News: MG MOTOR UK GEARED UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEPTEMBER

MG have been working hard since the launch of their all new SUV, the handsome looking GS with numerous tours and incentives designed to raise the publics awareness of this fine car. And now, news has arrived over at MotorMartin Towers that building on the launch of their all-new SUV – the MG GS –… Read More News: MG MOTOR UK GEARED UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL SEPTEMBER

News: McLAREN 570S NAMED MOTOR TREND’S BEST DRIVER’S CAR OF 2016

The overarching philosophy behind motormartin.com is that of ‘real life’ motoring, the idea being that MotorMartin’s focus is on what a car is actually going to be used for, it’s practical side if you will, rather than just focusing on lap times or 0-62mph and yet every now and again it’s also extremely satisfying to focus… Read More News: McLAREN 570S NAMED MOTOR TREND’S BEST DRIVER’S CAR OF 2016

News: MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES COMPONENT TESTING EXPANSION PROJECT

It seems to MotorMartin that there is currently a semi-permanent stream of good news eminating from MG Motor UK and arriving up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers at the moment. With the continuing increase in sales figures for both the impressive MG3 and the all new MG GS and the expansion of MG… Read More News: MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES COMPONENT TESTING EXPANSION PROJECT

News: HONDA UK STARTS S800 RESTORATION PROJECT

It’s no secret that MotorMartin is a big fan of all things classic, both cars and motorbikes, indeed MotorMartin’s own two wheeled transport of choice is a rather wonderful, Indian built, Royal Enfield Bullet 500 and so news arriving at MotorMartin Towers regarding Honda UK’s latest project certainly caught my eye.  And here it is,… Read More News: HONDA UK STARTS S800 RESTORATION PROJECT

News: FAB FORDFEST IS FITTING SEASON FINALE

MotorMartin has looked at and reported on most of the major Ford Festivals this summer and has been extremely impressed with the consistently high quality of the cars on display. There really is a passion for all models of the blue oval, both past and present, on this green and pleasant land of ours which… Read More News: FAB FORDFEST IS FITTING SEASON FINALE

News: NISSAN AND REEVOO: A YEAR OF FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO QASHQAI, JUKE AND X-TRAIL OWNERSHIP

September marks the first anniversary of Nissan’s partnership on crossovers with user-generated content platform Reevoo and it has produced some fascinating insights into what owners think of their Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail and has been an unqualified success in MotorMartin’s opinion. One of the reasons why this particular partnership has been so successful for Nissan… Read More News: NISSAN AND REEVOO: A YEAR OF FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO QASHQAI, JUKE AND X-TRAIL OWNERSHIP

FIAT DOBLÒ CARGO 105 MULTIJET II: Working On The Highway

According to some, a rite of passage is a ceremony that marks the transition from one phase of life to another and is often used to describe the sometimes difficult transition from adolescence to adulthood. There is also the idea that a rite of passage can also refer to any of life’s transitions (Births and… Read More FIAT DOBLÒ CARGO 105 MULTIJET II: Working On The Highway

News: 328 KM/H! – THE WORLD’S FASTEST BEETLE

It’s really quite incredible, only the other day MotorMartin was pondering upon that immortal question, and you can’t tell me that I’m on my own with this one. You all know the question, but for one reason or another, there’s never been a truly definitive answer. Why is that? Surely it can’t just be MotorMartin… Read More News: 328 KM/H! – THE WORLD’S FASTEST BEETLE

News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

20,000,000, that’s a heck of a large number and yet rather incredibly, Ford’s Bridgend Engine Plant (BEP) in Wales has just built its 20-millionth engine, 37 years after the first engine was built in September 1979.  Linda Cash, vice president of Manufacturing, Ford of Europe joined Bridgend Engine Plant manager, Ian Pearson, in marking the… Read More News: FORD BRIDGEND ENGINE PLANT PRODUCTION REACHES TWENTY-MILLIONTH MILESTONE

News: BEST OF BRITISH ENGINEERING SHOWCASED AT MG MOTOR

MotorMartin has long been of the opinion that those people working in the car industry must have a healthy enthusiasm for their products and motoring in general. After all, it’s the passion of these people that should be finding itself in the DNA of every car that they have designed. Fortunately for the revitalised MG… Read More News: BEST OF BRITISH ENGINEERING SHOWCASED AT MG MOTOR

News: FAMILY HEIRLOOM JAGUAR E-TYPE SEEKS NEW HOME

Perhaps MotorMartin should include a section that deals solely with classic car auction news as there certainly appears to be a lot of excellent cars coming up for auction in the various sales occurring the length and breadth of these green and pleasant lands that we frequent. Indeed, MotorMartin and MotorMartin’s excellent director of cinematography,… Read More News: FAMILY HEIRLOOM JAGUAR E-TYPE SEEKS NEW HOME

News: DACIA IS UNVEILING THE NEW SANDERO, SANDERO STEPWAY AND LOGAN MCV

MotorMartin has looked at Dacia before, highlighting their recent achievements and was fortunate enough to spend an enjoyable time driving the very accomplished Duster Laureate earlier this year, concluding that the Duster was an excellent fit for MotorMartin’s ‘real life’ motoring philosophy.  News then that the Paris Motor Show is to provide an opportunity for… Read More News: DACIA IS UNVEILING THE NEW SANDERO, SANDERO STEPWAY AND LOGAN MCV

News: NEW USED CAR PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED BY FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES UK

There are many, many people from all four corners of this green and pleasant land that are big fans of Fiat and Chrysler respectively and wish to treat themselves to a ‘new’ second hand car from their favourite manufacturer. The problem, as ever, is that buying second, or even third hand, is a minefield ripe… Read More News: NEW USED CAR PROGRAMMES LAUNCHED BY FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES UK

News: ASTON MARTIN HIRES FIRST EMPLOYEES FOR WELSH FACTORY

Earlier this year, Aston Martin announced to MotorMartin significant new investments in its long term future in the United Kingdom, choosing St Athan in Wales as the location for its second manufacturing facility, a story that proved very popular amongst readers of this site. And now, further details have begun to be revealed to those… Read More News: ASTON MARTIN HIRES FIRST EMPLOYEES FOR WELSH FACTORY

News: NEW UK-BUILT HONDA CIVIC UNVEILED AND ALL SET FOR EXPORT SUCCESS

There is understandably much excitement regarding the new Honda Civic and many commentators have helped to build the excitement of this upcoming new model. MotorMartin certainly loves the looks of this all new Civic and so was particularly pleased to receive the following news on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers.  Rather unbelievably, this is… Read More News: NEW UK-BUILT HONDA CIVIC UNVEILED AND ALL SET FOR EXPORT SUCCESS

News: RENAULT HANDS OVER THE KEY TO ITS 100,000TH ELECTRIC VEHICLE

With the French car industrys’ legendary love of cars, innovation and styling from, shall we say, the quirkier end of the spectrum, is it really any surprise then that Renault would appear to be taking the lead when it comes to pure Electric Vehicles (EVs). In fact, only this morning news arrived up on the… Read More News: RENAULT HANDS OVER THE KEY TO ITS 100,000TH ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed: A Saucerful Of Secrets

Sitting in the impressive Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed is so very relaxing that it allows you plenty of time to ponder the Intricacies of the Kia, the things that we take for granted in a car, the functions that we use everyday without a second thought. Even whilst relaxing in the deep, comfortable… Read More Kia Optima 1.7 CRDi ‘4’ DCT 7-speed: A Saucerful Of Secrets

News: £100M INVESTMENT AS CASTLE BROMWICH PLANT WELCOMES JAGUAR XE

Jaguar are certainly prospering under the expert stewardship of Tata Motors since they were taken over, as they have seen both their model range and profits expanding at a fantastic rate. And following the huge customer demand for Jaguar’s two latest models, the F-PACE and XE, Jaguar Land Rover today shared with MotorMartin that the… Read More News: £100M INVESTMENT AS CASTLE BROMWICH PLANT WELCOMES JAGUAR XE

News: UK’S LEADING EV CHARGING PLATFORM ZAP-MAP TOPS 40,000 USERS AND TRIGGERS INVESTMENT ROUND

MotorMartin’s been saying for quite some time now that for Electric Vehicles to be truly successful two things need to happen. The first, EVs need a far greater range than they currently have, even Tesla, say around 350-450 miles and the charging network needs to keep on expanding into the more harder to reach corners… Read More News: UK’S LEADING EV CHARGING PLATFORM ZAP-MAP TOPS 40,000 USERS AND TRIGGERS INVESTMENT ROUND