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Latest News: Motorvogue Norwich opens in early 2020 with a brand new multi-brand site which will include Hyundai, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional. We are pleased to announce our expansion with work beginning on the new showroom at Cromer Road Norwich. This will be the first time that Motorvogue has had an operation in Norwich and will make this one of the largest Motor Groups in the area.  First to open will be a 7 car Hyundai showroom, following the closure of the previous Hyundai dealership in Norwich which shut the doors at the end of November. Existing Hyundai owners, and those looking to experience the brand will once again be able to do so in Norwich and can utilise this new facility for servicing, maintenance and the purchase of new and used cars. Motorvogue are experienced in the Hyundai brand as we already have a Hyundai showroom at our Bedford location. The opening of a Fiat and Abarth showroom will quickly follow, and shortly after, another new showroom for Jeep and Alfa Romeo to complete the initial re-development of the Cromer Road location. Once again, we already have existing locations offering these brands with Kings Lynn, Bedford and Northampton providing a long standing relationship with the FCA Group.  This is an exciting time for Motorvogue as development of the site is happening at a remarkable pace. The location on Cromer Road has been vacant for many years, previously a Volvo dealership which closed over 6 years ago, and has seen the derelict structure fall into an awful condition however with a large investment, Motorvogue are changing the future of this site and we are sure that our renovation of the exterior and interior will enhance the view for the local people and those visiting Norwich using one of the main routes into the city along Cromer Road and Reepham Road. Close to the new NDR road around Norwich, and the city centre, access will be ideal for those looking to purchase a new or used vehicle or visiting for servicing and maintenance. As with all of our locations, this new multi-brand site will offer customers a variety of options when buying a new vehicle, so they can test drive and experience a number of cars from various brands to find their perfect car, all in one location, an objective which led to this being the ideal choice for our next showroom development due to the amount of space on offer. We hope to have the initial phase open at the end of January and whilst members of our existing team will be moving to the new site, we also require a number of new staff members and we are recruiting. If you would like to join our newest team, please visit the Careers page of our website for more details. Career Opportunities in Norwich

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18th December 2019

Motorvogue Set to Open New Showroom in Norwich

Motorvogue Norwich opens in early 2020 with a brand new multi-brand site which will include Hyundai, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional. We are pleased to announce our expansion with work beginning on the new showroom at Cromer Road Norwich. This will be the first time that Motorvogue has had an operation in Norwich and will make this one of the largest Motor Groups in the area.  First to open will be a 7 car Hyundai showroom, following the closure of the previous Hyundai dealership in Norwich which shut the doors at the end of November. Existing Hyundai owners, and those looking to experience the brand will once again be able to do so in Norwich and can utilise this new facility for servicing, maintenance and the purchase of new and used cars. Motorvogue are experienced in the Hyundai brand as we already have a Hyundai showroom at our Bedford location. The opening of a Fiat and Abarth showroom will quickly follow, and shortly after, another new showroom for Jeep and Alfa Romeo to complete the initial re-development of the Cromer Road location. Once again, we already have existing locations offering these brands with Kings Lynn, Bedford and Northampton providing a long standing relationship with the FCA Group.  This is an exciting time for Motorvogue as development of the site is happening at a remarkable pace. The location on Cromer Road has been vacant for many years, previously a Volvo dealership which closed over 6 years ago, and has seen the derelict structure fall into an awful condition however with a large investment, Motorvogue are changing the future of this site and we are sure that our renovation of the exterior and interior will enhance the view for the local people and those visiting Norwich using one of the main routes into the city along Cromer Road and Reepham Road. Close to the new NDR road around Norwich, and the city centre, access will be ideal for those looking to purchase a new or used vehicle or visiting for servicing and maintenance. As with all of our locations, this new multi-brand site will offer customers a variety of options when buying a new vehicle, so they can test drive and experience a number of cars from various brands to find their perfect car, all in one location, an objective which led to this being the ideal choice for our next showroom development due to the amount of space on offer. We hope to have the initial phase open at the end of January and whilst members of our existing team will be moving to the new site, we also require a number of new staff members and we are recruiting. If you would like to join our newest team, please visit the Careers page of our website for more details. Career Opportunities in Norwich

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5th December 2019

THE NEW ABARTH 695 70th ANNIVERSARIO LAUNCHES AT 2019 ABARTH DAY

The new Abarth 695 70th Anniversario special edition was launched recently in Milan to celebrate 70 years since Abarth & C. was founded by Carlo Abarth (1908 - 1979).  Only 1,949 units are being produced and the new limited edition was displayed for the first time at the 2019 Abarth Day, the largest European gathering of Abarth enthusiasts, hosted in the Milan Innovation District (MIND). The new Abarth 695 70th Anniversario is equipped with the new “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile” to deliver improved grip and stability at high speeds and increases overall performance. The spoiler is manually adjustable, just like in races of old where it was not uncommon to see the pit mechanics adjust the spoiler to allow the driver to change the set-up of the car according to the track. It can be adjusted in 12 different positions between zero and 60 degrees. In the maximum setting, the spoiler increases the aerodynamic load by up to 42kg at a speed of 124mph. This delivers improved vehicle dynamics and stability at high speeds. The new “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile" is a tribute to the founder's performance focus, which went beyond the quest for pure power, top speed and acceleration, focusing on the search and development of innovative technical solutions. It is precisely this continuous research that made him one of the pioneers and visionaries in the field of tuning. The new Abarth 695 70th Anniversario was tested in the full-scale wind tunnel located in Orbassano, south of Turin, where Abarth tests all its vehicles. The facility was built in the seventies and has been continually updated to implement the latest technologies. This is the only wind tunnel in Italy, capable of allowing full-scale testing and high air speeds of up to 130mph. Outside, the new Abarth 695 70th Anniversario features some iconic style cues from the past and present, including the new Monza 1958 green livery, a tribute to the colour of the first 500 Abarth that set six international records at Monza. Campovolo grey details, including the “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile”, body kit, front and rear DAMs and mirror caps, scorpion decals on the bonnet and the chequered sticker on the roof complete the look. The 17-inch SuperSport alloy wheels and red Brembo brake calipers are also standard. The Brembo brakes are fitted with four-piston aluminium calipers and 305mm discs at the front and 240mm discs at the rear, both self-ventilated. The Record Monza exhaust, limited slip differential and Xenon headlights all feature as standard. Five exterior colours are available, including the exclusive new Monza 1958 green, Circuit Grey, Gara White, Scorpione Black and Podium Blue. The glorious racing past of the brand is also referenced by the badges on the body in heritage font, featuring the vintage Scorpion emblem. Inside, the Abarth 695 70th Anniversario features exclusive "Sabelt Tricolore" seats, developed specifically for this special edition.  Each of the 1,949 units will have a numbered plaque, making the 695 70th Anniversario an authentic collectable. The new 695 70th Anniversario is equipped with the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine which delivers 180hp and 250Nm of torque at 3,000rpm, with a top speed of 139mph (with spoiler set to zero degree position) while accelerating from zero to 62mph in just 6.7 seconds. Uconnect™ 7-inch HD system with the DAB digital radio and navigation system, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Google Android AutoTM, are standard on the 695. The infotainment system has a high-definition screen and Abarth Telemetry, an integrated application created to measure performance. Completing the standard equipment are automatic climate control, daytime running lights, LED fog lights and specific mats. The new Abarth 695 70th Anniversario is available to order now priced from £29,695 OTR. See our latest offer here

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13th September 2019

NEW ABARTH 595 PISTA ANNOUNCED

The Abarth 595 Pista has been announced and is focused on performance with more power and new Garrett turbine and delivering 165hp. It is equipped with the Record Monza Active exhaust and Koni rear suspension with FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) technology that enhances driving performance by offering greater road-hold, handling and stability.  The new, oversized Garrett turbocharger with geometric compression ratio reduced from 9.8:1 to 9:1 optimises temperature in the combustion chamber at equal pressure, and allows peak torque (230 Nm) to be achieved at a lower rpm (2250 to be precise), while top power is delivered at top revs. The 595 Pista is packed with all the standard equipment needed to secure the thrilling driving pleasure typical of Abarth. It has a racing steering wheel with flat bottom and centring mark at the top and the "Sport" button that adjusts peak torque output, power steering settings and throttle. The braking system is specific to Abarth and have ventilated 284 mm discs on the front and 240 mm discs on the rear. The new Pista also features MTA gearbox with shift paddles. Always connectedThe Abarth 595 Pista is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Google Android AutoTM with UconnectTM 7 "HD system as standard, and DAB digital radio. The infotainment system has a high-definition screen. The Abarth 595 Pista is available up to the end of September from £189 monthly rental on PCH with £3,780 initial rental with Leasys. For more information on our current PCP and PCH offer click here.

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7th June 2019

A great weekend at the Motorvogue sponsored Bedford Festival of Motoring and Kite Festival.

Motorvogue were delighted to be the main sponsor of the first Bedford Festival of Motoring which took place last weekend (June 1st & 2nd) along the beautiful Embankment, alongside the Bedford International Kite Festival being held in Russell Park. The event was organised by Bedford Borough Council and was the first festival in the town to embrace all things motoring in the UK, with special displays of vehicles, ultra-modern, luxurious and bizarre, iconic and soon forgotten, motor sport in all their guises, motorcycles and bicycles and commercial, agricultural and military and claasic cars. As the main sponsor for the event, Motorvogue exhibited models from our extensive range available at Interchange Retail Park location, including Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Hyundai, SEAT and Renault, plus Dacia and Citroen who are located just outside of Bedford in Clapham.  The weather was very kind to us, with the sun shining for most of the weekend.  We were busy throughout the weekend with people interested in looking at our models and finding out more about them. Fortunately there was enough wind for the stunning kites to fly, and the weekend was a great success all round. With many other attractions including a funfair, trade stands, craft marquees and music.

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28th May 2019

Bedford Festival of Motoring

Bedford Festival of Motoring and Kite Festival 1st & 2nd June. Motorvogue are delighted to support the first Bedford Festival of Motoring which takes place this weekend along the beautiful Embankment, alongside the Bedford International Kite Festival being held in Russell Park. The event organised by Bedford Borough Council will be the first festival in the town to embrace all things motoring in the UK, with special displays of vehicles, ultra-modern, luxurious and bizarre, iconic and soon forgotten, motor sport in all their guises, motorcycles and bicycles and commercial, agricultural and military and claasic cars. As the main sponsor for the event, Motorvogue and will be exhibiting models from the extensive range available at Interchange Retail Park location, including Fiat, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Hyundai, SEAT and Renault, plus Dacia and Citroen who are located just outside of Bedford in Clapham.  Offering the most diverse selection of new and used, cars and vans, within Bedfordshire, and we will be available to offer advice to visitors on choosing their ideal next vehicle as well as specialist knowledge on electric vehicles, the motability scheme and commercial vehicles for business use.    Something for Everyone. These two Festivals each celebrate a unique passion, and will come together to enhance the existing tradition of the International Kite Festival in Bedford. The weekend will feature kite-flying displays with kites never seen before in the UK, family entertainment and attractions, a variety of trade including the popular craft marquee, and the opportunity to get up close to an impressive range of iconic cars and motorcycles. Another new element for this year’s Kite Festival will be a Saturday evening ‘chill-out’ music set, hosted by the team behind the dance stage at 2018 River Festival. Visitors can enjoy the spectacle of night kite-flying to the sounds of ambient dance music, a unique way to spend a summer’s evening. All Events are FREE to attend on the Saturday and Sunday, and start from 11am. Visit Motorvogue at the festival to explore the latest models and offers available on the cars and vans from our inclusive collection.

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22nd March 2019

ABARTH CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF HISTORY AT THE 2019 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

At the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Scorpion brand celebrates its 70th anniversary. Featured on this year’s stand will be the new Abarth 595 esseesse and the Abarth 124 Rally Tribute limited edition, both authentic expressions of the brand's racing soul and its glorious past in motorsport. The 595 esseesse is a homage to the legendary Sixties tuning kit, successfully reprised back in 2009 on the Abarth 500 while the 124 Rally Tribute, is an acknowledgement to the Abarth 124 rally, after an enormously successful season culminating in victory in the FIA R-GT Cup and the European Rally Championship in 2018. New Abarth 595 esseesseThe stunning Abarth 595 esseesse is back, breathing new life into a name deeply rooted in the brand's history, when tuning kits designed to boost the performance of mass production cars made Karl Abarth's fortune as the inventor. 1964 saw the debut of the first Abarth 595 esseesse, tuned with the aid of a Solex 34 PBIC carburettor and a special intake manifold, cast in a single piece of light alloy with the valve cover, boosting its power to 32hp. On the outside, the car was recognisable by the rubber ties securing the bonnet instead of the usual lock and the enamelled Abarth logo. Inside, the "mean little Scorpion" displayed distinctive badges, with the "SS" monogram in capital letters on the bonnet and boot, and "esseesse" in full on the dashboard. It was an immediate success with Italian sports car enthusiasts. This success was repeated in 2009 by the “esseesse” tuning kit for the Abarth 500, which appeared in 2008. The tuning increased the engine's power to 160hp and modified the suspension setup, with Eibach lowering springs, alongside a higher-powered braking system and other racing-inspired content. Today, 10 years later, the iconic “esseesse” returns to the top of the Abarth range, and is equipped with the brand's most powerful 180hp engine.  In the best Abarth tradition, this 595 is made truly special by standard equipment that provides an exciting driving experience, always accompanied by the unmistakable deep roar of the Abarth by Akrapovic exhaust system, which combines outstanding performance with an exciting sound. The new Abarth 595 esseesse also features a high-performance Brembo front braking system, with perforated, ventilated front brake discs and oversize red brake calipers. The braking system is able to realign the brake pads with the disc's braking surface, for rapid heat dispersal and improved response when braking. The new Abarth 595 esseesse is identified by 17-inch Supersport alloy wheels with a new Racing White finish, Abarth side stripes, mirror caps and matching front and rear DAM. Also standard is an air filter “by BMC”, providing better intake air flow capacity with obvious benefits for engine combustion quality, power output and performance. The new Abarth 595 esseesse's equipment is completed by Koni FSD (Frequency Selective Damping) rear suspension. The 595 includes navigation with the 7-inch Uconnect HD touchscreen system, including Abarth Telemetry, Apple CarPlay support and Android AutoTM compatibility* as standard. *Android Auto, Google Play and Google Maps are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. The Abarth 595 esseesse's racing personality is clearly expressed by “Sabelt 70” sports seats with carbon rear shell, and the carbon pedals. What's more, a whole new range of Sabelt seats is now available on the 595, marking Abarth's 70th birthday with the number 70 embroidered on the cover. These seats are even further improved in their shapes, inserts and padding, for an even more intense driving experience. This new Abarth features the “esseesse” badge which, together with the "70th anniversary" logo, makes this sports car truly unique and exclusive. Full UK specification will be released in the coming weeks. Abarth 124 Rally TributeThe Geneva show hosts the global debut of the new Abarth 124 Rally Tribute, celebrating the "124 rally" racing car's triumph in the 2018 FIA R-GT Cup, as well as 40 class victories in the 12 national championships in which it competed. Produced in a limited edition of just 124 cars and not destined for the UK, the new Abarth 124 Rally includes as standard, a commemorative badge on the mudguards and inside the cockpit, as well as a numbered metal plaque. The exclusive stylistic characterisation and generous standard equipment transform this car into an emblem of the brand's core values: performance, craftsman-like care and technical excellence. The new Abarth 124 Rally Tribute is available in two bodywork colours, Costa Brava Red and Turini White, both combined with matte black bonnet, a reference to the historic Abarth 124 Rally. In addition, the mirror caps and DAM are in gunmetal grey with Costa Brava Red livery, or Racing Red with Turini White paintwork. Lifestyle  Abarth will present its new licensing collaboration projects, which evoke the brand’s values and pay homage to the Scorpion’s 70th anniversary.  The two new products on show at the Geneva Motor Show were created especially to mark the 70th anniversary of the Abarth brand: A titan chronograph watch by Breil, with unmistakable Abarth band and the iconic celebratory Scorpion emblem. The new Ixoost HIFI audio system with integrated Bluetooth™ amplifier connected to the replica of the famous Record Monza exhaust, will also be on display.

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30th January 2019

ABARTH 124 RALLY KICKS OFF THE 2019 SEASON WITH A WIN AT MONTE CARLO

The 2019 racing season began with a resounding success for Abarth in the FIA R-GT Cup in the Monte Carlo Rally.  Driven by Italians Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli, the Abarth 124 rally reasserted its position as the GT to beat in its category, having taken the title in 2018.  The Monte Carlo Rally once again lived up to its claim of being a challenging race, with drivers finding it necessary to use spiked winter tyres for most timed stages.  They managed to switch to dry tyres for the final leg, which included two crossings of the legendary Col de Turini. Crew and car took the 2019 edition of the Monte Carlo Rally in their stride and dominated the category from beginning to end. Brazzoli, driving the Abarth 124 rally for the first time in a race, kept up a good pace and increased his lead over his opponents in the icy conditions. "We are very excited", Brazzoli said on the finish line. "This is a great result. We planned everything down to the last detail with Bernini and Abarth and are proud to have completed in this first race. My feeling with the car grew mile after mile. The Abarth 124 rally is fun to drive and very competitive. The special stages of the Monte Carlo Rally are always difficult, but we managed to get back to Monaco without problems". The next race of the season for Brazzoli will be the Rallye Tour de Corse, the second stage of the FIA R-GT Cup at the end of March.  Abarth is also organising a single-brand championship with six races in the European Championship calendar (the first in Spain on 3 May, 2019) with the Abarth 124 rally. The 2019 Abarth 124 rally implements a host of technical modifications engineered to accentuate competitiveness and handling by the race engineers. These improvements are the result of meticulous development work carried out by test driver Alex Fiorio.

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