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Spain’s Car Market preparing to reopen after lowest months registries for 20 years

Spain’s Car Market dealers are preparing to reopen next Monday after hitting rock bottom in April. Last month just 4,163 passenger cars were registered, presenting a drop of 96.5% and a new low for the past 20 years. They are all set to return to the market, albeit without optimism as they expect sales to […]

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Flat fares from December for Costa Blanca public transport

COMING into effect from December, Alicante is offering a flat rate for €40 a month to use all the buses and the TRAM service. The new 30 day voucher will allow unlimited trips on both services, and was announced following an agreement between Alicante Council, bus and TRAM operators, drivers and representatives of local business. […]

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Speed reductions will be applied to 2,000km of Costa Blanca roads from January

THE Spanish Traffic Department (DGT) has announced that it will be lowering the speed across 2,000 kilometres of roads across the Alicante Province. The reduction from 100kph to 90kph across secondary roads is part of a package of measures that will be implemented in January 2019 with the aim of curbing the amount of deaths. […]

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240 km/h online speeding teen caught

BE careful what you share on social media… you might end up getting arrested. That’s the fate of a reckless 19-year-old from Torrevieja whose exploits behind the wheel of his car as he sped along the A-35 motorway as he passed through Vallada in Valencia were proudly boasted across Facebook. Driving at 240 kph, he […]

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Maserati show off their luxury new range at Goodwood

ALONGSIDE the world premiere of the V8 Levante GTS and the European debut of the Levante Trofeo, Maserati also revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed the MY19 ranges of its Levante, Ghibli and Quattroporte models featuring an array of subtle upgrades and additional content. Both Maserati sedans as well as the Levante SUV have adopted […]

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Curb on steel worries car manufacturers

THE European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly regrets the introduction of provisional measures to curb steel imports into the EU, approved by the European Commission. In March, the Commission initiated a safeguard investigation in response to US restrictions on steel and aluminium. The provisional outcome of this procedure, announced today, is the introduction of ‘tariff-rate […]

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Uber arrives on Costa del Sol shores

DIGITAL taxi service Uber is coming to the Costa del Sol this summer. The globe-trotting company will be bringing 200 of its cars to Malaga, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. Uber already operates in more than 600 cities across the world, and has also established itself in Madrid and Barcelona. Although the launch date […]

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€60 million tax scammers caught after three years

OFFICERS from both Spanish National Police and the Tax Office have managed to close down the activities of a gang allegedly involved in tax avoidance and money laundering. A total of 58 people have been arrested in Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Germany and are believed to be responsible for a scam amounting to €60 million. […]

X-Class sure to pick up off-road market
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X-Class sure to pick up off-road market

THE NEW X-Class unites the typical characteristics of a pickup with the classical strengths of a Mercedes: convincing robustness with modern design, impressive off-road capabilities with high driving dynamics and safety, sophisticated functionality and stylish comfort. The new performance pickup has a comfort suspension with a ladder-type frame, rear multi-link solid axle, front independent wheel […]

Pre-war Alfa Romeo to be the star of the auction
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Pre-war Alfa Romeo to be the star of the auction

THE oldest-known surviving Alfa Romeo, a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 sports roadster, has been consigned to RM Sotheby’s annual Arizona auction in January, part of a private collection of 11 Italian cars collectively entitled “A Century of Sports Cars,” each of them offered without reserve. The pre-auction estimated value is $1 million to $1.5 million. […]

FORD FIESTA ACTIVE – AN INCREDIBLE DRIVING EXPERIENCE - 2
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Ford Fiesta Active – An incredible driving experience

TECHNOLOGY should always have a purpose. And when you start your All-New Ford Fiesta, you bring to life a whole range of intelligent features and systems. For example, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition… Get ready to experience technologies so smart and so useful you’ll wonder how you ever […]

New car market continues to decline
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New car market in UK continues to decline

THE UK new car market declined for an eighth consecutive month in November, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 163,541 vehicles were registered, down 11.2 per cent year-on-year, driven by a significant fall in diesel demand. Business, fleet and private registrations all fell in the month, down […]