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  • Japan trials driverless cars to keep rural elderly on the move

    Japan trials driverless cars to keep rural elderly on the move

    As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a vehicle residents have never before seen, a driverless shuttle...

  • Cars in the capital

    Cars in the capital

    John Saliba has translated his passion for vintage cars into an attractive collection and a beautiful event in the capital, Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club says. On a sunny Sunday last April, the historic grounds around Hastings Gardens...

  • Watch: Shocking footage aims to discourage mobile phone use at the wheel

    Watch: Shocking footage aims to discourage mobile phone use at the wheel

    UK police have issued distressing footage of a devastating crash which wiped out many members of a family, using it to warn drivers against using their mobile phones while driving. The crash happened last year when a trailer driver crashed into a...

  • Online portal for car owners, buyers

    Online portal for car owners, buyers

    The one-stop-shop concept of Motors Inc. Ltd – importers of vehicle brands of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Hyundai, Iveco, Jeep, Kia and Opel – is now online at motorsinc.com.mt. The comprehensive digital platform offers users a...

  • Audi convertible used by Diana set to be auctioned

    Audi convertible used by Diana set to be auctioned

    A dark green convertible Audi used by Diana, Princess of Wales, is expected to fetch up to £80,000 at auction. Diana was loaned the A4 Cabriolet 2.3E for personal use as a family car in 1994 and ferried Princes William and Harry around in it...

  • Tourists drive to Malta from Britain in 71-year-old car

    Tourists drive to Malta from Britain in 71-year-old car

    Not many British tourists arrive in Malta in their own car. Fewer still come here with a car that is 71 years old. Briton Peter Sprot was one such visitor. He arrived here in an MG TC built in 1946, and immediately felt at home, striking up...

  • Richard Hammond jokes he is not dead after car crash

    Richard Hammond jokes he is not dead after car crash

    Richard Hammond has joked "I'm not dead" as he apologised to his wife and children after his car crashed and burst into flames while filming The Grand Tour. Speaking in a video from his hospital bed in Switzerland, the former Top Gear host...

  • Watch: First edition of The Hunt comes to successful close

    Watch: First edition of The Hunt comes to successful close

    A total of 22 cars took part in the first edition of The Hunt, a Times of Malta motoring event for treasure hunt aficionados. Participants collected their instruction sheets from the Progress Press printing facility in Mrieħel and were given three...

  • 'The Hunt' successfully concluded

    'The Hunt' successfully concluded

    Updated on Sunday am A number of cars yesterday took part in the Times of Malta Motoring treasure hunt 'The Hunt'. Participants met at Progress Press in Mrieħel at 4pm, finishing their hunt at Kind’s Showroom in Mosta Road, Lija, at around...

  • The colours of performance

    The colours of performance

    Silver, red and black are the colours of Audi Sport – and of the new special edition R8 Coupé model bearing its name. Along with specific components in the cockpit and body, the colours heighten the car’s motorsport feeling. Audi unveiled the...

  • Cleaning comfort

    Upholstery and interior textiles get a lot of wear through dust, road dirt and everyday soiling. But the Sonax interior care specialists ensure comfortable seating and a pleasant atmosphere while driving. To clean your car’s interiors, first...

  • Added personality

    Added personality

    The new Hyundai i10 is a city car that feels more grown up than its size would suggest. The new i10 is all about size and ease of use – it’s a nimble car with perfect dimensions and apart from being short enough to be able to park almost anywhere,...

  • Fun in the sun

    Fun in the sun

    Summer is upon us and the Fiat 124 Spider is the ideal car for enjoying the rugged landscape of Costa Brava to the fullest, with the hood down and the wind in your hair. These feelings were captured in a exciting report taking the Fiat 124 Spider...

  • High five

    High five

    Ford Performance listened to feedback from supercar owners to develop a Ford GT that is as easy to use day-to-day as it is exhilarating on the racetrack. Each drive mode is specially tuned for a unique driving environment. Leveraging learnings...

  • Making its mark

    Making its mark

    There are no signs of the SUV popularity diminishing – from coupe variants and convertibles to high-performance racers and supermini-sized crossovers, the SUV market is close to a veritable peak. Yet there is a subtle difference between these...

  • Reinforcing leadership

    Reinforcing leadership

    At this year’s New York International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz followed seamlessly on from its dynamic appearances at the motors shows in Detroit and Geneva. Celebrating a double world premiere are the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4Matic+ SUV and Coupé as...

  • Beauty rewarded

    Beauty rewarded

    The Jaguar F-Pace is officially the best and most beautiful car in the world after double success at the 2017 World Car Awards, scooping the prestigious World Car of Year and World Car Design of the Year titles. The performance SUV is the fastest...

  • Electric tour

    Electric tour

    Renault has announced the signing of an exclusive partnership with Sicily by Car, a leading car rental company in Italy, and Enel, the country’s largest energy supplier, to roll out the Eco Tour di Sicilia. This initiative by Sicily by Car will...

  • The rock of races

    The rock of races

    The Giraglia Rolex Cup has run uninterruptedly since 1953 when it was created to build sporting friendship between France and Italy. A prevailing sense of camaraderie has always defined the competition. Partnered by Rolex since 1998, the offshore...

  • Not just a number

    Not just a number

    From early childhood, Edwin Debono has nursed a fascination for old cars, in the process developing not only a Matchbox collection which he still adds to today, but also an uncanny knack for remembering car numbers. It is amazing how he can easily...

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