News: ASTON MARTIN’S VEHICLE DYNAMICS TEAM READY TO MOVE UP A GEAR AT NEW SILVERSTONE BASE

It what can only be classed as good news for all involved, it’s come to MotorMartin’s attention that the Aston Martin Lagonda (AML) Vehicle Dynamics team has been handed the keys to their new home at Silverstone – The Home of British Motor Racing. Based alongside Silverstone’s Stowe Circuit, Aston Martin Silverstone will provide a permanent base for the British luxury carmaker’s test and development programmes, when it becomes fully operational in December. With such a busy time over at Aston at the moment, what with Aston Martin launching a completely new car every year plus multiple special editions, the … Continue reading News: ASTON MARTIN’S VEHICLE DYNAMICS TEAM READY TO MOVE UP A GEAR AT NEW SILVERSTONE BASE

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News: FIRST ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINANS RELEASED INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM

We love a luxury SUV over at MotorMartin Towers just as much as we love a small city car so we’ve been following the story of the all new Rolls-Royce Cullinan since it’s inception. This means that the recent news highlighting that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars have released the UK’s first Cullinans is extremely exciting indeed. Rolls-Royce have shared with MotorMartin the good news that, “Response to our new Rolls-Royce Cullinan from the world’s leading opinion formers and global media has been unequivocally positive and I am delighted that, from today, prospective clients will have the opportunity to experience this remarkable … Continue reading News: FIRST ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINANS RELEASED INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM

News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV – FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF THE GAME AND COUNTING

With such a game changing SUV as the Outlander PHEV, a car enjoyed very much by MotorMartin over a week on the beautiful island of Anglesey last year, the following release from Mitsubishi has been published in full below. Enjoy: Five years ago this month the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV began its pioneering journey to global best-seller when retail sales commenced in The Netherlands on October 21st 2013. When it was launched the plug-in hybrid market was practically non-existent and electric cars were mostly confined to city limits so the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was truly exploring uncharted territory when it first … Continue reading News: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV – FIVE YEARS AHEAD OF THE GAME AND COUNTING

Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Beautiful As You

There surely can’t be a car on the road today that warrants as much attention as a modern Rolls-Royce and the Phantom EWB even more so. At a shade under six metres in length and just over two metres wide, this Phantom has presence in abundance. Indeed, at first glance the Rolls appears almost ethereal, the low sun of an early Bradford morning allowing the swimming pool deep paintwork to shine and reflect the surrounding mediocrity. A rainbow amongst the clouds if you will. The Phantom has always been an aspirational car, one that you’d yearn for without really thinking … Continue reading Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Beautiful As You

News: NEW RANGE-TOPPING MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV 5h AND 5hs NOW ON SALE

We love the Outlander PHEV over at MotorMartin Towers, enjoying the excellent range and ability that this clever plug in hybrid offers the U.K. consumer. With that in mind, we’re always interested in hearing how Mitsubishi are going about improving this already impressive SUV. And now Mitsubishi have shared with us that the UK’s best-selling plug-in vehicle is now available with two new range-topping trim levels: The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 5h and 5hs. Building on the high specification of the recently-launched 2019 4h and 4hs variants – which feature LED headlamps, DRLs and fog lamps; a heated windscreen; 360° parking … Continue reading News: NEW RANGE-TOPPING MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV 5h AND 5hs NOW ON SALE

News: JAGUAR I-PACE IS NAMED T3’S BEST CAR 2018

Rather unsurprisingly, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the Jaguar I-PACE has been named ‘Best Car’ at T3’s 2018 Technology Awards. The awards took place at London’s Ministry of Sound last week. The award was present by Spencer Hart, T3’s Product & Style Editor. Graham Wilkins, Chief Product Engineer, shared with MotorMartin: “We are delighted that the Jaguar I-PACE has won this prestigious award. As Jaguar’s first all-electric car, the I-PACE is an exciting new step for us and it’s fantastic to see our innovative technology recognised and celebrated.” T3 jurors had the following to say on Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle: “Here’s a car … Continue reading News: JAGUAR I-PACE IS NAMED T3’S BEST CAR 2018

News: PEUGEOT LAUNCHES 508 SW FIRST EDITION

With somewhat excellent timing PEUGEOT has just announced the launch of the all-new 508 SW First Edition, a stylish limited edition of the all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW, which is set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2018 and replaces the already excellent previous edition, a review of which can be read about here. Based on the high-end GT finish, PEUGEOT have confirmed to MotorMartin that the all-new 508 SW First Edition will be available to order from Tuesday 2 October. Excellent news indeed. The exclusive all-new PEUGEOT 508 SW First Edition will come with unique stylistic attributes, including … Continue reading News: PEUGEOT LAUNCHES 508 SW FIRST EDITION

News: SUZUKI UNVEILS KATANA AT INTERMOT AND ANNOUNCES UPDATES FOR GSX-R1000

It’s certainly been a long time coming but at last, the #MotorMartinMotorbikes desk can finally announce the news that many of you out there have been waiting for. News that Suzuki have finally unveiled a new Katana for 2019, pulling the wraps off the latest machine to bear the iconic name at Intermot in Cologne, Germany, as well as announcing a host of updates to the GSX-R1000. The following is direct from Suzuki themselves and shared in full. Katana The original Katana has maintained a legendary status since its launch in 1981, with a design that remains as impactful now as … Continue reading News: SUZUKI UNVEILS KATANA AT INTERMOT AND ANNOUNCES UPDATES FOR GSX-R1000

PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: Fable Of A Silver Moon

Peugeot have certainly gone to town with their 508 SW, a car that has already been replaced for late 2018 meaning that this model will be it’s own swan song. And what a job Peugeot have completed. Checkout how the well proportioned curved rear and tailgate fits the the side profile perfectly whilst displaying your good taste to those following. The 19” wheels adorning this handsome Sport wagon combine beautifully with subtly flared front and rear wheel arches and hint at abilities other than load lugging whilst the pearlescent pearl white paintwork suggests a level of sophistication that the Peugeot … Continue reading PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: Fable Of A Silver Moon

News: 50 YEARS OF JAGUAR XJ: HISTORIC CONVOY HEADS TO PARIS MOTOR SHOW

Paris, MotorMartin has been informed, has a special significance to the Jaguar XJ as in 1968 the XJ made its debut at the show, with Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons revealing his vision for a saloon car with the handling of an E-type. According to contemporary reports, this new luxury model was a revelation with its combination of beauty, poise and performance. Since then, the presentation halls of Paris have played a regular role in the life of the XJ – the XJ ‘X300’ was unveiled at the event in 1994 and the revolutionary XJ ‘X350’, with its lightweight aluminium … Continue reading News: 50 YEARS OF JAGUAR XJ: HISTORIC CONVOY HEADS TO PARIS MOTOR SHOW