Monday, 30 March 2015

New SsangYong Tivoli to go on sale in May 2015

The new SsangYong Tivoli small SUV has been on display at the Geneva motor show prior to going on sale in May 2015.

The Tivoli is SsangYong's intended rival for the Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. It measures 4.2 metres long and is around five centimetres longer than a Nissan Juke. It sits on an all-new platform - the first developed since SsangYong was taken over by Indian industrial giant Mahindra.
The Tivoli is a five-seater, and its boot capacity is 423 litres, or around 30 litres less than a Renault Captur.

What engines can I choose from?

The Tivoli will be available from the outset with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, which produces 126bhp and 118lb ft of torque. A diesel version, a 1.6-litre unit producing 113bhp and 221lb ft, will come in June, alongside the option of four-wheel drive. In its cleanest form, the diesel-powered Tivoli will emit just 109g/km of CO2. A six-speed manual transmission will be offered alongside a six-speed automatic.

How much equipment does it come with?

As with many of the new breed of small SUVs, the Tivoli will be offered with a wide range of customisation options, including a seven-inch colour touch-screen on high-end editions, a contrast roof colour and, potentially, some bold interior trim finishes, although SsangYong's UK importer has yet to commit to offering them all.

The connectivity options will include a USB socket and, unusually, an HDMI socket that will allow users to play their smartphone video content on the central screen.
Other features available include rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, heated seats, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, cruise control and automatic headlights. All Tivolis get seven airbags, including a driver's kneebag.

How much will it cost?

UK specifications and pricing are still being finalised, but well-placed sources suggest that the Tivoli will start at less than £13,000 for an entry-level two-wheel-drive petrol manual edition, rising to just under £20,000 for a top-spec automatic four-wheel-drive diesel.

Call Motor Mall Jersey on 01534 635566 or Guernsey on 01481 235533 for details.

Source - What Car?

Thursday, 5 February 2015

SsangYong at Motor Mall...

MOTOR MALL will take the number of new vehicles franchises offered under its sizeable roof to 13 with the arrival of SsangYong next week.

The Korean manufacturer is known for its 4x4s and people carriers and value for money offering and is one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the UK with 28 new franchises opening over the last 18 months.

Motor Mall is the latest new franchise to open, with a demonstrator for each of model in the range expected to be on display outside the showroom by next weekend.
Motor Mall general manager Lee Arnold, who took the reins at the Mont a l’Abbe business last September, has experience of the SsangYong range from his previous role with the Motorpoint multi-franchise group in the UK.
‘In the UK, SsangYong is recognised for producing affordable 4x4s and seven-seater people carriers which make good towing cars. Price is one of their biggest selling points with nearly all the range under £20,000 and the starting from just £12,995.
‘We will have one of each model available as demonstrators. SsangYong are always reinventing themselves and in addition to the existing models, the new Tivoli is expected mid-way through the year.
‘SsangYong is in the middle of a massive push to expand the dealer network in the UK and they offer a fresh and attractive alternative for our customers.
‘They will have pride of place in front of the dealership near the customer parking area that has recently been finished.’
Lee said that Motor Mall had enjoyed a spectacular start to the year.
‘We are going from strength-to-strength and have just had the best month on record in terms of new car sales. I would like to thank our customers for their support.
‘We have noticed more people visiting the showroom and the sales figures suggest the economy is on the way up.
‘We have had encouraging sales with our other most recent franchise, Seat, and bringing SsangYong on board fits in with our company ethos of driving down the cost of motoring.

‘We are trying to create a one-stop shop with something for all customers, whatever their budget.’

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The New Land Rover Discovery Sport...

Channel Islands Land Rover have just taken delivery of the stunning new Land Rover Discovery Sport and is now available for test drives.
Contact Adrian Parrish on 01534 635500 or email

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

SEAT Mii Winner in Guernsey...

Winner of a brand new SEAT Mii in Motor Mall Guernsey and Guernsey Press's 'Crack the Safe' competition is Peter Jenkinson-Blad, from St Peter Port.

Well done Peter!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

'Crack the Safe' Winner...

THIRTY finalists attended the Jersey Evening Post’s Crack The Safe event at Motor Mall on Saturday afternoon, and it was 34-year-old Greg Maraszek who picked the winning combination to claim the keys to the new SEAT Mii.

The competition to win the car was run in conjunction with Motor Mall to promote the launch of the SEAT franchise at the Mont à l’Abbé dealership. The 30 finalists picked a sealed envelope out of a drum and were then called forward one at a time by compère Chris Tanguy to key their combination into the safe. And it was Mr Maraszek who keyed in the winning number, to be met with the appropriate fanfare and flashing lights. "I was surprised and delighted – I have never won anything like this before," he admitted shortly after using the set of keys from the safe to open his prize and sit at the wheel.

Motor Mall General Sales Manager, Lee Arnold, said that the competition had been a great success in helping to announce the arrival of SEAT. "It’s our eighth franchise, here at Motor Mall, and it is generating a lot of interest - we have already made a number of sales," he said.

Watch Greg Maraszek Crack The Safe and see his reaction...

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Employee of the Month...

Customer Service Employee of the Month, Kevin Brady, receives a bottle of fizzy stuff from General Sales Manager Lee Arnold.

Well done Kevin. Now, where are those glasses?

Friday, 7 November 2014

Another World Class Automotive Brand at Motor Mall...


Welcome to a new era here at Motor Mall Jersey! We’re very proud to announce that we now have a SEAT franchise – now one of eight at our massive purpose-built and newly refurbished
dealership. I want you to come and join us for a day of celebration and exploration on Saturday 8th
November. Bring the family along and have fun - it’s the ideal opportunity to browse around, try out
the wonderful 2015 models for size, and enjoy the complimentary drinks and snacks.

You’ll love SEAT – a brilliant range of cars combining superior engineering with pure driving leisure. Founded more than 61 years ago, and now owned by Volkswagen, SEAT are a dynamic, design-driven, young-spirited brand, constantly seeking to create new levels of quality motoring. The cars have an excellent reputation worldwide and have received numerous accolades over the years.

The Leon has won a number of awards from the most prestigious motoring publications in the UK , including Auto Express Small Family Car of the Year 2014. And the highly acclaimed Mii joins our Ibiza and Alhambra models in being awarded the maximum 5-star Euro Safety seal.

As you can see from our website, there’s a SEAT to suit every taste, and size of family, from the around town Mii to the spacious Alhambra. See them for yourself and come and take a test drive on our big day!