Honda Civic 2.0 VTEC Turbo Type R road test report and review

THIS new Honda Civic Type R looks absolutely stunning and is prodigiously fast, in fact it is one of the most complete cars I’ve ever driven. You don’t need much imagination to realise just how quick this new Honda Civic Type R is when you glance at its performance figures. It “only” has a 2.0-litre engine, but that utilises Honda’s VTEC technology and now comes with a turbocharger just to spice things up a bit.

Vauxhall Mokka Tech Line 1.4 turbo 140PS Start/Stop 4×4 road test report and review

THE Vauxhall Mokka is a smart looking mini-SUV and has become a common site on our roads thanks to its good value offering. It’s popular with a cross-section of buyers, from those young trendy people with an outdoor lifestyle who appreciate the built-in cycle carrier cleverly concealed in the rear bumper, which my test car should have featured, but didn’t thanks to Vauxhall sending me the wrong car, to those of a certain age who find the raised ride height much easier to cope with when getting in and out of the car.

VW Golf Estate SE 1.6 TDI BlueMotion road test report and review

THIS estate version of the latest Mk VII Golf, handy for Christmas shopping, is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor and its changed profile gives it a slightly sportier look while its practical virtues remain.

The boot, expandable to 1,620 litres, is 125 litres bigger than before and larger than average for a class which includes the Focus and Astra. The variable floor can be set at two levels above a basement – itself giving extra storage around the skinny spare wheel as well as a space for the canvas luggage cover when it’s not in use.