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

The Honda Insight was launched just over three years ago and it’s fair to say the reception wasn’t universally positive. In fact so scathing were some reviews that Honda introduced a revised model a little over 18 months later that addressed a lot of the issues of the first cars.Continue Reading

The most economical cars on the road, at least according to official economy figures, are almost invariably diesel powered superminis. However, petrol engines are getting ever more efficient, cost less to fuel and quieter, and they’re generally less bad for the environment in an urban setting than diesels. So whatContinue Reading