Range Rover Evoque SE Tech ED4 2WD: Everytime I Look At You.

MotorMartin has spoken before about the cult of the SUV and it’s continued impact on the car buying public and manufacturers alike. Consumers who used to favour a nice new saloon or estate are no longer happy to be seen in such a vehicle yet they still want the size and space that these traditional… Read More Range Rover Evoque SE Tech ED4 2WD: Everytime I Look At You.

News: The Capability Brown Drive It Day Rally

Up here in MotorMartin Towers, it’s often difficult to cover all of the well deserving motoring events that happen up and down the length of the country and so it’s high time I highlighted a particular favourite. Many years ago, MotorMartin found himself leaving the respected shores of Essex to make his fame and fortune… Read More News: The Capability Brown Drive It Day Rally

News: TAKE A ‘BRAKE’ AND HAVE A ‘BREATHER’ WITH ŠKODA

Taking a ‘brake’ and having a ‘breather’ are exactly what MotorMartin has been doing over the last week or so, hence the lack of updates to the site as, rather unfortunately, bad news has been doing the rounds here at MotorMartin Towers and has put everything rather off kilter for a little while. But, like… Read More News: TAKE A ‘BRAKE’ AND HAVE A ‘BREATHER’ WITH ŠKODA

News: McLAREN GLASGOW AWARDED EUROPEAN RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2015 IN FIRST YEAR OF TRADING

MotorMartin is always happy to highlight those dealers and dealerships that deliver service above and beyond that which is expected, especially when it sets a new standard for others to then follow. And now MotorMartin has received the following news regarding an exceptional dealership North of the border which deserves recognition. McLaren have informed MotorMartin… Read More News: McLAREN GLASGOW AWARDED EUROPEAN RETAILER OF THE YEAR 2015 IN FIRST YEAR OF TRADING

Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H: A Kind Of Magic.

Last week saw MotorMartin introducing the ASX ZC-H, the top of the range, sporty 4X4 SUV offering from that master of the off road vehicle, Mitsubishi, see https://motormartin.com/2016/05/09/mitsubishi-asx-zc-h-one-vision/ for part 1. And here in part 2 I will be considering the effect of the interior on the driving experience combined with what the ASX is… Read More Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H: A Kind Of Magic.

News: SUBARU CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS HORIZONTALLY-OPPOSED ‘BOXER’ ENGINE

It’s always satisfying to be able to report on a automotive milestone being reached and so it gives MotorMartin great pleasure to be able to announce that Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its horizontally-opposed ‘Boxer’ engine, so called due to the engine’s pistons resembling the punch-counterpunch… Read More News: SUBARU CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS HORIZONTALLY-OPPOSED ‘BOXER’ ENGINE

News: STRATSTONE BECOMES PROUD OWNER OF 2015 JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE CHASSIS #15

In one of the first news articles posted on MotorMartin https://motormartin.com/2015/10/30/news-jaguar-e-type-revealed-as-best-british-car-ever-at-classic-sports-car-the-london-show/ it was reported that the classic E-type Jaguar was, deservedly, voted the best British car ever at the Classic & Sports Car London Show. And what a car the E-type is, revolutionary, extremely fast even now and oh so beautiful. Surely this is a… Read More News: STRATSTONE BECOMES PROUD OWNER OF 2015 JAGUAR LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPE CHASSIS #15

News: ASTON MARTIN EMERGES FROM 30 YEARS HIBERNATION IN ISLAND BARN

Searching around the garage here at MotorMartin Towers this morning, I was very disappointed to not discover an ageing, classic British GT car amongst the half used bags of compost and, rather bizarrely, a box of tiles that don’t appear to match any of those up in the Towers. Strange. When it became apparent that… Read More News: ASTON MARTIN EMERGES FROM 30 YEARS HIBERNATION IN ISLAND BARN

News: OVER 180 CLASSIC CARS EXPECTED AT FAWLEY HILL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

News just in at MotorMartin Towers has already caused quite a stir as it’s been noted that more than 180 cars are due to attend the Fawley Hill Concours d’Elegance for the Total Trophy, presented by international auctioneers COYS at this year’s steam and vintage weekend, which takes place between Friday 20th May and Sunday… Read More News: OVER 180 CLASSIC CARS EXPECTED AT FAWLEY HILL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

News: ŠKODA’S LARGE SUV IS CALLED KODIAQ

Not wanting to miss out on the many riches that having a large SUV in the range would bring to the table, ŠKODA have recently announced to MotorMartin that their new large SUV is to be called Kodiaq. The name, as if we didn’t know, refers to the Kodiak bear that lives on a remote… Read More News: ŠKODA’S LARGE SUV IS CALLED KODIAQ

News: INCREDIBLY RARE PORSCHE 964 TURBO ‘FLATNOSE’ GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON

If there was a competition to name the most recognisable car in the World, how high would the timeless Porsche 911 chart? With Porsche launching the Type 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963 and updating it regularly over the last 50 years or so. The classic 911 silhouette has largely remained… Read More News: INCREDIBLY RARE PORSCHE 964 TURBO ‘FLATNOSE’ GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON

News: H.R. OWEN STARS AT THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW

H.R. Owen have built up quite a reputation over the years as purveyors of high end cars whilst providing levels of customer service that would shame some dealerships. Never ones to avoid a show, H.R. Owen have recently been along to London to wow the crowds and whilst there, have shared with MotorMartin that visitors… Read More News: H.R. OWEN STARS AT THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW

News: JEEP LEADS UK AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY BY RECORDING LARGEST MARKET SHARE FOR 19 YEARS

Jeep is marking another record month as the SMMT (Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reveals April’s new car sales figures. The figures, released today, highlight Jeep’s current market share of 0.69% – the best in any single month for the brand since 1997. Jeep registered 1,303 new cars in April 2016, compared to the… Read More News: JEEP LEADS UK AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY BY RECORDING LARGEST MARKET SHARE FOR 19 YEARS

News: RARE IMPREZA SET TO BE A KNOCKOUT AT SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ MAY SALE

There’s just something about an early Subaru Impreza that gives it a timeless quality. The styling is just right, a mixture of aggression, simple lines, and that amazing rear wing and yet a family of four can easily fit with there luggage in a decent size boot. Clearly the Subaru is mightily fast but practical… Read More News: RARE IMPREZA SET TO BE A KNOCKOUT AT SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ MAY SALE

News: SIMPLY JAGUAR – JAGUARS PURR INTO BEAULIEU FOR THE FIRST SIMPLY JAGUAR

Recent reports on MotorMartin have highlighted the success of the latest Simply Ford rally http://motormartin.com/2016/05/08/news-simply-ford-record-number-of-fords-at-beaulieu-rally/ and the incredible range of cars on show. And now, news has arrived at MotorMartin Towers of Beaulieu’s first ever Simply Jaguar, which saw 319 Jaguars of all ages and marques drive into the National Motor Museum grounds for an impressive… Read More News: SIMPLY JAGUAR – JAGUARS PURR INTO BEAULIEU FOR THE FIRST SIMPLY JAGUAR

Summer is here – and I am in an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint. By Tony 

The sun is finally starting to appear and the weather is getting better and better by the day. That’s the thing about the sun – it makes everyone seems much happier. I was in a well known farm park in the Cotswolds the other day and even the animals seemed happier when the sun was… Read More Summer is here – and I am in an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint. By Tony 

Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H: One Vision.

The Mitsubishi ASX is surely the mysterious stranger of the Mitsubishi range. We all know about Mitsubishi’s mighty L200 range, that, with the new series 5, has incredible presence on UK roads, see https://motormartin.com/2016/04/10/mitsubishi-l200-warrior/comment-page-1/ for details. Or there’s the increasingly popular and technologically outstanding, Outlander PHEV, see https://motormartin.com/2016/04/24/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-are-friends-electric/ and then we come to the ASX.… Read More Mitsubishi ASX ZC-H: One Vision.