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Celebrating 70 years of SEAT

Seat 600's 60th birthday

SEAT, the car maker that helped democratise mobility in Spain, has undergone a profound transformation since it was founded on 9 May 1950. Production began in 1953 with 925 employees and a rate of 5 cars per day. Fast forward to 2020 and more than 15,000 people work at SEAT in …

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Reborn Hispano Suiza takes a bow in Barcelona

Hispano Suiza Carmen

Iconic automotive brand Hispano Suiza is back with a new state-of-the art electric vehicle. The Spanish company, which built more than 12,000 luxury performance cars between 1904 and 1946, has created a stunning, retro cool grand tourer. Developing some 1,000bhp, the new car (named Carmen) made its global dynamic debut …

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Seat car plant gets parts delivered by drone

Seat car plant delivery drone

Spanish manufacturer Seat is bypassing traffic and reducing carbon emissions by transporting equipment by drone. It’s revolutionising logistics by loading parts into a carbon fibre capsule and attaching them to the drone with an electromagnet, slashing delivery time of parts by 80%. A video produced by Seat shows a steering …

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SEAT 600 celebrates its 60th birthday

Seat 600's 60th birthday

Spanish car brand SEAT has set a new Guinness World Record with the largest gathering of SEAT 600s ever. A total of 787 SEAT 600s (nicknamed “pelotillas”) came together at Montmeló the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The little SEAT 600 was manufactured between 1957-1973 and was a Spanish motoring icon. Cute …

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Start your engines for Ferrari Land

The countdown has begun for the ultimate petrolhead theme park experience – Ferrari Land. The official opening of the new PortAventura World attraction in Spain is scheduled for April 7, 2017 and tickets go on sale from December. Ferrari Land is PortAventura’s own interpretation of the Ferrari legend and each …

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Driving abroad: the essential guide

Crossing camel - Morocco

Are you confident about driving abroad? Are you up to speed with the local laws of the road? British motorists reveal all in new research…. Whilst there’s no denying that hiring a car abroad allows you to get off the beaten track and discover new sights, sounds and tastes, it’s …

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Introducing Tramontana

Tramontana R

Spanish supercar brand AD Tramontana officially launched in the UK this week at the Salon Privé event in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Established in 2006 by F1 engineers, the Barcelona-based company presented its latest model, the 888bhp XTR, for the first time. The V12 open-top hypercar, which is designed to be …

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Spain 2015: Jaguar XF launch

Jaguar XF

I’m just back from the international press launch of the all-new Jaguar XF in the Navarra region of northern Spain. I thought I’d share a few pictures with you to whet your appetite… We landed at Pamplona airport where a fleet of XFs was waiting for us. A leap of …

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Italian police opt for SEAT

SEAT Leon police cars

SEAT has won a contract to supply bulletproof Leon 2.0 TDI cars to Italy’s two police forces. It’s the first time the Polizia di Stato and the Carabinieri have tendered and selected the same brand and the same vehicle. SEAT says low fuel consumption and emissions figures, as well as …

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Renault Kadjar crossover revealed

Renault Kadjar

Meet the new Renault Kadjar – big brother to the French giant’s popular Captur crossover SUV. It may have an odd name, but it looks good and it will be up against the all-conquering Nissan Qashqai when it goes on sale this autumn. Other rivals in this highly competitive sector …

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