Nissan Altima 2014 review: Family fuelled

The first time I gave chase to an Altima was in 2007. Just as it cruised down the Sheikh Zayed Road smoothly, too smoothly, with me holding onto its steering – leaving me clueless if its CVT transmission was ever going to stabilize into a steady drive. From that time, …

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Peugeot 2008 Review: Hatching dreams, grow up!

In the parking lot, stood this cute yet weird animal and as I clicked the unlock button on my remote, like a happy, excited pet welcoming you, started wagging its tail or rather blinking its headlamps excitedly. I reciprocated the excitement by waking up my family that was already in …

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Powerful M5 ever marks 30 years of performance Bimmer

BMW M presents the most powerful BMW M5 in the model’s history to mark the 30th anniversary of the high-performance Sedan with just 300 units. In 1984, the M5 created the high-performance business sedan segment. BMW has now come up with BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” (which means 30 years …

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Toyota Corolla 2014 Review: Hot cake sans the raisins

The Toyota Corolla is perhaps the most important car in the history of automobiles – if only because it is driven by more people than any other car ever. So it was time well spent when I got behind the wheel of the tenth generation Corolla once again, for a …

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Porsche to back UAE teen team of race engineers

The F1 in Schools is a competition in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 utilise specialist software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered balsa wood F1 cars. The UAE national finals for the global F1 in Schools Competition will take place …

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Niki Lauda speaks for road safety in UAE

Formula1 legend and 3 times Formula1 world champion, Niki Lauda has endorsed the cause of road safety in the UAE. He was speaking in support of the recently launched web initiative RoadSafetyUAE.com Niki Lauda states: “Safety is a key concern on all roads and my life experience shows, how rapidly …

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Nissan Tiida 1.8SV Review: Tadaa!

Much as the headline would sound silly, that would be the way to present the new Tiida hatchback. Nissan has once again played magician in inventing space from nowhere, just as it has done with the Sentra Sedan. After all they are complementing cars. UPSIDE: Stability at high speeds, Upscale …

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A car that cleans itself: new concept from Nissan

The next next-gen brainwave in automotive tech isn’t under the hood or within the cabin. In fact it is gleaming on the sheet metal itself – the self-cleaning nano-paint technology which gets its first test run on the Nissan Note. Technically speaking, it could save you half the cost of …

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First Drive of Infiniti Q50 2014: Indulging Techno Treat

In those days of my motorcycle diaries, I was mostly riding pillion to a brother whose name if it weren’t to be Alex, famously coming to mean ‘instinctive driving’ among friends and family, would certainly have been Harley! Once as I wavered a little before a parked bus, not knowing …

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Audi A3 is World Car of the Year 2014

This year’s New York Auto Show gives plenty of reasons to keep your eyes on Baywatch mode, not Least of those being the ‘World Car’ Awards that were announced on Thursday the 17th. Audi A3, the newly introduced compact sedan from the Audi family claimed the coveted title among what …

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