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Mazda 6 2014 review: Skyward leap

On my drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in the new Mazda 6, a hurricane was at my heels, or wheels to be exact. But then, the Mazda 6 is so agile in its handling that I could always outrun the tornado. THE UPSIDE: Agile handling, Premium features affordably incorporated, …

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Toyota launches T-Connect in UAE: Navigation map on call

New customers of Toyota in the UAE – entry level or top end – will get a navigation option. What makes it special is that it’s not just about maps, and also that you can simply pocket it the end of your drive. You can even use it on the …

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Volvo V40 Review: Smooth concoction

An automotive segment was almost created anew when two cars were launched last year back to back – the Volvo V40 and Mercedes A 250 Sport – the premium hatchbacks, with a sporty twist to boot. While the Audi A3, Golf GTI, BMW 1 or even the Alfa Romeo Giulietta …

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Lookout: Future Toyota concept hints at new Supra

A Dodge Viper must have grudgingly revved past the gates of Akio Toyoda’s residence; or he could have been introduced to the some diabolic game on the Playstation; or he just paid a nostalgic visit to the Toyota museum of racing records. Whatever the trigger, the result was a brief …

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LOOKOUT: Porsche brings back Targa roof 911

Last week, the 911 Targa was once again in the limelight when the latest avatar was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (Detroit Motor Show). This model is the first to combine the classic Targa concept from 1965 with state-of-the-art roof technology. Modern vs classic The model shares …

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Mercedes A 250 Sport Review: For sport’s sake

Just a few kilometers down my test road, the Mercedes A 250 gave the initial impression that confirmed what the bling-laden large grille made a point of. The low firm ride, tight manoeuvring, a delayed yet strong pick up – all of it gave a full clearance to its Sport …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2014 review: Torque Shark

I held the power of the cult in my hand, handed down through six generations. It was hard for me to restrain myself from going overboard but the GTI seemed to be more composed than ever. Even though what began as a mere 110 hp in the first generation has …

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Rainy reflections: Driving tips for a wet day

Dark and heavy clouds stood overbearing as I took to the roads in Dubai this morning. They couldn’t contain themselves for long. A passionate outpouring that brought back memories of home followed, which was simply splendid in many ways, if it weren’t for the scenes that punctuated my drive. Witnessing …

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Maserati Quattroporte 2014 Review: Master Artist

A man’s attitude is apparent on his brows, and a car’s in its steering. Consider that of the Maserati Quattroporte, which relishes a manly tussle before easing into corners on the power grid of a 530hp engine; or the bulwark like design lines at the rear; or even the doors …

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Audi S8 2013 Review: Blazing Chariot

The first expression of a passenger in any car is quite telling of its nature. While many full-size luxury sedans will perhaps get your riders waxing eloquent, the Audi S8 does it with just an “ooh!” just before they are stunned to utter silence. Aggressively luxurious interiors, an ingenious package …

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