News: NEW VEHICLES DRIVE JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO UK SALES SUCCESS

Figures have recently been released regarding the performance of Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest car manufacturer. MotorMartin was allowed access to the following facts and figures when the powers that be announced their best-ever September UK sales, retailing 20,977 vehicles, up 31% on the same period in 2015. Impressive indeed. As anyone with even… Read More News: NEW VEHICLES DRIVE JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO UK SALES SUCCESS

Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: I Got You (I Feel Good)

Over the last 20 years or so the motorcycling landscape on this green and pleasant island of ours has seemingly changed beyond recognition. Indeed, when MotorMartin first turned 16 at the back end of the 1980s it was a relatively easy decision to seek out a 50cc powerhouse and take to the roads for adventure… Read More Royal Enfield Bullet 500 EFI: I Got You (I Feel Good)

News: ENHANCING AN ICON: PEUGEOT UK APPRENTICES RENOVATE 205 GTI WITH APLOMB

Whilst writing for BlackTopMedia recently, reminiscing about the iconic Peugeot 205 GTi and its impact on a rather more youthful MotorMartin, it seemed rather appropriate that Peugeot chose that moment to get in contact with the news that back in 2013, PEUGEOT UK set its apprentices a challenge to develop their skills and to gain… Read More News: ENHANCING AN ICON: PEUGEOT UK APPRENTICES RENOVATE 205 GTI WITH APLOMB

Peugeot 205 GTi: Twist And Shout

The following is a re-edit of a recent MotorMartin post on BlackTopMedia, a new site that includes the talents of Tony Yates aka @XInterceptor, Mark Turner aka @BlackTopMediaUK and Yours truly aka @motormartin1 and as such, is well worth checking out. On the mean streets of Chipping Ongar in Essex back in the late eighties,… Read More Peugeot 205 GTi: Twist And Shout

News: COUNTDOWN FOR THE GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE SECOND GOLF – THE DNA OF A WORLDWIDE SUCCESS STORY

There are many cars that we all look at as being memorable, but iconic? That’s a whole different matter. It’s possibly the one word that the motor manufacturs wish to be associated with and that the car buying enthusiast is most likely to find themselves dreaming of. But you know what? In MotorMartin’s opinion, there… Read More News: COUNTDOWN FOR THE GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE SECOND GOLF – THE DNA OF A WORLDWIDE SUCCESS STORY

News: ABARTH 124 SPIDER LEADS THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER SALES LEAP

MotorMartin has been rather looking forward to this car for quite some time now, especially as it looks just so damn good, improving upon the already superb looking, all new Mazda MX-5 upon which it shares its DNA. As is often the way, with the dust hardly having settled from the recent good news regarding… Read More News: ABARTH 124 SPIDER LEADS THE WAY IN SEPTEMBER SALES LEAP

News: NISSAN QASHQAI RANGE SEES IMPROVED CO2, MPG AND BIK WITH EFFICIENT NEW 18” ALLOY WHEELS

You can’t help but notice the sheer number of Qashqais (is that even a word?) on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of ours at the moment, which confirms to MotorMartin that Nissan got it right first time with their ridiculously popular SUV.  Not wanting to rest on their laurels, Nissan… Read More News: NISSAN QASHQAI RANGE SEES IMPROVED CO2, MPG AND BIK WITH EFFICIENT NEW 18” ALLOY WHEELS

News: 3-2-1….THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO TEMPTING AUTUMNAL OFFERS FROM SSANGYONG

It’s certainly true to say that here in the U.K., SsangYong’s most definitely riding the crest of a wave at the moment. With much improved products, a raft of positive reviews from the mainstream motoring press and motoring sites, SsangYong are poised to cash in on the goodwill emanating from press and public alike. And… Read More News: 3-2-1….THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO TEMPTING AUTUMNAL OFFERS FROM SSANGYONG

News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV SALES TOP 25,000 IN THE UK

Incredible really, all is quiet on the PHEV front for a couple of months and then two stories arrive at MotorMartin Towers all at once. MotorMartin has already discussed the rather excellent news that Mitsubishi and Chargemaster have teamed up to offer a free 3.6kW Chargemaster Homecharge unit and free fitting to owners of new… Read More News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV SALES TOP 25,000 IN THE UK

News: FREE HOMECHARGE UNIT FOR NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV

A few months ago, MotorMartin had the immense pleasure of spending a week in a gorgeous Orient Red Outlander PHEV, which was followed up in the post Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h: Electric Boogaloo and on MotorMartin’s YouTube review. In fact, there was a sadness around MotorMartin Towers when the extremely impressive PHEV was returned back… Read More News: FREE HOMECHARGE UNIT FOR NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV

New: NEW MG DEALER PULLS IN THE CROWDS AT FAMILY FUN DAY LAUNCH EVENT

Leisure World Group, which is based in Catterick, have informed MotorMartin recently that they have now been able to throw open their doors to the car buying public, heralding the addition of MG Motor UK to their franchise. The car dealership hosted a family fun day to showcase its latest models and bring the local… Read More New: NEW MG DEALER PULLS IN THE CROWDS AT FAMILY FUN DAY LAUNCH EVENT

Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel Base SG5 5-Door: All Around The World

Looking back over my time with the rather marvellous Mitsubishi Shogun SG5, there are a number of factors that loom large amongst the notes kept in the secure holding area situated in the rather elaborately, yet tastefully tiled, green porcelain basement area of MotorMartin Towers. MotorMartin has already discussed the styling and options available with… Read More Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel Base SG5 5-Door: All Around The World

Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel Base SG5 5-Door: Do What You Want, Be What You Are

Gazing out onto the car park of MotorMartin Towers from the rather opulent reception area, is often a quite uplifting experience, especially when the vehicle in question is suitably luxurious and can therefore hold its head up high against the extravagance of the MotorMartin Media Hub. And stand out is exactly what this Mitsubishi Shogun… Read More Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel Base SG5 5-Door: Do What You Want, Be What You Are

News: BARN-FIND E-TYPE STORMS AHEAD AT CCA SEPTEMBER SALE

MotorMartin loves a car auction as regular readers will already know, and if that auction also involves classic cars, that’s certainly going to create a buzz of excitement over at MotorMartin Towers. For this very reason, MotorMartin previewed the latest Classic Car Auctions sale in an article last month (which can be read here) and… Read More News: BARN-FIND E-TYPE STORMS AHEAD AT CCA SEPTEMBER SALE

News: BENTLEY OPENS NEW LUXURY PERSONALISATION STUDIO IN WESTFIELD LONDON

On somewhat of a quiet day up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers it’s important to spend the time wisely, perhaps planning the next road test or video shoot, maybe a little research or phone calls to the manufacturers would be in order. It was really no surprise then that MotorMartin’s thoughts turned… Read More News: BENTLEY OPENS NEW LUXURY PERSONALISATION STUDIO IN WESTFIELD LONDON

News: MG DEALER HOSTS ITS OWN LINCOLNSHIRE CARFEST

There’s really nothing us Brits enjoy more than standing in a field, drinking red hot tea from a polystyrene cup and gazing at automotive objects of desire, all of which whilst trying to work out how many of the children or wives need to be sold before the requisite funds to join in are secured.… Read More News: MG DEALER HOSTS ITS OWN LINCOLNSHIRE CARFEST

News: RENAULT UK ACHIEVES BEST SALES RESULT IN EIGHT YEARS

There must be something in the air around MotorMartin Towers at the moment as it seems like not a day goes by without news arriving up here on the top floor celebrating new dealerships and record sales, and yet still more arrives.  So it wasn’t really met with great surprise when more good news, this… Read More News: RENAULT UK ACHIEVES BEST SALES RESULT IN EIGHT YEARS

News: DACIA SALES CONTINUE TO GROW

It’s no real surprise to those of us that work in the deepest recesses of MotorMartin Towers that Dacia has made such inroads into the driving culture of us Brits, especially when you consider the quality fit and finish confirmed by Dacia’s great result in gaining fourth best brand in the Auto Express Driver Power… Read More News: DACIA SALES CONTINUE TO GROW

News: DUCATI TO REVEAL NEW SUPERSPORT AT INTERMOT

Now that MotorMartin has his own slice of motorcycling exotica in the form of a Royal Enfield Bullet 500, it seems entirely appropriate to start building up the Motorcycling news section of the site. So, whilst recovering from a particularly fast, by which I mean 50-55mph, journey around the highways and byways of West Yorkshire,… Read More News: DUCATI TO REVEAL NEW SUPERSPORT AT INTERMOT