News: MG MOTOR UK EXPANDS NATIONAL NETWORK WITH TYNESIDE DEALER APPOINTMENT

MG Motor UK have shared the following news recently with MotorMartin as they have further expanded their national dealer network with the appointment of Henson Motor Group. Trading under the name ‘Newcastle MG’, the Benton-based business is widely regarded as one of the UK’s fastest-growing new and used car supermarkets. Taking on the MG franchise from March 2017, Newcastle MG will be responsible for retailing the MG3 Supermini and family-friendly SUV, the MG GS. Perfectly balancing practicality and performance, both models offer style and substance for a highly affordable price. With more than 20 years’ experience in the sale of new and … Continue reading News: MG MOTOR UK EXPANDS NATIONAL NETWORK WITH TYNESIDE DEALER APPOINTMENT

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News: NEW FILM: ASTON MARTIN DNA UNLEASHED AT NEW ST ATHAN PLANT

There’s just something about Aston Martin that transcends barriers. After all, it’s not just a brand known to fans of the motorcar but is often highly placed in ‘brands of the year’ competitions as it has a badge to yearn for. Perhaps one of the few truly global brands, what with their iconic front grill being recognised and recognisable across the continents whilst the DB lineage has been the vehicle of choice for a certain secret agent since Goldfinger in 1964. In fact, all of us in MotorMartin Towers love them. News then that the Aston Martin Vulcan was the … Continue reading News: NEW FILM: ASTON MARTIN DNA UNLEASHED AT NEW ST ATHAN PLANT

News: FORD INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER CAN HELP PUT THE BRAKES ON INCURRING NEWLY RAISED SPEEDING FINES

It’s certainly the case that breaking the speed limit can be costly – with escalating fines, driving bans, and a significant role in some road accidents. New legislation introduced this week will dramatically change the way speeding fines are calculated, with offending drivers facing penalties of up to 175 per cent of their weekly wage. However, Ford’s Intelligent Speed Limiter technology, Ford say, gives drivers the peace of mind to drive safely within the speed limit, and stay focussed on the road.  It’s been shared with MotorMartin that across Europe there are more than 35,000 safety cameras, and in some … Continue reading News: FORD INTELLIGENT SPEED LIMITER CAN HELP PUT THE BRAKES ON INCURRING NEWLY RAISED SPEEDING FINES

News: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL ASTON MARTIN SALE

MotorMartin has long desired an Aston Martin which means that interest in the marque is permanently high over here at the Towers and any Aston Martin news often takes precedence over some of the lesser known brands. Bearing that in mind, news that the the 18th annual Aston Martin Sale was being held by International auction house Bonhams today, Saturday 13 May 2017 was met by great sadness as the MotorMartin Aston Fund still only stands at £17.42, not quite enough for that pristine DB9 I fear.  The sale took take place at the spiritual home of Aston Martin’s heritage, … Continue reading News: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES 18TH ANNUAL ASTON MARTIN SALE

News: FORD AIMING HIGH FOR WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT SPA

With the racing season finally arriving a few weeks ago and the Silverstone opener reaching it’s conclusion, the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team travels to Spa, Belgium, next week for the second round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, leading both the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ World Championships following a season-opening victory for the #67 Ford GT and fourth-place finish for the #66 Ford GT at Silverstone, UK.  The Ford team, have shared with MotorMartin that they are aiming to maintain their momentum as all of the teams start to turn their attention to the Le Mans 24 Hours race … Continue reading News: FORD AIMING HIGH FOR WORLD ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT SPA

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: Electric Mainline

The Kia Niro has been designed to answer a question that is becoming more and more relevant as we move further towards the end of fossil fuels and strive to become more efficient and economical with those resources remaining. There have been successful EVs (electric vehicles) Hybrids and full on plug-in hybrids over the last few years but none perhaps that have managed to capture such modernity and style in their design as this.  Picking up the Niro’s information and you’re left in no doubt as to Kia’s intentions with the Niro as they state: Being responsible has never looked … Continue reading Kia Niro 1.6 GDi HEV ‘First Edition’ DCT 6-speed: Electric Mainline

News: FIAT 500 MIRROR: REFLECTING THE NEED TO BE CONNECTED

Let’s start with a little modern history. In 2007, Fiat released their reinterpretation of the original Fiat 500, with some notable changes like the rear-mounted engine being scrapped for an engine in the front, in line with most modern cars. The 2007 Fiat 500 was based heavily on the Fiat Panda, keeping many of the Panda’s popular features, such as the centre dash and gearshift lever. The new 500 was available with over 500,000 personalisation combination options, such as exterior and interior colours, and trims. This signalled one of the biggest changes in the Fiat 500.  Fast forward a rather … Continue reading News: FIAT 500 MIRROR: REFLECTING THE NEED TO BE CONNECTED

News: NAPIER-RAILTON SPECIAL TO GO ON DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2017

The Confused.com London Motor Show 2017 is gearing up to welcome a true speed icon of British automotive history, the Napier-Railton Special and that fact alone was enough to pique the interest of those of the classic car fans here at MotorMartin Towers. It’s recently been explained to MotorMartin that from 4-7 May 2017 at Battersea Evolution in the heart of the capital, the impressive 1933 aero-engined racer will go on display and captivate crowds with its staggering, record-breaking past.  With 24 litres to call upon, the Napier-Railton was a winner straight out of the box when it first hit … Continue reading News: NAPIER-RAILTON SPECIAL TO GO ON DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW 2017