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RAV4 2013 gets six gears and new styling

Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributors of Toyota in the UAE announced the launch of Toyota’s fourth-generation RAV4 last week. A reinvention of the crossover sport utility vehicle that was the prime choice of those who chose to stay away from the bulky SUVs but wanted a sporty and small version of …

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Fisker Karma Review: Electrifying future

Its formidable presence could snatch the limelight from a Maserati. In its cabin layout, it demands a nod from a Fortune 500 Chief Executive. But it is in the way it engages an imaginative mind in fantasies of the future that the Fisker Karma commands its half a million dirhams’ …

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Ford Escape 2013 review: Hitting the curves

Of all the revamps of last year, if any is worthy of the prefix “all new” to its design, it is indeed the 2013 Ford Escape. In fact, they could have got away with calling this the “Ford Getaway” or something like that. The new Ford Escape has traded its …

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24 hours of Dubai: Thrill filled racing carnival

Friday, 8.30pm, Starbucks Motor City: Earmuffs are part of the Dubai Motor City tenancy contract, I hear. If so, there could be no other night in the year the poor souls will need them than tonight, as the relentless drone and roar of the racers next door ring through the …

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Toyota 86: Geared for great handling

The intuitive handling capability of the Toyota 86 is not just a myth. It comes from carefully put together figures and features that bestow a ‘freedom attitude’ upon the car, leaving the driver in real control. The Toyota 86 seats you in a position where speed is felt the fastest, …

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Toyota 86 Review: The return of the driver

The ultimate test of a sports coupe like the Toyota 86 – that can delight you on the track – is its ability to keep you engaged even when you shrug your cape off and join the ranks of lesser mortals on the carriageway… Drifting. It is impossible to get …

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Five reviews to start 2013 with fireworks

2012 made sure that this is going to be a great year to be on and off the road. The last year brought with it quite a few stunners and surprises. The once in a decade rebirth of the Range Rover was perhaps the biggest of them all, but the …

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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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