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

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

News: NEW 800BHP SUTTON CS800 MUSTANG UNLEASHED

Exciting news has just reached MotorMartin Towers that the new Sutton CS800 Mustang was recently revealed at the 2017 Top Marques show in Monaco, establishing a new pinnacle for the Sutton Bespoke Mustang tuning programme. Based on the 5.0-litre V8 model, the CS800 boasts a high-performance supercharger system that increases the engine’s power output to… Read More News: NEW 800BHP SUTTON CS800 MUSTANG UNLEASHED

News: ORIGINAL MINI NAMED AS BEST BRITISH-BUILT CAR OF ALL TIME

There’s nothing those of us working on the new mezzanine level here at MotorMartin Towers love more than a long running debate over favourite cars and motorbikes and it would appear that we’re not alone with this as news has reached the Towers that Britain’s most influential car bosses have teamed up with Auto Express… Read More News: ORIGINAL MINI NAMED AS BEST BRITISH-BUILT CAR OF ALL TIME

News: MG MOTOR UNVEILS VISION OF THE FUTURE WITH E-MOTION CONCEPT CAR

It’s no real surprise to MotorMartin that those clever folk over at MG and their parent company SAIC Motor have a number of rather special ideas in the pipeline, after all, with that much design and engineering talent available, the bigger question should be, why have we not seen anything this special before?  MG Motor… Read More News: MG MOTOR UNVEILS VISION OF THE FUTURE WITH E-MOTION CONCEPT CAR

News: NEW HYUNDAI SANTA FE ENDURANCE: UNLEASH YOUR INNER EXPLORER WITH NEW LIMITED EDITION MODEL

Hyundai Motor UK have shared with MotorMartin news regarding the launch of a highly-equipped SUV perfect for those who consider every drive an expedition – the Sante Fe Endurance Edition.  Sitting at the top of Hyundai’s range, it celebrates a recent history-making drive by Patrick Bergel, the Great Grandson of legendary polar explorer, Sir Ernest… Read More News: NEW HYUNDAI SANTA FE ENDURANCE: UNLEASH YOUR INNER EXPLORER WITH NEW LIMITED EDITION MODEL

Yamaha DT125 and TZR125: Teenager In Love

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under the I Love Motorbikes banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. As has been discussed before, the back lanes of Chipping Ongar in Essex were a great proving ground for a very young 16 year old me and… Read More Yamaha DT125 and TZR125: Teenager In Love

News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

If ever a car could be described as boring or plain then the Ford Focus RS RX is certainly not the one. Outrageous, extraordinary, incredible, all of these adjectives can most definitely be attributed to the Focus and now, just in case, Ford have given the RS across to their performance department to make absolutely… Read More News: FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES FORD FOCUS RS RX DEVELOPMENT VIDEO SERIES

News: A RACING START: T L DARBY MAKES A FAST START TO RETAILING WITH MG MOTOR UK

As has been described previously here on MotorMartin, it’s good to see that MG Motor UK are still pressing ahead with expanding their dealer network across this green and pleasant land of ours and with continued expansion into the harder to reach corners, MG are making sure that they’re accessible to all potential customers.  And… Read More News: A RACING START: T L DARBY MAKES A FAST START TO RETAILING WITH MG MOTOR UK

Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

The Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic is certainly a great looking car with excellent proportions cleverly disguising it’s utilitarian skill set. The Levorg’s styling is spot on with Subaru having created a distinctive and aggressive front end accentuated by the Levorg’s hexagonal grille and hood-scoop that not only looks fantastic but keeps the turbocharged Subaru… Read More Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Devil Inside

Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Techno Fan

Subaru have long had a reputation for creating World beating rally cars and World Champions with cars such as the Impreza indelibly imprinted on the minds of fast car fans up and down the country. Indeed, the latest WRX STi which, due to the extraordinary service from Nathaniel Cars of Bridgend I was fortunate enough to… Read More Subaru Levorg 1.6i GT Lineartronic: Techno Fan

News: FIAT LAUNCHES STYLISH FULLBACK CROSS

With Pick-Ups becoming more and more popular with the car buying public, rather than just those who enjoy manual labour, it’s exactly the right time for Fiat to get in on the act and so the Fiat Fullback Cross – a stylish new version of the brand’s pick-up – has made its debut at the… Read More News: FIAT LAUNCHES STYLISH FULLBACK CROSS