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All-New SEAT Arona arrives at Jennings SEAT
Posted on 16 November 2017

All-New SEAT Arona arrives at Jennings SEAT

Ahead of the exclusive VIP event, the All-New SEAT Arona has arrived at the Jennings SEAT showroom. With the team busy making preparations for the launch event, the stunning SUV can now be found at the centre of the refurbished showroom.


Legendary Ford Fiesta stars in The Apprentice task
Posted on 16 November 2017

Legendary Ford Fiesta stars in The Apprentice task

After over 40 years of being on the UK roads, for one night only the Ford Fiesta was no more. Instead it became either the Miami or Expando as part of a marketing challenge on BBC 1 show The Apprentice. Jennings Ford takes a look at how the two teams got on.


SEAT’s small and sporty looking Arona SUV arrives at Jennings
Posted on 15 November 2017

SEAT’s small and sporty looking Arona SUV arrives at Jennings

The new Arona has arrived at Jennings SEAT, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group. Customers are being invited to the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough this weekend, where SEAT’s latest SUV crossover model will be unveiled.


All-new Stinger lands at Jennings Kia
Posted on 15 November 2017

All-new Stinger lands at Jennings Kia

The waiting is over for Teesside and Wearside motorists wanting to get behind the wheel of Kia’s first Gran Turismo and rear-wheel-drive model – the all-new Stinger - at Jennings.


All-New Ford Fiesta ST-Line X reviewed
Posted on 15 November 2017

All-New Ford Fiesta ST-Line X reviewed

Ahead of the highly anticipated UK launch of the Ford Fiesta ST-Line X leading motoring publication Autocar has got behind the wheel for the first time. Putting the latest model through a true road-test it hit the roads of the Snowdonia National Park.


Ford Focus 2018 spied undergoing testing
Posted on 15 November 2017

Ford Focus 2018 spied undergoing testing

Ahead of the highly anticipated launch of the new Ford Focus in 2018, the next-generation has been spied undergoing road testing. Unlike many road tests that Jennings Motor Group brings you, the pictures show minimal camouflage was used this time round.


Ford Mustang 2018 impresses leading motoring publication
Posted on 14 November 2017

Ford Mustang 2018 impresses leading motoring publication

Due to land at Jennings Ford next year, the facelifted Ford Mustang 2018 is set to take the right hand drive version of the legendary muscle car to the next level. Ahead of its arrive in Europe Auto Express got behind the wheel of a US spec. Jennings Ford takes a look at what they thought.


Driving test set to change in December 2017
Posted on 10 November 2017

Driving test set to change in December 2017

To keep in line with changes that modern day modernists face on the road today, the DVLA has announced a number of changes that are going to be implemented. Coming into practice from Monday 4 December 2017 the driving test in England, Scotland and Wales will include new skill requirements.


SEAT Arona awarded maximum safety rating
Posted on 10 November 2017

SEAT Arona awarded maximum safety rating

Ahead of the highly anticipated UK launch of the All-New SEAT Arona, the stunning SUV has been award the maximum 5 star rating while undergoing Euro NCAP testing. In receiving the maximum score it joined the three other leading models; All-New Ibiza, Ateca and Leon.


Ford reveals mobile phone solution
Posted on 10 November 2017

Ford reveals mobile phone solution

With the temptation to use your smartphone while behind the wheel always there, Ford has teamed up with Brake to launch a new campaign aimed at reducing usage. Looking to tackle what has become one of the biggest killers on UK roads, the theme is to keep smartphones out of driver’s sight.


Final preparations underway from Jennings Ford Motability Open Doors event
Posted on 09 November 2017

Final preparations underway from Jennings Ford Motability Open Doors event

The teams at Jennings Ford are busy preparing for this weekend’s Ford Motability Open Door events at our Ford dealerships. Between Friday 10 November and Sunday 12 November 2017 the special events will offer expert advice and assistance regarding the Motability scheme.


All-New Ford Fiesta set to star in The Apprentice
Posted on 09 November 2017

All-New Ford Fiesta set to star in The Apprentice

The latest series of The Apprentice has seen Lord Sugar setting his two teams many tasks to help him find this year’s business partner. From redesigning hotel rooms to arranging tours of Bruges, the two teams have tried to avoid being the loser with one contestant being ‘fired’. Next week sees the task set around the UK’s bestselling car, the legendary Ford Fiesta.


Preparations underway for exclusive SEAT Arona launch event
Posted on 08 November 2017

Preparations underway for exclusive SEAT Arona launch event

The team at Jennings SEAT are starting to prepare for the upcoming exclusive SEAT launch event. Throughout the weekend of Friday 17 November to Sunday 19 November 2017, our SEAT dealership will be welcoming the stunning new SUV for the very first time.


Buy now pay in February 2018 at Jennings Motor Group’s Centenary Used Car event
Posted on 07 November 2017

Buy now pay in February 2018 at Jennings Motor Group’s Centenary Used Car event

To mark its 100th anniversary milestone celebration, Jennings Motor Group is holding a Used Car Event with a host of added extras available to customers throughout November.


Ford Motability Open Doors event at Jennings
Posted on 07 November 2017

Ford Motability Open Doors event at Jennings

Customers are being invited to Jennings Ford this weekend for an event specifically aimed to advise and assist Motability customers. From Friday 10th November through to and including Sunday 12th November, Jennings Ford branches in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Gateshead are inviting customers - who are eligible to lease a new car through the Ford Motability programme


Ford Mustang GT gets power boost
Posted on 03 November 2017

Ford Mustang GT gets power boost

The legendary Ford Mustang has received a power increase thanks to a partnership with legendary performance company Roush. Creating an impressive amount of interest at the largest event exhibitor at SEMA 2017, Ford revealed the new aftermarket supercharger.


Ford Focus RS Drift Stick sends Ken Block wild
Posted on 02 November 2017

Ford Focus RS Drift Stick sends Ken Block wild

Legendary rally driver Ken Block has been putting the new Ford Focus RS Drift Stick to the test in a new video released by Ford. Described as the “the first-ever, rally-inspired electronic handbrake, developed and designed for Focus RS and approved by rally and stunt star Ken Block” it allows users to have the drift experience.


Flying high with fundraising for GNAAS
Posted on 02 November 2017

Flying high with fundraising for GNAAS

With the end of 2017 fast approaching, staff at Jennings Motor Group are pulling out all the stops to raise as much money for the company’s nominated charity, the Great North Air Ambulance Service.


All-New Kia Stinger gets West Coast Custom makeover
Posted on 01 November 2017

All-New Kia Stinger gets West Coast Custom makeover

Ahead of the official launch of the Kia Stinger leading custom company West Coast Customs has given the latest Kia GT model a special makeover. Jennings Kia takes a look at the one off ‘wide-body’ at the 2017 SEMA debut of this modified Grand Tourer.


Save an extra £500 with a SEAT Test Drive
Posted on 01 November 2017

Save an extra £500 with a SEAT Test Drive

Visitors to Jennings SEAT can save an extra £500 simply by taking a test drive. Between 1 November 2017 and 4 December 2017, discover the award-winning SEAT range to make the saving. Available on all retail order, now is the time to try something new.