Getting in the swing

It’s not a plug-in, but the hybrid version of the latest Honda Jazz is still a clever piece of kit, as David Thomson discovers.What’s new?For well over a decade now the Honda Jazz has been every ; Read More

Mercedes saloon refined yet again

David Thomson catches up with the updated iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s fifth generation E-Class saloon. What’s new?With the inexorable rise in popularity of SUVs, luxury saloons have become far less ; Read More

Civic best sports drive of year

Five years after it broke cover to rave reviews, the current iteration of Honda’s Civic Type-R has reached the end of its production run and is now sold out. David Thomson takes it for a first and final fling. What; Read More

Ford mid-size SUV delivers

David Thomson takes Ford’s latest mid-sized SUV for an extended run on local roads. What’s new?Sitting between the Puma and Everest, the Escape is Ford’s current mid-sized SUV option. Offered in both; Read More

Hybrid Volvo shows intent

Volvo is laying the foundations for a very different motoring future, and the new XC40 model is part of its grand plan. David Thomson explains. What’s new?The addition of a plug-in hybrid to Volvo’s ; Read More

V8 Touareg’s final hurrah

As Volkswagen moves towards an electric future, Richard Bosselman takes the Touareg V8 diesel for a spin. Volkswagen Group will have 70 all-electric models globally by 2030 — 20 are already signed off — plus about 60 hybri; Read More

Supra up-styles platform

After a long wait, David Thomson finally gets to slip behind the wheel of the reborn Toyota Supra on Otago roads. What’s new?Regular readers may already know the backstory of Toyota’s quest to reimag; Read More

New Outback moves ahead

David Thomson has been out and about in the latest Subaru Outback, and he is impressed by its capabilities as an open-road tourer. What’s new?The sixth-generation Subaru Outback was introduced to Dri; Read More

Ford’s Puma leaps ahead

As successor to the underwhelming EcoSport, the new Puma offers Ford a real crack at success in the booming compact SUV market. David Thomson takes the flagship ST-Line for a spin. What’s new?The last time Ford playe; Read More

Big SUV gets even better

Significant changes have been made to the current Hyundai Santa Fe. David Thomson drives the flagship model to see what’s new. What’s new?Just a couple of years after the launch of the fourth-generat; Read More