Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: U Got The Look

The Mitsubishi L200 Warrior was tested last year, a review that can be seen by clicking here and was a big hit up with praise being given for it’s go anywhere ability, rugged good looks and impressive specification. And then the opportunity to look at the L200 Barbarian SVP, the Warrior’s aggressively styled twin, arrived… Read More Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: U Got The Look

News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

MINI have informed MotorMartin recently that with the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), MINI will once again demonstrate its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric, they say, combines the historic look of… Read More News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

The following news item landed on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just the other day and has been reproduced below in full for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership. Enjoy: Series organiser, TOCA, has announced a capacity 32-car entry for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at its annual Season Launch event at Donington Park yesterday… Read More News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

Rather unsurprisingly, the Range Rover Velar has been judged the most beautifully designed vehicle on the planet, winning the World Car Design of the Year title at the 2018 World Car Awards. Bringing glamour, modernity and elegance to the Range Rover family, Velar offers a unique combination of design excellence and engineering integrity. Prof. Dr… Read More News: RANGE ROVER VELAR NAMED MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR IN THE WORLD

News: ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES BESPOKE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘WRAITH LUMINARY COLLECTION’

With MotorMartin’s love of all things Roll-Royce, it seems only fair to allow them to speak for themselves with regards to their new Wraith Luminary Collection so here goes. Just take in the details and imagine: Oxford English Dictionary definition Luminary: 1) A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular… Read More News: ROLLS-ROYCE TAKES BESPOKE TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH ‘WRAITH LUMINARY COLLECTION’

News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

Road Racing 2018 News has arrived on the desk of #MotorMartinRacing that the 2018 campaign started in earnest this week for the Honda Racing roads team as they embarked on their first pre-season test at Monteblanco in Spain, with its new rider line-up of Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston. Although not riding at the test,… Read More News: LEE JOHNSTON POSITIVE AFTER DEBUT TEST WITH HONDA RACING

News: FROM THE QUEEN TO WAYNE ROONEY: AUTO TRADER REVEALS HOW HAVING A FAMOUS OWNER CAN INCREASE THE PRICE BY UP TO 241%

Even though most people lack the stratospheric salaries of top footballers and entertainers, it’s still possible to get a taste of their luxury lifestyles, with many celebs choosing to list their cars for sale online. But how much does the kudos of having a celebrity owner add to the asking price? Auto Trader, the UK’s… Read More News: FROM THE QUEEN TO WAYNE ROONEY: AUTO TRADER REVEALS HOW HAVING A FAMOUS OWNER CAN INCREASE THE PRICE BY UP TO 241%

News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

The #MotorMartinClassics desk has been all of a fluster recently with the news that the next Classic Car Auctions (CCA) sale at the NEC will see twenty-one Fast Fords, ranging from Escorts to Capris to Fiestas to Sierras, go under the hammer. Highlights at the CCA Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show Sale include… Read More News: COS YOU’RE WORTH IT – FAST FORD HEAVEN AT CCA SALE

News: MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR

Unsurprisingly to all of us up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, the Mazda VISION COUPE has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held on 6 March during Geneva Motor Show. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the panel of 18 judges who selected the VISION COUPE… Read More News: MAZDA VISION COUPE WINS CONCEPT CAR OF THE YEAR

News: MAKING A SWIFT MOVE UP TO THE FINAL THREE

Suzuki is very pleased to announce that the Swift has made it to the top three in the world in the Urban category of the 2018 World Car of The Year. For those that are unsure as to how it all works, to qualify for the initial judging process, vehicles had to be less than… Read More News: MAKING A SWIFT MOVE UP TO THE FINAL THREE

News: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES TO DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW’S BUILT IN BRITAIN FEATURE

Triumph Motorcycles have shared with MotorMartin that they are to be the latest addition to The Confused.com London Motor Show’s ‘Built In Britain’ feature, where they will showcase two stylishly crafted bikes from their impressive modern classic range. The Leicester-based manufacturer will be displaying the beautifully imposing and iconically-styled Thruxton 1200 R – which is… Read More News: TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES TO DISPLAY AT THE CONFUSED.COM LONDON MOTOR SHOW’S BUILT IN BRITAIN FEATURE

News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK’S SPECIALISED SVP DIVISION UNVEILS THE MITSUBISHI L200 BARBARIAN SVP II

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK have explained to MotorMartin that they are adding even more style and purpose to the multi award-winning Mitsubishi L200 with the unveiling of the new special edition Barbarian SVP II – the second vehicle to be produced by its SVP (Special Vehicle Projects) division. The L200 Barbarian SVP II, Mitsubishi… Read More News: MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK’S SPECIALISED SVP DIVISION UNVEILS THE MITSUBISHI L200 BARBARIAN SVP II

News: McLAREN 570GT IS BACK IN BLACK WITH THE MSO BLACK COLLECTION LIMITED TO 100 EXAMPLES WORLDWIDE

McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the bespoke division of McLaren Automotive, have explained to MotorMartin that they are extending their Sports Series offering with the 570GT MSO Black Collection. Featuring new MSO Bespoke Carbon Black exterior paint, as well as an MSO Defined Titanium SuperSports Exhaust and Sport Pack dynamic handling package to further amplify its… Read More News: McLAREN 570GT IS BACK IN BLACK WITH THE MSO BLACK COLLECTION LIMITED TO 100 EXAMPLES WORLDWIDE

News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

We loved the Kia Sportage here at MotorMartin Towers, a review that can be seen by clicking here and so it was no surprise when Kia Motors let it be known that they were celebrating five million cumulative sales of their global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. A few details for you now: Launched in… Read More News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

Volkswagen’s latest motorsport project has been named: I.D. R Pikes Peak is the title of the all-electric prototype racing car, with which Volkswagen will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA. The four-wheel drive sports car, Volkswagen say, combines its ambassadorial role for the future, electric I.D.… Read More News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

News: OVER €20 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSIC CARS GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN AUCTION

Friends of #MotorMartinClassics, International auctioneers Coys, have explained recently that they are putting under the hammer 115 classic cars worth over €20 million at their Techno Classica Essen auction on March 24th in Germany. Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, shared with MotorMartin that: “We are proud to return to Essen Techno Classica for another high… Read More News: OVER €20 MILLION WORTH OF CLASSIC CARS GO UNDER THE HAMMER AT COYS TECHNO CLASSICA ESSEN AUCTION

News: X-CLASS HONOURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PICKUP OF THE YEAR AS FIRST UK AWARD

The new X-Class from Mercedes-Benz Vans has been, rather unsurprisingly in MotorMartin’s opinion, honoured with its first UK award – Professional Pickup of the Year – at the inaugural Professional Pickup & 4×4 Awards, held recently in Bierton, Aylesbury. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that Judging took place in December at the Carlton Towers Estate… Read More News: X-CLASS HONOURED WITH PROFESSIONAL PICKUP OF THE YEAR AS FIRST UK AWARD

MG ZS 1.5 Excite: Brand New Friend.

What we have here is MG’s answer to the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX3 and Ford EcoSport amongst others, a car that MG already have supreme confidence in, so much so that it comes with a 7 year/80,000 mile warranty. MG have used their new ‘Emotional Dynamism’ design philosophy with the ZS to create an upmarket… Read More MG ZS 1.5 Excite: Brand New Friend.

News: DACIA REVISES DUSTER LINE-UP AND LAUNCHES NEW AIR AND NAV+ TRIM LEVELS

Dacia have shared with MotorMartin recently that they have revised their Duster line-up and launched two brand new trim levels. The Duster range is now available to order in Access, Air and Nav+ trims. The new Air trim, Dacia say, starts at just £10,995 and features air conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, height-adjustable driver’s seat,… Read More News: DACIA REVISES DUSTER LINE-UP AND LAUNCHES NEW AIR AND NAV+ TRIM LEVELS