Category Archives: Oliver Hammond

Olly’s First Drives in a Jaguar XF Sportbrake, Evoque 5dr auto & the New 2013 Range Rover SDV8

Just because I’d already sampled the delights of Jaguar Land Rover’s wonderful cars and equally superb hospitality last year, didn’t mean I wasn’t equally as excited about visiting Gaydon again. Their cars and cakes are the kind one would never … Continue reading

Posted in JAGUAR, LAND ROVER, Oliver Hammond | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alfa Romeo MiTo MultiAir Distinctive 1.4 Petrol 135BHP TCT road test review by Oliver Hammond

There’s something about Italian stuff. Most people seem to have the perception that anything from Italy is somehow better – everything from food, wine, fashion and women to history, culture, fancy coffee machines and of course, cars. So what did … Continue reading

Posted in ALFAROMEO, Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BMW M3 spot

Posted in BMW, Oliver Hammond | Leave a comment

Toyota E-Four Estima Hybrid spot

Posted in Oliver Hammond, TOYOTA | Leave a comment

Honda Accord Tourer 2-2 i-DTEC EX Automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

Unless you happen to be an antiques dealer, someone who regularly hauls white goods around or the kind of person who doesn’t really care about cars as long as they’re practical, the majority of us are thankful that estate cars … Continue reading

Posted in HONDA, Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Corvette spot photo in Manchester

Posted in CHEVROLET, CORVETTE, Oliver Hammond | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

MG ZT V8 spot photo

Posted in MG, Oliver Hammond, ROVER | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ford Focus Zetec S EcoBoost 1-litre 125PS Hatchback road test review by Oliver Hammond

You’re right. Twelve months ago, we did indeed conduct a week-long test of another Ford with ‘Eco’ in its name. That was the 1.6-litre diesel ECOnetic Mondeo. You’re also quite right that we reviewed a Ford Focus earlier this year, … Continue reading

Posted in FORD, Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fiat 500 1.3 Multijet diesel Lounge road test review by Oliver Hammond

Go on – admit it. The Fiat 500 is one cute car. Even if you share my preference for large cars, you can’t deny that this little chap looks delightful. Many of my regular readers kept excitedly asking me when … Continue reading

Posted in FIAT, Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SEAT Exeo Sport Tech 2.0 TDI 170PS road test review by Oliver Hammond

Don’t worry. You’re not going mad. If the SEAT Exeo looks strangely familiar to you, that’s because it’s based on the previous ‘B7’ generation (2005-2008) Audi A4. The Exeo was originally launched in 2008 and SEAT have now decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS, SEAT | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Oliver Hammond at SMMT North 2012

The main SMMT Test Day at the iconic Millbrook Proving Ground back in May felt like an eternity ago, such is the way with modern life. Fortunately, SMMT hold smaller, regional Test Days, the ‘North’ day held at Wetherby Racecourse, … Continue reading

Posted in BLOG, Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS | Leave a comment

New Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi 3 EcoDynamics 3-door road test review by Oliver Hammond

The new Rio marks the fourth generation in the lineage of this popular model from Korean firm Kia. For the first time in the Rio’s history, a 3-door is available. The all-new Rio faces stiff opposition from the Fiesta, Clio, … Continue reading

Posted in KIA, Oliver Hammond, REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Citroen Ami spot photo from @renaultvelsatis

Posted in CITROEN, Oliver Hammond | Tagged | Leave a comment