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Road test: Honda Civic 1.0T EX Sport Line takes me back to a 50cc two-wheeler

MY introduction to Honda came as a boy in the 1960s, seeing their C50 motorcycle take to the UK’s roads. The 50cc two-wheeler was a big hit and, globally, it has brought the...

Test drive: Svelte and dynamic the Jaguar E-Pace is big on looks and luxury

IT’S one of motoring’s truly evocative names. Redolent of performance and presence, looks and luxury, the Jaguar marque continues to cut a dash, as it has long done down the years. From sports...

Happy 20th Birthday to the sporty hottie Skoda Octavia vRS!

MAY I wish the Skoda Octavia vRS a happy, belated, landmark birthday. For, the year not long passed, marked 20 years since the first arrival of one of my favourite cars. The Czech...

Audi A3 S-line, tastier than your average family hatchback

THE family hatchback comes in many guises. It started more than 40 years ago as a relatively simple run-around with a focus on convenience – exemplified by the tailgate rather than a...

Test drive: Mercedes CLA coupe, splendidly stylish

The latest iteration of the popular Mercedes A-Class continued in its predecessor’s hatchback guise, quickly followed by a saloon, an estate and four-door coupe. I drove the first of the quartet not long...

All-new Skoda Octavia gets a well-deserved fanfare

Skoda Octavia Estate EXPECTATION can play you false. It’s nice to have your eye on the future, but if something that is long-awaited proves a let-down, the feeling of disappointment can be more...

The car that surprises the more time you spend in it – Nissan Juke N-Connecta

NISSAN is a great innovator. This is the company that brought you the Qashqai, a motor that single-handedly spawned a whole new genre of cars. It’s as if the Japanese company knew...

Bromance with the Volvo XC90 that ticks the boxes for kerb appeal

THERE’S a sculptural look to the Volvo XC90, with impressive lines that bring true kerb-appeal and down-the-road presence. So, there is no doubt that the boxed marked ‘great design’ is ticked. And the qualities...