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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 Parts & Accessories Shop Is Open Now

Grange are one of the UK's largest retailers of luxury cars. We proudly represent some of the biggest names in motoring at our showrooms across the UK. Those names include Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini, McLaren and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

With the help of these fantastic motoring marques, we are delighted to launch our new 'Grange Parts & Accessories Shop'. Here we will sell all the latest genuine accessories, merchandise and parts from these brands - if you cannot find what you are looking for please contact us and we will be happy to help.

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New Parts & Accessories Shop Is Open Now
The Yard Scotland Charity Fundraising
'The Yard Scotland' Charity Fundraising

Our Grange Edinburgh dealerships were absolutely delighted to hand over a rather large cheque to 'The Yard Scotland' with Gavin Hastings over the weekend.

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Covid Secure - 19th July Update

Whilst 19th July will see government COVID-19 restrictions disappear across England, your safety is our top priority.

All of our dealerships 'COVID-19 Secure' safety measures will remain in place post 19th July until further notice.

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Covid Secure at Grange
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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BOND FEVER BOOSTS ASTON MARTIN

BOND FEVER BOOSTS ASTON MARTIN

07/10/2021 09:54:05

A few things come to mind when you think of James Bond: martini's, suave suits and of course his iconic Aston Martin. New data from Chill Insurance has revealed that demand for Aston Martin's has increased by 110% in the UK in the past month, as the world enjoys the new James Bond flick 'No Time to Die', Daniel Craig's last assignment as James Bond. Using Google search data, Chill identified a huge spike in demand for the luxury car brand, famously driven by 007 throughout the franchises' 26 films. James Bond movie memorabilia can be notoriously expensive, with lifelong fans eager to get hold of a piece of film history. These are the most expensive James Bond Aston Martin's ever sold: - Aston Martin DB5 (appeared in Golden Finger & Thunderball) Sold at Pebble Beach in 2019 - Sold for £4.6 million - Aston Martin DB5 (appeared in 1995 Golden Eye) Sold at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018 - Sold for £1.9million - Aston Martin DB10 (appeared in Spectre) Sold at Christie's, London in 2016 - Sold for £2.4 million


DOUBT ABOUT DRIVER-LESS CARS

DOUBT ABOUT DRIVER-LESS CARS

07/10/2021 09:50:21

A study by Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) has revealed that 46% of British motorists think they'd be a better driver than driverless cars powered by Artificial Intelligence. Regionally, it's Scottish people who are Britain's most confident drivers with 54% of Scots answering that they'd trust their own driving skills over driverless vehicles. People living in northern England are the second most likely group to back their motoring prowess over driverless cars (48%), followed by people in the South East (47%) and respondents in the Midlands (46%). However, just four in ten people (40%) in Wales and the South West feel they'd be better drivers than driverless cars. Generationally, 18-24 year olds believe in their driving abilities most (52%) whereas just 39% of over 75s think they'd be a better driver than a driverless car. The Department for Transport announced earlier this year that self-driving vehicles could be allowed on UK roads by the end of 2021, with automated lane-keeping systems (ALKS) the first type of hands-free driving legalised. The government says the market in the UK could be worth as much as £42 billion by 2035, capturing around 6% of the £650 billion global market, and creating approximately 38,000 new jobs. The research from Volkswagen Financial Services UK also found that almost a quarter of Brits (24%) think the first fully driverless car will be available to consumers in five to ten years, whilst 8% think they'll never hit the mass market. Just 4% of respondents felt that a fully driverless car will be available to consumers within the next 12 months. And many consumers are not completely convinced by the idea of a driverless car, with only one in five people (21%) saying they're likely to buy a driverless car if and when they become available. However, men are significantly more likely than women to answer that they would be likely to purchase a driverless car (29% versus 13%). As expected, younger people also indicate a greater likelihood to purchase a driverless car. Respondents aged between 25 and 34 years old are ten times as likely to buy a driverless car than people aged 55 to 64 years old (50% versus 5%). Most people who are interested in driverless cars say they would expect to spend their time listening to music (44%) whilst behind the wheel, but 22% of people would still be focusing on the road. Other popular activities envisaged by this group included watching TV or a film (25%), reading (25%), sleeping (20%) and checking emails (17%). The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has said automated driving systems could prevent 47,000 serious accidents and save 3,900 lives over the next decade through their ability to reduce the single largest cause of road accidents - human error.


CLASSIC CARS OFTEN FAIL THEIR MOT

CLASSIC CARS OFTEN FAIL THEIR MOT

27/09/2021 17:45:45

Exclusive new data from the DVSA has revealed 18.4 per cent of classic cars aged over 40 years old failed MOT tests, despite there being no legal obligation for owners to have one carried out. Obtained via a Freedom of Information request by bookmygarage.com, the data showed 121,204 classic cars aged over 40 years old voluntarily had an MOT test between January 2019 and June 2021. Since May 2018, cars aged over 40 years old (classed by the DVLA as 'historic' vehicles) have been exempt from MOT tests and road tax, though owners are still responsible for keeping their vehicles in roadworthy condition. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to £2,500 and three penalty points. The reasons behind voluntary MOT tests being carried out likely stems from owners or perspective buyers of classic cars seeking reassurance that the vehicle is in a safe condition. In addition, any cars which have been 'substantially modified' in the last 30 years, will also still legally require an MOT test. Of the cars tested, Dodge had the highest failure rate with over half (55.2 per cent) failing, followed by BMC (Austin-Morris) at 39.3 per cent and Volkswagen at 31.9 per cent. However, numerous renowned manufacturers also had clean sheet records with zero recorded failures, including Bentley, Wolseley, Saab, Peugeot, Opel, Toyota and TVR. The DVSA data showed newer classic cars were more likely to fail than their older counterparts, as 1970s cars are three times as likely to fail than those from the 1950s. In 2020, just 41,000 historic vehicles were tested, down 32 per cent on 2019, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


BOND FEVER DRIVES ASTON SEARCHES

BOND FEVER DRIVES ASTON SEARCHES

20/09/2021 16:31:32

Growing James Bond fever is driving up demand for some of the franchise's most iconic cars - including the Aston Martin DB5 and V8 saloon - according to data from PrestigeDriverApp. Searches for Aston Martin DB5s have increased by 45 per cent in the past 30 days, with collectors, car buffs and superfans clamouring to own a piece of Bond history as the new release reignites interest in the super sleuth's iconic car collection. The Aston Martin DB5 is the most iconic Bond car and to date has featured in eight films, including Goldfinger, Thunderball, Goldeneye, Casino Royale and new release No Time To Die. Searches for Aston Martin V8 saloon - another iconic Bond supercar which is also set to feature in the new release - have increased by 29 per cent; whilst searches for the Lotus Esprit (the submarine car made famous by Roger Moore in the Spy Who Loved Me) and the BMW Z8 (driven by Pierce Brosnan in the World is Not Enough) have also risen. Reuben Smith of PrestigeDriverApp said: "James Bond is synonymous with driving some of the world's most exclusive supercars and it is no surprise that as excitement grows for the new release collectors are once again switched on to some of the film's most iconic cars. Although in the original Ian Fleming books, Bond's car of choice was a Bentley, Aston Martin is probably the car maker most associated with the films and there have been numerous models featured in the franchise over the years - including the DB5, V8, V12 Vanquish and made-to-order DB10. "We have seen searches for Bond's favoured car brands (including Aston Martin, Lotus, BMW and even Bentleys) increase across the board over the past 30 days as excitement surrounding the long-awaited film starts to build. And buyers could be on to something - the classic car market is booming and if purchased at the right time and kept in good condition, the returns on prestige cars (especially those associated with the James Bond franchise) could outperform property, art or gold."


THREE-QUARTERS OF CARS IN UK BOUGHT FROM CAR SHOWROOMS

THREE-QUARTERS OF CARS IN UK BOUGHT FROM CAR SHOWROOMS

14/09/2021 12:44:23

The majority of car owners (76%) buy their car from a car showroom, rising to 86% of over 66s, compared to just 58% of under 34s. The survey of 2,000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap.com, finds that drivers, who prefer to buy from showrooms, do so because: 1. 34% wish to part-exchange their vehicle; 2. 33% want a showroom warranty - this is particularly important for over 66s (41%), compared to under 34s (25%); 3. 21% like a showroom's after-sales service; 4. and 11% want to be able to access finance options. In contrast, almost one in ten (9%) prefer to buy a car online or privately so they don't have to deal with car salespeople (10% men and 8% women) and 12% say they can get a better deal not buying through a showroom. The remaining buyers purchase cars from a private seller (9%), car supermarkets (4%), online retailers (3%) and gifts from family members (3%). One in twenty (5%) drivers are happy to buy a car online without even seeing it (8% men and 3% women), rising to one in ten (11%) under 34s, compared to 4% of over 55s. 9% would also buy a car without a test drive (11% men and 6% women). Ben Wooltorton, Chief Operating Office of InsuretheGap.com said: "Car showrooms continue to be the Goliath of the car industry, and remain the go-to place for most car purchases. Drivers clearly feel confident in the quality of vehicles offered and the overall service. What I do find surprising is how many people are happy to either buy a car they haven't seen or one that they haven't even test driven!"



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