News: NISSAN LEAF ADDS TO ITS TROPHY HAUL BY WINNING ‘ELECTRIC CAR OF THE YEAR’ AT THE COMPANY CAR TODAY CCT100 2019 AWARDS

We like the EV up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers as the possibilities for this form of motive power are expanding every day at present. It’s important then to celebrate those pioneers that have started us on … Continue reading News: NISSAN LEAF ADDS TO ITS TROPHY HAUL BY WINNING ‘ELECTRIC CAR OF THE YEAR’ AT THE COMPANY CAR TODAY CCT100 2019 AWARDS

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News: NISSAN NAVARA OFF-ROADER AT32 TOUGHS IT OUT TO WIN ‘BEST OFF ROAD’ CATEGORY IN 4X4 MAGAZINE PICK-UP OF THE YEAR AWARDS

And so it comes to pass that the impressive Nissan Navara OFF-ROADER AT32 has reaffirmed its unrivalled ability in the rough stuff by winning the ‘Best Off Road’ category in the Pick-Ups section of the 4×4 Of The Year Awards … Continue reading News: NISSAN NAVARA OFF-ROADER AT32 TOUGHS IT OUT TO WIN ‘BEST OFF ROAD’ CATEGORY IN 4X4 MAGAZINE PICK-UP OF THE YEAR AWARDS

News: NEW NISSAN NAVARA N-GUARD SPECIAL VERSION NOW ON SALE

A quick quiz for you, which vehicle is a former winner of the International Pickup Award and is Nissan’s most popular pickup globally. It is manufactured at facilities in Spain, China, Mexico, Thailand and – since July 2018 – Argentina. Any ideas? The Navara N-Guard, Nissan say, is a tough and stylish new special version of the brand’s award-winning pickup, and it’s on sale now. Available as Double Cab with 2.3 dCi 190 PS engine, the model is priced starting from £28,075.00 Basic Retail exc. VAT with the Manual gearbox, and £29,525.00 Basic Retail exc. VAT for the Automatic gearbox. … Continue reading News: NEW NISSAN NAVARA N-GUARD SPECIAL VERSION NOW ON SALE

News: RENAULT SPORT RACING AND BP STRENGTHEN STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP

Excitement is increasing at the #MotorMartinRacing desk as plans from the big and small race teams are now being finalised, especially so as the following story reminded us all of the oncoming F1 season. It’s been explained to MotorMartin that building on their first season together, and a successful meeting between Renault Chairman, CEO Carlos Ghosn and BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley during which they shared their vision for the future, BP, Castrol and Renault Sport Formula One Team will collaborate in a number of areas, both on and off the track. In addition to the fuel and lubricants … Continue reading News: RENAULT SPORT RACING AND BP STRENGTHEN STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP

News: FOUR-WHEELED STAR OF FAST AND FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT GOES FOR SALE ON AUTO TRADER

News has arrived up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the poster boy for the film Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the third film of the unstoppable franchise, has gone for sale on Auto Trader, the UK’s largest automotive marketplace. Equipped with its iconic Nitrous Oxide system (installed for cinematic purposes only), the Nissan 350 Z owned by Takashi, AKA the “Drift King” (DK), featured on most of the promotional material for the 2006 film, recognisable by its distinctive body artwork displayed heavily during Takashi’s drift races throughout the city of Tokyo. Auto Logix, the car retailer … Continue reading News: FOUR-WHEELED STAR OF FAST AND FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT GOES FOR SALE ON AUTO TRADER

News: RENAULT UNVEILS A NEW GENERATION PETROL ENGINE – TO LAUNCH FIRST ON SCÉNIC AND GRAND SCÉNIC

Renault have shared with the news desk up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that they have introduced a new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine co-developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler. Inaugurated on the Scénic and Grand Scénic line-up it will be progressively offered in the Renault range from 2018. This new engine offers significant improvement in driving pleasure, with better torque at low rpm and greater and constant availability at high rpm, while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Philippe Brunet, Alliance Global VP – Powertrain & Electric Vehicles, Explained to MotorMartin that: “Our new petrol … Continue reading News: RENAULT UNVEILS A NEW GENERATION PETROL ENGINE – TO LAUNCH FIRST ON SCÉNIC AND GRAND SCÉNIC

News: NISSAN QASHQAI WINS COVETED WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARD

The market-leading Nissan Qashqai – the UK’s favourite crossover – has been named Best Small SUV in the prestigious What Car? Used Car Awards 2018. What Car? Magazine have explained to MotorMartin that the Qashqai – specifically four to six-year-old models produced between 2011 and 2013 – impressed the magazine’s panel of expert judges for its winning combination of comfort, quality and practicality. It outperformed a strong field of contenders, including many premium brand competitors, across a number of criteria. Alex Robbins, Used Cars Editor at What Car? magazine, shared with MotorMartin: “The first-generation Nissan Qashqai is still a firm … Continue reading News: NISSAN QASHQAI WINS COVETED WHAT CAR? USED CAR AWARD

What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

So here we are, following on from MotorMartin’s £200, £500 and £1000 bargain buying guides, we arrive at the serious money. Enjoy. £1500 can be classed as a lot of money depending on the situation that you find yourself in, especially if you’ve saved up to buy a car. Perhaps it’s your first car, maybe it’s a runaround or perhaps it’s a second car for a partner or to keep the main car in good order. Whatever the reason, there are a great many cars out there at this price point and you’ll need to keep your wits about you. … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1500? You’ve Got What It Takes

What Can You Buy For £500? Five Get Over Excited

In the first article in this series, What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace, I looked at some of the do’s and dont’s when it comes to shopping in the basket below the bargain basement for your next car, questions to ask and things to look out for. The complete guide if you will. However, mentioned at the beginning of the piece was the promise that certain price points were to be focussed on, meaning that regular readers will be able to find the bargain car of their dreams, perhaps something modern, maybe a classic, perhaps even something … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £500? Five Get Over Excited

News: AMAZE YOUR SENSES: THE NEW NISSAN LEAF. SIMPLY AMAZING

Nissan have informed MotorMartin recently that their all new LEAF will be revealed September 6, 2017 in Japan. Packed with their most advanced technologies, the redesigned next-generation LEAF will amaze the senses and raise the bar for the electric vehicle market. Being 100% electric and zero emissions, the new LEAF, Nissan say, is an icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, offering a quiet and refreshing experience while driving. With Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, the driver will be able to be more confident with enhanced vision and can better sense what is around the car, whilst premium interiors designed to suit all taste … Continue reading News: AMAZE YOUR SENSES: THE NEW NISSAN LEAF. SIMPLY AMAZING