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Ford Transit Custom Hybrid set to launch
Posted on 03 August 2017

Ford Transit Custom Hybrid set to launch

Next year is set to see a Ford Transit Custom Hybrid join the Ford commercial vehicle range. With the Transit Custom set to undergo a revision, Ford will take the opportunity to introduce a hybrid commercial vehicle for the first time.


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.


Ford recreates nightmare roads for testing
Posted on 08 April 2016

Ford recreates nightmare roads for testing

The number of potholes on the UK roads seems to be increasing by the day and with this in mind Ford has decided to do something about it. At an average cost of over £300 a time to fix alloy wheels, car suspension and tyres, it can be an expensive experience for drivers. Additionally, research has shown that pot holes and poor road conditions account for a third of accidents on Europe’s roads.


Ford introduce glare-free headlights
Posted on 07 April 2016

Ford introduce glare-free headlights

When travelling at night an oncoming car with the full beam headlights dazzling your eyes is one of the most irritating things. With this is mind Ford have launch a glare-free highbeam system that allows full beam to be active without effecting oncoming traffic.


New Ford Kuga images revealed
Posted on 22 February 2016

New Ford Kuga images revealed

Ford has revealed the details and images of the new Ford Kuga that is set to be launched in October 2016. Featuring Ford’s signature muscular front grille and sculptured bonnet the Kuga is expected to debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.


Flexible finance offers on SUV models at Jennings Mazda
Posted on 18 February 2016

Flexible finance offers on SUV models at Jennings Mazda

Customers looking to purchase a compact crossover, have the choice between two award-winning models available at Jennings Mazda, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group. The all-new Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5 SUV models are on display and available to test drive at the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, where customers are also taking advantage of a number of finance offers.


Customers bag a bargain and a mobile phone at Jennings SEAT
Posted on 18 February 2016

Customers bag a bargain and a mobile phone at Jennings SEAT

Customers visiting Jennings SEAT, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, are getting more than they bargained for when it comes to the purchase of a specific model in the range. In addition to receiving a high quality product and taking advantage of a substantial customer saving of more than £3000, anyone who purchases the new SEAT Ibiza Connect 1.2 TSi SC, 3 door model in the range, is also walking away with a free Samsung Galaxy A3 phone.


Ford looking to introduce wearable technology
Posted on 18 January 2016

Ford looking to introduce wearable technology

With technology advances throughout the car industry, manufacturers are trying to outdo each other to bring new technology to the marketplace. Ford has launched a new research facility that is set to develop technology that can be worn by drivers and investigates the links between the technology and driving styles. Forming part of the Ford Smart Mobility provision, it is looking to develop applications to monitor driver safety and boost the growth of autonomous driving.


Kia concepts revealed at Detroit Motor Show
Posted on 15 January 2016

Kia concepts revealed at Detroit Motor Show

Following on from the recent images of the new Kia Picanto on testing, Kia has unveiled two new concept cars at the North America Motorshow. Teasing an all-new Kia Niro that is billed as a HUV – Hybrid Utility Vehicle and a full fat Kia Telluride SUV, Kia is keeping up with the current SUV trends in the market.


Ford developing driverless technology
Posted on 08 December 2015

Ford developing driverless technology

It has long been discussed within the motor industry – the day when cars will be able to drive and park themselves without assistance. Following on from driverless systems announced by manufacturers including Tesla and BMW, Ford have revealed new systems including the ability to park a car without the driver being inside.


Individualise your SEAT Ibiza thanks to SEAT Colour Packs
Posted on 27 October 2015

Individualise your SEAT Ibiza thanks to SEAT Colour Packs

The new SEAT Ibiza comes with many stunning new highlights but there is one that helps it stand out from the crowd. A specialist team has been working on a new feature that helps individualise your SEAT Ibiza’s trim in either Velvet or Beige – SEAT Colour Packs


James Bond returns in Spectre with epic cars
Posted on 27 October 2015

James Bond returns in Spectre with epic cars

From the legendary Aston Martin DB5 to the underwater Lotus Esprit S1, James Bond has driven some illustrious cars over the years through several of the most amazing car chases ever seen on the big screen. The latest outing Spectre looks to be no different with James again seen in his faithful Aston Martin. Jennings Motor Group takes a look at what cars can be expected from Daniel Craig’s latest stint as the world’s most famous spy.


Kia’s new GT Line arrives at Jennings
Posted on 15 October 2015

Kia’s new GT Line arrives at Jennings

Customers visiting Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, are taking advantage of an entirely new sporty trim level, which offers a new turbocharged 1.0-litre engine and seven-speed automatic gearbox. The new Kia cee’d GT Line, which made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, is the first car in Kia’s range to feature the manufacturer’s new, three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.


Customers take part in ‘Ford Active Weekend’ event at Jennings
Posted on 15 October 2015

Customers take part in ‘Ford Active Weekend’ event at Jennings

Customers visiting Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group, are being given the opportunity to take part in an ‘Active Weekend’ event.


Ford Active Events coming to Jennings Ford dealerships
Posted on 28 September 2015

Ford Active Events coming to Jennings Ford dealerships

A series of events are to be held across Jennings Ford dealerships demonstrating the latest Ford intelligent technology. From Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October our Ford dealerships in Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Stockton will be hosting Ford Active Events celebrating the brand new range of Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive (iAWD) vehicles.


Why should I buy a Ford Focus?
Posted on 07 September 2015

Why should I buy a Ford Focus?

Once you use a Ford heated front windscreen you will wonder how you ever got by without one! With the simple press of a button the clever Ford technology quickly melts the snow or ice avoiding the need for scraping or the spraying of de-icer. All whilst sat in the comfort of the driver’s seat!


New Ford Ecosport – where do you keep your keys?
Posted on 17 March 2015

New Ford Ecosport – where do you keep your keys?

We have all had the same problem – where do we keep our keys safe when out and about. And once we have found a place to keep them how do we easily access them. Ford has cleverly removed this problem with the introduction of ‘Ford Keyless Entry’ – the effortless way to access your Ford EcoSport without having your keys in your hand.


Motorists set to benefit from technology demos at Jennings Ford
Posted on 12 January 2015

Motorists set to benefit from technology demos at Jennings Ford

Customers visiting Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group this weekend, will be given the opportunity to experience at first hand the advanced range of innovative Ford technologies available across the vehicle range.


Should you choose a petrol or diesel car?
Posted on 24 September 2014

Should you choose a petrol or diesel car?

It is one of the main decisions when choosing your new car- should you go for a diesel or petrol engine? The market share of diesel cars has grown rapidly recently and accounts of around half of new cars sold. With lower road tax costs and more miles to the gallon, diesel may seem an obvious selection, but it has been in the news recently about potential health risks. Jennings Motor Group takes a look.


Demand for latest Ibiza I-TECH boosts sales at Jennings SEAT
Posted on 21 August 2014

Demand for latest Ibiza I-TECH boosts sales at Jennings SEAT

High demand for the latest model in the range at Jennings SEAT, part of the Jennings Motor Group, has further boosted sales at the dealership. The new Ibiza 1.2 I-TECH is the latest model to join the popular Ibiza range at the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane branch in Middlesbrough.