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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,...

Driving the team forward

THE heart of the new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team which was developed for Season 5, lies the drivetrain: The Racing eDrive01. It brings together the pioneering spirit, innovation and technological expertise of both BMW Motorsport...
IT is almost as if Porsche concluded the Macan had had it too easy for too long. Save the larger Cayenne SUV, it outsells all other Porsches combined and instead of the numbers gracefully declining over the years, Macan sales started incredibly...

Mazda3: Blazing a trail

THE all-new Mazda3 has made its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully re-designed model will be rolled out to global markets, beginning with North America, in early 2019. It adopts a mature Kodo design that embodies the...

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz GLA ALL the major manufacturers want a slice of the compact SUV market and the contender from Mercedes-Benz is the GLA, which is based on its A-Class hatchback. The GLA is 50 mm taller than the A-Class and has...

Mini Clubman City

THE Mini Clubman is a retro-styled hatchback which looks very different from most in its sector, offering a more charismatic persona and outstanding driving dynamics. With twin rear doors instead of a conventional lift-up hatch and its distinctive Mini 'face'...
BATTERY longevity and how the cells degrade obviously determines the useful life of electric cars and how much someone will be prepared to pay for it second-hand. This in turn determines the cost of ownership and monthly costs on a...

McLaren’s Hyper Grand Tourer

AT 5.2 meters long and with a top speed of 250 MPH (403kph), the Speedtail hugs the road. Its highest point being just 1.12 meters above the roads surface, lower even than the Raging Bulls. The McLaren Speedtail will commence deliveries...

Jaguar goes rallying

IT has been 70 years since the Jaguar XK 120 sports car was unveiled in 1948, and to celebrate the manufacturer has developed two F-Type Convertible rally cars. They are certainly an eye-catching design, making them two of the most...
THE Spanish government's shock plan to commit to a full green energy transition, prohibiting the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040, has been downplayed.  After it was made public knowledge that the Government in Spain intended to eliminate...
A local Torrevieja motorcycle group are holding their first ever motorbike rally this Sunday in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca.  There will be free entry to the the inaugural motorcycle rally hosted by flourishing local motorbike group, Dorsal Zero. The event is...
CAR RENTAL is one of the fastest growing markets in the travel branch globally. By 2022, the number of users is expected to reach 97.2 m according to Statista. This trend is allowing tourists of all nationalities and genders to drive a rental...

Toyota C-HR Hybrid: Big and butch

TOYOTA’s C-HR Hybrid certainly catches the eye, and is far more visually striking than most SUVs. The C-HR looks the way it does because it’s designed to appeal to bright young things who might need or want a small SUV...

Mazda 6 reinvents itself

IT is hard to think of a car that that has had more makeovers than the Mazda 6. However, even though it has had four updates, only five years have passed since the model was first revealed. This is the sturdiest...
THE weekend’s classic car run showed off the contrasting landscapes and beauty of the Almeria province’s coast and inland areas. The 29th Almeria Automobile Route went from the pristine coastline of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park to the marble...

ROAD TEST: Jeep Compass Limited

Jeep is an iconic brand founded in the 1940s and once marketed as The American Legend, but it is now owned by the giant Fiat Chrysler group which has revitalised and modernised the Jeep range. The current Jeep line-up still...

Driving the debate

PEOPLE believe self-driving cars should spare young people over the elderly, a study has found. Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, published in the journal Nature, found that respondents were most likely to want an autonomous car heading for...
DESPITE the relentless rise of the SUV, the demand for larger people-carriers remains solid, as there are bigger families and those with business needs where extra space is very important. Most of the mainstream manufacturers have an MPV in their...
THERE was a time when you could only drive a Range Rover if you were part of the landed gentry. Things have moved on, and Range Rover ownership now starts at about €34,000 for the Evoque and morphs through myriad...

ROAD TEST: Fiat 500C

THE TINY Fiat 500 has been produced for the past 60 years and was one of the first true city cars, a pioneering model which has sold more than six million worldwide. Even in its early days there was a...
THE Honda Civic Type R has a lot of front, and holds the front wheel-drive car record around the Nurburgring. It is certainly not a shrinking violet, with skirts, vanes, ducts, vortex generators, splitters, diffusers, a huge deck spoiler and...

ROAD TEST: Lexus RC F

The RC F is a sports coupe from Lexus with striking supercar styling, and supercar performance to match. Powered by a 5.0 litre V8 engine packing a potent 457 hp, the RC F has a top speed of 270 kph...
IF ever there was a car that defines a Brand, it is the BMW 3 Series Sedan. With 15 million sales since 1975, it is the engineers’ favourite child and the one they call The Ultimate Driving Machine. But in recent...
After the huge success of the original Tracer 700, Yamaha will launch its new and improved version next year which will feature a high-rise Tourer windshield, ergonomic seat and matching 20 litre side cases. Thanks to these innovations, it will...

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