News: MINI 5-DOOR HATCH WINS AT BUSINESS CAR MANAGER’S SME COMPANY CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016

MINI are justifiably proud to announce to MotorMartin that their MINI 5-door Hatch has been awarded Best Compact SME Company Car in Business Car Manager’s SME Company Car of the Year awards 2016. Judged against its competitors by an independent panel, the 5-door Cooper D Hatch was recognised by the experts for its low CO2 emissions… Read More News: MINI 5-DOOR HATCH WINS AT BUSINESS CAR MANAGER’S SME COMPANY CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016

News: ŠKODA PRODUCES 18 MILLIONTH CAR

ŠKODA is one of the longest-established vehicle production companies still producing motor vehicles with their products being recognisable the world over. Since 1895, the Czech headquarters in Mladá Boleslav has seen the production firstly of bicycles, then motorbikes before settling on cars. From humble beginnings ŠKODA currently have seven passenger car models on forecourts across… Read More News: ŠKODA PRODUCES 18 MILLIONTH CAR

News: TIN-TOP SUNDAY AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

Now Christmas is over and we’re motoring on into February, thoughts naturally turn towards filling your motoring diary with drives and events to while away the longer, lighter and warmer evenings. This summer’s Silverstone Classic is all set to break yet more records with its biggest ever line-up of spectacular touring car race action and… Read More News: TIN-TOP SUNDAY AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Grizzly?

Italy would appear to have a somewhat difficult reputation when it comes to the building and maintenance of motor cars and motor cycles. Ask any gentleman, or lady, of a certain age and they will not be too complementary about the longevity of an Italian vehicle, it’s bodywork or electrics. Especially one that has been… Read More Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Grizzly?

News: NEW FIAT 500 1.2 ‘ECO’ GOES ON SALE IN THE UK

Last week, MotorMartin was in the fortunate position of being able to take a drive in a FIAT Panda 4×4 around the streets and hills of Keighley, West Yorkshire. A Panda also powered by the same 1.3 MultiJet II Turbo diesel and MotorMartin can confirm that this engine should be a perfect fit for the… Read More News: NEW FIAT 500 1.2 ‘ECO’ GOES ON SALE IN THE UK

News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 2

In a continuation from http://motormartin.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/news-all-new-ford-focus-rs-pioneers-innovative-awd-and-performance-technologies-for-ultimate-driving-enjoyment-part-1/ we open Part 2 with Ford sharing with MotorMartin a little more of the technology present in the all new RS Focus. Advanced performance technologies Ford have spent a long time making sure that the Focus RS offers advanced performance and driver assistance technologies to help ensure that its extreme… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 2

News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 1

Is the Ford Focus the ultimate ‘real life’ motor? It certainly presents the consumer with a host of tempting features including economy, comfort, handling, a decent boot, excellent cabin size, refinement and amazing technology as standard. Yet you can pick up the latest Focus from just £15,995 OTR, rising to £22,095 for a Titanium X.… Read More News: ALL-NEW FORD FOCUS RS PIONEERS INNOVATIVE AWD AND PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR ULTIMATE DRIVING ENJOYMENT Part 1

News: TOP 100 CARS

At the beginning of January this year, MotorMartin was delighted to be able to report on the Mazda MX-5 winning the Roadsters and Spiders category in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Cars’ https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/news-all-new-mazda-mx-5-wins-best-roadster-and-spider-in-the-sunday-times-top-100-cars/ and now it’s the turn of Suzuki GB PLC to share some very good news for its Vitara model. Suzuki GB PLC… Read More News: TOP 100 CARS

News: JAGUAR LAUNCHES NEW XF ALL-WHEEL DRIVE IN UK

Driving a Jaguar through a typical British winter is not usually something to be cherished. Yes, you’ve probably got extremely comfortable, heated seats and the duel zone climate control set at a comfortable 23°C but you’re still feeling edgy. At the back of your mind is the knowledge that a powerful engine and rear wheel… Read More News: JAGUAR LAUNCHES NEW XF ALL-WHEEL DRIVE IN UK

Renault Twingo: French Fancy.

When thinking about French cars and comparing them to their British counterparts, it’s easy to assume that the green and pleasant lands upon which we reside will hold the greater motoring heritage. After all, any look down a list of early motoring manufacturers will show a vast array of recognisable names from Britain’s past. Rover,… Read More Renault Twingo: French Fancy.

News: NEW YEAR, NEW DEALS

Buoyed by their excellent sales figures, launches and promotions during 2015 https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/news-what-a-year-its-been/ MG has taken the bold step of extending many of their new car buying offers into 2016 in the hope that foot fall into dealerships will continue to increase as customers become more and more aware of what’s on offer. MG Motor UK… Read More News: NEW YEAR, NEW DEALS

News: SSANGYONG TO THE RESCUE

MotorMartin was pleased to read the following story when it dropped onto the desk here at MotorMartin Towers as it recognises and celebrates how manufacturers can help communities and provide support where necessary. In a follow up to the Rexton UK launch information https://motormartin.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/news-2016-ssangyong-rexton-arrives/ posted in December, comes the news that medical patients dialling 999… Read More News: SSANGYONG TO THE RESCUE

News: AUTO TRADER REVEALS THE MOST POPULAR CARS OF 2015

In the old days, buying Auto Trader was a highlight of the week for MotorMartin. It was an adventure into the mysterious world of the used car buying game. There was always that chance that a 2.0 Laser Capri would turn up locally. The elusive low mileage, minter was out there somewhere. As time and… Read More News: AUTO TRADER REVEALS THE MOST POPULAR CARS OF 2015

News: ONE IS NEVER ENOUGH

Back in September, MG Motor UK shared with MotorMartin the story of one very happy couple from North Essex who are now driving around in style after they decided to treat themselves to a brand new MG6 – each! Mr and Mrs MG, previously known as Paul and Ann, bought their new MG6s from their… Read More News: ONE IS NEVER ENOUGH

News: BEST-SELLING FREELANDER 1 BECOMES LATEST LAND ROVER HERITAGE VEHICLE

MotorMartin has been very impressed with Land Rover’s new lease of design life that was kick started with the launch of the Evoque back in 2011, yet it’s still surprising to find out that Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true breadth of capability across the model range since 1948. Defender, Discovery,… Read More News: BEST-SELLING FREELANDER 1 BECOMES LATEST LAND ROVER HERITAGE VEHICLE

News: ALL-NEW MAZDA MX-5 WINS BEST ROADSTER AND SPIDER IN THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 CARS

In the first of this years forthcoming awards shared with MotorMartin, the all-new Mazda MX-5 has been named the winner of the Roadsters and Spiders category in ‘The Sunday Times Top 100 Cars’. Judged by the editorial team of the Sunday Times Driving motoring supplement, this annual feature names the top 100 cars on sale.… Read More News: ALL-NEW MAZDA MX-5 WINS BEST ROADSTER AND SPIDER IN THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 CARS