Motoring

WE are very fortunate in Europe that, through the ‘off’ or winter season we have plenty of show, exhibitions and other events to celebrate this wonderful world of classic, historic and even modern cars. One of the best, in fact...

ROAD TEST: Lexus CT200h

WITH diesel cars declining in popularity, many people are considering switching to hybrid models and though the choice is limited in the family hatchback sector, there are some stand-out models including the Lexus CT200h. Lexus has a well-established presence in...

Speed, anywhere in luxury

MANY a Bentley owner will be well versed in the Centenary that Bentley Motors are celebrating this year. This July 10 the company marks the 100th year. To spread the special star dust more widely Bentley have launched a limited...

Toyota Yaris GRS Hybrid

Small hatchbacks are big sellers and there are a bewildering number available in this crowded market sector which is dominated by Ford and Volkswagen, though there are other strong rivals which have their own plus-points – such as the...
ONE of Spain´s most prestigious motor shows, Automobile Barcelona – an annual event held at the Fira exhibition centre – has received special recognition from the organisers of the Car of the Year award ceremony. Marking the centenary celebrations of...
“The DGT provide lots of advice about their procedure, in English... If you can find them!” Spanish documentation may be a daunting prospect to many of us to consider, but when it comes to motoring, the Director General of Traffic...
A GENERAL speed limit of 30 kph is will be introduced in Palma city, a reduction from the current 40 kph restriction. Councillor Joan Ferrer announced that the limit will be imposed in Santa Catalina from the beginning of April....

ROAD TEST: Suzuki Vitara SZT

SUZUKI's revised Vitara comes with new engines, styling upgrades, added levels of equipment and safety features and with a starting price of just €19,424 (£16,999) it stakes a strong claim to be the best value SUV in the class. A...

Two kilometres of cables!

“Under the skin of the SEAT Ateca is a complex network of cables which would stretch out over 2 kilometres.” A complex network of cables of more than 2.2 kilometres in length runs through the SEAT Ateca, which the company...
MANY PEOPLE have been confused by the speed limits on Spanish roads, which is why one of the most recent changes to the law sought to create standardisation. However, despite this, the maximum permitted speed limit is actually determined by...

Let´s mo-to to Madrid!

FROM MARCH 8 TO 10, Madrid´s Cristal Pavilion of the Casa de Campo exhibition site, will roar to the sound of engines, and be immersed in the smells of rubber and leather, as, for the eighth time the now...

Drive with a sixth sense

ELIMINATING the driver would result in fewer incidents on the roads, but although that might be an aim for the next generation, not something that is going to happen overnight, but it is something vehicle manufacturers are working towards. One...

Fear of the Dark?

WHY would the owner of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, surely the pinnacle of luxury motoring, invest in a new BMW 8 Series? Perhaps to signal that the parent of the Rolls-Royce Motor Car band is itself moving further upmarket. More refined,...

ROAD TEST: Ford Focus Titanium X

FORD has sold more than 16 million Focus models globally since it was first launched 20 years ago, a total which underlines what a great all-round car it is, appealing to both family and business customers. The latest Focus builds...

Strong sales for Mazda

SPAIN led the way amongst European countries as Mazda showed strong sales growth in the first nine months of the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Sales in Europe were 196,000 units, up 2.0 per cent year-on-year, with strong growth continuing in Spain...
BALEARICS’ regional parliament has voted to ban all diesel vehicles after 2025. This will be followed by a 2035 veto on petrol vehicles under the region’s Climate Change and Energy Transition Law approved with the votes of left-wing parties. Some, but...

Subaru Forester XE Premium

THE Subaru Forester has been a familiar sight on the roads for more than 20 years and over that period has been revised and improved several times, gradually transforming from a versatile four-wheel-drive estate to a smart family SUV...
Spain's General Directorate of Traffic has been incorrectly sanctioning some drivers for speeding in Spain since 2010 it is claimed. The AEA, European Automobile Associates, reported the incorrect fines and confirmed that in over one million cases, people have been...

Dacia Duster Comfort

DACIA sent a shock wave through the car industry back in 2012 when it launched its Duster, an attractively styled SUV priced at €11,322 (£9,995), and undercutting rivals by huge amounts. Seven years on, the Duster is well established and...
FRENCH car maker Renault has launched the latest limited run of the TWINGO model, with the company having teamed up with Le Coq Sportif to give it a sporty feel. The TWINGO comes fully equipped with high-end features including the...
INFINITI is a stand-alone brand which is in effect a luxury division of Nissan. Established almost 30 years ago, Infiniti models were initially sold only in the USA but in recent years have been available across Europe and have...
GERMAN car maker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new CLA Coupe, a car the company says is the most emotional vehicle in its class and highly intelligent. The company said the car comes equipped with features including augmented reality to aid...

MOTORING: Renault Clio Play

SINCE its launch in the early 1990s, the Renault Clio sales total has topped 12 million, making it one of the most popular hatchbacks in motoring history. And the latest version seems set to continue that success. With a recently...
Volvo Cars set a new global sales record in 2018, breaking the 600,000 sales milestone for the first time ever since the company was founded in 1927. The company’s sales rose 12.4 per cent to 642,253 cars in 2018,...

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