News: PANDA CROSS DOMINATES CROSSOVER CATEGORY AT 4X4 MAGAZINE AWARDS 2019

We love an award over at MotorMartin Towers as the hard work put in to make a car a success is rarely seen by the consumer themselves. Therefore, in our own small way, it just feels good to give those … Continue reading News: PANDA CROSS DOMINATES CROSSOVER CATEGORY AT 4X4 MAGAZINE AWARDS 2019

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News: ORDERS OPEN FOR THE NEW FIAT TIPO S-DESIGN

Fiat have shared with MotorMartin recently that their popular and stylish Fiat Tipo range is expanding to include the new S-Design, a car dedicated to drivers who don’t want to compromise on style or substance. Available in hatchback and station wagon versions, Fiat day that the new S-Design dials up the sporty styling without compromising the classic Tipo qualities of roominess, functionality and flexibility. This new version is immediately recognisable thanks to its distinctive wide grille with glossy black trim, which continue around the edges of the fog lights and on the mirror caps. It also encases the Bi-Xenon headlights, … Continue reading News: ORDERS OPEN FOR THE NEW FIAT TIPO S-DESIGN

News: FIAT TIPO: FUNCTIONALITY, SIMPLICITY AND PERSONALITY TURN THIRTY

Here’s some news to make you feel old as on the 26 January, 1988 the Fiat Tipo was born. The successor to the Fiat Ritmo, the original Tipo blended state-of-the-art technology with robustness, usability and practicality to conquered the C-segment. Those core values can still be seen in the model 30 years later. Yes, 30 year’s later! Functionality and innovation Fiat have shared with MotorMartin the following regarding their long running Tipo, stating that the original Fiat Tipo was a truly innovative concept designed to be capable of superior handling, performance, comfort and safety without compromising practicality. It focused on … Continue reading News: FIAT TIPO: FUNCTIONALITY, SIMPLICITY AND PERSONALITY TURN THIRTY

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 to match. Indeed, FIAT themselves state that: only the great icons of the past are able to reinvent themselves without losing those details that made them immortal. It is with this spirit that the new FIAT 124 Spider fully reinterprets the lines of the 1966 … Continue reading 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 describes FIAT’s inspiration behind their all new 124 Spider Lusso Plus. A sports car from way back in 1966, a true wild child of the sixties with appropriately gorgeous styling, proportions and performance to match. When you consider that us Brits were still ‘enjoying’ the … Continue reading FIAT 124 SPIDER LUSSO PLUS: Switch It On

News: UK’S OLDEST FIAT TO DRIVE IN LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

What about this then, for all you people that have the temerity to suggest that Fiat are better known for their perceived lack of reliability, news has arrived up on the top floor of the Towers that the oldest Fiat in the UK, the 1899 Fiat 3½hp, took to the roads last Sunday as part of the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. Blimey. One of the earliest surviving Fiats in the world, the 3½hp took to the road to take part in the event’s 60-mile drive, from Hyde Park in London down to Madeira Drive in Brighton, as … Continue reading News: UK’S OLDEST FIAT TO DRIVE IN LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERAN CAR RUN

What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something for everyone, even in the bargain bucket. Yet it really does depend on your motives and expectations as for me, part of the fun is in the search, after all, for £200 and £500 you really can’t afford to set your heart on one particular … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

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 the journey of their 500 has been a quite incredible 60 years in the making. The unrelenting ‘great little car’ has gone from the great Dante Giacosa’s desk to the gates of the Mirafiori factory, and from the long avenues of Torino, to the MoMA … Continue reading News: FIAT 500: 10 DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS FOR A JOURNEY SIXTY YEARS IN THE MAKING