Honda 1.6i D-Tec: Two different cars… one brilliant engine!

Mike Humble: We recently tested the Honda Civic 5 door hatch with the UK built 1.6i D-Tec power unit and came away rather impressed. When you think of British made vehicles, Honda are often forgotten – and rather unfairly so as their tie in to the UK motor industry is perhaps more involved than other … More Honda 1.6i D-Tec: Two different cars… one brilliant engine!

Through its paces: Land Rover Defender XS 110

Mike Humble: Just like a red London AEC Routemaster, the Austin Mini or afternoon cream tea with scones while the distant floating sound of the Parish church bells peal Plain Bob Maximus… some things are just plainly British – and the Defender is just that! The traditional Land Rover in basic form is now well into … More Through its paces: Land Rover Defender XS 110

A MINI day out

Andy Goundry: We were fortunate recently to be invited to the BMW Groups Drive Day at their corporate headquarters in Bracknell. Although many other BMW products were available, including the tantalising BMW i3 – surely the shape of things to come – we were naturally keen to try the Minis, particularly since the third generation … More A MINI day out

Jaguars Retro Masterpiece

Andy Goundry: The Jaguar E Type has long held a special place in the heart of most car enthusiasts, with probably the most coveted of these being the lightweight cars factory-built in 1963 for racing. This motoring icon was extensively modified from the production car, featuring an aluminium monocoque, body panels, hardtop and cylinder block, … More Jaguars Retro Masterpiece

Tried and tested: Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid

Andy Goundry: Car journalists are a strange bunch. The word of the most famous of them is devoured assiduously by those of us who are maybe thinking of changing their wheels, or even just gathering information for a future, hoped-for purchase. And yet, those same writers are of course individuals, with their own unique collection … More Tried and tested: Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid