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  • This time, it’s personal

    This time, it’s personal

    Under intense pressure from the SUV competition, the MPV segment is struggling to retain its fair share of the market. First introduced in 2005, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class has since sold 1.5 million units and the third generation of this sport...

  • Luxury on wheels

    Luxury on wheels

    It came as no surprise that, among the impressive collection of exotic cars one finds on our island, we also have a Bentley Bentayga. When I bumped into an old friend who told me he had recently acquired one, I very willingly accepted his kind...

  • It started with a click…

    It started with a click…

    Sometimes looking for the ideal in life is quite a difficult task. We’re constantly searching for the ideal restaurant, the ideal home and, of course, the ideal car. Like all the luxuries in life, the ideal way to com-mute is sometimes out of reach...

  • Enemed launches new high performance diesel

    Enemed launches new high performance diesel

    Enemed on Friday launched a new high performance diesel with a cetane level of 60+. The superior quality EN590 diesel fuel is available in a number of franchised fuel stations across Malta and Gozo. The new ePower diesel contains a higher cetane...

  • Toyota Corolla - The bestseller gets better

    Toyota Corolla - The bestseller gets better

    Following the reveal of the hatchback at the 2018 Geneva motor show and the touring sports at the Paris show later in the year, the sedan is the third body type to join the 12th generation Toyota Corolla model line-up. The new Corolla family is...

  • The short and longtail of it

    The short and longtail of it

    McLaren has revealed the latest in its line of Longtail vehicles – the 600LT Spider. It’s the fifth car to receive the Longtail name, and builds on the success of the regular 600LT Coupe. The sprint to 60mph is identical for both at 2.7 seconds,...

  • The Willys-Ford Jeep, a war hero that deserved a medal

    The Willys-Ford Jeep, a war hero that deserved a medal

    One of the most famous heroes in just about any World War II movie, described by General Dwight Eisenhower as “one of the six most vital US vehicles to win the war” and by Presidential Chief of Staff, George Marshall, as “America's greatest...

  • Popping with energy

    Popping with energy

    Korean automobile manufacturer SsangYong has just launched the new 2019 edition of its Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) Tivoli. Released under the slogan of “I am me, I am Tivoli”, the new model features enhanced safety, performance, style and price...

  • Industry leaders

    Industry leaders

    Established on December 2, 2008, Fritz Energy and Engineering Ltd. is marking its 10th anniversary as a leading specialised engineering company under the parentage of Famalco Group. Engineers representing Fritz Energy are highly specialised to...

  • Boyhood dreams

    Boyhood dreams

    His childhood days waiting for his school bus gave David Vassallo a love of vintage cars, he tells Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club. It is often said that the thrill of the hunt is more stimulating that the kill. This also applies to many...

  • Luxury lane

    Luxury lane

    Ford’s Vignale sub-brand is a bit of an odd beast. That’s because rather than being a manufacturer in its own right, as Lexus is to Toyota, the Vignale Fords are little more than well-specified trim levels with some unique styling and equipment...

  • Making the most of the city

    Making the most of the city

    Fiat 500X has returned with a new stylish generation after a sweeping upgrade of the popular model, inside and out. The original Italian crossover now has a sportier feel with gorgeous details and the most advanced technology systems for superior...

  • His secret seven

    His secret seven

    Jesmond Zahra is an extremely busy man. By day, he works as a purchasing manager with a leading local company – he is behind a desk and in front of a computer for a lot of the time, dealing with paperwork and phone calls. But in his spare time, he...

  • Alfa Romeo Raduno graces National Aquarium square

    Alfa Romeo Raduno graces National Aquarium square

    Motors Inc. held the official Alfa Romeo Raduno in Qawra featuring 50 astonishing Alfa Romeo models from different periods of the Italian brand’s glamorous history. The cars on display were meticulously selected to showcase the pure aesthetic and...

  • Golden oldies

    Golden oldies

    In life, the majority of people preach and teach, while a few do. Toby Ross definitely falls into the latter category. Ever since childhood in England, when tinkering around his father’s 1957 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Mk 111, he felt a passion for old...

  • Prefect past

    Prefect past

    Joe Scicluna’s passion for the Ford marque started from a black and white photo of a Prefect, says Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club. The first car that Oliver Scicluna bought for his own daily use as well as for family outings was a black...

  • Big on small cars

    Big on small cars

    As a young boy, old motors were never on the horizon of Pierre Spiteri, who always had a roving eye on the mainly modern and powerful four-wheel models belonging to that era. This proximity led him to develop a keen interest in things technical...

  • Adrenaline and coffee with Husqvarna

    Adrenaline and coffee with Husqvarna

    For many of those not familiar with motorcycling history, the term Café Racer means very little. However, for British motorcycling enthusiasts around London and Watford in the 1950s and 60s, being involved in the Café Racer movement meant speed,...

  • Driving credits

    Film producers from many countries view Malta and Gozo as an ideal backdrop for their prospective productions. The historic and unique locations, sunny weather for most of the year, and a steady supply of supporting facilities are among the main...

  • Solid performer with charismatic flair

    Solid performer with charismatic flair

    The new SsangYong Rexton, which reached Malta’s shores in early June and is now housed in the SsangYong Motors showroom in Attard, is safer, stronger, more spacious and more stylish than ever before. This new, authentic SUV drives wonderfully,...