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

News: 46G/KM, 141MPG AND 28 EV MILES WLTP: THE NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REMAINS A SOUND BUSINESS CHOICE

Last year’s annual trip to the beautiful isle of Anglesey was made even more agreeable by the transport used, the rather excellent 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. So it came as something of a shock to realise that Mitsubishi are already preparing for the U.K. release of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which goes on sale… Read More News: 46G/KM, 141MPG AND 28 EV MILES WLTP: THE NEW MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV REMAINS A SOUND BUSINESS CHOICE

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

News: STUNNING RESULTS SHOW STRONG DEMAND FOR ‘EVERYMAN’ CLASSICS

Friends of #MotorMartinClassics, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), have held their biggest sale of the year recently at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show where 130 out of 161 cars classics on offer were sold, resulting in an impressive 81% sales rate. Not a bad result. The total value of the cars sold reached… Read More News: STUNNING RESULTS SHOW STRONG DEMAND FOR ‘EVERYMAN’ CLASSICS

News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

We loved the Kia Sportage here at MotorMartin Towers, a review that can be seen by clicking here and so it was no surprise when Kia Motors let it be known that they were celebrating five million cumulative sales of their global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. A few details for you now: Launched in… Read More News: KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

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.

News: GO ROUND THE WORLD WITH THE MG ZS!

If you’re looking to embark on the ultimate adventure, but can’t decide what vehicle to choose then, according to MG Motor UK, look no further than their brand-new Compact-SUV, the MG ZS. The MG ZS comes with a fully-transferable 7 year/80,000-mile warranty – which is enough to circle the globe three times*. The exciting warranty,… Read More News: GO ROUND THE WORLD WITH THE MG ZS!

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

MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Can’t Get You Off My Mind

MG, that iconic British brand, can trace their history back to 1924 and are world famous for making stylish cars that are great to own whilst still offering superb value for money. Modern MGs, which are designed and engineered in Longbridge, Birmingham, have continued in this rich tradition since their relaunch in 2011 and is… Read More MG GS Exclusive 1.5 TGi: Can’t Get You Off My Mind

News: MG SHARES TOP TIPS FOR WINTER DRIVING

Let’s be honest now, in West Yorkshire recently the weather has been truly lousy, the MotorMartin Motorcycle fleet has remained locked up whilst bleary early morning eyes are becoming bored with the horizontal rain permanently overhead. Horrible, horrible horrible and all of us up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers are thoroughly fed… Read More News: MG SHARES TOP TIPS FOR WINTER DRIVING

News: PEUGEOT 3008 SUV ANNOUNCED AS ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ IN THE UK CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

It gives MotorMartin great pleasure to announce that the very worthy PEUGEOT 3008 SUV has scooped the award for the Best Family Car in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018, the 15th award it has won in the UK since the vehicle’s launch. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that the multi-award winning 3008… Read More News: PEUGEOT 3008 SUV ANNOUNCED AS ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ IN THE UK CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018

News: FORD EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO WRC WITH FORD PERFORMANCE SUPPORT FOR M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM IN 2018

Ford Motor Company have recently announced to #MotorMartinRacing a new agreement to supply extended technical and financial support to long-term motorsport partner M‑Sport – winner of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017 with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that, starting in 2018, the M-Sport… Read More News: FORD EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO WRC WITH FORD PERFORMANCE SUPPORT FOR M-SPORT FORD WORLD RALLY TEAM IN 2018

News: APPROVED USED MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS NOW AVAILABLE FROM JUST £159 A MONTH

Good news for all of you Mercedes fans out there as news has just arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is now available from £159 per month, through the company’s Approved Used programme. Customers purchasing their vehicle through the Approved Used programme, Mercedes say, benefit from an extensive… Read More News: APPROVED USED MERCEDES-BENZ A-CLASS NOW AVAILABLE FROM JUST £159 A MONTH