Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

And now we get to the Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0, a car that Kia expect to inject some youthful vim and vigour to their venerable city Car. Styling wise the ‘GT-Line’ is extremely successful from any angle you choose to mention. The newly highlighted and chrome surround front grille offers an aggressive new slant, as do… Read More Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Shakermaker

Suzuki Baleno SZ5: All I have To Do Is Dream

DRIVE IT. BELIEVE IT. The Suzuki Baleno is the practical hatchback that’s a joy to drive. And so says Suzuki regarding their latest compact hatchback, the Baleno. If this is to be the case then Suzuki have a lot of hard work to do to match the more established vehicles from the usual suspects and… Read More Suzuki Baleno SZ5: All I have To Do Is Dream

Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Hammer To Fall

The Kia Picanto has been an excellent seller for Kia over the years with the original being released way back in 2004, an absolute age in car terms at least. This original model was heavily based on the Hyundai Getz and sold worldwide under a variety of names before it’s first refresh arrived in 2007.… Read More Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’ 1.0: Hammer To Fall

Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel base SG3 5-Door: Made To Love

The Mitsubishi Shogun has been a familiar sight on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of our for a considerable length of time, since 1982 in fact and there’s a simple enough reason for that. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Sitting inside the Mitsubishi and you get… Read More Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel base SG3 5-Door: Made To Love

Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel base SG3 5-Door: Keep On Movin’

The Mitsubishi Shogun has been a familiar sight on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of our for a considerable length of time, since 1982 in fact and there’s a simple enough reason for that. Any ideas what it might be? The rather easy answer is that it’s just very good… Read More Mitsubishi Shogun Long Wheel base SG3 5-Door: Keep On Movin’

Ford EDGE Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift Auto: Review by Anthony Yates

There are a couple of reasons why you would buy a Ford EDGE. Firstly, the thought of doing 600mph in a hot hatch has had its day. Secondly, the EDGE is designed with you in mind – no fuss, no drama, just a decent vehicle that will be very loyal. Yes, occasionally it may annoy… Read More Ford EDGE Vignale 2.0 TDCi AWD PowerShift Auto: Review by Anthony Yates

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: Barbarian Kings

The SVP, Mitsubishi say, has been specifically built from the ground up, giving it a rugged new appearance with 17” bespoke black alloy wheels and BF Goodrich off-road tyres, aggressive oversized wheel arches, black detailing, special seat trims with embroidered Limited Edition vehicle number and a tailgate SVP badge, there’s also only 250 available from… Read More Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP: Barbarian Kings

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

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.

MG ZS 1.5 Excite: Pastures Of Plenty.

The opening statement from MG Motor UK regarding their all new mid size SUV reads as follows: Have it all with the new MG ZS. Premium features for an economy price. Smart new design and next-level technology. Plus a family-ready compact SUV that looks good on any city street. A proud boast one would think,… Read More MG ZS 1.5 Excite: Pastures Of Plenty.

FORD COUGAR (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3D. Lift Me Up.

#MotorMartinClassics The all new (old) MotorMartin modern classic, the superb and stylish 1999 Ford Cougar 2.5 V6. Follow it’s progress here on MotorMartin. Part 1 can be found by clicking here. Part 2 can be found by clicking here. Where will you go?

Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d. Part 2: Paradise City

A few months ago the latest car to grace the car park here at MotorMartin Towers arrived, looking rather wonderful resplendent in it’s faded, battered and bruised, classic Ford blue paintwork. The history of Ford’s attempts to recreate the popularity of their legendary Capri have already been covered in Part 1, Ford Cougar (1998 –… Read More Ford Cougar (1998 – 2002) 2.5 V6 24V 3d. Part 2: Paradise City

MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Make My Sun Shine

MG can trace their history back to 1924 a fact superbly celebrated on the touchscreen when you turn the key and are world famous for making stylish cars that are great to own whilst still offering superb value for money. What then can be said for the all new MG GS? On test is the… Read More MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Make My Sun Shine

MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Can’t Get You Off My Mind

MG, that iconic British brand, can trace their history back to 1924 and are world famous for making stylish cars that are great to own whilst still offering superb value for money. Modern MGs, which are designed and engineered in Longbridge, Birmingham, have continued in this rich tradition since their relaunch in 2011 and is… Read More MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Can’t Get You Off My Mind

FORD MUSTANG 5.0I GT CONVERTIBLE 2DR AUTO 6SP: I Was Born To Love You

The history of the Ford Mustang has been covered many, many times before and if you know your cars, most of you out there will already be fans of this iconic piece of American muscle after all, the 2015 Mustang is offered with a 5.0I V8 offering 410 bhp, a combined 22.1 mpg and CO2… Read More FORD MUSTANG 5.0I GT CONVERTIBLE 2DR AUTO 6SP: I Was Born To Love You

FORD MUSTANG 5.0I GT CONVERTIBLE 2DR AUTO 6SP: Hammer To Fall

The history of the Ford Mustang has been covered many, many times before and if you like your cars, which I assume you do, most of you out there will already be fans of this iconic piece of American muscle. The only criticism of the legend that is the Mustang has been from those of… Read More FORD MUSTANG 5.0I GT CONVERTIBLE 2DR AUTO 6SP: Hammer To Fall

FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Grand Affection

This all new Fiesta can best be described with one word, premium. Starting with that grille, it looks fantastic. Bold, slightly aggressive and surrounded with chrome you could lose yourself in. Building upon the front end of the previous edition Fiesta, the new car has matured beautifully, it’s distinctive LED daytime running lights giving it… Read More FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Grand Affection

FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Fighting Fit

This time last year Ford were celebrating their all new Fiesta being named ‘Carbuyer Car of the Year’ in the UK’s most user-focused new car Awards and that the latest version of Ford’s iconic small hatchback had also scooped the ‘Best Small Car’ award at a ceremony in London’s West End. Not bad for a… Read More FORD FIESTA 1.0I TITANIUM E/BOOST 5DR S/S 100PS 6SP: Fighting Fit

FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: A Rush Of Blood To The Head

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. FIAT’s inspiration behind their all new 124 Spider Lusso Plus was their own 124 sports car from way back in 1966 with appropriately gorgeous styling, proportions and performance… Read More FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: A Rush Of Blood To The Head

FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

An Italian convertible with elegant Pininfarina drawn lines, independent race inspired suspension and a luxurious, if slightly basic, wood and leather interior, plus an Aurelio Lampredi designed dual-overhead cam engine, a five speed manual transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, and lightweight Cromodora alloy wheels. A description of the latest FIAT roadster perhaps? Afraid not. The above… Read More FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On