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,… Read More Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Beautiful As You

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

PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: You Are For Real

It’s a popular misconception that an estate car tends to say something about the person driving it and gives strong clues as to their position within society. Traditionally, an estate car was driven by a salesman or a family man/woman with elder children, perhaps with long trips to and from university or college to contend… Read More PEUGEOT 508 SW GT BlueHDi 180 AUTO: You Are For Real

Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Underneath The Radar.

The 308 GTi looks amazing, aside from the aluminium GTi door sill finishes, front wing and tailgate badges, there’s the large twin exhausts, black rear diffuser, a ride height lowered by 11mm, black radiator grille, sports front bumper skirts and a red lower bumper finisher. Looking at the GTi as a whole, it’s certainly a… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport: Underneath The Radar.

Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport THP 270: You’ve Got What It Takes

It’s not often that MotorMartin focuses on specifications as it’s how a car drives and feels that is surely most important, but with this particular Peugeot I’m sure you’ll understand: Cubic capacity: 1598cc Max Power (HP): 272 @ 6000rpm Max Torque (NM): 330 @ 1900rpm Length: 4253mm Width (incl Mirrors): 2041mm Height: 1446mm Wheelbase: 2617mm… Read More Peugeot 308 GTi By Peugeot Sport THP 270: You’ve Got What It Takes

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 BoosterJet SZ5: Geezers Need Excitement

At first glance you could be forgiven for not looking too closely at the Suzuki Baleno 1.0 as rather old fashioned beliefs regarding engine capacity are still bubbling under the surface for a lot of potential purchasers. That type of thinking in 2018 though is a mistake as engine and turbo technology has gradually improved… Read More Suzuki Baleno 1.0 BoosterJet SZ5: Geezers Need Excitement

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