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All-New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Crossover Launch

Location: Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire Date: September 4th 2013 The Lowdown: An all-new and very important model for Suzuki, who are trying to break into the lucrative crossover market Primarily targeted at the Nissan Qashqai Suzuki have traditionally sold to private, … finish reading All-New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Crossover Launch

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MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Take one diesel engine developed by Chinese company SAIC, combine with a healthy dose of Brummy design, mix with a completely new chassis and garnish with an iconic badge. The result? A new MG6 diesel. Yes, at last, the new … finish reading MG6 GT DTi-TECH SE diesel road test review by Oliver Hammond

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2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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An all-new Mazda6 saloon isn’t the kind of news that gets everyone excited, but being a saloon lover I for one was really eager to spend a week with one after the very positive reaction it received around its very … finish reading 2013 Mazda6 2.2d diesel manual 175PS Sport Nav Saloon road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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Waking up on what would be my second SMMT Test Day down at the iconic and really rather surreal and wonderful Millbrook Proving Ground (the place Fifth Gear and Top Gear often use) in Bedfordshire, I was just as excited … finish reading Oliver Hammond at SMMT Test Day 2013

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Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Good grief – the last Suzuki Jimny experience I had was of the soft-top one we hired in Crete a few years ago! That brings back memories, including quite a few hair-raising moments on the country’s abundance of twisty and … finish reading Suzuki Jimny 1.3 SZ4 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Don’t get me wrong – I absolutely love haute cuisine, umpteen-course taster menus and the like. But I’m equally at home with a good old, honest, supersized burger and chunky fries. In fact, I’m often a teeny bit envious of … finish reading 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 diesel automatic road test review by Oliver Hammond

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

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

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Mazda 3 Sport Nav 185ps diesel (is it a Q-Car) from Simon Ford @Sf4d74,

Here at SimonsCarSpots.com we like a good Challenge of Driving cars from Manufactures and Giving you our views/opinion/verdict, and today is no exception, Over the last few Months we have Tested City cars, 4×4′s, Mid-range cars, Luxury cars, But never a Q-Car….Well … finish reading Mazda 3 Sport Nav 185ps diesel (is it a Q-Car) from Simon Ford @Sf4d74,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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, … finish reading New Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi 3 EcoDynamics 3-door road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Petrol Manual 5-door SZ5 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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Have a guess how long the Suzuki Grand Vitara has been around? If I told you the answer is twenty four years, you couldn’t help but be impressed, right? Okay, it’s not quite as long as one of the other … finish reading Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Petrol Manual 5-door SZ5 road test review by Oliver Hammond

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