News: CIVIC TYPE R WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR

News has just arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Honda Civic Type R has triumphed in the coveted BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards, taking a hat-trick of honours. Picking up the hot hatch of the year, international editors’ car of the year and then going on to… Read More News: CIVIC TYPE R WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE CAR OF THE YEAR

News: ELECTRIFIED: AUDI TO CELEBRATE FORMULA E PREMIERE

Following on from NEWS: AUDI DRIVER DI GRASSI EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW FORMULA E SEASON it really is time to start getting excited about the Formula E kicking off this weekend especially as Audi will be competing in motorsport as a factory team for the first time with a fully electric race car this weekend… Read More News: ELECTRIFIED: AUDI TO CELEBRATE FORMULA E PREMIERE

News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

The season has only just finished but already Honda’s WSBK squad are back testing so that they can start next season on the front foot. Leon Camier has therefore completed his first-ever test with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team at ‘Circuito de Jerez’ in southern Spain, in which he got to grips with… Read More News: LEON CAMIER IMPRESSES ON DEBUT TEST WITH RED BULL HONDA WORLD SUPERBIKE TEAM

News: VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI IS NAMED BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘POCKET ROCKET OF THE YEAR’

Volkswagen have explained to MotorMartin recently that even before its official UK debut, set for early 2018, the forthcoming up! GTI is already a winner – scooping the charismatic title of ‘Pocket Rocket of the Year’ from BBC TopGear Magazine. Describing the soon-to-be-launched smallest member of the GTI family, the BBC TopGear Magazine experts shared… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI IS NAMED BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘POCKET ROCKET OF THE YEAR’

News: AN INSIGHT INTO THE UNIQUE SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION OF THE ‘HOUSE FIND’ BENTLEY 4½ LITRE

William Medcalf Vintage Bentley have shared with MotorMartin that they are celebrating bringing one of the greatest Bentley treasures back to its original glory from the brink of extinction – the ‘House Find’ Bentley – after more than 1,800 hours of preservation work. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that in 2014, William Medcalf received an… Read More News: AN INSIGHT INTO THE UNIQUE SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION OF THE ‘HOUSE FIND’ BENTLEY 4½ LITRE

News: JAGUAR E-PACE NAMED TOP GEAR MAGAZINE CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR

So here we go with today’s award news and it’s come to the attention of MotorMartin that the all new Jaguar E-PACE has been awarded BBC Top Gear Magazine’s 2017 ‘Crossover of the Year’ in one of motoring’s toughest categories. The Crossover sector, Top Gear say, is the fastest growing and toughest sales market in… Read More News: JAGUAR E-PACE NAMED TOP GEAR MAGAZINE CROSSOVER OF THE YEAR

Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Sing To The Sky

The following is a re-edit of a piece posted by MotorMartin on DriveTribe under The Junk Yard banner run by Tony Yates, perhaps better known as @Xinterceptor. Here we are, at the tale end of 2017, testing the latest iteration of the ever youthful Jimny, a SUV before we knew what an SUV actually was,… Read More Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Sing To The Sky

News: RENAULT WINS ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AT GREENFLEET AWARDS 2017

There’s no doubt that something needs to be done regarding sustainable options for powering our personal vehicles in the future and some manufacturers are further ahead than others when it comes to offering ‘real life’ solutions. One such manufacturer is most definitely Renault, who have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have been awarded the… Read More News: RENAULT WINS ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AT GREENFLEET AWARDS 2017

News: AUDI DRIVER DI GRASSI ABOUT THE NEW FORMULA E SEASON: “NUMBER ONE IS TREMENDOUS MOTIVATION”

For the first time, MotorMartin is intending to be following and reporting on the new season of Formula E, a series that is most definitely on the up with new manufacturers, tracks and drivers all getting involved as the season draws ever closer and one who’s season starts this upcoming weekend from Hong Kong. Exciting… Read More News: AUDI DRIVER DI GRASSI ABOUT THE NEW FORMULA E SEASON: “NUMBER ONE IS TREMENDOUS MOTIVATION”

News: VANTAGE GTE: THE BIRTH OF A CHAMPION

Aston Martin have shared with all us fans up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that they have recently released a specially-commissioned film, documenting the birth of the Vantage GTE, Aston Martin Racing’s brand-new challenger. Following the Vantage GTE from initial concept to launch, the nine-minute film above shows what it takes to build… Read More News: VANTAGE GTE: THE BIRTH OF A CHAMPION

News: NEW CONTINENTAL GT WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE ‘GT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

Now we love a Bentley over here at MotorMartin Towers it’s that mix of elegance and brute force that just strikes the right chord after all and it would appear that MotorMartin isn’t the only one. The new Bentley Continental GT has been named ‘GT of the Year’ by BBC TopGear Magazine, in the publication’s… Read More News: NEW CONTINENTAL GT WINS BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE ‘GT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

News: LE COQ SPORTIF JOINS RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM

The following news arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers recently regarding Renault’s improving F1 team. Cyril Abiteboul, Renault Sport Racing Managing Director: “I am very happy le coq sportif is joining Formula 1 with Renault Sport Formula One Team. The arrival of a new team kit supplier not only demonstrates the interest… Read More News: LE COQ SPORTIF JOINS RENAULT SPORT FORMULA ONE TEAM

News: INFINITI UNVEILS ALL-NEW QX50 AHEAD OF LA AUTO SHOW

Ahead of the full unveiling of the new QX50 at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week MotorMartin has been given a first look at the mid-size SUV with its revolutionary technologies and stand-out design, built on an entirely new platform. Enjoy. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the QX50 is the first production vehicle… Read More News: INFINITI UNVEILS ALL-NEW QX50 AHEAD OF LA AUTO SHOW

News: KIA CEE’D AND SORENTO VICTORIOUS IN 2018 WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS

Following a busy period of sales success and important new product launches, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. have shared with MotorMartin that they also have yet more to celebrate as What Car? Magazine announce the winners of their tightly contested and intrinsically judged 2018 Used Car Awards. After much scrutiny and competitor analysis, it’s been explained… Read More News: KIA CEE’D AND SORENTO VICTORIOUS IN 2018 WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS

News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS’ APPROVED USED PROGRAMME ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED’ IN WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS 2018

It’s award season in the motoring world so it was no surprise that Mitsubishi Motors in the UK were soon on the fax to MotorMartin Towers with the news that their Approved Used programme and national website have been ‘Highly Commended’ in the What Car? Used Car Awards 2018. Congratulations. It’s been explained to MotorMartin… Read More News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS’ APPROVED USED PROGRAMME ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED’ IN WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARDS 2018

News: YULETIDE TREATS IN BARONS’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC SANDOWN PARK, DECEMBER 12

The amount of time wasted up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers watching Classic Car Auctions is really quite significant, especially when they can involve fascinating restoration projects, immaculate, one-owner cars, and from pre-War saloons to classic hot hatches. Therefore news that friends of MotorMartin, Barons, have such a diverse and interesting line-up… Read More News: YULETIDE TREATS IN BARONS’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC SANDOWN PARK, DECEMBER 12

News: SAVE WITH SUZUKI OVER BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

Suzuki GB have confirmed to MotorMartin that they are helping customers make valuable savings in the run-up to Christmas this year, offering free postage and packaging on orders over £25 this Black Friday weekend, while those spending over £200 will receive a free Amazon Kindle Fire. The offer runs from 24 November until the end… Read More News: SAVE WITH SUZUKI OVER BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND

News: NISSAN QASHQAI WINS COVETED WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARD

The market-leading Nissan Qashqai – the UK’s favourite crossover – has been named Best Small SUV in the prestigious What Car? Used Car Awards 2018. What Car? Magazine have explained to MotorMartin that the Qashqai – specifically four to six-year-old models produced between 2011 and 2013 – impressed the magazine’s panel of expert judges for… Read More News: NISSAN QASHQAI WINS COVETED WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARD

Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Come Fly Away

What have Clinton, Lewinsky, the Euro, Britney Spears, Microsoft, Saving Private Ryan, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, All Saints, Furbys, The Chamber Of Secrets and James Cameron’s Titanic all got in common? Given up yet? The answer is that they all rose to prominence way back in 1998, the year that the Titanic Suzuki Jimny was… Read More Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4: Come Fly Away

News: DACIA TO OPEN ITS FIRST EVER POP-UP AT WESTFIELD STRATFORD

Dacia have confirmed to MotorMartin recently that on Thursday 23rd November, the no-nonsense car brand, opened their first ever pop-up store at Westfield Stratford, one of the UK’s biggest shopping centres. The marque’s first pop up venture will be open until Sunday 3rd December, which, Dacia say, shows its continued focus on a great value… Read More News: DACIA TO OPEN ITS FIRST EVER POP-UP AT WESTFIELD STRATFORD