News: REVEALED: THE TEN SAFEST CARS OF THE YEAR

Thatcham Research has recently released their ten-car longlist for the hotly contested What Car? Safety Award 2018 to the good folk on the newsdesk of MotorMartin Towers. As the panel of expert judges gather to decide on the year’s safest car, their focus will be on emerging car safety technologies designed to prevent accidents. It’s… Read More News: REVEALED: THE TEN SAFEST CARS OF THE YEAR

News: UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED FOR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ CLS

It’s been confirmed to MotorMartin that the Mercedes-Benz CLS – which was unveiled recently at the LA Auto Show – is now available to buy with prices starting from £57,510 for the CLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line. The CLS 400 d 4MATIC AMG Line is priced from £60,410, while the petrol-powered CLS 450 4MATIC… Read More News: UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATION ANNOUNCED FOR NEW MERCEDES-BENZ CLS

News: GROUPE RENAULT INAUGURATES NEW ALPINE A110 PRODUCTION LINE IN DIEPPE, FRANCE

Carlos Ghosn, Renault Chairman and CEO and France’s Minister for Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire, has shared with MotorMartin that he has recently inaugurated the new Alpine A110 production line at Groupe Renault’s Alpine facility in Dieppe, Normandy, the brand’s original home. Together, Mr Ghosn and Mr Le Maire inspected the production line dedicated… Read More News: GROUPE RENAULT INAUGURATES NEW ALPINE A110 PRODUCTION LINE IN DIEPPE, FRANCE

News: MOUNTUNE RACING TO AUTOSPORT ENGINEERING

Mountune Racing, the UK’s leading engine tuning and parts service provider have confirmed to MotorMartin that they are set to unveil the all-new 2018 Motorbase Performance British Touring Car Championship car on its stand at Autosport Engineering. The 2018 Motorbase Performance BTCC Ford Focus car will have a Mountune 2.0 litre EcoBoost engine. The specialist… Read More News: MOUNTUNE RACING TO AUTOSPORT ENGINEERING

News: PRODUCTION OFFICIALLY RETURNS TO ASTON MARTIN’S HISTORIC NEWPORT PAGNELL SITE

It gives MotorMartin great pleasure to be able to announce that another landmark in Aston Martin’s ‘Second Century Plan’ was achieved recently with production officially returning to the company’s historic Newport Pagnell site. It marks a uniquely significant moment in which history has come full-circle, with a special run of 25 DB4 G.T. Continuation cars… Read More News: PRODUCTION OFFICIALLY RETURNS TO ASTON MARTIN’S HISTORIC NEWPORT PAGNELL SITE

News: RENAULT UNVEILS A NEW GENERATION PETROL ENGINE – TO LAUNCH FIRST ON SCÉNIC AND GRAND SCÉNIC

Renault have shared with the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that they have introduced a new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine co-developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler. Inaugurated on the Scénic and Grand Scénic line-up it will be progressively offered in the Renault range from 2018. This new… Read More News: RENAULT UNVEILS A NEW GENERATION PETROL ENGINE – TO LAUNCH FIRST ON SCÉNIC AND GRAND SCÉNIC

News: NEW LIMITED EDITION MAZDA MX-5 Z-SPORT ON SALE FROM 1ST MARCH 2018

We do like a two seater sports car up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and the MX-5 is one of our favourites, the following news was therefore well received: Mazda will bring a burst of colour to the MX-5 range next spring with the launch of the new Z-Sport special edition. On… Read More News: NEW LIMITED EDITION MAZDA MX-5 Z-SPORT ON SALE FROM 1ST MARCH 2018

News: MG PLEDGES FURTHER GROWTH FOLLOWING AFTERSALES SUCCESS

It’s been quite a year for those hard working folk over at MG Motor UK, with an ever expanding dealer network, the recently launched all new MG ZS SUV and year on year increased sales, MG are certainly on a role at the moment. It was no surprise therefore to see that MG Motor UK… Read More News: MG PLEDGES FURTHER GROWTH FOLLOWING AFTERSALES SUCCESS

News: FIVE-STAR SAFETY FOR NEW KIA STINGER AND STONIC

It what can only be more good news for the ever impressive Kia, their new Kia Stinger gran turismo and Kia Stonic compact crossover have been awarded the highest-possible collision safety ratings by Euro NCAP. Both vehicles, Kia say, achieved the full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with every Stinger model qualifying for the rating,… Read More News: FIVE-STAR SAFETY FOR NEW KIA STINGER AND STONIC

News: RARE AND UNIQUE PRE-PRODUCTION 1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON

News has recently arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that leading London classic car experts Hexagon Classics is proud to offer one of the rarest Aston Martin’s available today – a pre-production 1959 DB4. Crikey. Clearly, the Aston Martin DB4 has long been revered by the marques enthusiasts as the purists’ choice,… Read More News: RARE AND UNIQUE PRE-PRODUCTION 1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON

News: FORD TAKES THE TOP SPOT AS NOVEMBER’S FASTEST SELLING USED CAR

Data from Auto Trader, the UK’s largest marketplace for used and new cars, revealed that the 2016 Ford Kuga (petrol manual) was the fastest selling used car in November, taking an average of just 20 days to sell. It marks the second consecutive month a Ford has topped the national top ten list (the 2016 Ford… Read More News: FORD TAKES THE TOP SPOT AS NOVEMBER’S FASTEST SELLING USED CAR

News: FORD ANNOUNCES UK SCRAPPAGE SCHEME EXTENSION INTO 2018 AND MARKET LEADERSHIP IN NOVEMBER

UK market leader Ford have announced to MotorMartin the extension of its successful scrappage scheme as Ford CV sales and share increase in November’s CV market and sales of the all-new Fiesta reinforce its leadership of the market. According to the official November sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT): •… Read More News: FORD ANNOUNCES UK SCRAPPAGE SCHEME EXTENSION INTO 2018 AND MARKET LEADERSHIP IN NOVEMBER

News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF THREE-YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD

Suzuki has announced to MotorMartin an extension to the three-year warranty period it currently offers across its new model range, with all new on-road machines purchased in 2018 set to benefit from the one-year extension to the firm’s typical two-year warranty period. The Japanese firm has been providing the extended warranty period since January 2016,… Read More News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF THREE-YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD

News: IAN HUTCHINSON AND LEE JOHNSTON LINE UP ON THE ROADS FOR HONDA RACING

Announcing an all-new rider line-up to #MotorMartinRacing for its 2018 Road Racing campaign, Honda Motor Europe is delighted to welcome Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston to the fold contesting the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and the Ulster GP aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 in the Superbike and Superstock 1000 classes. Both… Read More News: IAN HUTCHINSON AND LEE JOHNSTON LINE UP ON THE ROADS FOR HONDA RACING

News: NEW FORD ECOSPORT SUV ENHANCES QUALITY, TECHNOLOGY AND CAPABILITY TO DELIVER MORE CONFIDENCE AND COMFORT

The following information regarding the the new Ford EcoSport has caused somewhat of a stir up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers as we’re all big fans of the blue oval here. The following release from Ford has been reproduced in full below, enjoy: The new Ford EcoSport compact sports utility vehicle (SUV)… Read More News: NEW FORD ECOSPORT SUV ENHANCES QUALITY, TECHNOLOGY AND CAPABILITY TO DELIVER MORE CONFIDENCE AND COMFORT

News: X-CLASS ‘FOLLOW’ CINEMA ADVERT LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE BEFORE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

In what could be classed as a bit of a coup for Mercedes-Benz, the new X-Class can be seen as part of ‘Follow’ – an advert designed to highlight the exceptional appearance of the Mercedes-Benz pickup, enchanting people, animals, creatures (even monsters) from the very first moment. Eeeek! ‘Follow’ is being screened during the adverts… Read More News: X-CLASS ‘FOLLOW’ CINEMA ADVERT LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE BEFORE STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

News: ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP: JAGUAR I-PACE COMPLETES FINAL TESTING IN LOS ANGELES AHEAD OF 2018 REVEAL

One year on from showing the I-PACE Concept at the LA Auto Show, Jaguar have confirmed to MotorMartin that they are back in town with a production prototype for final range and durability tests ahead of its official global reveal in 2018. Blimey. Thousands of potential customers have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on www.jaguar.com to place a deposit or register a… Read More News: ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP: JAGUAR I-PACE COMPLETES FINAL TESTING IN LOS ANGELES AHEAD OF 2018 REVEAL

News: WILLIAM MEDCALF VINTAGE BENTLEY TO HOST FIRST 2018 ‘DRIVE OUT’ ON JANUARY 7

It’s been explained to MotorMartin recently that after the overwhelming success of William Medcalf Vintage Bentley’s ‘Drive Out’ events in 2017, the West Sussex workshop and showroom is committed to opening its doors to the historic motoring community once again on Sunday 7 January. William Medcalf, who specialises in restoration and rally preparation of Bentleys… Read More News: WILLIAM MEDCALF VINTAGE BENTLEY TO HOST FIRST 2018 ‘DRIVE OUT’ ON JANUARY 7

News: TOP 5 GREATEST EVER V8 FERRARIS REVEALED

After much discussion up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers a decision has been made as to the most impressive Ferrari V8 and coincidentally, so have thousands of other prancing horse devotees who have overwhelmingly declared the Ferrari 458 Italia to be the greatest ever V8 from Maranello. Pitched against everything from the… Read More News: TOP 5 GREATEST EVER V8 FERRARIS REVEALED

News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MOTUL

Suzuki GB have shared with MotorMartin their announcement of a new partnership with Motul, which sees the French oil brand become the officially recommended lubricant supplier for the Japanese manufacturer. The two firms already enjoy a close working relationship in the racing world, and recently celebrated success together at this year’s Isle of Man TT,… Read More News: SUZUKI ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH MOTUL