Originally Posted by bodgerx
Seems they got a lot of the facts wrong then.
They did realise thr old dash has the speedo above the rev counter didn't they?
Emissions got criticised? Why? The diesel is now down to 110 g / mile with 140+ bhp - thats one of the best out there. Numpties.
Yeah I see nothing wrong with the speedo but it seems they weren't impressed with the large pods containing the other dials. They also weren't impressed with the 2nd sat nav screen up top, said it was confusing.
As for emissions, they wanted a car less than 100g for free tax, that was the criticism although from memory in the same breath they also wanted more performance.
I think Honda need to realise the only way forward is performance hybrids as quite clearly the demands of many of us and of the journalists are for powerful cars but clean cars.
Maybe Honda should rethink the 1.6 turbos design in favour of a hybrid so they can get below the 100g mark but get power up to maybe 170-180 bhp or more with electric assist. Big problem though is here to put the batteries without losing the award winning boot space.