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NewsTrack Early March 2016

Audi Challenges Arabia: “Light up a football pitch” Zakaria Daoud dreams of becoming a professional football player. He lives in a remote village somewhere in the mountains of Al-Rustaq governorate in Oman, where modern roads don’t reach, and proper football grounds don’t exist. When he submitted the request to light …

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Nissan Maxima 2016 Review: Deciphering inscriptions

Like a promise sealed into molten plastic, a figure and four letters repose on the cold lamp shields of the Nissan Maxima. They are the guiding lights in developing the eighth generation Maxima, and more so in marketing it. This test drive is a mission to decode those letters and …

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BMW 750 Li Solitaire: One in six worth one and a half million

Every Rolls Royce that comes to this market is custom made. In fact, every year, insightful marketing professionals work hand in hand with designers to create innovative concepts on its luxurious canvas. But did you know that there is a BMW 7-series that can rival a Rolls in price? Being …

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All is new, including world’s first one minute drive reviews

Four months to turning five. It’s that time in the lifecycle of anything automotive when a refreshed design is contemplated, efficiency is revisited and a turbocharger claims ideological supremacy over the natural heir to motor-dom. It is the time when marketing overrules engineering’s insistence that a brighter LED panel and …

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Volkswagen Golf R 2015 review: Razor-sharp

I love smoked salmons but the smoked tail lamps of the new Golf R, even more. With power burstin’ at its seams, you don’t have to be smokin’ fast all the time in the fastest ever Golf R. Just borrowing it in bursts simply adds up to an exhilarating drive.

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Land Rover Defender. The end.

Lucky me. Last July, I paid GBP 225 for a Land Rover experience drive at Solihull and 45 sterling pounds for a tour of the Defender factory. Lucky, not because I spent a hefty 270 pounds to do that. It bloody well should have been signed off with a “waived” …

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Motor Show promises exciting weekend for Qatar

The sixth edition of Qatar Motor Show will showcase the latest automotive models, engaging games and lifestyle merchandise, with daily parades taking the excitement beyond the motor show venue. The five day event is free for all.   AUTOMOBILE SHOW: Exhibitors include Audi, BMW, Bosch, Cadillac, Castrol, Chrysler, Continental, Dodge, …

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Sebastien Ogier among handful to win a hat trick in Monte-Carlo

Sebastien Ogier describes it as his childhood ambition come true, as he struggles to contain the excitement that gushes forth even as champagne bottles celebrated the end of a remarkable rally at Monte-Carlo. The Frenchman has just joined a distinguished society as one of only five men to win the …

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Dubai 24H Race Winners: Traffic on Track

Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle was flouted on Friday, when 98 cars took to the track leaving it easy to predict the presence of at least two cars every 100 meters on the approx. 5 km track. The 11th Hankook 24H Dubai race concluded on 16th January at 2pm. In Audi’s first …

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Peugeot 208 GT Line Review: One for the ramp

Last year, when the 208 GTI broke into ice (as literally as the commercial depicted) on an undisclosed location in Eastern Europe, it never made inroads into the UAE hot hatch arena. While it is still unclear when any of those challenger GTI models from Peugeot will hit the market, …

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