The latest Grange news with updates on car launches and events for supercar and our prestige brands including Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini and McLaren.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grange Aston Martin Brentwood was delighted yesterday for @astonmartinracingofficial driver Alex Lynn to collect his new stunning Vantage from us.
We take a look at the best cars on display at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 from all the prestigious marques that we proudly represent in our dealerships.
Friday 1st March saw the new McLaren 720S Spider showcased by Grange McLaren Hatfield at Tewin Bury. Take a look at the images of the event.
Our brand-new Grange Specialist Cars Swindon dealership is a must-visit if you are in the market for a prestige, pre-owned specialist car. We have the expertise and the enthusiasts at our new dealership, so if you are looking for a particular make and model of car, our specialist team will be able to help you source it. Take a look at our current stock of specialist used cars online, or visit us at Grange Specialist Cars in Swindon. Our stock will change daily.
We are excited to announce the opening of a brand new retail experience for you - Jaguar Hatfield and Land Rover Hatfield are open now and replace our Land Rover Welwyn and Jaguar Welwyn dealerships with a new state-of-the-art facility.
After a full and comprehensive refurbishment, Grange Lamborghini Tunbridge Wells celebrated its launch with an exclusive evening event on the 6th of November 2018.
Take a closer look at the stunning new McLaren 600LT with videos and images from our exclusive launch event celebrating the 600LT landing at our new McLaren Hatfield dealership.
Our new Lamborghini dealership in Chelmsford celebrated its opening with an exclusive opening event showcasing the latest new Lamborghini cars.
In November, Bentley Chelmsford and Bentley Tunbridge Wells had the pleasure of celebrating the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the prestigious Bentley marque with a selection of our invited guests. We looked back over 5 delicious courses on the life of W.O. Bentley, and the extraordinary team that shaped this era so far including the Bentley Boys and Bentley Girls. The events coincided fantastically with the launch of the stunning new Continental GT Convertible, launched the same week.
Our new Bentley Tunbridge Well dealership celebrated its opening with an exclusive opening event showcasing the latest new Bentley cars and some classic Bentley cars from years gone by.
We have video road tests of approximately 20 models. Use the dropdowns to choose the road test.
Special Vehicle Operations develops a more restrained road-oriented version to sit alongside the existing 200mph Project 8 derivatives
Jaguar today announced that Ian Callum, Director of Design, is to leave his position at the company after two decades heading up Jaguar Design. Julian Thomson, currently Creative Design Director, has been appointed to the role of Director of Design, effective 01 July
The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has won Best Electric Powertrain, Best New Engine, and the 350 to 450PS category at The International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards
Jaguar has revealed a new Chequered Flag special edition for the E-PACE. Unique, premium design touches and upgraded standard features build on the agility, precision and performance customers expect from Jaguar’s compact performance SUV
Concept cars are some of the most important debuts at auto shows because their shape or technology gives you a sneak peek into what you can expect from car companies in the future; but what happens to the beautiful creations when they don't make it to the showroom? Using their car care know-how car solutions company Chipex is giving us a glimpse into how classic cars from the '70s might look if they were revisited and revived as concept cars in 2019. "At Chipex," says Johnny Graham of Chipex, "our aim is to help you take care of your car, showing you how a few tweaks here and there can make a difference. Taking this twist on concept cars shows that not everything is lost forever and with some handy upgrades, you can see how cars of yesteryear can become cars of tomorrow." Chipex was launched in 2009 to provide a fast, very effective and safe solution for the home user to repair paint damage to vehicles. To see the cars, go to www.chipex.co.uk/blog.
The Volvo XC90 Armoured, is designed and built to provide safe and comfortable travel with a high level of personal protection for the occupants. Work to develop a car with a VPAM VR8 protection rating commenced just over two years ago. "We are proud to be able to offer these armoured cars. With our armoured cars, we can provide vehicles with a high level of personal security for individuals who require heightened protection," says Stephan Green, Marketing Director at Volvo Cars Special Vehicles. There is a growing global market for armoured vehicles at present, and a large number are manufactured with various protection ratings. Volvo Cars has received numerous requests over the past few years to develop an armoured XC90. Volvo Cars has extensive experience of building police cars, fire engines and diverse special vehicles. A certified VPAM VR8 rating means the car has 360-degree ballistic resistance as well as explosive resistance.
While SUVs dominate the sales charts, new research from What Car? has found MPVs are the superior choice for families with young children thanks to their capacity to accommodate a greater number of child seats. Of the seven SUVs tested, only two models were capable of taking all three child seats - the Peugeot 5008 and Kia Sorento. The use of a child seat in the second or third row was prohibited in four of the large SUVs tested, and the one that could take a third seat in the second row wasn't wide enough to do this. In contrast, of the four MPVs tested, all were able to accommodate three child seats with ISOFIX points. The latest Seat Alhambra and VW Touran models both feature ISOFIX points in all five of their rear passenger seats - a record matched by only one of the luxury SUVs; the Audi Q7.
An innovative 'Smart Wallet' technology which is being tested by Jaguar Land Rover will let drivers earn cryptocurrency on the go. Drivers will be able to earn cryptocurrency and make payments on the move using innovative connected car services being tested by Jaguar Land Rover. Using 'Smart Wallet' technology, owners earn credits by enabling their cars to automatically report useful road condition data such as traffic congestion or potholes to navigation providers or local authorities. Drivers can then redeem these for rewards such as coffee, or conveniently use them to automatically pay tolls, parking fees and for smart charging electric vehicles.
According to new Motorparc data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders or SMMT, last year, the number of plug-in electric cars on British roads grew by three quarters. The UK's largest automotive analysis shows there is now a record 195,410 plug-in vehicles on our roads. As drivers take advantage of the latest low emission vehicle technology - whether petrol, diesel or AFV - it means that the average CO2 emissions for the UK Motorparc have fallen to the lowest on record, down -17.8% compared with 2008. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, "Thanks to massive investment from manufacturers in delivering a wide range of models across all fuel types, to suit all driving needs, environmental gains are now being delivered across the UK. Ever-more advanced in technology makes every new generation of vehicle more efficient than the last, and this is filtering rapidly from the new car market into the broader parc." Overall ownership of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) increased by almost 30% last year, with more than 620,000 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric cars now in use. It's thanks to manufacturer investment in advanced powertrains, transmission types, lightweight materials and aerodynamics, that cars are more efficient than ever before and drivers are seeing the benefits. The UK's record 34.9 million-strong car fleet has never been more diverse, with more than 1,600 model ranges and almost 68,000 different specifications on the roads last year. "Fleet renewal is proven to work," continues Hawes, "so we need a world-class package of incentives and infrastructure to give motorists the confidence to buy the latest, cleanest cars, whatever the fuel type, in the greater numbers we need to meet environmental challenges." While superminis continued to dominate, making up a third (33.2%) of all cars in the parc, dual purpose vehicles saw the biggest growth, up 10.6%. At the same time, family hatches and saloons (upper medium) saw the largest fall, down -4.7% to four million. Elsewhere, the data reveals that female car ownership remains at a record high, surpassing 2017's level by 1.4%, with more than 12 million cars now owned by women. Cars registered to men also rose moderately by 0.5% to almost 17.9 million.
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