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Volkswagen Phaeton 2012 Review: The chariot of the unassuming

Volkswagen has a very fascinating naming strategy that picks up cues from around the world. They have harnessed many a trade wind in their stables that have rode their fame to wherever the winds blow: Passat and Bora for instance. Or the nomadic Touareg. But Phaeton is a peculiar choice …

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Go from gamer to real life racing driver

The Nissan PlayStation® 2012 GT Academy 2012 Gaming Qualification Goes Live! As the clock ticks midnight on the Big Ben, just as Cinderella’s chariot turns back into good old pumpkins comes your chance to turn from a part-time gamer to a full-fledged racer. The virtual-to-reality racing competition is open to …

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Win a VIP entry to Abu Dhabi Race with Infiniti

Infiniti has today announced an exclusive ‘Unlock the Race’ competition offering winners the chance to be VIP guests of Infiniti in the Red Bull Racing suite at the Abu Dhabi race. For motor sport enthusiasts who endeavour to set the fastest lap time on Red Bull Racing’s ‘Playseat’ simulator, the …

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All new Range Rover launch: the grandest SUV on earth

The launch of the year for the model of the decade! Read the full review of the Range Rover 2013 here The perils of traversing the private roads of Jumeirah Beach Residence and The Walk, lined with boutique outlets and exotic restaurants are famous. If you have half an hour …

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Toyota Aurion Grande Review 2012: Half a step ahead of the Camry

The idea that shaped the Aurion should have stemmed from a Camry – or the rejection of it. Does the 2012 version live up to the demand of staying above the ordinary – read Camry? The Camry ride is perhaps one of the most familiar ones in this region. Simply …

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DriveME NewsTrack: September Highlights

Al-Futtaim Group launches Automotive Academy Al-Futtaim Group launched an Automotive Academy last month; a first-of-its kind training institution that will provide UAE Nationals with internationally accredited training in a world-class facility. Toyota Ramadan Millionaire Salil Valiparambil bought a Toyota Fortuner during Ramadan and it changed his “fortunes” when he was …

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Range Rover Sport 2012 Review: Showing off substance

Even as the all-new Range Rover 2013 creates a sensation across the luxury SUV world after a decade-long constancy, the younger sibling Range Rover Sport promises to hold its stead for three more years. So, what keeps the mid-size luxury SUV current as we indulge in the Range Rover evolution, …

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DriveME NewsTrack: White Points and Warnings

Safe drivers to be rewarded with White Points Now, instead of driving in fear of black points, you can ply the Dubai roads – and the network across the UAE – in anticipation of the happy feat of achieving white points. The new Dubai Police initiative awards drivers of vehicles …

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Enter the all-new Range Rover 2013

September 6th will be etched as the most important date in a decade of Range Rover history. The new Range Rover, only the fourth all-new model in its 42 years, was revealed at an event attended by the rich and the famous at the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park, …

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LONG DRIVE Volkswagen Phaeton 2012: Driving business class

We had to catch a flight from Muscat to Salalah, the refreshing Oasis of the gulf, but it was the prelude to it – a journey by road in business class till Muscat – that enticed us to the long-haul with our toddler, strapped up in the rear! The Eid …

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