The original HR-V was labelled the Joy Machine by Honda’s marketing bods back in the early 2000s. It was meant to appeal to young buyers with its “unique” styling and and blend the practical benefits of an SUV with a compact form. It was ahead of its time in many ways but was abandoned in 2006 amid mediocre sales. Wind on to 2015 and the world was ready for compact crossovers and the HR-V was reborn as a more conventional-looking entrant into the market. Honda HR-V Sport Price: £27,595 Jump ahead four more years and the HR-V has had some mild titivation with a new grille, bumper, wheels and lights but has also had a more major change in the oily bits with the addition of a 180bhp turbo engine to this Sport model. The HR-V falls into that subset of crossovers that are bigger than the Juke, Ecosport and Captur but smaller than the Qashqai, Kuga and Kadjar. It’s up against the likes of the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR. In this Sport guise, it also needs to … [Read more...] about Honda HR-V Sport review
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Over its long history, Honda's CR-V has quietly become the world's best-selling SUV and this latest version doesn't look all that different to its predecessor, but it's still a big improvement. And it's perfect timing for a car like this to maintain its crown at the top of the SUV tree, as the nation seems to want nothing other than a jacked-up mud-plugger as their family workhorse. As diverse as its talents are, most CRVs will inevitably end up on the school run, the office commute or possibly, in rare cases, crossing grassy fields at a point-to-point or towing a caravan to Norfolk. So what's new? Well, to start off it has a stiffer chassis, so it handles a bit better than the predecessor and, although the newcomer is the same length as the car it replaces, the wheelbase is stretched so there's 50mm more legroom in the back. There's also a range of technology improvements to make it more clever and more user-friendly and safety has been turned up a few notches. But the big news is the … [Read more...] about Review: Why is the Honda CR-V one of the world’s best-selling SUV’s?
I've got a friend who is a die-hard Honda fan. He's owned several over the years, buying them from new and then keeping them until he fancies a change. His old Accord is doing pretty well, despite its advancing years, but he's desperate for a change to keep up with modern safety technology and to have a few more gadgets to play with. The trouble has been, for a good while now, he likes saloons. He prefers an external boot and a fixed parcel shelf and doesn't like the looks of a hatchback. Well, Honda has finally made him the perfect car. It's the new Civic 4 Door and it's a saloon version of its latest Civic hatchback. It's sort of a surprise launch, because it's a market that's currently dying a slow death. The darling of this sector has always been the Ford Mondeo and that's about to cough its last, while the buying public is currently obsessed with SUVs, estates and hatchbacks. So it's an interesting move for Honda, and perhaps a response to the staunch loyalty of their typical … [Read more...] about Car review: Honda does its Civic duty and delivers a saloon
What about the year gone by? Time for one last look with Jane Pauley: January The year began with California becoming the sixth state to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. Later in the month, a judge sentenced physician Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in jail for sexually abusing more than 250 girls. California ready to go green with legalization of marijuana in 2018 ("CBS Evening News," 12/27/17) California pot dispensaries and consumers face sobering reality ("CBS This Morning," 01/03/18) Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman confronts Larry Nassar in court (CBS News, 01/19/18) Focus turns to culture of abuse after Larry Nassar sentencing ("CBS This Morning, 01/24/18) Aly Raisman speaks out about sexual abuse ("60 Minutes," 09/09/18) February February brought the Winter Olympics to South Korea; and a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff members. Survivors launched a campaign for stricter gun laws … [Read more...] about The year in review: Top news stories of 2018 month by month
An NHS boss who landed another senior role despite a fraud conviction and a suspension for “victimising whistleblowers” has prompted calls for a review of systems to prevent unfit appointments. Paula Vasco-Knight was given a suspended sentence in 2017 after admitting abusing her position as chief executive of South Devon NHS Foundation Trust in 2013 to pay her husband out of NHS funds. Vasco-Knight resigned her post in 2014 after an unrelated employment tribunal suspended her over her treatment of whistleblowers who raised misconduct concerns over the hiring of her daughter’s boyfriend to a job at Torbay hospital. Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The … [Read more...] about NHS fraudster who landed senior job should triggers review of appointment process