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Classic SEAT 600 restored to celebrate 60 year anniversary
Posted on 16 May 2017

Classic SEAT 600 restored to celebrate 60 year anniversary

To help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the legendary SEAT 600, a convertible edition has been painstakingly restored ahead of its debut at the Barcelona Motorshow. Incorporating a team of 30 and 1,500 hours of man time, close to 1,000 original spare parts were involved in the project.


It’s show time at Jennings Ford Transit Centres
Posted on 15 May 2017

It’s show time at Jennings Ford Transit Centres

Time is running out for customers wanting to bag a £500 saving on the popular commercial vehicle range at Jennings Ford, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.


Kia Stinger order book opens in domestic market
Posted on 12 May 2017

Kia Stinger order book opens in domestic market

Ahead of the impending UK launch of the Kia Stinger later in the year, Kia has opened the order book for the Korean market. With much speculation and anticipation, Kia has decided to showcase the car in its domestic market first.


Ford registers ‘Energi’ name ahead of new launches
Posted on 11 May 2017

Ford registers ‘Energi’ name ahead of new launches

Following on from a recent announced from Ford Motor Company that a range of a full electric and hybrid models are set to be introduced a new tradename has been registered. Re-registering the signature ‘Energi’, the name is set to be included with new models that include an electric powertrain.


Study reveals UK’s busiest speed camera locations
Posted on 11 May 2017

Study reveals UK’s busiest speed camera locations

A recent study has revealed that the UK’s top ten speed camera locations have racked in a combined total of over £3million over the space of a year. The biggest earner amassed over £1,600 a day from motorists breaking the speed limit.


Additional customer savings available at Transit Show Live event
Posted on 10 May 2017

Additional customer savings available at Transit Show Live event

Customer can benefit from additional savings at Jennings Ford Transit Centres when they test drive the latest commercial vehicles at our Transit Show Live events.


All-new sporty Picanto ticks the box with customers at Jennings Kia
Posted on 09 May 2017

All-new sporty Picanto ticks the box with customers at Jennings Kia

Kia Customers of Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, have been quick off the mark to get their hands on the all-new stylish, sporty and sophisticated Picanto city car.


Kia Niro Reviewed by The Guardian
Posted on 08 May 2017

Kia Niro Reviewed by The Guardian

The award-winning Kia Niro has continued to impress the motor industry since it was released in 2016. Whilst undergoing a resent road test The Guardian’s described the Niro as “A family car, it has the lot”. Jennings Motor Group takes a look at takes a look


Ford Galaxy turned into last minute Polling Station
Posted on 05 May 2017

Ford Galaxy turned into last minute Polling Station

After failing to get into a Polling Station that was mistakenly locked on Election Day, a Ford Galaxy saved the day. Presiding officer Simone Evans took the decision to use the MPV for the council elections in Buckie, Morray, in the north of Scotland.


First Mitsubishi car to be recreated with a modern twist
Posted on 04 May 2017

First Mitsubishi car to be recreated with a modern twist

To celebrate the centenary of the Mitsubishi Model A, it is set to be recreated and significantly updated for the 21st century. Utilising the latest technology that can be found on the current Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the Model A will represent the company’s proud history.


Summer driving with the iconic, best-selling roadster – the MX-5 -  at Jennings Mazda
Posted on 04 May 2017

Summer driving with the iconic, best-selling roadster – the MX-5 - at Jennings Mazda

With the official beginning of summer only a month away and the sun already shining, staff at Jennings Mazda, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, are rolling out the world’s best-selling sportscar – the all-new MX-5.


Limited edition GT Sport to join Mazda CX-3 range
Posted on 04 May 2017

Limited edition GT Sport to join Mazda CX-3 range

Mazda has recently announced that a special limited edition of the CX-3 SUV will join the award-winning range. Boasting design tweaks and improved equipment specifications, the GT Sport is set to arrive at Jennings Mazda.


All-New Mazda CX-5 VIP Test Drive Preview Event coming to Jennings Mazda
Posted on 03 May 2017

All-New Mazda CX-5 VIP Test Drive Preview Event coming to Jennings Mazda

To celebrate the impending arrival of the All-New Mazda CX-5, Jennings Mazda is set to host a Customer VIP Test Drive Event. On Sunday 25th June 2017 between 10:30 and 16:00 visitors will be able to discover and test drive the latest version of the awarding SUV from Mazda. The event will be the first chance to test drive the All-New Mazda CX-5 ahead of its official launch.


Jennings’ employee clocks three-decades of loyalty
Posted on 26 April 2017

Jennings’ employee clocks three-decades of loyalty

A dedicated member of staff at a South Tyneside-based motor dealer has been rewarded for his three-decade loyalty achievement.


Professional batsman ‘Jennings’ strikes a deal with Jennings Kia
Posted on 26 April 2017

Professional batsman ‘Jennings’ strikes a deal with Jennings Kia

Part of a 12-month sponsorship deal, South African-born Keaton, 24, who currently lives in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, has just taken delivery of a brand new Kia Sportage 1.6 GDi Level 1 model at the group’s Jennings Kia dealership based in Washington.


New speeding fines come in to law
Posted on 25 April 2017

New speeding fines come in to law

A major overhaul of speeding laws and fines in the UK has come into place. Motorists face an increase in the fines received with the message of ‘thinking twice’ before speeding at its centre.


Mazda2 set to get fresh editions
Posted on 24 April 2017

Mazda2 set to get fresh editions

The award-winning Mazda2 is set to add fresh technology and specification to its range with the introduction of two editions. A GT and GT Sport models are set to arrive at Jennings Mazda later in the year.


Jennings SEAT celebrates award-winning range with £1000 test drive discount
Posted on 19 April 2017

Jennings SEAT celebrates award-winning range with £1000 test drive discount

A test drive campaign is expected to give new car sales an added boost at Jennings SEAT, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.


Jennings Ford steers Motability customers on road to freedom with Mobility Open Days event
Posted on 19 April 2017

Jennings Ford steers Motability customers on road to freedom with Mobility Open Days event

Motability customers are being invited to Jennings Ford, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, to take part in an event aimed at steering more people on the road to mobility.


Mazda MX-5 RF v Toyota GT86 road test
Posted on 18 April 2017

Mazda MX-5 RF v Toyota GT86 road test

As the world’s best-selling two seat roadster the Mazda MX-5 has become a true icon in the motor industry. The launch of the stylish hard top RF version allows it to go head-to-head with the Toyota GT86. With this in mind leading motoring publication Auto Express decided to conduct a road test review.