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  • People-minded SUV

    People-minded SUV

    Citroen is premiering at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show a New-Generation SUV: C5 Aircross. Directly inspired from the Aircross Concept, unveiled in Shanghai in 2015, it mixes an asserted design with an interior space focused on the well-being of...

  • Watch: Six decades and still going strong

    Watch: Six decades and still going strong

    A vintage Peugeot 403 with its proud owner, Dedrick Zammit, in Mdina on its 60th ‘birthday’. Registered on April 1, 1957, the vehicle has passed through three generations and even featured in a number of feature films like Munich and By the Sea.

  • Saving lives

    Saving lives

    Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has designed and engineered a bespoke version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. ‘Project Hero’ was presented to the world’s media for the first time at the Geneva Motor...

  • Classic racing

    Classic racing

    The thrill of the racetrack can be experienced at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Trackdays. Moreover, professional guidance is included: this is what the name of the former DTM Vice Champion Jörg van Ommen, who organises and implements the Trackdays,...

  • As good as new

    As good as new

    Unpainted bumpers, styling strips, the cockpit and other plastic surfaces in and around the car fade with time and appear neglected. With special plastic care products, a perceptible rejuvenation of colours can be attained, while the materials are...

  • The original improved

    The original improved

    How do you improve on a success story? That’s what we often ask ourselves before testing a facelift or a new version of a successful model. The Scenic was Renault’s major hit on the local and international markets. As with books and albums, the...

  • Car of the year announced

    Car of the year announced

    The new Peugeot 3008 was named the 2017 Car of the Year on March 6 in Geneva by a judging panel comprising 58 European journalists. The judging panel acclaimed its style, interior design and performance. This prestigious trophy joins the 20 other...

  • Half a century later

    Half a century later

    What do you remember about the victory at Sebring? We tested only briefly and it was the first race for the Mk IV. The car was competitive right from the start because we had very good mechanical knowledge and they had used much of the chassis of...

  • Developing cars for the future

    Developing cars for the future

    Bright sunlight floods the Volkswagen Virtual Engineering Lab in Wolfsburg. Two dozen screens flicker, some of them showing graphics and others hundreds of lines of program code. In the centre of the room, there is a scale 1:4 model of a Golf.

  • Luxury on wheels

    Luxury on wheels

    Volvo knows as well as any car company that being a nonconformist has its ups and downs. Throughout its long history, and despite multiple corporate ownerships, Volvo has persisted in being different. Even now, as Volvo embarks on a plan to...

  • World’s oldest Vespa going under the hammer

    World’s oldest Vespa going under the hammer

    The world’s oldest Vespa has gone on sale, heading under the hammer at an online auction. Built in 1946, the “0” series Vespa is one of approximately 60 units ever built. Created using hand-beaten metal plates on wooden frames, the Piaggio Vespa...

  • London Taxi Company opens new UK plant

    London Taxi Company opens new UK plant

    London Taxi Company has officially opened its new £300 million UK vehicle production plant, which has created more than 1,000 new jobs. Located in Ansty, near Coventry, the new plant will produce the world’s first mass-market electric taxi – the...

  • A thrilling tango

    A thrilling tango

    Tempting tango, juicy sizzling beef, Eva Peron, Diego Armando Maradona, Lionel Messi – these are the images that immediately spring to mind when Argentina is mentioned. But for old motors aficionados, especially motor racing enthusiasts, there is...

  • Will this be Ferrari’s comeback year?

    Will this be Ferrari’s comeback year?

    The new Formula 1 season gets under way this morning, and if pre-season testing is anything to go by, it looks like champions Mercedes are in for a fight with Ferrari and possibly Red Bull. A whole raft of technical changes, mostly in...

  • Talented and multi-disciplined

    Talented and multi-disciplined

    At the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Audi presented another concept car which demonstrates the potential of the future Q8 model range. The Audi Q8 sport concept study demonstrates the vision Audi’s developers and designers have for the...

  • Happy birthday

    Happy birthday

    The Fiat brand chose the Geneva Motor Show as the international setting to launch its celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Fiat 500, the icon that stays true to itself and yet is always up to date. First presented in Turin on July 4, 1957,...

  • Another five-star performance

    Another five-star performance

    In June 2016, the Seat Ateca obtained five stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests, demonstrating the high level of safety offered by the Spanish brand’s new compact SUV. By managing to achieve these results, this time in the Latin NCAP, the Ateca...

  • A clear step forward

    A clear step forward

    In the 2016 financial year, Porsche AG achieved record highs in terms of deliveries, revenue, operating result and number of employees. Deliveries increased by six per cent to 237,778 vehicles, thereby achieving a revenue of €22.3 billion. At the...

  • Investing in research

    Investing in research

    Shared laboratories embody a partnership between a research unit and a company to support long-term research. The partners sign a renewable agreement for a period of at least four years, laying down rules in advance on how the findings will be...

  • Cyclist near misses

    Cyclist near misses

    In the UK, cyclists are suffering 25 near-misses on average a year as a result of not knowing who has right of way at a junction, new research has revealed. A study, conducted by Dr Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster, also found that...

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