News: NEW MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP OPENS IN BATH

I think it’s fair to say that Mitsubishi caught a lot of manufacturers on the hop with their outstanding Outlander PHEV. For MotorMartin the Outlander PHEV can be looked at as being the first vehicle to have made owning an electric car a genuine possibility for consumers, especially those that want an electric car without… Read More News: NEW MITSUBISHI DEALERSHIP OPENS IN BATH

News: MINI RAISES THE ROOF WITH EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CONVERTIBLE

MINI have been extremely busy recently what with their latest revamp, launch of the 5 door and completely new MINI Clubman but fortunately they have also managed to squeeze in time to share the following with MotorMartin. To celebrate the upcoming launch of the new MINI Convertible, MINI has unveiled a limited edition model, MINI… Read More News: MINI RAISES THE ROOF WITH EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CONVERTIBLE

News: MASERATI LEVANTE

These days, it’s not just Bentley that want a chunk of the ever expanding market for SUVs as, rather surprisingly, Maserati are also getting in on the act. MotorMartin was extremely interested to find out what Maserati’s interpretation would be and so was pleased to finally see the exterior form of the Levante, the first… Read More News: MASERATI LEVANTE

Dacia Duster: You see a lot of those about don’t you?

Much like the excitement of the cinema going public back in 1998 when Armageddon and Deep Impact were both released in the summer blockbuster season with the same theme of a global killer asteroid racing toward the Earth, MotorMartin has followed up the FIAT Panda 4×4 1.3 MultiJet Diesel test http://motormartin.com/2016/01/30/fiat-panda-1-3-multijet-4×4/ with the Dacia Duster… Read More Dacia Duster: You see a lot of those about don’t you?

News: VOLVO CARS – THE FIRST CAR MAKER TO LAUNCH A CAR WITHOUT A KEY

Before starting what is, rather surprisingly, MotorMartin’s first piece of Volvo related news, it’s perhaps important to briefly explain where Volvo have come from as a company so that we can understand where they are going to. For those that don’t know, Volvo has been in operation since 1927 and today, Volvo tell us, they… Read More News: VOLVO CARS – THE FIRST CAR MAKER TO LAUNCH A CAR WITHOUT A KEY

News: INCREDIBLY LOW MILEAGE JAGUAR AND PORSCHE HISTORICS LEAD HEXAGON’S LONDON CLASSIC CAR 

Classic cars and MotorMartin would appear to be spending a lot of time together recently as there’s just so much to report on at the moment. For fans of classic Jaguars and Porsches, you’ll be pleased to know that leading London classic car dealer Hexagon is appearing at The London Classic Car Show with a… Read More News: INCREDIBLY LOW MILEAGE JAGUAR AND PORSCHE HISTORICS LEAD HEXAGON’S LONDON CLASSIC CAR 

News: ASTON MARTIN BARN FIND PAIR FOUND FOR CCA’S MARCH SALE

MotorMartin was sifting through the press releases clogging up the automotive desk the other day, when the following caught my eye. Now in my mind, there’s nothing quite as exciting as the thought of an undiscovered classic laying quietly, waiting to be discovered amongst the dust and the silence of a long forgotten garage. So… Read More News: ASTON MARTIN BARN FIND PAIR FOUND FOR CCA’S MARCH SALE

News: SPORTAGE WINS COVETED USED CAR AM AWARD

It seems that the following news has arrived on the desk at MotorMartin Towers at the perfect time for Kia, just as the all-new Kia Sportage hits showrooms, the outgoing version has been named as the winner of the Used Car of the Year category at the AM Awards, held in Birmingham on February 11.… Read More News: SPORTAGE WINS COVETED USED CAR AM AWARD

News: MG ADDS NORTHERN IRELAND DEALER TO THE BOOKS

Continuing with their planned dealer expansion program, MG Motor UK have brought in a Northern Ireland car dealer with over 100 year’s history to join the MG Motor UK franchise. The dealer, T.M. Martin & Son, is a well-known dealership in Killyleagh, County Down with years of history. Back in 1907, the family-run business was… Read More News: MG ADDS NORTHERN IRELAND DEALER TO THE BOOKS

News: SIMPLY FORD – SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2016

It really does give MotorMartin great pleasure to announce that one of the biggest and most popular Simply rallies in Beaulieu’s events calendar, Simply Ford https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/simply-ford/ will return on Sunday 1st May 2016, with more than 1,000 Fords expected to join the display in the grounds of the National Motor Museum. Brilliant news, especially for those of… Read More News: SIMPLY FORD – SUNDAY 1ST MAY 2016

News: THE NEW LIMITED EDITION BMW i8 PROTONIC RED EDITION

I think it’s safe to say that BMW surprised alot of people with their unveiling of the i3 and i8, first showcased as the Vision EfficentDynamics concept at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 and since then, the production ready BMW i8 has gone from strength to strength with over 5,400 units sold in… Read More News: THE NEW LIMITED EDITION BMW i8 PROTONIC RED EDITION

Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Over the hill and far away.

In part 1 Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Grizzly. At http://motormartin.com/2016/01/30/fiat-panda-1-3-multijet-4×4/.com/2016/01/30/fiat-panda-1-3-multijet-4×4/ MotorMartin spent time discussing the chunky off road styling, changes from the standard Panda and the well thought out and put together interior, indeed, it’s the quirky detailing that really differentiates this 4×4 Panda from similarly sized and priced, front wheel drive, competition and… Read More Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet 4×4: Over the hill and far away.

News: 8 LITRE BENTLEY COMPLETE WITH LOUIS VUITTON LUGGAGE OFFERED FOR SALE BY WILLIAM MEDCALF VINTAGE BENTLEY

Let’s start today with a history lesson provided to MotorMartin by Bentley themselves. Thanks for that Chaps. And so we shall begin. As today’s news is regarding an 8 litre Bentley it seems prudent to focus on such a magnificent vehicle. According to Bentley, the 8 Litre was W.O. Bentley’s finest grand tourer and was… Read More News: 8 LITRE BENTLEY COMPLETE WITH LOUIS VUITTON LUGGAGE OFFERED FOR SALE BY WILLIAM MEDCALF VINTAGE BENTLEY

News: UP TO 750 MORE REASONS TO BUY A NEW DACIA

Following a successful three years since launching in the UK, Dacia, the award-winning, no-nonsense car brand haved shared with MotorMartin an unprecedented set of customer offers that are now available to add extra value to the already excellently priced, Dacia Duster and the rest of the range. Dacia are keen to let buyers know that… Read More News: UP TO 750 MORE REASONS TO BUY A NEW DACIA

News: ADD 16 TO A NEW SSANGYONG 2.2 THIS MARCH & THE SUMS REALLY ADD UP!

SsangYong have not been sitting on their laurels recently but have been working hard to improve the already impressive, new Korando SUV crossover, Rexton 4×4 and Turismo MPV which have all received a significant power boost for 2016 together with improved economy and reduced CO2 emissions. And to get the message out there on the roads,… Read More News: ADD 16 TO A NEW SSANGYONG 2.2 THIS MARCH & THE SUMS REALLY ADD UP!

News: FOUR-CAR LE MANS ENTRY ACCEPTED FOR FORD 50 YEARS ON FROM HISTORIC VICTORY

MotorMartin is extremely pleased to be able to announce that the organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), today confirmed that all four Ford GTs have received a place on the prestigious entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. For those of us keen to see the… Read More News: FOUR-CAR LE MANS ENTRY ACCEPTED FOR FORD 50 YEARS ON FROM HISTORIC VICTORY

News: BENTLEY MOTORS FIRST LE MANS CAR TO STAR AT LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Now MotorMartin loves a bit of classic motoring heritage and if that includes news regarding a classic Bentley then life is good. So it was with considerable interest that the following information was read and re-read with a growing sense of admiration for the car and those that raced it building each time. What we… Read More News: BENTLEY MOTORS FIRST LE MANS CAR TO STAR AT LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW

News: ‘AFFORDABLE’ GT40 AVAILABLE FROM LE MANS COUPES LTD IN 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FORD’S FIRST LE MANS WIN

If there’s one car that belongs in the motoring hall of fame, perhaps above all others, then MotorMartin would be more than happy to nominate the amazing Ford GT40. So named as it stood 40 inches tall, or thereabouts. Surely the Ford can lay claim to having one of the most recognisable silhouettes in racing… Read More News: ‘AFFORDABLE’ GT40 AVAILABLE FROM LE MANS COUPES LTD IN 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FORD’S FIRST LE MANS WIN

News: NEW ŠKODA SUPERB QUALIFIES AS FINALIST FOR 2016 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR TITLE

My how times have changed. When MotorMartin was a boy, ŠKODA was worthy of our ridicule only. Lumped in with Lada they were forever the butt of schoolchildrens’ jokes in playgrounds the length and breadth of the country and beyond. So cruel. With the benefit of hindsight and a greater understanding of the social and… Read More News: NEW ŠKODA SUPERB QUALIFIES AS FINALIST FOR 2016 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR TITLE

News: WORLD RX LIVE ON FREE-TO-AIR TV IN UK AND IRELAND

Good news! MotorMartin loves a bit of Motorsport: E.g. MotoGP, F1, WEC and WRC for a start. But after watching Ken Block on YouTube it has become clear that there is a whole new Championship that MotorMartin has not witnessed before. How can that be? MotorMartin has been told by the FIA World Rallycross Championship… Read More News: WORLD RX LIVE ON FREE-TO-AIR TV IN UK AND IRELAND