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THERE has been a 10 per cent rise in convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in just one year. According to figures from Spain’s Attorney General’s Office there were 56,173 convictions for the offences in 2018,...
Volvo S60 T5 R-Design Edition VOLVO has completely changed the public perception of their brand with a range of new models encompassing svelte style and lots of technology and the latest is the just-launched S60. The new S60 is priced from...

Big Entry for May Events

THE sunshine is here now, hopefully settled for the summer, and what a pleasure it is to get out a classic car and set off for the hills! That is exactly what well over 80 people did last Saturday by...
THE General Manager of Mercedes-Benz in Spain has been sentenced to one year’s jail after he was involved in an accident while racing against his son on a public road. Emilio Titos overtook another car at high speed and caused...

Qashqai revamped

IT always amazes me how these days large vehicles are fitted with tiny engines. I first came across this with the shapely Toyota C-HR and now the Nissan Qashqai has been revamped with just a 1.3-litre petrol engine. It’s the...
CITROEN’S C5 Aircross has powerful presence with its tall stance, imposing frontal design and big alloy wheels making it unmistakable in the crowded SUV sector where visual image is very important. A spacious five-seater with massive boot capacity and flat-fold...
A TASTE of La Dolce Vita – the Sweet Life – came to Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina over the weekend. Inspired by the movies of Federico Fellini it gave people the chance to sample the food, culture, cars, music and art...

A stunning beast…

ASTON MARTIN has opened the roof on its latest open-top GT and it is a real beast. Billed as the manufacturer's fastest roofless car yet, it can hit 211mphwhen the 715 BHP 5.2 litre V12 engine is opened fully up. The...

Three times a winner

JAGUAR have a triple winner on their hands. The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has not only won the coveted 2019 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year titles – equalling the success of the F-PACE...
RAISING money for the Brain Tumour Research Charity, Martin Reeves, Brett Taylor, Darren Cutler, and Lee Kemp, will all be making the cross Europe drive from the Black Country in memory of Finlay Church. Finlay of Alvechurch Middle School, who...
Mercedes-Benz B180 Sport THE Mercedes-Benz B Class is a spacious compact family MPV aimed at those seeking better accommodation for passengers and their luggage, and its stand-out sales point is the premium image it carries over from the company's larger...

Speedy SUV from AMG

IF you want a fast SUV take a look at the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+. It may be a bit of a mouthful to say, but with a lap time of 7.49.369 minutes it is currently the fastest SUV...
MADRID vehicles, including mopeds and motorcycles, must now display an Environmental sticker or risk a €100 fine. The stickers, issued by the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), classify vehicles according to the fuel they consume and their registration year. Vehicles with...

ROAD TEST: SEAT Mii FR-Line

ALTHOUGH Spanish car maker SEAT is part of the giant Volkswagen-Audi Group, the SEAT brand has always retained its own distinctive character, focussing on practical value-for-money cars with a touch of sporting flair. This character is evident even in the...
MCLAREN has unveiled a bit more of its much-anticipated grand tourer – but it is teasingly keeping it in camouflage wrap to hide its full glory. Up until now the only pictures of the car have seen it clad in...

45 years of the VW Golf

VOLKSWAGEN is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its iconic Golf. It was back in 1974 that the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg (Germany) officially started production of the car. Back then, no one had any idea that what was billed as...
ALFA ROMEO has a long and distinguished reputation for creating head-turning sports cars and the company says its latest range of Giulia models is ' born to inspire emotion', a claim that is impossible to dispute. The Giulia is a...

Renault XM3 Inspire

FRENCH car maker Renault has unveiled its new XM3 Inspire SUV which the company said was a distinctive coupe embodying a new era in the company’s motoring design. The company presented the new SUV at the Seoul Motor Show in...
IN the small print during the Geneva Motor Show last month Maserati announced that a characteristically Maserati though new sports car will roll off their production lines in the first half of 2020 in the form of the first...
GERMAN car maker Porsche is putting its first ever purely electric sports car through its paces across the world ahead of it being produced for sale. Porsche has taken test models of the Taycan to northern Scandinavia near the Arctic...

ROAD TEST: Mazda6 Tourer

THE market for elegant estate cars used to be dominated by prestige German manufacturers but in recent years other marques have become established in the sector, with the latest Mazda6 Tourer a fine example. Its beautifully-sculpted lines provide a classy...

NEW open top Lister announced

FOLLOWING high demand for an open-top LFT-666, British car manufacturer The Lister Motor Company is launching its most powerful open-top supercar ever - the LFT-C - ready for summer 2019. The LFT-C has a top speed in excess of 205...

Fastest production Seat ever

SEAT has upgraded its Leon with the new Leon CUPRA R ST special edition which is the fastest production car ever made by the Spanish manufacturers. The Leon Cupra ST will reach 250kph, with it sprinting to 100kph in just...

A little black number

A WELL-KEPT secret until the big reveal at the Geneva Motor show last week, “La Voiture Noire” described as an homage to the Brand’s legendary Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic the one-off GT has already been sold and is...

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