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2012 Volvo S 80 review: Safe and sober

The Volvo S80 is a solid car. There is no denying it from the first sight to the first touch, and the first time you drive it – the Volvo S80 stays true to its legendary attributes of “solid and safe”. Whether it is as exciting to drive in comparison …

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Environment Day Tips: Save fuel. Save the Earth.

The day that went by was celebrated as Environment Day. Drivers can make a difference in making this event meaningful and relevant across the year. Well, hybrid cars are of course yet to pick up in the Middle East but you could be among the first to lead a revolution. …

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Luxury gets a boost in the UAE/Middle East

Several new models from top luxury manufacturers BMW, Audi and Lexus got introduced in the region, over the past few weeks. The choice is made richer by their presence.  2013 Lexus RX launched with F-Sport package and Lexus Hybrid Drive Lexus RX, one of the most popular luxury crossover SUVs in the UAE …

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Toyota 86: The people’s sports car

On Tuesday last, the Toyota 86 made a spectacular entry at the Yas Marina, with the world’s first synchronised 3-D mapping unveil. And with it comes the hibernating sporty spirit of Toyota back into our world. But amidst all the fanfare and great expectations of Toyota, the 86 faced its …

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New Passat marks a milestone in environment-friendly production

Thinking Blue, Volkswagen en route to reducing environmental impact of production by 25 per cent by 2018. Volkswagen’s Think Blue initiative has been setting people – at least some of them – thinking in our part of the world, where few think twice before driving an extra mile or digging …

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Peugeot 508 review: Bon Jour, Gentlemen!

Peugeot’s range in the Middle East was getting to be slightly jaded in variety, especially after the withdrawal of 407 and the continuing absence of an SUV – like the globally available 4008. But as the spirited RCZ earlier suggested, change is underway. And this year, the elegant new 508 reiterates …

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Auto China 2012: Top picks

When we were young students of literature, we were encouraged to read from the masters of story-telling the world over. Even to write like them. The hope was that some day, the writing would evolve into what could be called original and perhaps even masterly. I guess the same holds …

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Swaidan adds reliability to used cars

Dubai: If you have a car to sell or insist on buying a car with credentials and well-checked whereabouts, there is a new address to check out. Swaidan Motors, a quality used cars operation has been launched by Swaidan Trading Co. LLC, part of the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group. …

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Review: Everybody loves the Tiguan

For a brief moment, in the parking lot where I met the Tiguan for the first time, it looked like an overgrown Golf. Quickly getting over the illusion, I realized that, it is one extremely roomy passenger cabin fitted with a sporty engine, and a styling that renders boot space …

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Beijing Auto Show: A peek into China

As the Beijing Auto Show 2012 opens doors to the trade and the public, here is a look at market insights gathered from reports of the show that will conclude on the 2nd of May. Many new models throng the market and several concepts are being unveiled at Auto China, …

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