Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Don’t Stop Me Now.

I think it’s fair to say that MotorMartin enjoys technology in a car, with the gradual integration of Bluetooth, music streaming and built in Sat Nav, not to mention stalwarts such as cruise control, the interior fixtures and fittings of today’s car are becoming the new battleground between manufacturers. Now would appear to be a… Read More Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Don’t Stop Me Now.

News: GRAND CHEROKEE AMONG ‘TOP 10 BEST CARS TO OWN’ AS JEEP IS NAMED UK’S ‘MOST IMPROVED BRAND’

In the bad old days of yore, cars, no matter where they were built, would usually break down, perhaps not straight away, but definitely at some point relatively soon. There were always certain precautions that you could take, not buying British was always a good start, anything Italian was to be avoided, especially if you… Read More News: GRAND CHEROKEE AMONG ‘TOP 10 BEST CARS TO OWN’ AS JEEP IS NAMED UK’S ‘MOST IMPROVED BRAND’

News: MORE THAN 800 FORDS AT BEAULIEU’S BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND RALLY

Over the years, MotorMartin has had the good fortune to have had a 2.0 Laser Capri, 1.6i Orion Ghia, Mondeo and Focus sat on the drive here at MotorMartin Towers at one point or another and as such, it’s always particularly satisfying when new Ford news arrives. Further to https://motormartin.com/2016/02/17/simply-ford-sunday-1st-may-2016/ posted recently, MotorMartin has the… Read More News: MORE THAN 800 FORDS AT BEAULIEU’S BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND RALLY

News: PLUG IN ADVENTURES COMPLETES NORTH COAST 500 – A 516-MILE JOURNEY AROUND THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS IN THE NEW LEAF 30KWH

One of the issues that MotorMartin has regarding Electric Vehicles (EV) is highlighted in https://motormartin.com/2016/04/24/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-are-friends-electric/ and yet here, a story has arrived where ‘range anxiety’ is not a phrase that’s been heard of before. MotorMartin certainly admires those who are at the front of the queue when new technology is released, especially when the customer… Read More News: PLUG IN ADVENTURES COMPLETES NORTH COAST 500 – A 516-MILE JOURNEY AROUND THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS IN THE NEW LEAF 30KWH

News: MAY BANK HOLIDAY SAVINGS FROM SSANGYONG THIS WEEKEND ONLY

You’ll need to be quick to take advantage of the latest news to hot foot it across to MotorMartin Towers as following the huge success of their special Easter promotion, SsangYong dealers will be offering further savings on specific vehicles in stock this May bank holiday weekend. SsangYong Korando  SsangYong Turismo   SsangYong Rexton  SsangYong Tivoli… Read More News: MAY BANK HOLIDAY SAVINGS FROM SSANGYONG THIS WEEKEND ONLY

News: LUXURY, PERFORMANCE AND BESPOKE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BENTLEY AT THE BEIJING AUTO SHOW 2016

You know it was only the other day that MotorMartin was worrying about the Bentley Mulsanne and it’s place out here in the modern world. So it was with great relief that the following news arrived soon after and MotorMartin’s fears for the future of the Mulsanne could be put to bed. The reason? Well,… Read More News: LUXURY, PERFORMANCE AND BESPOKE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BENTLEY AT THE BEIJING AUTO SHOW 2016

News: BENTLEY TAKES BLANCPAIN GT SERIES PODIUM IN MONZA

MotorMartin loves Motorsport and MotorMartin loves Bentley, so when the two combine it becomes news that automatically gets moved to the top of the pile and marked with an impressive looking red stamp ready to be posted as soon as possible. Which means that the following news about Bentley’s performance in 2016s Blancpain series was… Read More News: BENTLEY TAKES BLANCPAIN GT SERIES PODIUM IN MONZA

News: MAZDA UK TO CELEBRATE THE ONE-MILLIONTH MX-5 AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Mazda are on a roll at the moment with record breaking sales in March https://motormartin.com/2016/04/08/news-mazda-uk-achieves-the-biggest-sales-month-in-its-history-with-record-breaking-march/ following on from the news of the new MX-5 winning the best roadster category in the respected Sunday Times Top 100 Cars Survey https://motormartin.com/2016/01/03/news-all-new-mazda-mx-5-wins-best-roadster-and-spider-in-the-sunday-times-top-100-cars/. MotorMartin has previously spoken about the excitement that Mazda are seemingly able to engineer into their… Read More News: MAZDA UK TO CELEBRATE THE ONE-MILLIONTH MX-5 AT THE 2016 GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Are Friends Electric?

The history of the Electric vehicle is a story that has a great deal more twists and turns that you may at first think. In fact we need to go all the way back to the late 1800s to see how early EVs built upon their popularity to get to a situation where they were… Read More Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Are Friends Electric?

News: STYLE COMES AS STANDARD ON THE X-TRAIL STYLE EDITION

It can be a difficult and lonely time sat up on the top tier of MotorMartin Towers waiting for the daily motoring news to arrive. Anxiety over manufacturers trying out a new, untested direction or worry regarding styling tweaks on a hitherto beautiful motor can dominate the thoughts, making all other activities virtually impossible. So… Read More News: STYLE COMES AS STANDARD ON THE X-TRAIL STYLE EDITION

News: RENAULT TO UNVEIL NEW KOLEOS IN BEIJING

Renault has certainly been busy recently, what with the small matter of buying and running its own F1 team, and now Renault have shared with MotorMartin that they are to round off their high-end range of vehicles with a brand new D-segment SUV, the new KOLEOS. Renault say that the new model will play a… Read More News: RENAULT TO UNVEIL NEW KOLEOS IN BEIJING

News: BENTLEY BENTAYGA NAMED SUV OF THE YEAR BY ROBB REPORT UK

MotorMartin is more that happy to include articles regarding Bentley’s vehicles and sporting prowess as they still represent ‘real life’ motoring, it’s just that this is ‘real life’ for a more selective few. That said, Bentley’s impressive racing program is something that we can all enjoy as their inherent link to Crewe and Cricklewood help… Read More News: BENTLEY BENTAYGA NAMED SUV OF THE YEAR BY ROBB REPORT UK

News: MG RIDING HIGH IN DRIVER POWER SURVEY

The number of new MGs on the road is steadily rising as MG Motor UK makes good on its promise to increase its number of dealerships, see https://motormartin.com/2016/04/21/news-mg-welcomes-latest-dealer-to-network/ and therefore expands the breadth of its coverage here in the UK and abroad. To coincide with this rapid expansion, MG Motor UK has also made sure… Read More News: MG RIDING HIGH IN DRIVER POWER SURVEY

News: DRIVER POWER AWARD FOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE FORESTER

Subaru have a long established reputation in the UK for utilitarian working vehicles as well as exciting and powerful 4 X 4 saloon cars. The cult of the sadly departed 1995 WRC Champion Colin McRae is inextricably linked to Subaru and their Impreza but there are other vehicles in the Subaru range that warrant and… Read More News: DRIVER POWER AWARD FOR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE FORESTER

News: MERCEDES 300 SLR RECREATION HEADLINES CLASSIC RACE AARHUS AUCTION

Rather incredibly, a special recreation of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, made famous by Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson’s victory in the Mille Miglia in 1955, will headline the Classic Race Aarhus Auction hosted by Silverstone Auctions and Lauritz.com in Denmark on 28th and 29th May. MotorMartin has been informed that just nine examples of the… Read More News: MERCEDES 300 SLR RECREATION HEADLINES CLASSIC RACE AARHUS AUCTION

News: ROLLS-ROYCE DAWN NAMED ‘DESIGN OF THE YEAR’ BY ROBB REPORT

To complement MotorMartin’s recent report on the Bentley Bentayga being named SUV of the Year by Robb Report UK, see http://motormartin.com/2016/04/23/news-bentley-bentayga-named-suv/ news has now reached the rarified heights of MotorMartin Towers regarding the Rolls-Royce Dawn, it has also been successful as it has been named 2016 ‘Design of the Year’ by Robb Report in its… Read More News: ROLLS-ROYCE DAWN NAMED ‘DESIGN OF THE YEAR’ BY ROBB REPORT

News: NEW CIVIC SPORT VARIANT LAUNCHED

In a move that will surely strengthen the performance and security of Honda’s British based workforce and that will also have Honda’s many fans rejoicing, Honda have today announced a new addition to the popular British-built Civic range. The 1.4 i-VTEC Civic Sport will become the entry level product in the Civic family when it… Read More News: NEW CIVIC SPORT VARIANT LAUNCHED

News: FORD IN FOCUS AT BARONS

MotorMartin and Ford go back a long way, a white 2.0 Laser Capri was owned and loved, followed by a 1.6i Ghi Orion, twin grill mounted spotlights of course. Story’s from Ford are always greeted with a sense of excitement, especially the increased information being released regarding the all new Ford GT at the moment.… Read More News: FORD IN FOCUS AT BARONS

News: VAUXHALL INSIGNIA DRIVES FROM SWITZERLAND TO THE NORTH SEA (AND BACK) ON ONE TANK OF FUEL

Perhaps the area of motoring that receives the most attention at the moment, other than emissions, is that of efficiency. And with high petrol and diesel prices here in the UK, it’s a matter that is becoming more and more relevant to the vast majority of car drivers on the roads today. It’s not just… Read More News: VAUXHALL INSIGNIA DRIVES FROM SWITZERLAND TO THE NORTH SEA (AND BACK) ON ONE TANK OF FUEL

News: SUBARU OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW ISLE OF MAN RECORD ATTEMPT WITH SUBARU WRX STI TIME ATTACK CAR

Back in 1992, when MotorMartin was a much younger man, i travelled up to the Isles of Man on my Honda XBR500 to watch Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty’s epic battles around the island course. What a week that was as Hislop’s white Norton swapped places with Fogarty’s red Yamaha many, many times over the… Read More News: SUBARU OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES NEW ISLE OF MAN RECORD ATTEMPT WITH SUBARU WRX STI TIME ATTACK CAR