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Deep Dive: Honda CR-V Hybrid system

by Neil Briscoe on 11 Apr 2019

Complete Car Features | Deep Dive: Honda CR-V Hybrid system

Hybrids have become quite the thing, haven't they? In the wake of the diesel scandal of a few years ago, and with electric cars still only now becoming attractive to some motorists, hybrids are filling the gap rather nicely. It helps that, in the past few years, the hybrid tech on offer has really matured, delivering genuinely impressive real-world performance and economy, which wasn't always the case before.

Even given that maturity, Honda has decided to do things a little differently with its new CR-V Hybrid. The Japanese giant has committed to offering electric…

Porsche's past, present and future

by Matt Robinson on 19 Mar 2019

Complete Car Features | Porsche's past, present and future

It's hard not to wander around aimlessly, agog and borderline stupefied, when you're within the hallowed sanctum of the Porsche Museum in Germany. Located in Zuffenhausen, a small satellite town to the north of Stuttgart and the place that has played home to Porsche production since the very start of this company in 1948, the museum opened ten years ago. It serves not only as a showcase for the sports car company's revered back catalogue, but also as a way of keeping the old Porsches in fine fettle; it's known informally as the 'rolling display', because - despite its 5,600…

2019 Geneva Motor Show Editor’s picks

by Dave Humphreys on 08 Mar 2019

Complete Car Features | 2019 Geneva Motor Show Editor’s picks

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show was the place to be this week if you were in search of extraordinary supercars or the latest in electric vehicle technology - or both combined into one. One such headline-grabber was the Automobili Pininfarina Battista. Packing a colossal 1,900hp electric punch, the all-wheel-drive Battista promises incredible performance for the exclusive group of buyers that can afford it.

Even rarer was Bugatti's one-off 'La Voiture Noire', a re-engineered car based on the Chiron that was commissioned for one serious collector. Looks are, of course, subjective, but…

Child car seats: everything you need to know

by on 21 Feb 2019

Complete Car Features | Child car seats: everything you need to know

Our children are our most prized possessions, but do you know how to safely - and legally - transport your children in your family car? Do you know when you should be changing your child seat, according to your kid's size or age? And what are the key 'dos' and 'don'ts' to fitting a child seat? Read on, to find out...

THE LAW

In its plainest form, the law states that all children under 150cm (4ft 11in, or 5ft for simplicity) or 36kg (79lb) MUST use a child restraint system (CRS) that is suitable for their height and weight, while…

The Walkinstown Roundabout: Navigating Ireland's Arc de Triomphe

by David Mullen on 03 Feb 2019

Complete Car Features | The Walkinstown Roundabout: Navigating Ireland's Arc de Triomphe

What's the news?

At pretty much any time of day, if you stand at Place Charles de Gaulle in Paris (where the Arc de Triomphe is), you'll see a car accident. Yes, it looks a bit like a roundabout, but with 12 exits, no road markings and the converging traffic of one of Europe's busiest cities, it's always a cacophonic calamity of screeching tyres and breaking glass, the air blue with swearing and fumes. It's really quite a mess, though somehow, despite the argy-bargy, it seems to work.

But Paris is a long way to go if you want to…

Buying a commercial vehicle for private use

by Neil Briscoe on 30 Jan 2019

Complete Car Features | Buying a commercial vehicle for private use

Should you buy a commercial vehicle for private use? The temptation certainly is there. Instead of spending your hard-earned on a baubles-and-tinsel large SUV, which isn't designed to tackle terrain more taxing than a shopping centre car park, why not save a few quid and buy a pickup truck instead?

After all, it's something our American cousins have been at for decades, and that's why Ford is basically a company that makes the F-150 pickup truck, with a few ancillary operations tacked onto the side (y'know - small fry like the Focus and