News: KIA RIO NOW HAS A BEATING PULSE

Just before Christmas there was a rather nice Kia Cee’d 1.6 T-GDi GT in the car park outside MotorMartin Towers, a car, it has to be said, that managed to combine the practicalities and comfort of a family hatch with an 1.6L turbocharged engine producing a forceful 201bhp. We loved it here at the Towers.… Read More News: KIA RIO NOW HAS A BEATING PULSE

News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: JULY 2017

It’s always interesting to see what Mycarcheck.com’s valuation experts come up with as they reveal significant trends in the UK used vehicle market before choosing a car and bike of the month and July is certainly no different. Infact, there’s often a palpable crackle of excitement around the newsdesk up on th top floor when the… Read More News: MYCARCHECK.COM MARKET GUIDE: JULY 2017

News: LEGENDARY RALLY CARS AT CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE RALLYFEST

As regular readers will know, we love pretty much all forms of motorsport up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and the wild and spectacular World Rally Championship from yester year is up there with the very best. News then that visitors to this year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB will be treated to a… Read More News: LEGENDARY RALLY CARS AT CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE RALLYFEST

News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW INSIGNIA GSI AHEAD OF FRANKFURT DEBUT

It’s not often that a new Vauxhall gets the pulse racing but we might now be in luck as with its debut set for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Vauxhall has released first pics of the all-new Insignia GSi, which will deliver high levels of performance through all-wheel drive, a new chassis and Brembo brakes,… Read More News: VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW INSIGNIA GSI AHEAD OF FRANKFURT DEBUT

News: USED ELECTRIC VEHICLE BEST BUYS NAMED

With recent news regarding the Government’s intention to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2040, no matter how unrealistic and I’ll thought out proposition that is, consumer interest in electric vehicles is currently at an all time high. The market for alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs,) MotorMartin has been told, saw a… Read More News: USED ELECTRIC VEHICLE BEST BUYS NAMED

News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

We love a classic car auction up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, especially when those classics are a little newer than most and so the following news that for modern classic performance icons, with exceptionally low mileage, are set to thrill sports car enthusiasts when offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at… Read More News: LOW MILEAGE LOTS LINE-UP AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC SALE

News: MG CAR CLUB, WHEELER DEALERS’ MIKE BREWER, RPS AND MOSS EUROPE TEAM UP FOR ‘PROJECT MGA’

In what can only be classed as excellent news for fans of Mike Brewer and MG, following a public vote at the 2016 NEC Classic Motor Show, the MG Car Club is teaming up with TV’s Wheeler Dealer, Mike Brewer, Rally Preparation Services (RPS) and Moss Europe to restore a 1959 MGA roadster. Top work.… Read More News: MG CAR CLUB, WHEELER DEALERS’ MIKE BREWER, RPS AND MOSS EUROPE TEAM UP FOR ‘PROJECT MGA’

News: THE NEW AUDI A8 – THE FUTURE OF THE LUXURY CLASS

Looking out on the car park here at MotorMartin Towers recently it is quite obvious that the luxury car market is embracing the all new technologies that are being developed at present whilst also appreciating that those spending large amounts of money on their car also want style in abundance. And serious technology and style… Read More News: THE NEW AUDI A8 – THE FUTURE OF THE LUXURY CLASS

News: SUZUKI GSX250R ARRIVES IN UK DEALERSHIPS

Suzuki have certainly been keeping their staff on the busy side recently with the launch of their all new and very well received GSXR1000 and now, hot on it’s heels is this, the new GSX250R. Sharing the following with MotorMartin, Suzuki say that their new 250 has arrived in UK dealerships with an RRP of… Read More News: SUZUKI GSX250R ARRIVES IN UK DEALERSHIPS

News: UK ELECTRIC AND PLUG-IN CAR REGISTRATIONS RISE AS RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION HITS NEW HIGH

There is certainly a healthy level of debate occurring up here in MotorMartin Towers at present as to the benefits of plug in hybrids like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV over pure hybrids such as Toyota’s C-HR and the Kia Niro as well as the increasing popularity of pure electric vehicles. News that the future for the UK’s… Read More News: UK ELECTRIC AND PLUG-IN CAR REGISTRATIONS RISE AS RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION HITS NEW HIGH

News: ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE: SECRETS OF EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN REVEALED

Since the first reveal of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar in July 2016, Aston Martin, Red Bull Advanced Technologies and project partner AF Racing have been working intensively to further develop the Valkyrie’s aerodynamics, body styling and cockpit packaging and have shared with MotorMartin the following regarding the design process involved. Believe me when I… Read More News: ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE: SECRETS OF EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN REVEALED

News: CITROËN CELEBRATES 10,000 NEW C3 SALES IN THE UK

For fans of the quirky but excellent Citroën C4 Cactus, of which a large number of us up here in MotorMartin Towers most certainly are, it’s little sister, New Citroën C3, has just passed an important milestone, having achieved an impressive 10,000 sales in the first six months since its official launch in the UK.… Read More News: CITROËN CELEBRATES 10,000 NEW C3 SALES IN THE UK

News: FIAT 500: 10 DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR A JOURNEY SIXTY YEARS IN THE MAKING

The Fiat 500 has been a favourite amongst us over at MotorMartin Towers for quite some time now, mixing, as it does, beautiful retro styling with a thoroughly modern city car under the skin. Is there a finer, more stylish city car out on the roads today? And now Fiat have shared with MotorMartin that… Read More News: FIAT 500: 10 DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR A JOURNEY SIXTY YEARS IN THE MAKING

News: ITALIAN GEMS LINED UP FOR COYS SUMMER AUCTIONS

The top floor up here at MotorMartin Towers was awash with excitement recently when it was announced that a pre-production 575MM Ferrari worth £200,000 and a 1926 Bugatti Type 37 worth £600,000 will be going under the hammer at, friends of MotorMartin, Coys auctions at Fontwell House and Blenheim palace on June 29th and July… Read More News: ITALIAN GEMS LINED UP FOR COYS SUMMER AUCTIONS

News: FORDS AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE…

There were plenty of Fords and lots of awards at the weekend, as the Classic Ford Show – backed by headline sponsors EBC Brakes and Lancaster Insurance – continued to go from strength-to-strength. Now in its 13th year, the famous Santa Pod Raceway was filled with classic Fords of all ages and models, with over… Read More News: FORDS AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE…

News: VIDEO: SUZUKI COMPLETES SHEENE XR14 RESTORATION

Perhaps the Brit that most transformed the sport of MotorCycle Grand Prix Racing in the eyes of the general public was the late great Barry Sheene with his Heron Suzuki Grand Prix machines. Someone at Suzuki clearly thinks so as Suzuki has released a pair of videos detailing the intricate and loving restoration of Barry… Read More News: VIDEO: SUZUKI COMPLETES SHEENE XR14 RESTORATION

News: MORE STYLE, LESS MONEY!

Regular readers of this site will know by now that we’re big fans of the relaunched MG brand up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers with a shiny 66 plate MG GS sitting proudly in it’s reserved space in the car park outside our extravagant reception. In fact MotorMartin has only recently had… Read More News: MORE STYLE, LESS MONEY!

News: ‘SUPERCAR SUNDAY’ AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, SUNDAY 16 JULY 2017

As regular readers will know, MotorMartin Towers is rather awash with sports car fans, especially of those sports cars that hail from the more recent past. There’s just something that raises the blood pressure when looking at a car as special as a Jaguar XJ220 in the flesh and is an experience that everyone should… Read More News: ‘SUPERCAR SUNDAY’ AT BROOKLANDS MUSEUM, SUNDAY 16 JULY 2017

News: INTRODUCING THE NEW PEUGEOT 308

Peugeot have recently explained to MotorMartin that their new PEUGEOT 308, due to hit UK roads in September, is the most connected and safest yet with a range of technology and styling enhancements for the 2018 model year and let’s be honest here, the old model was superb to start with.  In fact, so comprehensive… Read More News: INTRODUCING THE NEW PEUGEOT 308

News: LEADING MG DEALERSHIP WINS GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE AWARD

It gives all of us here at MotorMartin Towers immense pleasure to be able to announce that, friends of the MotorMartin, Nathaniel Cars, a leading MG dealership based in South Wales, is celebrating after deservedly taking home the highly-prestigious Four Star Award for Excellence at the SAIC Motor Global MG Dealer Awards. The ceremony, which… Read More News: LEADING MG DEALERSHIP WINS GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE AWARD