Richie Ginther crossed the line at the Mexican Grand Prix in first position, taking Honda’s first Grand Prix win in 1965. Coincidentally, it was also the year that Honda started trading in the UK…

It’s been a long time coming, but the Honda Civic Type R has finally been let loose. Honda’s vision of a hot-hatch differs from that of Volkswagen or Ford, by eschewing the safe predictability of four-wheel drive for potentially tyre-shredding front-wheel drive. Can you really direct 310PS to the frontContinue Reading

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This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen a Civic Type R concept, but the latest renderings from Honda are as close to a production preview as you can get. Under the bonnet will be a 2.0-litre VTEC engine, turbocharged to develop somewhere in the region of 300bhp. All thatContinue Reading

Honda started producing its own diesel engine for the UK in 2003, something that many other manufacturers had long thought was an essential offering in the European car market. Some would say that that is quite late, but the newcomer – once it finally arrived – was built to anContinue Reading

[button link=”http://www.frontseatdriver.co.uk/2013/12/driven-honda-civic-1-6-i-dtec-diesel-road-test/” color=”orange”]Road Test[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/findashowroom/”]Find a Dealer[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/getabrochure/”]Request a Brochure[/button] [button window=”yes” link=”http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/bookatestdrive/”]Book a Test Drive[/button] Model Tested: Honda Civic ES 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel Road Test Price: £20,780 (£21,280 as tested). The Honda Civic range starts at £16,995 for the 1.4 i-VTEC SE, rising to £27,090Continue Reading

Honda has persevered with the petrol engine longer than most manufacturers, only introducing its first diesel engine in 2009. That 2.2-litre unit was an exceptionally good start, but it was always just a bit too big, a bit too heavy, to sit well in the Civic. Fortunately the Japanese firmContinue Reading

New cars are the most reliable option, at least in theory. At least if things do go wrong there’s a manufacturer’s warranty ready to put things right, something that’s reassuring when buying a family car. Of course, you pay a lot for a new car and that’s not something everybodyContinue Reading

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.