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Award winning Ford EcoBoost engine set to get more efficient
Posted on 05 December 2016

Award winning Ford EcoBoost engine set to get more efficient

Recent years has seen the award winning Ford 1.0l EcoBoost increasing in popularity with Ford owners. Available with 100PS, 125PS and 140PS, the 3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine has been given the tile of ‘Best engine under 1.0l’ at the International Engine of the Year Awards.


Boro players take on boot challenge with Kia dealership
Posted on 05 December 2016

Boro players take on boot challenge with Kia dealership

Jennings Kia, part of Jennings Motor Group, has teamed up with Middlesbrough Football Club to give Facebook users the opportunity to win a number of prizes. ‘Guess The Winner’ is an online competition involving Boro players, George Friend and Adam Clayton, two Kia Sportage cars and a football at the Club’s Rockcliffe Park Training Ground in Darlington.


Test of autonomous cars set to start in 2017 in Europe
Posted on 02 December 2016

Test of autonomous cars set to start in 2017 in Europe

Since developing self-driving cars at its Research and Innovation Centre in the United States, Ford has announced that 2017 sees the programme rolled out on European roads. Ahead of a planned launch to the public in 2021, the Mondeo inspired models currently are part of a 30 strong fleet.


Kia preview ‘Mystery Car’ at Nurburgring
Posted on 01 December 2016

Kia preview ‘Mystery Car’ at Nurburgring

We are all used to seeing manufacturers testing their latest cars around tracks and roads around the world. Covered in the industry standard camouflage to prevent viewers getting a true reflection of the latest model, the ‘spy pictures’ set people’s imaginations running


New Ford Fiesta revealed by Ford
Posted on 30 November 2016

New Ford Fiesta revealed by Ford

New Ford Fiesta revealed by Ford. After many months of speculation and rumors Ford has finally revealed the new 2017 Ford Fiesta. At an exclusive ‘Go Further’ launch event in Cologne Germany, Ford CEO Mark Fields and Ford of Europe president Jim Farley introduced the next generation of the best-selling supermini to the world.


Award-winning SUV models continue to be a popular choice with customers at Jennings Mazda
Posted on 29 November 2016

Award-winning SUV models continue to be a popular choice with customers at Jennings Mazda

Customers in the market for a sport utility vehicle, are continuing to take advantage of two award-winning models at Jennings Mazda, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group. The Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 models are on display and available to test drive at the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough.


Kia Picanto Sport v SEAT Mii FR-Line
Posted on 28 November 2016

Kia Picanto Sport v SEAT Mii FR-Line

Sporty versions of the Kia Picanto and SEAT Mii have been added to their respective new car ranges to create a mix of practicality and style. Jennings Motor Group takes a look at the newly released editions.


New-look ASX arrives at Jennings Mitsubishi
Posted on 22 November 2016

New-look ASX arrives at Jennings Mitsubishi

Customers visiting Jennings Mitsubishi, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, are taking advantage of the sleek new-look ASX crossover model available at the dealership. Falling in line with other models in the range, such as the Outlander and Outlander PHEV, the latest ASX offers a range of new features as well as an additional colour.


Mazda CX-3 v Audi Q2 v Mercedes GLA
Posted on 17 November 2016

Mazda CX-3 v Audi Q2 v Mercedes GLA

The SUV market has been a growing sector over recent years with an increase in the number of smaller SUVs available. Leading car industry publication Auto Express tested the Mazda CX-3 against the Mercedes GLA and Audi Q2 to see which it thought was the best small SUV on the market.


New Mazda CX-5 hits LA Motor Show
Posted on 17 November 2016

New Mazda CX-5 hits LA Motor Show

Ahead of its expected launch in the UK in 2017, the new Mazda CX-5 has made its first appearance at the world renowned Los Angeles Motor Show. Since its introduction in 2012, the CX-5 has been has become a key member of the Mazda new car offer.


New Kia Optima SW GT Review
Posted on 16 November 2016

New Kia Optima SW GT Review

The recently introduced Kia Optima SW sees Kia move into the larger SW market to take on existing market leaders including Ford and Volkswagen. To help with this a Kia Optima SW GT edition has been launched that blends practicality with performance.


Ford Technology continues to improve driving safety
Posted on 07 November 2016

Ford Technology continues to improve driving safety

Having been at the cutting edge of technology within the car industry for many years, Ford is continuing to push for safer driving thanks to looking to increase driver aids available across its ranges.


Kia Ski Gondola revealed at Motor Show
Posted on 04 November 2016

Kia Ski Gondola revealed at Motor Show

Continuing Kia’s programme of introducing concept models at the world’s leading motor shows, they have gone one step further with the impressive Kia Sorento Ski Gondola. Designed to transport skies efficiently up and down the slopes combining all-terrain capabilities and autonomous technologies, the ingenious triangular wheels make light work of snowy conditions.


Kia to consider launching all-electric Niro?
Posted on 03 November 2016

Kia to consider launching all-electric Niro?

Following on from the recent launch of the Kia Niro hybrid SUV that arrived at Jennings Kia in September 2016, Kia have been rumoured to be looking to launch an all-electric version in the near future.


New Ford KA+ Review
Posted on 03 November 2016

New Ford KA+ Review

Since recently joining the Ford new car range, the Ford KA+ has been impressing with it blend of practicality, economy and equipment. Replacing the previous KA, the new KA+ sees Ford move to five doors as standard, while increasing size to almost that of a Fiesta.


Mazda MX-5 concepts revealed at SEMA Show
Posted on 03 November 2016

Mazda MX-5 concepts revealed at SEMA Show

Hot on the heels of the new Mazda MX-5 FR, Mazda have revealed two new concepts at the legendary SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Both the RF Kuro and Speedster Evolution concepts are a vital part of Mazda’s programme of reducing weight without effecting driving experience.


New Kia Stinger spied undergoing testing
Posted on 03 November 2016

New Kia Stinger spied undergoing testing

Ahead of the expected launch in 2017, the new Kia Stinger has been photographed undergoing road testing. With the obligatory camouflaged exterior and blacked out windows, the concept was first shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.


2017 SEAT Leon revealed
Posted on 24 October 2016

2017 SEAT Leon revealed

Focusing on technology and improving engine efficiency, the new 2017 SEAT Leon is following on from the successful launch of the new SEAT Ateca. Incorporating the whole SEAT Leon range including the Cupra, X-Perience and SC, the new updates also see the quality of the Leon interior improve.


Lower drink driving limit – say 77% of people
Posted on 19 October 2016

Lower drink driving limit – say 77% of people

A recent survey commissioned by Public Health England has found that 77% of people questioned are in favour of reducing the current drink driving limit. The current maximum of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in England and Wales is one of the highest in the world.


Low rate finance deal on offer at Jennings Mitsubishi
Posted on 19 October 2016

Low rate finance deal on offer at Jennings Mitsubishi

Motorists in the market for a brand new motor are taking advantage of a competitive finance deal on offer at Jennings Mitsubishi, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group. Customers who purchase a brand new Mitsubishi motor at the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, can opt for a 0% deposit and three years’ 0% APR available across the entire new model line-up.