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  • Against all odds

    Against all odds

    At first glance, the Abarth 695 looks much like any other Fiat 500 – a little sportier, perhaps, but the chic city car’s DNA is there for all to see. But this is not a Fiat 500. The statistics – 187bhp, 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds and a 143mph top...

  • Standing out

    Standing out

    Michael Debono Ltd has launched the new Toyota C-HR in Malta. The C-HR remains remarkably true to the general features of the concept-cars that attracted so much public attention in Paris in 2014 and in Frankfurt in 2015. Its coupe-like lines are...

  • A strong commitment

    A strong commitment

    Last year was a great one for Opel, represented in Malta by Motors Inc. Ltd. When the brand published the first photos of the Opel GT Concept, the reaction on the internet was overwhelming – the Opel community celebrated the sports car of the...

  • Wild about jaguars

    Wild about jaguars

    Charles Sultana, known as ‘Charlie tal-Jaguar’, is the proud owner of a rare 1934 Triumph Gloria Monte Carlo. But that’s not the only vintage horse in his stable. That the present state of the old motors sector in Malta is a healthy one is beyond...

  • Old favourite, new generation

    Old favourite, new generation

    One of the most iconic nameplates in the global auto industry, the Ford Fiesta was first launched four decades ago and since then, nearly 18 million have been sold worldwide. Fiesta also has been Europe’s top-selling small car for the past four...

  • A year of strong sales

    A year of strong sales

    The Volkswagen Group delivered 10.3 million vehicles to customers worldwide last year, a rise of 3.8 per cent compared with the prior-year figure. Deliveries in December rose by 11.8 per cent to 933,300 vehicles. “2016 was a very challenging year...

  • Legend makes right turn

    Legend makes right turn

    The AC Cobra will soon return in right-hand-drive form. Although the British brand has been building the latest version of the Cobra – the Mk VI –since 2012, this will be the first time it will be offered with right-hand drive. The Mk VI is built...

  • Capturing performance

    Capturing performance

    Already recognised as the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar, the F-Type sports car continues to evolve, with a fresh look, state-of-the-art infotainment system and world-first ReRun app that combines vehicle data with GoPro...

  • A new way of doing old

    A new way of doing old

    The Morgan Plus 4 is a classically styled British sports car that uses up-to-date components in a traditional frame. How does the marriage work? As ever with Morgan, new doesn’t necessarily mean new. The Plus 4 still retains all of the trademark...

  • Queen of the desert

    Queen of the desert

    Fiat played a starring role at the 2017 edition of the world’s toughest race, the Dakar, entering a car closely derived from the multiple award-winning Panda utility car. The car – which was named PanDakar – is a Fiat Panda 4x4 Cross fitted with...

  • Shine and protect

    Shine and protect

    Road grime and stuck-on brake dust on alloy wheels – that hurts every car owner. And apart from that, it will also damage the wheels: sooner or later these residues will eat their way through the lacquer. They leave behind ugly discolourations,...

  • The race is on

    The race is on

    Audi AG will be providing factory support to Mattias Ekström’s rallycross project EKS starting in the 2017 season. As a result, Audi Sport, in addition to its commitments in Formula E and the DTM, will be competing in the FIA World Rallycross...

  • Five decades later

    Five decades later

    There is a 50-year difference between the Seat 850 and the new Ibiza. Five decades have gone by from the car that was made as an improvement to the Seat 600 and the brand’s highly iconic car, of which nearly five and a half million have been sold...

  • It’s a thriller

    It’s a thriller

    In the racing video game Forza Horizon 3, players can now drive the Mercedes-AMG GT R along snow-covered roads and on icy slopes in the new Blizzard Mountain expansion. In late December, game developer Turn 10 Studios & Playground Games released a...

  • Making a comeback

    Making a comeback

    Fans of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix can look forward to Maria Sharapova making her eagerly-awaited return to professional tennis at the long-standing tournament in Stuttgart. The 29-year old former world number one and five-time Grand Slam...

  • New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    New Bentley is world's fastest four-seat car

    Bentley has announced its fastest and most powerful production model to date: the new Bentley Continental Supersports. A top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.4 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds) make the new Continental...

  • Driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads - report

    Driverless cars could increase congestion on UK roads - report

    Driverless cars could increase congestion on some UK roads for several years, according to a Department for Transport study. Delays on motorways and major roads during peak periods are expected to rise by 0.9% when one in four cars are automated,...

  • Red alert

    Red alert

    As the significant stage of adolescence approaches, when a boy becomes a young man – and a girl a young woman – their thoughts start to shift towards romance and young love. However, there are exceptions – Gerald Portanier and his younger brother...

  • Smarter driving

    Smarter driving

    Whether you are in the 718 Cayman or Panamera, with Porsche Connect your smartphone, smartwatch, and car unite to form a mobile network. Calling up vehicle data and managing vehicle functions via smartphone or smartwatch has been possible with...

  • A sustainable strategy

    A sustainable strategy

    Seat is partnering with Philips Lighting to light up its Martorell plant in the most eco-friendly manner. Both companies have signed an agreement to replace all the exterior light sources of the Martorell facilities with connected LED lighting,...