down the radical,...

  • A-Z new car guide - first of a two-part article

    A-Z new car guide - first of a two-part article

    Alfa Romeo Alfa’s main range is now a two-model line-up. The MiTo can now be had with the fun and frugal TwinAir two-cylinder engine, while the Giulietta five-door is available with manual or TCT twin-clutch gearboxes. Alfa Romeo is soon to add...

  • Captur says it all

    Captur says it all

    Some readers will, without doubt, have little or no idea what a crossover is when it comes to the artistic world of real motoring. In simple English it is part sports utility vehicle, part multi-purpose vehicle and part hatch. Within this concept...

  • New Citroen C4 Picasso earns 5 Eurocap stars

    New Citroen C4 Picasso earns 5 Eurocap stars

    The Citroen C4 Picasso has earned five stars in the EuroNCAP test. The rating acknowledges the work put into the new MPV, particularly on safety, and the quality of the EMP2 platform, making its debut on the new C4 Picasso. The new Citroen C4...

  • Škoda rally driver Kopecký crowned European Champion

    Škoda rally driver Kopecký crowned European Champion

    ŠKODA rally driver Jan Kopecký and his co-driver Pavel Dresler have won the European Rally Championship (ERC) for Škoda with races to spare. Kopecký, driving a Škoda Fabia Super 2000, is the first Czech driver ever to win the ERC. “Winning the...

  • Title on hold

    Title on hold

    Nine wins out of 12 grand prix races are a clear indication of the superior class of both Red Bull RB9 and German driver Sebastian Vettel. The past three races, in Singapore, Korea and Japan, have clearly illustrated Vettel’s real potential. At 26...

  • Motorsport facility in Malta – is it a dream come true?

    Motorsport facility in Malta – is it a dream come true?

    Our islands rank fourth in car density in Europe, and although statistics show over 40,000 motorsport enthusiasts, we still lack a state-of-the-art motorsport facility with a holistic vision geared towards both the safety and the sporting aspect...

  • Weather tips

    Weather tips

    Heavy rain Reduce your speed. Stopping distances can extend to double the normal on wet roads. Use headlights if visibility is reduced. • Be aware that roads can be slippery during the first rains after a dry spell. • In the event of a breakdown...

  • Even more KIA for your money

    Even more KIA for your money

    Cars International Ltd, sole importers for Kia in Malta, are offering customers even more savings when buying a new Kia this month. Anyone interested in buying the new Kia Picanto can now avail themselves of a free upgrade from the basic version...

  • 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...

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