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2013: Beyond the bend

This used to be my 2013 New Year editorial page. Just the perfect place to stow away my secret (ah, the conveniences of online time travel!). My brand new BMW Touring Bike. People, it always works when it is something you really desire; something you would love to keep as a constant reminder …

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Golf GTI 2012 Review: Cult is a three letter word!

Golf GTI is perhaps not the fastest or the torquiest hot hatch in town. The Golf R could pitch in for that title. But the GTI is a strong contender for the most popular hot hatch in Dubai – or elsewhere in the region. There should be a reason. Like, …

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Infiniti range to be coded Q and QX

Q is the codename for the technological wizard in the 007 flicks. He is the brain behind not only the numerous gadgetry that Bond flaunts but also the supercars that the British agent enthralls us with. Q is also the new codename for the lineup of Infiniti vehicles waiting to …

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Infiniti JX 35 review: High-tech comfort for the family

When Infiniti introduced the JX35 Crossover earlier this year, it had the Audi Q7 as well as family men, and moms, in mind. Whether (or not) you get a kick out of the design or the drive, it stuns with sophistication and a surprising price. The Drive In the new …

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Porsche GT3 Cup: Double win for Al Faisal at Yas

Reigning champion Abdulaziz AlFaisal has won both the Round 3 and Round 4 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Yas Marina Circuit with a dominant performance against a strong 16-car grid that is one of the most formidable in the history of the series. Round 3: …

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New Toyota Al Badiya Service Centre sets high-tech benchmark

With its new Toyota service and parts facility, Al Futtaim Motors sounds a siren in service standards that rings across the UAE’s automobile industry, by offering the everyman’s brand futuristic facilities that rival even the premium luxury brands in the region. If efficient service and high-tech maintenance facilities were to …

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Renault Duster 2012 Review: Basic Upgrade!

Sociology tells us that the basic needs of man are food, water and shelter. The Duster just added an SUV to the list. Yet again, driver psychology tells us that the basic expectations in an SUV are a high driving position, a secure feeling and crossing the occasional sandy patch …

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Middle East Motor Awards 2012

The region’s very own set of accolades for the automobile industry in its various commercial categories were announced yesterday, on the opening day of the Sharjah Automobile Show. McLaren Mp4-12C made its first impression momentous with the title of “Middle East car of the year”, pushing aside the tough competition …

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Sharjah Automobile Show: 5 Reasons to visit

The Sharjah Car Show was set to ignition mode this morning, and there is no reason it should be idling for more than a minute. The Show is full of cars you would want a fill off and some of them are the most talked about in the recent months …

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VW Track Day: Cult Ritual

Al Nabooda Automobiles threw open the Dubai Autodrome’s international circuit to some wild card entries with the license to have fun – in other words, those who are part of what’s perhaps UAE’s largest “automotive cult”: The Golf GTI owners. Of course the cult has widened in the recent years …

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