News: DOUBLE WIN FOR JAGUAR AS IT CELEBRATES A DECADE OF AWARDS SUCCESS

MotorMartin has a bit of a soft spot for Jaguar, the classic British marque which, for me, symbolises exactly what class and power should look like in car form. Indeed, after three years with MotorMartin’s much missed S-Type, it could certainly be said that the spirit of Jaguar is still one which MotorMartin intends to experience again at some point in the future. It really is no surprise then to MotorMartin that Jaguar has picked up two Scottish Car of the Year Awards, with the F-PACE named ‘SUV of the Year’ and the XF crowned ‘Luxury Car of the Year’. … Continue reading News: DOUBLE WIN FOR JAGUAR AS IT CELEBRATES A DECADE OF AWARDS SUCCESS

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News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

Vauxhall have informed MotorMartin that they are confidently preparing for a ground-breaking 2017, with a total of five major product launches that will add further variety to its range – already one of the largest in the UK – while at the same time entering new market segments. What a year to come for Vauxhall fans. Crucially, as well as the introduction of range-building derivatives, Vauxhall have shared with MotorMartin that they will bolster their credentials by offering a compelling alternative to ‘premium’ models in the D-sector with the all new Insignia Grand Sport, while also growing volume still further … Continue reading News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MODEL OFFENSIVE IN ‘FIVE-STAR’ YEAR

News: ŠKODA KODIAQ’S MAIDEN UK VOYAGE IS THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXTREME SCHOOL RUN

As a father myself, one of the regular MotorMartin tasks is packing the car of the week with smaller MotorMartins and their school bags just as the early morning traffic is beginning to build. It’s a thankless task to be completed with constant chatting from the rear of the car, obscuring Radio 4’s ‘Thought Of The Day’.  And now it appears that British parents spend almost nine weeks of their lives ferrying kids to and from the school gates, according to new research from ŠKODA. And for many, over a third (36%) of UK mums and dads, the ‘school run’ … Continue reading News: ŠKODA KODIAQ’S MAIDEN UK VOYAGE IS THE COUNTRY’S MOST EXTREME SCHOOL RUN

ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ – EPISODE TWO RELEASED

A short while back, MotorMartin reported on Suzuki releasing Part 1 of Andy Torbet’s ‘In Search Of Adventure’ a short film which showed the ex army man doing what he does best, finding adventure and joy in the far flung corners of this green and pleasant land of ours. And now, MotorMartin is pleased to be able to highlight the fact that Suzuki have now released the second instalment of Andy Torbet’s ‘In Search of Adventure’ series, which sees the former soldier continue on his quest to prove that while finding adventure means getting out of your comfort zone, you … Continue reading ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ – EPISODE TWO RELEASED

News: FINAL EPISODE OF ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ RELEASED

MotorMartin has been following the fortunes of Suzuki’s new man of action over the last few weeks as he’s pushed himself and his V-Strom 1000 to the limit over some of the stunning landscape that we have on this beautiful Island of ours. With Part 1 and Part 2 looking so good, with some simply stunning filmography it has to be said, the only problem with the production has been waiting for the next instalment to arrive.  With an element of sadness though, it’s MotorMartin’s duty to report that Suzuki has now released the final instalment of Andy Torbet’s ‘In … Continue reading News: FINAL EPISODE OF ANDY TORBET’S ‘IN SEARCH OF ADVENTURE’ RELEASED

News: TWO-SEAT PIONEER SET TO TAKE HONDA INTO NEW TERRITORY #HONDAHAPPENING

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. The Honda Civic Type R has been the performance Honda of choice for quite a number of years now, the origins of which can be read about here, where MotorMartin looked at the birth of the iconic hatchback way back in 1997 and then we have the excellent review of the current 2016 Type R by the experienced motoring … Continue reading News: TWO-SEAT PIONEER SET TO TAKE HONDA INTO NEW TERRITORY #HONDAHAPPENING

News: BALENO VOTED AS IRISH ‘SMALL CAR OF THE YEAR’ 2017

I think that it’s fair to say that Suzuki are enjoying somewhat of a resurgence at present with various motoring sites and the mainstream motoring publications reporting very positively on Suzuki’s current range. Up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, Suzuki have proudly shared the following. Suzuki is very well known as the ‘Small Car Experts’ and is pleased to announce to MotorMartin that it has just won the Small Car category at the 2017 Irish Car of The Year ceremony. This year celebrated the 40th anniversary of the awards and was supported again by its long established sponsor, … Continue reading News: BALENO VOTED AS IRISH ‘SMALL CAR OF THE YEAR’ 2017

COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE SIXTH GOLF – LEADING THE WAY IN TERMS OF SAFETY

Following on from the recent News article: COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: JUST AS YOU LIKE IT – THE UNPARALLELED VARIETY OF GOLF we rapidly find ourselves moving up to the next instalment of MotorMartin’s mini series regarding the impressive evolution of the Volkswagen Golf. I think it’s safe to say that the countdown is now nearly over as in six days, Volkswagen will finally present their major update of the Golf in Wolfsburg and that will herald the launch of a Golf which will democratise progress yet again. An ongoing tradition since the launch of the first Golf, 42 years … Continue reading COUNTDOWN TO GOLF UPDATE IN NOVEMBER: THE SIXTH GOLF – LEADING THE WAY IN TERMS OF SAFETY

MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MONTH FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS

This has been a very good year so far for MG with news arriving at MotorMartin Towers every few days regarding latest sales figures and offers, all of which have helped raise the profile of the resurrected MG in the general publics’ consciousness. So it was no real surprise to anyone here at the Towers when the newsdesk once more burst into life with the following good news, that MG Motor UK is celebrating its continued success in 2016, after achieving an increase in year-on-year registrations for October. Figures released today by The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) … Continue reading MG MOTOR ANNOUNCES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL MONTH FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS

Honda Jazz 1.4 i-DSI SE:  Jack Of All Trades #HondaHappening

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. The Honda Jazz, now into it’s third generation, is perhaps the Honda, above all others, that defines everything good and right about their cars in the public’s eyes as it is said to represent the last word in practicality and reliability. Owners can’t get enough of the Jazz as the car works it’s charms over a longer period of … Continue reading Honda Jazz 1.4 i-DSI SE:  Jack Of All Trades #HondaHappening