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HONDA CR-V PLUG-IN HYBRID: don’t mesh with the biggest so far

JUST when you thought it was safe to go shopping for a CR-V  there’s now a new one to make the decision making process that much more complicated.

The previous generation of Honda’s big selling SUV ditched pure petrol power in favour of a hybrid set-up. We drove one earlier this year and were suitably impressed. Continue reading

HONDA ZR-V: smart hybrid with a conscience


HONDA have slotted another hybrid SUV into their range between the HR-V and CR-V – and with its ‘out of sight’ bits the same as the Civic, you’re odds-on looking at a winner.

ZR-V has its own look with a distinctive grille and sleek headlights and while there’s only a single engine option in the  ZR-V,  it’s a pretty good one. Continue reading

HONDA CR-V e:HEV: upmarket move for a winning formula

THE racetracks of the world are a happy place of late for Max and his Honda powered Red Bull colleagues, and so are the car showrooms of the Japanese company for people buying their wares.

Take the latest CR-V – the epitome of all that’s good in a family sized SUV and propelled by their 2.0 litre hybrid petrol engine.

It’s a responsive unit and plenty of torque equals swift forward movement, safe overtaking and fairly relaxed cruising. Continue reading

HONDA JAZZ EX: boosting the appeal for a younger audience

HONDA are trying hard to move the Jazz away from the elderly ownership profile it has enjoyed for many a year and make it a more attractive proposition to those with less years on the clock.

Whether they succeed will be mirrored in the sales figures, but they seem to be giving it a good chance. Continue reading

HONDA CIVIC e:HEV: it’s a straightforward choice….

IT’S hard to believe the Honda Civic is 50 years old. Not this one,obviously, but in that time it’s morphed from a small city runaround into a bigger, family orientated favourite.

I’ve driven a wide variety of them in my motoring life, from the more humble ones to the highly popular Type R versions, and this one is the 11th iteration of the Japanese firm’s world wide seller.

And, got to say it, it’s a real improvement over a previous car that wasn’t too shabby itself. Continue reading

HONDA HR-V e-CVT: don’t let lack of choice cloud your judgement

HR-V is a name that’s been used before by Honda on a unique looking vehicle, but now maybe it’s not quite so unique.

Competing in a very crowded sector of the market, medium sized SUVs are all around and there’s a lot to compete with.

But it remains a decent option for anyone looking for a compact SUV that’ll give them pretty decent fuel economy and family car levels of interior space. Continue reading

HONDA CIVIC TYPE R GT: track king just as ready for the roads

TO earn the title of King of the Circuit a car has to be a bit special. The Type R GT is such a car.

And not just on the daunting Nurburgring Nordschleife track – the Honda has also taken front wheel drive lap records across the world from Bathurst in Australia and Suzuka in Japan to closer to home circuits at Estoril, Spa, Magny Cours and our own Silverstone. Continue reading