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Ford announces Electric Vehicle plans for future
Posted on 09 January 2017

Ford announces Electric Vehicle plans for future

During the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford made the surprise announcement that it is looking to make a major move in to the electronic vehicle market with the launch of vehicles featuring ranges of up to 300 miles.


New Mazda MX-5 RF launch event coming to Jennings Mazda
Posted on 06 January 2017

New Mazda MX-5 RF launch event coming to Jennings Mazda

Jennings Mazda is set to welcome the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF to its dealership at Cargo Fleet Lane as part of a special launch event. On Friday 10 February 2017 between 12.00 and 19.00 visitors will be able get to get up close to the hard top version of the award winning Mazda MX-5.


New Year’s Honour for North-East MD and charity fundraiser
Posted on 05 January 2017

New Year’s Honour for North-East MD and charity fundraiser

A leading North-East businessman has been honoured for his charity work and contribution to the economy with an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.


Jennings Kia to host SUV event
Posted on 01 January 2017

Jennings Kia to host SUV event

To celebrate the award-winning range of SUV vehicles in Kia’s new car range, Jennings Kia is hosting a special SUV event between Wednesday 4 January and Saturday 7 January 2017. Throughout the event savings of up to £3,000 against RRP will be available on the latest Kia SUV models.


The Great Deal Event arrives at Jennings
Posted on 28 December 2016

The Great Deal Event arrives at Jennings

Customers can benefit from 0% ARP* across the entire used car stock at Jennings Motor Group this new year period. From Wednesday 28 December through to Sunday 8 January 2017, the Jennings Great Deal Event is helping customers find the perfect used car from the 1,000+ that are available across group stock.


Kia release next teaser video of new secret model
Posted on 21 December 2016

Kia release next teaser video of new secret model

Following on from the recent teaser video released by Kia of a mystery car undergoing testing at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany, an updated video has been released giving away more clues. Ahead of the expected launch at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, the latest video reveals the outer shape with a coupe-saloon exterior.


First Ford GT rolls off the production line
Posted on 20 December 2016

First Ford GT rolls off the production line

Following years of anticipation and excitement Ford has announced that the first of the new Ford GT models have rolled off the production line at its production plant in Canada. Marking the start of a four year production cycle that has been extended due to the phenomenal demand that has been encountered, the orders at the top of the waiting list will soon be fulfilled.


New Mazda MX-5 Arctic Edition set for 2017 launch
Posted on 20 December 2016

New Mazda MX-5 Arctic Edition set for 2017 launch

Limited in number to 400 when launched in the February 2017, the new Mazda MX-5 Arctic edition sees exclusive design tweaks and additional equipment included. Jennings Mazda takes a look at what can be expected when it arrives in our dealership.


Kia Niro undergoes road test
Posted on 14 December 2016

Kia Niro undergoes road test

Since its launch earlier in 2016 the new Kia Niro has been gaining plaudits from the motor industry and customers alike. Incorporating the latest hybrid technology, the petrol-electric model has seen Kia enter the ever growing Hybrid sector of the new car market.


New SEAT Arona due to arrive in 2017
Posted on 14 December 2016

New SEAT Arona due to arrive in 2017

Following on from the successful launch of the Ateca SUV, SEAT has announced that 2017 will see the introduction of the Arona to its range. Based on the Ibiza, it is set to be built at the Martorell plant near Barcelona.


New Ford Fiesta 2017 WRC revealed
Posted on 13 December 2016

New Ford Fiesta 2017 WRC revealed

Hot on the heels of the unveiling of the new Ford Fiesta at a special launch event in Cologne, images of the latest Ford Fiesta WRC edition have been released. Built by leading specialist M-Sport, it takes advantage of the updated edition of the UK’s best-selling car.


Charity’s fundraising drive leads to a new motor for lucky Kath
Posted on 13 December 2016

Charity’s fundraising drive leads to a new motor for lucky Kath

Christmas came early for a lucky woman from Middlesbrough when she scooped a brand new motor in a promotion organised by The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) and Jennings Kia, part of the Jennings Motor Group. They say things come in threes and that is exactly what happened to 69-year-old, Kath Mewse, from Eston, when she scooped a keg of beer, £50 cash and a brand new Kia car, all in the space of a few days.


All-new MX-5 promises to add another chapter in the MX-5 success story at Jennings
Posted on 13 December 2016

All-new MX-5 promises to add another chapter in the MX-5 success story at Jennings

Staff at Jennings Mazda, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group, are preparing for the arrival of a new model – the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback), which goes on sale in 2017. The all-new Mazda MX-5 RF, available for sale from 4 March 2017, joins the World Car of the Year MX-5 convertible range and is priced from £22,195 to £28,995.


Mitsubishi set to celebrate centenary focusing on Electric Vehicles
Posted on 12 December 2016

Mitsubishi set to celebrate centenary focusing on Electric Vehicles

Making up an impressive 10% of Japan’s GDP, the Mitsubishi Corporation has grown in a immense organisation. Incorporating various different sectors including ship building, beer production, Nikon cameras and banking, as well as car production, Mitsubishi will celebrate its centenary in 2017.


Motor dealer group marks 18 years of support to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal
Posted on 08 December 2016

Motor dealer group marks 18 years of support to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal

Jennings Motor Group has celebrated 18 years of support to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Present Appeal, with a gift donation.


Ford Mustang special editions revealed
Posted on 07 December 2016

Ford Mustang special editions revealed

Limited edition Ford Mustang models have been revealed by Ford that include fresh equipment and tweaks that have been included for the European market. Improving both internal and external features, the exclusive designs also get equipment thrown in.


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