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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Peugeot is expecting a big sales boost in the UK from two new small turbocharged petrol engines which, the company claims, will also start to reduce its traditional reliance on diesels. The new PureTech petrol engines – 1.2-litre three-cylinder direct-injection units developing either 110 or 130bhp, with diesel-like torque figuresContinue Reading

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As Alfa Romeo’s first supermini since the demise of the Alfasud in 1989, the MiTo has a lot to achieve. Not only does it have to bring people to the struggling brand but when they get there it has to be every bit as good as its Mini and FiatContinue Reading