Nissan NV200 Taxi Ready for Service in Barcelona, Spain

Nissan NV200 Taxi Ready for Service in Barcelona, Spain
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Nissan’s NV200 and e-NV200 are set to be used at the official taxi in Barcelona, Spain as the city strives towards reducing emissions. At the same time, the Japanese automaker will be boosting production of its compact van at its Barcelona plant. Continue Reading...

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Public Transit Passes in Exchange for Cars

Spanish City Offers Lifetime Public Transit Passes in Exchange for Cars
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The city of Murcia, Spain may really be on to something here. Officials want to cut down on smog and traffic congestion and they want get there by promoting public transportation. You may ask yourself “But what’s so darn-tooting special about that?” The twist on this initiative is that citizens who give up their cars… Continue Reading...

Audi Q3 Begins Production In Spain

Audi Q3 Begins Production In Spain
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Audi’s latest cute-ute (are people still using that phrase anymore?) is entering production in Spain, at the clip of 100,000 per year. The Q3 will be built in Martorell, Spain, in a plant normally reserved for SEAT. Volkswagen recently spent about 330 million Euros in upgrading the facility in anticipation, and is betting big on… Continue Reading...

Here Is the World’s Most Gaudy Rolls-Royce Phantom

Here Is the World’s Most Gaudy Rolls-Royce Phantom
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Look, most of the time we try our absolute best to find the bright side of things no matter how awful they might be. But this time, this Rolls-Royce Phantom spotted in Marbella, Spain, has us completely speechless. Known as a popular place for the rich and famous, Marbella can be home to many tasteless… Continue Reading...

Ferrari Opens First Official Store In Spain

Ferrari Opens First Official Store In Spain
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Ferrari launched its first official store in Barcelona, coinciding with Spanish driver Fernando Alonso’s, Formula one contract extension, set to last until 2016. The store opened at number 44 Paseo de Garcia in the heart of Barcelona with Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa hosting the event with a brand-new Ferrari FF. This store joins other… Continue Reading...

Infiniti G37S Rally Car! Not Quite

Infiniti G37S Rally Car! Not Quite
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The Infiniti G37S coupe is a rather accomplished luxury sportscar, and is hence quite popular in North America. In Europe, where the brand is relatively new, Infiniti can use all the help it can get to spread the word. To do that, Infiniti of Spain and Portugal have prepared a G37S coupe rally car. Not… Continue Reading...

SEAT Plant In Spain To Produce Audi Q3, 700 Jobs Added

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SEAT Plant In Spain To Produce Audi Q3, 700 Jobs Added
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Volkswagen‘s Spanish subsidiary SEAT is preparing to take on the task of assembling Audi‘s Q3 compact crossover, at their plant outside of Barcelona. The move comes as a bit of a quid pro quo for Audi, since SEAT’s Exeo flagship is a re-badged Audi A4, and with SEAT’s flagging sales presenting an issue for Volkswagen’s… Continue Reading...

2012 Nissan GT-R Inventory Safe For U.S. Consumption

2012 Nissan GT-R Inventory Safe For U.S. Consumption
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Despite being an ultra-niche vehicle, interest in the Nissan GT-R always remains strong, and car enthusiasts have been fretting about whether Japan’s natural disasters have impacted production of the revised GT-R. According to an interview with David Reuter, Nissan Americas vice president of communications, supplies of the GT-R are safe, with roughly 70 percent of… Continue Reading...

It’s Do Or Die For Spanish Brand SEAT

It’s Do Or Die For Spanish Brand SEAT
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SEAT, Volkswagen‘s Spanish subsidiary, has been given five years to restructure or else VW will be forced to shut down or sell the ailing Spanish brand. While SEAT’s cars are known for offering excellent value with an emphasis on performance rather than luxury. But despite positive reviews from auto journalists, this hasn’t translated into sales… Continue Reading...

Report: Police Seize Fake Dakar Rally Truck Loaded with Cocaine

Report: Police Seize Fake Dakar Rally Truck Loaded with Cocaine
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“Is that hashish in your race suit, or are you happy to see us?” was probably what Spanish police said to drug smugglers at the helm of a fake Dakar rally truck. The graphics-laden and off-road prepared truck had blended in with support trucks along an official rally route, in hope of delivering its load… Continue Reading...

Report: Neck Injury Ends Michael Schumacher’s Return to Formula 1

Report: Neck Injury Ends Michael Schumacher’s Return to Formula 1
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Sadly, Michael Schumacher will not return to Formula 1 this weekend, although there is a possibility that the 7 time World Champion will be back in 2010. Schumacher today posted on his personal website that he could not return to the sport after recent testing at Ferrari’s private track in Mugello revealed fractures in his… Continue Reading...

Audi Attempts World Record Drive: Three Continents in Three Days

Audi Attempts World Record Drive: Three Continents in Three Days
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On June 8 auto journalist Gerhard Plattner and co-driver Franz Doppler will attempt to set a world record, driving from Africa, through Europe to Asia in just 72 hours. The duo will depart from Rabat, Morocco in an Audi A3 TDI e, traveling 3,044 miles (4,900 km) through 13 countries before the adventure ends on… Continue Reading...

Secret New Volkswagen Sedan Coming in 2012

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Secret New Volkswagen Sedan Coming in 2012
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In an exclusive interview with Automotive News, Volkswagen North America CEO Stefan Jacoby let slip precious few details about the secret new sedan that is slated for production. But he did admit its existence, even saying that the final design of the vehicle had been agreed upon in just the past few weeks in Wolfsburg. Whether… Continue Reading...

Audi Q3 Gets Green Light

Audi Q3 Gets Green Light
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Audi CrossCoupe Quattro Concept, which will inspire the Audi Q3 Audi has just confirmed production of the Q3 starting in 2011. The news comes as Audi AG announced the selection of the SEAT facility in Martorell, Spain as the location where the upcoming crossover will be built. Little is known about the Q3 other than… Continue Reading...