News: VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X

Vauxhall have shared with MotorMartin recently that their all new SUV, the Grandland X, alongside it’s sporty design and rugged looks, has elevated seating for five people, generous luggage space, good all-round visibility and a raft of safety technologies. At 4.48 metres long, it is the largest SUV in Vauxhall’s range, offering even more cabin… Read More News: VAUXHALL GRANDLAND X

News: PORSCHE WORTHY OF A SULTAN COULD FETCH £700,000 AT COYS’ LONDON AUCTION

Regular readers will know of the high standing that Coys International are held in up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, so when news arrives regarding one of their sales, it’s always met with great excitement. And this next sale is certainly no different as it is to include a rather special 1995… Read More News: PORSCHE WORTHY OF A SULTAN COULD FETCH £700,000 AT COYS’ LONDON AUCTION

News: VAUXHALL INSIGNIA COUNTRY TOURER

With a few of the all new Isignia becoming visible on the roads of this green and pleasant land of ours recently, it’s no real surprise to receive news that further editions are planned. The latest addition to the all-new Insignia range, Vauxhall have confirmed is their all-wheel drive Insignia Country Tourer which is on… Read More News: VAUXHALL INSIGNIA COUNTRY TOURER

News: HONDA JAZZ SCOOPS TITLES FOR ‘BEST PERCENTAGE IMPROVEMENT’ AND THIRD MOST EFFICIENT OVERALL IN 2017 MPG MARATHON

We love a bit of good news celebrating engineering excellence and teams behind the success. MotorMartin is pleased to announce therefore that Team Honda has once again emerged triumphant from the annual MPG Marathon, with the Jazz taking home the prize for ‘Best Percentage Improvement on MPG’ and third place for overall MPG in this… Read More News: HONDA JAZZ SCOOPS TITLES FOR ‘BEST PERCENTAGE IMPROVEMENT’ AND THIRD MOST EFFICIENT OVERALL IN 2017 MPG MARATHON

News: THE NEW MINI 1499 GT

What’s pleasing to MotorMartin is how MINI are not afraid to look to their past to inform their future and as such, the latest special edition to join the MINI UK line-up celebrates the brand’s rich heritage with a nod to one of the best known sporty classic Minis of all time, the 1275 GT.… Read More News: THE NEW MINI 1499 GT

News: FORD MUSTANG GT4 MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT AT CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD

The countdown to MotorMartin’s 2017 Mustang 5.0 convertible test in November has officially started and to celebrate, MotorMartin will be highlighting the best Mustang news and videos out there today. Checkout the following, shared by Ford Performance with MotorMartin recently, regarding their rather impressive GT4. Ford Performance will bring the Ford Mustang GT4 to a… Read More News: FORD MUSTANG GT4 MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT AT CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD

News: PIONEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEETS ITS MODERN EQUIVALENT

When motoring’s past and motoring’s future meet head-on at the Regent Street Motor Show next month (Saturday 4th November) they will discover they have more in common than they might have first thought. And the result will be electric! The cars we will all be driving tomorrow (or the ones that will be driving us!)… Read More News: PIONEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEETS ITS MODERN EQUIVALENT

News: DS VIRGIN RACING DRIVER, SAM BIRD, TAKES DS E-TENSE FOR A SPIN INSIDE THE WESTFIELD LONDON SHOPPING CENTRE

In a special celebratory film shared with MotorMartin recently, DS has brought together four of its brightest brand assets – DS E-TENSE, DS Urban Store Westfield London, DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird plus a special cameo role with the soon-to-be-launched DS 7 CROSSBACK – the SUV from DS Automobiles. DS Automobiles has teamed up… Read More News: DS VIRGIN RACING DRIVER, SAM BIRD, TAKES DS E-TENSE FOR A SPIN INSIDE THE WESTFIELD LONDON SHOPPING CENTRE

News: DS VIRGIN RACING CONCLUDES POSITIVE FORMULA E TESTING PROGRAMME

DS Virgin Racing have confirmed to MotorMartin that their driver pairing of Sam Bird and Alex Lynn – the series’ first ever all-British line-up – have racked up a sizeable tally of 440 laps around the 1.9-mile (3.09km) modified National Circuit in the team’s season four DSV-03 challenger (see technical specification below). Focusing on gaining… Read More News: DS VIRGIN RACING CONCLUDES POSITIVE FORMULA E TESTING PROGRAMME

News: MG MOTOR UK SMASHES 10,000 MG3 MILESTONE

As big fans of MG Motor UK, their cars and their philosophies it’s great to see that the consumer is starting to get on board with their products, recognising MGs mix of high specification, excellent road manners and good value present in both the MG3 and MG GS. And now this attitude towards MG is… Read More News: MG MOTOR UK SMASHES 10,000 MG3 MILESTONE

News: AUDI E-TRON FE04 FAST AND RELIABLE

I think it’s fair to say that those of us based up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers are big fans of most forms of motor sport but the Formula E Championship has just not taken hold. But that could be all about to change as the championship appears to be on the… Read More News: AUDI E-TRON FE04 FAST AND RELIABLE

News: HONDA ACHIEVES TOP 20 RANKING AMONG WORLD’S BEST BRANDS

Honda have recently shared with MotorMartin that they are now one of the world’s top 20 brands, according to research by Interbrand in its latest ‘Best Global Brands’ study. Honda has moved up by 3% to be ranked as the 20th most valuable brand in the world. Interbrand puts its value at $22.696 billion. Crikey.… Read More News: HONDA ACHIEVES TOP 20 RANKING AMONG WORLD’S BEST BRANDS

News: DRIVERS CAN NOW SCHEDULE WHEN SPORTS CAR ROARS – AND WHEN IT PURRS – TO ENSURE THEY NEVER BOTHER THE NEIGHBOURS

For some, MotorMartin included, there is no better sound to start the day than the firing up of a finely tuned sports car engine. For others, like Ford employee Steve Von Foerster’s neighbours, who are of course wrong, it can lead to a call to the police and a request to keep the noise down.… Read More News: DRIVERS CAN NOW SCHEDULE WHEN SPORTS CAR ROARS – AND WHEN IT PURRS – TO ENSURE THEY NEVER BOTHER THE NEIGHBOURS

News: DACIA CONTINUES TO PROVE A HIT IN THE UK WITH GROWING SALES

Dacia are a manufacturers that all of us here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers have been behind from the start, representing, as they do, a great blend of practicality, efficiency and good value that continues to resonate with the British consumer. Sharing with MotorMartin the following news, Dacia are proud to announce that… Read More News: DACIA CONTINUES TO PROVE A HIT IN THE UK WITH GROWING SALES

News: VANDEN PLAS PROTOTYPE GETS FIRST OUTING AT THE NEC

As regular readers will know there are a fair few classic car fans up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers with a surprising number of staff also supporting those marques served poorly by history (and reliability!) The following news, shared by the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, was very well received then as… Read More News: VANDEN PLAS PROTOTYPE GETS FIRST OUTING AT THE NEC

News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

We all love a classic car or motorcycle up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers so when Jaguar Land Rover got in touch recently to talk about their own 4ange of Classics there were quite audible intakes of breath. Jaguar Land Rover Classic have shared with MotorMartin that they have launched a brand… Read More News: RELIVE JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LEGENDS WITH NEW CLASSIC DRIVE EXPERIENCE AT EASTNOR

News: STUNNING KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO TO COST FROM £31,995

Kia have let it be known to MotorMartin that their stunning Kia Stinger, the company’s first gran turismo and first rear-wheel-drive car in the UK, will cost from £31,995 when it goes on sale on January 1 next year. With pent-up demand reaching fever pitch, Kia is releasing pricing and specification details as the order… Read More News: STUNNING KIA STINGER GRAN TURISMO TO COST FROM £31,995

News: WATCH FORD GT CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD – WITH A DETOUR TO SET NEW TIME AT WORLD’S MOST NORTHERLY CIRCUIT

Ford have once again provided us, the public, with a very important service by asking the question “Could this be the perfect road trip – a stately promenade of the ultimate coast road, followed by a record-breaking blast around a very special circuit, unfamiliar to all but the biggest racing fans?” And in MotorMartin’s opinion,… Read More News: WATCH FORD GT CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD – WITH A DETOUR TO SET NEW TIME AT WORLD’S MOST NORTHERLY CIRCUIT

News: ALL-NEW COMPACT-SUV HERALDS STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR MG

Regular readers will know that MotorMartin has been following the resurgence of MG Motor UK for quite some time now, testing both the MG6 and the excellent MG3 over the course of the last couple of years whilst the new MG GS SUV will be arriving at MotorMartin Towers in early December and is a… Read More News: ALL-NEW COMPACT-SUV HERALDS STATE-OF-THE-ART DESIGN PHILOSOPHY FOR MG

News: IGNIS CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE NORTHERN GROUP OF MOTORING WRITERS.

Suzuki have shared with MotorMartin that they are very pleased to announce that the Ignis has won an important award, this time as the 2017 Car of the Year from the Northern Group of Motoring Writers. The region’s 31 pre-eminent motoring journalists placed the car at the top of the poll from a longlist that… Read More News: IGNIS CAR OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE NORTHERN GROUP OF MOTORING WRITERS.