News: LAGONDA SET TO REVOLUTIONISE THE LUXURY SUV

It’s been explained to MotorMartin that after stealing the 2018 Geneva motor show with their remarkable ‘Vision Concept’, Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first production model: a radical, sector-defining zero-emission SUV. Scheduled to be unveiled in 2021, the Lagonda SUV will be the first luxury SUV exclusively driven by zero emission powertrain technologies and… Read More News: LAGONDA SET TO REVOLUTIONISE THE LUXURY SUV

News: BMW CELEBRATES 10,000 BMW I3 SALES IN THE UK

BMW UK have shared with MotorMartin recently that they are celebrating a significant milestone as the 10,000th BMW i3 has just been sold. Launched in 2013, BMW have explained that the i3 has evolved to be the best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium segment. With updates to the BMW i3 and the addition of… Read More News: BMW CELEBRATES 10,000 BMW I3 SALES IN THE UK

News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

MINI have informed MotorMartin recently that with the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show (March 30 to April 8, 2018), MINI will once again demonstrate its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on an icon. The classic Mini Electric, they say, combines the historic look of… Read More News: A LOOK BACK INTO THE FUTURE: THE CLASSIC MINI ELECTRIC

News: INFINITI TO GO ELECTRIC FROM 2021

INFINITI Motor Company have shared with MotorMartin that they will introduce new vehicles with electrified powertrains from 2021, according to Nissan Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress yesterday. • New INFINITI models will offer electrified powertrains from 2021 • INFINITI will launch its first pure electric vehicle in the… Read More News: INFINITI TO GO ELECTRIC FROM 2021

News: KIA BEGINS 2018 WITH WIDE RANGE OF OFFERS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT Q1

It’s come to the attention of the all new #MotorMartinCarNews desk that Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is starting the year with an extensive range of offers across its model line-up, from finance deals across many models through to free home charging points and installation for its EV and PHEV models. The headline offer is the… Read More News: KIA BEGINS 2018 WITH WIDE RANGE OF OFFERS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT Q1

News: KIA STARTS NEW YEAR WITH SUV EVENT IN JANUARY

Kia Motors (UK) Ltd. have shared with MotorMartin recently that they are to be holding their SUV event for the second year in-a-row at dealerships across the country. The event, running until the end of January, will see all SUVs purchased in January 2018 and registered by 31 March 2018 receive Kia Care-3, a convenient… Read More News: KIA STARTS NEW YEAR WITH SUV EVENT IN JANUARY

News: ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP: JAGUAR I-PACE COMPLETES FINAL TESTING IN LOS ANGELES AHEAD OF 2018 REVEAL

One year on from showing the I-PACE Concept at the LA Auto Show, Jaguar have confirmed to MotorMartin that they are back in town with a production prototype for final range and durability tests ahead of its official global reveal in 2018. Blimey. Thousands of potential customers have pressed the ‘I want one’ button on www.jaguar.com to place a deposit or register a… Read More News: ELECTRIC ROAD TRIP: JAGUAR I-PACE COMPLETES FINAL TESTING IN LOS ANGELES AHEAD OF 2018 REVEAL

News: RENAULT KADJAR VOTED ‘BEST ROAD TAX-FREE CAR’ AT CARBUYER AWARDS 2018

Renault have confirmed with MotorMartin recently the fact that their impressive Kadjar has underlined its efficiency and frugal running costs by being voted the ‘Best Road Tax-Free Car’ at the Carbuyer Awards 2018. It’s been explained that the award is the latest in a rapidly-increasing number of accolades to be bestowed on the stylish Kadjar.… Read More News: RENAULT KADJAR VOTED ‘BEST ROAD TAX-FREE CAR’ AT CARBUYER AWARDS 2018

News: WHEELER DEALERS MIKE AND ANT BRIDGE THE MOTORING GAP WITH CARS 100 YEARS APART IN AGE AND TECHNOLOGY

We’re all big fans of Mike Brewer here at MotorMartin Towers having watched his shows for quite some years way back to Deals on Wheels back in the day. There’s a lot of interest therefore in how the new team of Mike and Ant will work when Wheeler Dealers returns to our screen in the… Read More News: WHEELER DEALERS MIKE AND ANT BRIDGE THE MOTORING GAP WITH CARS 100 YEARS APART IN AGE AND TECHNOLOGY

News: HONDA COMMITS TO ELECTRIFIED TECHNOLOGY FOR EVERY NEW MODEL LAUNCHED IN EUROPE

There’s most definitely change in the air at present with more and more manufacturers sharing their plans regarding electrification of current and future ranges, so much so that it came as no real surprise when Honda joined the party recently.   Indeed, Honda has confirmed to MotorMartin that electrified technology will now feature in every… Read More News: HONDA COMMITS TO ELECTRIFIED TECHNOLOGY FOR EVERY NEW MODEL LAUNCHED IN EUROPE

News: 2017 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: HONDA’S ELECTRIC VISION GATHERS PACE

With many European governments recently announcing their plans to clean up the air of their major cities it’s becoming quite clear that the motor industry is finding it necessary to invest in alternatives to fossil fuels. So it was no real surprise to receive news from Honda, up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers,… Read More News: 2017 FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: HONDA’S ELECTRIC VISION GATHERS PACE

News: INFINITI RETRO PROTOTYPE TO DEBUT AT 2017 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

“It started as a simple thought– what if we found a car, down at the Southern tip of Japan, buried deep in a barn, hidden from all eyes for 70 years. What if in this car we found the seed of passion planted during our first Japanese Grand Prix and the power and artistry of… Read More News: INFINITI RETRO PROTOTYPE TO DEBUT AT 2017 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

News: NISSAN LEAF IS UK’S FASTEST GROWING SMALL FAMILY CAR (C SEGMENT)

It’s no real surprise to MotorMartin that Nissan’s all-electric range, comprising the LEAF and e-NV200 LCV, are continuing to dominate their respective segments with strong sales performances this November. After all, Nissan can probably be considered to be the first manufacturer to bring one of the first mainstream electric cars to market, a vehicle that… Read More News: NISSAN LEAF IS UK’S FASTEST GROWING SMALL FAMILY CAR (C SEGMENT)

News: UK’S LEADING EV CHARGING PLATFORM ZAP-MAP TOPS 40,000 USERS AND TRIGGERS INVESTMENT ROUND

MotorMartin’s been saying for quite some time now that for Electric Vehicles to be truly successful two things need to happen. The first, EVs need a far greater range than they currently have, even Tesla, say around 350-450 miles and the charging network needs to keep on expanding into the more harder to reach corners… Read More News: UK’S LEADING EV CHARGING PLATFORM ZAP-MAP TOPS 40,000 USERS AND TRIGGERS INVESTMENT ROUND

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Are Friends Electric?

The history of the Electric vehicle is a story that has a great deal more twists and turns that you may at first think. In fact we need to go all the way back to the late 1800s to see how early EVs built upon their popularity to get to a situation where they were… Read More Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Are Friends Electric?