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  • Mastering the challenge

    Mastering the challenge

    With speeds of 96mph, 75 per cent gradients and a 2,170 metre descent, the Range Rover Sport has conquered it all on an Alpine ski course that has been the downfall of many skiers. The Range Rover Sport is the ultimate luxury performance SUV and...

  • A star signs up

    A star signs up

    Sonax is a world leader in the manufacture of high-performance car care products – and also is very popular with motorsports fans around the globe. This also applies to drift icon and rallycross pro Ken Block. The star of the spectacular Gymkhana...

  • Boosting fuel economy

    Boosting fuel economy

    It is possible to save fuel in our everyday lives by following a few practical tips that ensure efficient driving. “The amount of savings could reach 20 per cent,” Ángel Suárez, an engineer at the Seat Technical Centre, said. This expert pointed...

  • Continued growth

    Continued growth

    Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew 4.7 per cent to 870,300 units in October. The group delivered 8.5 million vehicles from January to October 2016, an increase of 2.6 per cent. “Our delivery figures show that our vehicles convince...

  • Out of its shell

    Out of its shell

    Shell, a company normally known for petrochemicals rather than car manufacturing, has built a car. With help from former McLaren F1 technical director Gordon Murray and Japanese firm Geo Technology, the company has produced a city car that costs...

  • Sales record

    The BMW Group achieved a worldwide double-digit sales increase in September, continuing the company’s long-term upward sales trend and securing a new record for the month. A total of 237,973 vehicles were delivered to customers around the world,...

  • A history of records

    A history of records

    A new record-breaking vehicle with a streamlined body and fully faired wheels as well as a likewise new V12 supercharged engine rated at 453kW: thus equipped, Rudolf Caracciola, the 1935 European Grand Prix champion, set out in autumn 1936 to...

  • In the finals

    In the finals

    The Seat Ateca, which since June of this year has already opened the doors to different European markets, is among the five vehicles put forward for the prestigious Autobest 2017 awards, one of Europe’s top prizes given by a panel of 31...

  • Motoring icon

    Motoring icon

    Volkswagen is preparing a major update for the Golf. World premiere coming up in November. It will be the update of a style-icon. Head of design at Volkswagen Klaus Bischoff said, “There are only a few cars in the world other than the Golf which...

  • The solution within the fuel dispensing industry

    The solution within the fuel dispensing industry

    Accuracy in business is a serious matter nowadays, as a lack of it can lead to dire consequences. Fritz Energy is well aware of the concerns expressed by the local fuel retail sector operators – most of them can be traced back to inaccurate...

  • Finally, it’s all right

    Finally, it’s all right

    The Ford Mustang is one of the most famous name tags in motoring and still the fastest selling car ever made. Now it’s being sold in right-hand-drive. A new Mustang is news in itself, as it is one of the most iconic sports cars ever made and has a...

  • Run to the hill

    Run to the hill

    The Prescott American Autumn Classic is a celebration of everything stateside, from classic muscle cars to up-to-date pickup trucks. Taking place on the hill climb course set in the heart of Gloucestershire, the event attracts people from all...

  • The dreams of youth

    The dreams of youth

    Since an early age, there was only one thing on Franz Zammit Haber’s mind – that of being behind the wheel of an MG TD. In some inexplicable way, he developed a fatal attraction for that vehicle, and in his adolescence, dreamt of buying one once...

  • More than a letter

    More than a letter

    Fiat is in the process of updating the effervescent 500 range with a new instrument display and a more powerful, 105hp version of the exceptional TwinAir turbo two-cylinder engine. But the S trim came in last year and with endless rivals spewing...

  • A legendary experience

    A legendary experience

    ‘Thrilled’ was the only adjective that fitted the way I felt when I got to know that the 2016 Sonax Partner Event would be held at the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany. The town chosen for our stay was Trier. This is a lovely old town in...

  • Success in sales

    Success in sales

    Strong sales in China, boosted by the launch of the locally-built Jaguar XFL, helped the Jaguar Land Rover brand achieve its strongest global September sales to date, selling 61,047 vehicles, up 28 per cent compared to 2015. The month’s...

  • A promising new year

    A promising new year

    The new range of the 2017 Harley-Davidson motorbikes has been specifically designed to cater for touring activities. Its new Milwaukee eight engine has been built from the ground up to provide a smoother and a purer sound. Its new suspension is...

  • Driving towards a safer future

    Driving towards a safer future

    One year after the launch of the Digital Motorway Test Bed, Audi presented new technologies for piloted driving and car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and...

  • Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

    Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

    Tougher European car emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal are about to bring surprising consequences: bigger engines. Carmakers that have spent a decade shrinking engine capacities to meet emissions goals are now...

  • A seating revolution

    The Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with a revolutionary radical fibre net construction that re-evaluates the principles of car seat occupancy. In humans, the spine acts to stabilise the head. It...