News: VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES REINTRODUCES POPULAR CALIFORNIA 6.1 BEACH MODEL

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have let the news desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers know that they are reintroducing the Beach model to the California 6.1 range, following increased interest in campervans as more people holiday in the UK. The California 6.1 Beach, Volkswagen say, will feature two variants, Camper and Tour, with… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES REINTRODUCES POPULAR CALIFORNIA 6.1 BEACH MODEL

News: FORM AND COLOUR OF THE ID. FAMILY: NEW DESIGN FOR THE ID.R.

They say that a change is as good as a rest and so a new look for the Volkswagen ID.R. could be seen as being very restful. For those that are new to the ID.R. story, the project started in 2018, with the fully-electrically driven race car from Volkswagen Motorsport sporting grey, blue and red… Read More News: FORM AND COLOUR OF THE ID. FAMILY: NEW DESIGN FOR THE ID.R.

News: RANGE RECORD: ID.3 MAKES THE JOURNEY FROM ZWICKAU TO SWITZERLAND ON A SINGLE CHARGE

Whether you’re a believer in the direction that car manufacturers are heading or not, there’s no getting away from the fact that the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is no longer a quirky machine loved by the few but is finally becoming more and more accepted by the mainstream. And it’s into this environment that Volkswagen… Read More News: RANGE RECORD: ID.3 MAKES THE JOURNEY FROM ZWICKAU TO SWITZERLAND ON A SINGLE CHARGE

News: VOLKSWAGEN CELEBRATES ENCOURAGING AWARDS HAUL IN 2020 SO FAR

Just putting this one out there direct from Volkswagen themselves as we do love a bit of good news up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and in MotorMartin’s opinion, the ID.3 is shaping up to be Volkswagen’s most important new model since the Golf. No pressure then. Volkswagen’s success in industry awards… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN CELEBRATES ENCOURAGING AWARDS HAUL IN 2020 SO FAR

News: ŠKODA CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

ŠKODA have shared the following news with the top floor of MotorMartin Towers and we in turn are sharing it with you. Enjoy: ŠKODA celebrates its 125th birthday in 2020 and 115 years since the company launched its first car. Several of the brand’s historically important models are also celebrating jubilees in 2020. From modest… Read More News: ŠKODA CELEBRATES ITS 125TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

News: GQ NAMES VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ AT THE 2020 GQ CAR AWARDS

It was no great surprise to hear recently that the Volkswagen ID.3 has picked up its second major accolade from British media, ahead of its official launch in the UK this summer, by being named ‘Best Family Car’ at the 2020 GQ Car Awards this week. The revolutionary electric hatchback, MotorMartin was told, scooped the… Read More News: GQ NAMES VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 ‘BEST FAMILY CAR’ AT THE 2020 GQ CAR AWARDS

News: VOLKSWAGEN AND TESCO FREE EV CHARGING NETWORK AMPS UP, AS OVER 100 STORES ROLLED OUT

The way things are shaping up I think it’s fair to say that 2020 is going to be an impressive year for EV sales and the rapidly (sic) improving infrastructure needed. Which is about time really. And now news has arrived stating that electric car owners could get more than 1,000 miles of free driving… Read More News: VOLKSWAGEN AND TESCO FREE EV CHARGING NETWORK AMPS UP, AS OVER 100 STORES ROLLED OUT

News: FASTER THAN FORMULA 1: NEW RECORD FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.R IN GOODWOOD

This is game-changing news. It’s been confirmed to MotorMartin that the first electric race car to beat Formula 1: The Volkswagen ID.R, has once again made motorsport history by setting a new all-time record at the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’. Volkswagen have confirmed that Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometre track in the south of England… Read More News: FASTER THAN FORMULA 1: NEW RECORD FOR THE VOLKSWAGEN ID.R IN GOODWOOD

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