The New Honda Civic Is Now Sportier

HONDA is readying an all-new version of its Civic hatch bade to take on the Vauxhall Astra and VW Golf-and ahead of its launch in spring 2017, we have been to Germany to have a quick drive in a production-ready prototype. The Japanese manufacturer has given the 10th-generation Civic an all-new platform and turbocharged VTEC engines … [Read more…]

Honda Civic 1.5 VTEC Turbo Sport

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All-new hatch has grown, gained a downsized 180bhp petrol engine and chosen convention over interion. All good moves? For the past 10 years, the Honda Civic has provided a handy reference point for anyone shopping for a new hatchback. Family five-doors simply haven’t come any more wonderfully weird. When the eighth-generation Civic was unveiled in … [Read more…]

From Naturally Aspired to Turbocharged Engines: BMW, Honda and Porsche Show Off Their Muscles

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BMW, Honda, and Porsche have built some of the finest naturally aspired engines in the world. In the last two years, they have all turned their backs on tradition in favor of turbocharged engines for their most iconic models. So what have the M3, Civic Type R and 911 gained? And perhaps more important, what … [Read more…]

Honda HR-V vs Subaru XV

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Honda HR-V The HR-V has a broad repertoire of skills to charm even the most jaded commuter he HR-V is a nameplate we first encountered way back in the late’90s as the shoe of Voltes V. Today’s HR-V is a slick piece of work, and arguably the best-looking Honda of the lot. The Japanese carmaker … [Read more…]

Honda Civic 1.8E

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This isn’t the civic of yesteryear. That’s a good thing because change is good “Hindi, mahal ‘yan! Imported ‘yan!” A friendly argument arises between two enterprising street urchins — unofficial watch-your-car boys collecting spare change at an outdoor parking lot — about the burgundy whip that pulls in. The statement is both right and wrong: … [Read more…]

Honda Civic Sport Vs Mazda 3

Honda Civic Sport Model tested: Honda Civic 1.4 Sport Price: £18,360 Engine: 1.4-litre 4cyl, 98bhp The new Honda Civic Sport aims to inject some much-needed showroom appeal into the soon-to-be-replaced family hatchback. It’s essentially an entry-level model, bur thanks to a host of cosmetic upgrades and some additional equipment, it looks and feels anything but. … [Read more…]

The Truck You Really Want VS. The Truck You Need

AMERICA LOVES pickup trucks; they’re as macho as cowboy boots. But just like wearing snakeskins and spurs to the coffee shop, driving a full-size truck that you never use for truck stuff makes you look like a poseur. Honda’s answer is the 2017 Ridgeline. It’s built like a car-lighter and lower than a truck, and … [Read more…]

Honda NSX Machine

There are ghosts in the machine – among many other things. Fans of Ayrton Senna will know that he played a significant role in developing the original Honda NSX, the lightweight, mid-engined supercar from Japan’s most dependably left-field automotive (and motorbike and lawnmower) company. A car that landed just when Porsche and Ferrari had both … [Read more…]