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The latest Grange news with updates on car launches and events for supercar and our prestige brands including Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, McLaren & Rolls-Royce.

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New Bentley Bentayga S
New Bentley Bentayga S

The new Bentley Bentayga S has arrived with unrivalled speed and dynamic power.

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New Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition

With their exciting return to Formula One, Aston Martin have made a timely statement and introduced a new Vantage F1 Edition as the ultimate expression of performance and dynamism; it is the fastest and most focused of the already sporting Vantage.

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New Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition at Grange
Introducing the new McLaren Artura
Introducing the new McLaren Artura

Feel the full force of McLaren with the new Artura. A supercar redefined and electrifying. Every element tirelessly re-imagined with purpose.

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Personal Service Plans - Now available to buy online

.Our Personal Service Plan is not available to tailor and buy online. The plan enables you to avoid the concerns of annual service bills by paying a monthly direct debit and spreading the cost.

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Personal Service Plan
New Bentley Bentayga Range
New Bentley Bentayga

The new Bentley Bentayga is perhaps the world's most luxurious SUV. A combination of state-of-the-art technology, unrivalled speed and power and a car that delivers an unmatched driving experience both on and off-road.

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Consultation on the Governments proposed ban on the sale of Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles

The Government is trying to ban Petrol and Diesel engines from 2035 and has launched a public consultation. Whilst we wholeheartedly support the drive towards lower emissions we would kindly ask for your support in changing the legislation to exclude hybrid vehicles.

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Government Consultation
New Edinburgh Dealerships
New Edinburgh Dealerships

We are delighted to announce the addition of two new dealerships in Edinburgh, Scotland. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Edinburgh and Grange Aston Martin Edinburgh are open now.

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New Land Rover Defender Launch at Grange Land Rover Hatfield

Wednesday 20th November saw the launch of the new Land Rover Defender at our new, state-of-the-art Grange Land Rover Hatfield dealership.

Over 250 specially selected guests joined us at this exclusive launching of an iconic and much-loved off-road car.

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New Land Rover Defender Launch at Grange Land Rover Hatfield
New Aston Martin DBX at Grange
New Aston Martin DBX

The exceptional new Aston Martin DBX has been announced in more detail and is available to order now from Grange Aston Martin.

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Paul Wallace - Grange Ambassador

On the 6th October 2019, Grange announced on social media that a new Ambassador has joined our team, Paul Wallace, a social media star and supercar enthusiast has agreed to work with us to bring a new and impartial view on our range of luxury sports and supercars.

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Paul Wallace - Grange Ambassador
New McLaren GT at Grange McLaren Hatfield

Friday the 28th June 2019 saw a special arrival at our new Grange McLaren Hatfield dealership. The astonishing new McLaren GT landed in our showroom with its truly epic looks and otherworldly features.

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Grange Motors at Le Mans 2019

A convoy of beautiful Aston Martins with both our Grange Guests and top-performing managers left the UK on a warm June morning for the annual trip to France to enjoy and celebrate the epic Le Mans 24 hour endurance race.

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Grange Motors at Le Mans 2019
Grange Lamborghini Italian Tour 2019

A group of Lamborghini Tunbridge Wells and Lamborghini Chelmsford guests joined us on Thursday 13th June for 3 days to take part in the first Lamborghini Italian Tour of 2019. The tour was a fantastic opportunity for our Lamborghini guests to share the Lamborghini experience at some of the most beautiful locations in and around Sardinia, Italy.

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EXTRAORDINARY DINNERS ? CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF BENTLEY MOTORS

In celebration of Bentley 100 years, the team at Grange Bentley Tunbridge Wells and Grange Bentley Chelmsford hosted a truly Extraordinary dinner at their showrooms.

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Grange Bentley Extraordinary Dinners
Introducing our new state-of-the-art Grange McLaren Hatfield dealership

On the 22nd May 2019, Grange McLaren Hatfield officially opened with an excluisve launch evening replacing our temporary site with a new state-of-the-art facility.

We are absolutely delighted to announce the opening this brand new McLaren luxury sports car buying experience. Visit us today in our new surroundings or find out more here about Grange McLaren Hatfield.

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Grange Aston Martin Hatfield Grand Opening Event

On the 16th May 2019, we officially opened our stunning new Grange Aston Martin Hatfield dealership having moved from Welwyn Garden City in April.

We were absolutely delighted to showcase this brand new Aston Martin luxury sports car buying experience to our guests and we would like to thank everyone for making this such a hugely successful event. Visit us today in our new state-of-the-art surroundings or find out more about the event clicking the link below.

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Grange Aston Martin Hatfield Grand Opening Event
Grange Jaguar & Land Rover Hatfield Oepning Event
Grange Jaguar & Land Rover Hatfield Opening Event

We were delighted to celebrate the opening of our new Grange Jaguar & Land Rover Hatfield dealership on the 8th May with an exclusive opening event for our Guests.

Grange Jaguar & Land Rover Hatfield is open now and replaces our Welwyn dealerships with a new world-class facility.

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Grange Aston Martin Hatfield Opens

We are excited to announce the opening of a brand new luxury retail experience in Hertfordshire.

Grange Aston Martin Hatfield is open and replaces our Aston Martin Welwyn dealership with a new cutting-edge facility.

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Grange Aston Martin Hatfield Opens

 

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WHERE IN THE UK ARE CARS MOST LIKELY TO PASS OR FAIL THEIR MOT?

WHERE IN THE UK ARE CARS MOST LIKELY TO PASS OR FAIL THEIR MOT?

02/06/2021 11:07:32

The latest data from the Department for Transport has revealed the UK postcodes where cars are most likely to pass and fail their MOT tests, with Scotland and the South West of England home to numerous failure hotspots. When it comes to the areas where cars are most likely to pass their MOT, Nottingham (87%) had the highest pass rates, whilst London postcodes also performed well, with 10 postcodes from the capital achieving over 77% pass rates. The postcodes with the highest MOT pass rates are: 1. NG (Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) - 87% 2. EN (Enfield, London) - 79% 3. SL (Slough, South East) - 78% On the other end of the scale, cars in the KY postcode (Kirkcaldy, Scotland) were the most likely to fail their MOT test in 2020, with a pass rate of 70%. The DD postcode (Dundee) ranked third, also with a pass rate of 70%. Outside of Scotland, postcodes in the South West of England didn't fare well, with eight of the worst ten pass rates located in the region, with the PL postcode (Plymouth, Devon) experiencing the lowest pass rate in England (70%). The postcodes with the lowest pass rates in the UK are: 1. KY (Kirkcaldy, Scotland) - 70% 2. PL (Plymouth, Devon) - 70% 3. DD (Dundee, Scotland) - 70%


MEDIUM SIZED CARS STAY THE FAVOURED CHOICE

MEDIUM SIZED CARS STAY THE FAVOURED CHOICE

02/06/2021 11:06:30

Motorists aspire to drive a medium-sized car throughout their driving life, no matter what their age, reveals new research from Direct Line Motor Insurance. Choice of cars and the number of new drivers and cars on the road is accelerating, analysis shows. The top 10 selling cars now only account for around 26 per cent of all vehicles on the roads compared with 29 per cent five years ago. Around 575,000 new drivers are hitting the UK's roads every year with the number of cars rising by 2.4 million in five years. But medium-sized cars such as the VW Golf, Ford Focus or Audi A3 are the vehicles motorists on the whole are most likely to drive or aspire to have. A quarter (25 per cent) of motorists drive this size of car and believe they are the most appropriate for their age group, while 15 per cent aspire to driving them. Just nine per cent wish to drive SUVs and eight per cent want a sports car. The under-25s and motorists aged 45 to 54 break the mould on aspirations - they dream of driving luxury vehicles such as the BMW 8 series or Mercedes S Class even though they are most likely to drive small cars, such as a Renault Clio. Analysis of official data found attitudes to car ownership varied for different life stages. It revealed what the key indicators are for people either buying their first car or changing their vehicle. The data also shows getting a driving licence and owning a car is becoming more popular - the percentage of the British adult population with a full licence was 76.5 per cent before lockdowns compared with 73.3 per cent in 2014. The percentage of under-25s with licences increased to 36.7 per cent from 35.3 per cent over the same period while the percentage of 25 to 34-year-olds with licences rose 3.6 per cent to 73.6 per cent. With many drivers unable to take their test and secure a driver's licence in 2020, it was a challenge for many, but the trajectory of those who want one has continued to increase over time. The life event that is most likely to drive someone to buy a new car is inevitably passing their driving test with 26 per cent saying that was their reason to buy. However, 16 per cent said starting a new job was their reason for buying, ahead of 11 per cent who bought because they started a family or after moving to a new area (also 11 per cent). Expanding their family was the reason for buying a car for eight per cent of people.


DRIVER'S SAY THEIR CARS WERE HARDLY USED IN THE PANDEMIC

DRIVER'S SAY THEIR CARS WERE HARDLY USED IN THE PANDEMIC

24/05/2021 17:31:10

According to a recent survey of 824 drivers by InsuretheGap, 87% of drivers say they have a car which was hardly used during the pandemic. And almost one in ten (9%) took a car off the road using a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification). When checking on their unused car, a third (33%) had a flat battery, 17% had low tyre pressure and one in twenty (6%) found mould on the interior. Others suffered from scratched bodywork, locked handbrakes and one driver's catalytic converter was stolen while the car was parked up. Only 28% said they hadn't had any problems with an unused car. Over half of drivers (55%) took their car out for specific journeys just to keep the battery topped up, with almost a quarter (23%) feeling guilty for doing this, and 24% worried about being stopped by police for non-essential travel. When it comes to getting their car back on the road, a quarter (25%) said that they took their neglected car for a long drive, 30% have cleaned it (7% professionally), 35% have checked the tyre pressure, 10% have had to jump start it, 11% have had to buy a new battery and one in ten (10%) have asked a garage to check it over. 14% are thinking of getting rid of the unused car. The drivers in the survey also spoke of their frustration at not being able to drive much in the last twelve months, with one driver saying they had driven, according to their service, 44 miles in the six-month period from September 2020 to the end of March 2021. Savings on fuel costs have been a silver lining for many, however, with one driver saving over £250 a month on petrol.


DRIVERS QUESTION THE NEED FOR THEIR CARS
DRIVERS QUESTION THE NEED FOR THEIR CARS

DRIVERS QUESTION THE NEED FOR THEIR CARS DRIVERS QUESTION THE NEED FOR THEIR CARS

17/05/2021 15:32:11

Almost one in seven (14%) UK drivers have considered getting rid of their car because of the pandemic (17% men and 11% women), rising to one in three (35%) under 34s. According to a new survey of 2,000 UK drivers by InsuretheGap, over half (56%) say they do not need a car as much as they did before the pandemic (53% men and 59% women). Working from home is the reason that 40% of drivers aged 65 years and under say they have less need of a car, rising to 58% of under 34s. Drivers are also thinking about down-sizing their vehicles, with over a quarter (26%) saying their next car is probably going to be smaller. However, 73% of drivers say having a car is still a necessity, and avoiding public transport is an important issue for 61% of drivers (59% men and 63% women). Whilst drivers might not be using their cars as much, almost a third (29%) still wash their car regularly (34% men and 24% women). Under 34s (41%) are the most likely to clean their cars, compared to only 25% of the over 55s. Ben Wooltorton, Chief Operating Officer of InsuretheGap.com, said: "Cars sitting idly outside homes has caused many of us to revaluate our car usage with some considering selling their cars or downsizing. However, for the vast majority having a car is still a necessity for their day-to-day life and particularly when we're being encouraged to avoid public transport."


WARNING THAT EV CARS WILL BRING ELECTRICITY GRID POWERCUTS

WARNING THAT EV CARS WILL BRING ELECTRICITY GRID POWERCUTS

05/05/2021 16:35:58

With the sale of new petrol cars banned by 2030, the UK needs a vast investment in both generation capacity and, particularly, distribution to meet the increased demand for electricity this will bring. But with this 9-year clock quickly ticking, £billions of essential investment is being held back through a lack of information and data. A new App, to be developed by Zuhlke UK will start overcoming this by providing green investors with data, models and insights that it is hard for outsiders to the UK electricity sector to acquire. The new app will save potential investors months of effort in finding data they can trust and decide the best locations to install charging infrastructure, with value added information such as demand at different times of day and in different seasons. The current UK electricity grid was primarily set up to deliver electricity to industrial centres in the 1950s, not the widespread high demand we will soon find when, for instance, everyone arrives home at 6pm after work and plugs the car in. For instance, the Hinckley nuclear power station in Somerset was created to supply electricity to the industrial areas of South Wales. To get the electricity from Hinkley to the nearby Somerset town of Yeovil to charge cars, it effectively goes via South Wales to Didcot (near Oxford) and then back to the West Country. That is a simplification, but it illustrates that clever minds have to come together to solve many big problems facing the UK's electricity infrastructure. When you consider the increased power demands from the suburban car owners of such conurbations as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow it is easy to see that without huge and well targeted investment, Britain in the 2030s will have regular brownouts from the demands of electricity-guzzling cars replacing petrol ones.



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