Honda has a set a new Guinness World Record for ‘Lowest fuel consumption – all 24 contiguous EU countries (all cars)’, with a Honda Civic Tourer, averaging 100.31mpg (2.81l/100km) over 8,387 miles.
The Civic Tourer used to set the record was equipped with the 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine, which officially can achieve 74.3mpg on the combined cycle. The 100.31mpg means the record has bested the official fuel consumption claim by more than 25%.
It’s hard to believe that it has already been two years since I reviewed the last Kia Sorento, but the new one is here now and is promising to be better than the car it replaces. It looks like it’s off to a good start – it definitely looks good from the front, and its new grille is aggressive-yet-subtle, something even premium-brand SUVs have a hard time pulling off. Its side profile is not bad either, with the roof sloping downwards at the rear to give a sportier look. The rear lights did leave me scratching my head though, to my eyes they strongly resemble those of the 2011-2013 Dodge Durango. It’s got less of a butch look than the previous Sorento but it’s still a well-executed design.