News: VOLKSWAGEN CALIFORNIA 30 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION

As those heady endless days of summer disappear and we head inexorably into the darkness of late autumn, thoughts inevitably turn towards the summer to come and the undertaking of adventures as yet unknown. Historically, of course, camper vans were the living embodiment of the journeyman spirit, a way for the free thinkers amongst us… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN CALIFORNIA 30 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION

News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

The following news item landed on the #MotorMartinRacing desk just the other day and has been reproduced below in full for the benefit of MotorMartin’s readership. Enjoy: Series organiser, TOCA, has announced a capacity 32-car entry for the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at its annual Season Launch event at Donington Park yesterday… Read More News: RECORD 17 RACE-WINNERS CONFIRMED IN CAPACITY BTCC LINE-UP

News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

Volkswagen’s latest motorsport project has been named: I.D. R Pikes Peak is the title of the all-electric prototype racing car, with which Volkswagen will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on 24th June 2018 in Colorado, USA. The four-wheel drive sports car, Volkswagen say, combines its ambassadorial role for the future, electric I.D.… Read More News: THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE I.D. FAMILY: THE I.D. R FOR PIKES PEAK

News: READERS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE HOT HATCH OF ALL TIME AHEAD OF AUTOCAR AWARDS 2018

Autocar have let it be known to MotorMartin that they have called upon their readers to vote for their favourite hot hatch of all time ahead of the Autocar Awards, due to take place on the evening of 15 May at Silverstone. The Readers’ Champion award, Autocar say, gives their readers a voice in one… Read More News: READERS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITE HOT HATCH OF ALL TIME AHEAD OF AUTOCAR AWARDS 2018

News: SIGN UP! NEW UP! GTI AVAILABLE TO ORDER TODAY

Great news for fans of Volkswagen and their iconic GTI badged cars as just a few weeks into 2018 and already one of the most keenly anticipated new cars of the year is making its debut in Volkswagen Retailers nationwide as the thrilling new up! GTI is available to order priced from just £13,750 RRP… Read More News: SIGN UP! NEW UP! GTI AVAILABLE TO ORDER TODAY

News: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORRADO!

The Bremen Classic Motorshow traditionally marks the beginning of the new classic car season and this year was certainly no different with Volkswagen attending the small but impressive classic car show in the northern German city in its own right for the first time. It’s centrepiece was a sports coupé celebrating its 30th birthday this… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN AT THE BREMEN CLASSIC MOTORSHOW: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CORRADO!

News: AGAIN IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN IN 2017: VOLKSWAGEN’S SUCCESSFUL MODELS GOLF, TIGUAN AND TOURAN FROM WOLFSBURG

The following news from Volkswagen has been shared with MotorMartin recently and is published below in full: The success story of the Volkswagen Golf, Tiguan and Touran has entered the next round. With almost a million deliveries to customers over the past 12 months, the Golf, with its different body variants, continues to be the… Read More News: AGAIN IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN IN 2017: VOLKSWAGEN’S SUCCESSFUL MODELS GOLF, TIGUAN AND TOURAN FROM WOLFSBURG

News: VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI IS NAMED BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘POCKET ROCKET OF THE YEAR’

Volkswagen have explained to MotorMartin recently that even before its official UK debut, set for early 2018, the forthcoming up! GTI is already a winner – scooping the charismatic title of ‘Pocket Rocket of the Year’ from BBC TopGear Magazine. Describing the soon-to-be-launched smallest member of the GTI family, the BBC TopGear Magazine experts shared… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN up! GTI IS NAMED BBC TOPGEAR MAGAZINE’S ‘POCKET ROCKET OF THE YEAR’

News: 160 CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE

Warwickshire-based auction house and friends of MotorMartin, Classic Car Auctions (CCA), will present 160 classic cars spanning 72 years of motoring history at its festive December Sale at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 2nd December. Bidders, Classic Car Auctions say, will be spoilt for choice with the huge variety of quality ‘everyman’ classics on… Read More News: 160 CLASSIC CARS FOR AUCTION AT CCA’S FESTIVE DECEMBER SALE

News: MANUAL LABOUR: NEW GEARBOX BROADENS VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK APPEAL

It’s come to MotorMartin’s attention that Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have broadened the appeal of their Amarok pick-up, by introducing a manual gearbox option to the range in combination with the 204 PS engine. This, Volkswagen say, reduces the entry price of the range by over £650 to £25,600 (basic RRP exc VAT and OTR), and… Read More News: MANUAL LABOUR: NEW GEARBOX BROADENS VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK APPEAL

News: FROM BEETLE TO POLO, VIA GOLF: CUSTOMER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF VOLKSWAGEN OWNERSHIP

It’s been brought to MotorMartin’s attention recently that rather incredibly, a Volkswagen customer from York has recently reached half a century of owning and driving a wide variety of the manufacturer’s vehicles. With the total now standing at 16 Volkswagen over those 50 years, Mrs Karin Wilson has been looking back over her half century… Read More News: FROM BEETLE TO POLO, VIA GOLF: CUSTOMER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF VOLKSWAGEN OWNERSHIP

News: PERFORMANCE PACK UPGRADE FOR POTENT GOLF R

Volkswagen have spent a little time over the last few years making sure that their reasonably popular and relatively successful Golf, you may have heard of it, is the best family hatchback that it can be and that even those that yearn for a little more, are also catered for. News then that improvements had… Read More News: PERFORMANCE PACK UPGRADE FOR POTENT GOLF R

News: PIONEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEETS ITS MODERN EQUIVALENT

When motoring’s past and motoring’s future meet head-on at the Regent Street Motor Show next month (Saturday 4th November) they will discover they have more in common than they might have first thought. And the result will be electric! The cars we will all be driving tomorrow (or the ones that will be driving us!)… Read More News: PIONEERING ELECTRIC VEHICLE MEETS ITS MODERN EQUIVALENT

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

News: IT’S LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AS POLO EVENT GETS UNDER WAY

The Volkswagen Polo has always been that rather clever sort of car that despite it’s supermini size, would appear to have acres of space inside, whilst the quality feel of the fixtures and fittings are far superior to those which you may find in other cars of a similar size. Indeed, a recent trip in… Read More News: IT’S LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT AS POLO EVENT GETS UNDER WAY

News: VOLKSWAGEN ENHANCES VALUE WITH THE NEW POLO MATCH EDITION

MotorMartin has been extremely impressed recently with the quality that Volkswagen have been building into their vehicles of late, the Scirocco and Tiguan, both borrowed from the superb Swansway Group, 01270 848980 certainly had that extra special something that MotorMartin looks for in a car.  The news then, that Volkswagen were revamping their ever present… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN ENHANCES VALUE WITH THE NEW POLO MATCH EDITION

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

In part 1 of Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy, MotorMartin looked at the quite stunning styling that Volkswagen saw fit to adorn their latest Scirocco with and how, in MotorMartin’s opinion, the end result was a particular triumph for both old and new fans of… Read More Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Glory Days

Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy

The Volkswagen Scirocco has been with us now since the summer of 2008, when upon launch, it caused quite a stir. European drivers had been calling for the return of the Scirocco name for quite some time and were overjoyed when Volkswagen finally realised that they had a potential hit on their hands, if they… Read More Volkswagen Scirocco R-Line Black Edition 2.0 litre TDI 150 PS BlueMotion Technology: Love Is Easy

News: DECISIONS, DECISIONS: THE VIBRANT NEW UP! OFFERS 63,000 COLOUR COMBINATIONS

Volkswagen have recently shared with MotorMartin information regarding their recently revamped up!, a car that can be seen in every village, town and city across this beautiful land of ours. The winning combination of size, economy, good looks and build quality have been keeping the up! on the top of it’s game but as the… Read More News: DECISIONS, DECISIONS: THE VIBRANT NEW UP! OFFERS 63,000 COLOUR COMBINATIONS