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40th UAE National Day: Celebrating the journey on road

The spirit of the Union was glowing bright in the minds of motorists across UAE when tens of thousands of them took to the road with their cars decked up to reflect the glorious journey of the nation unto this milestone. Festive gatherings and processions marked the celebration in many …

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Modified Cars: The art of balance

Dubai Motor Show presented a showcase of modified cars and their makers, inspiring as much as or even more awe than their originals. In this feature, I bring you one car and the many faces of it! Modification of cars is not just a roaring business; it is an art by …

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Top Fords of all time

Ford has made a tremendous comeback in recent years with its models like the Fusion, the resurrected Taurus, the Edge, the Explorer and technological features like the Ford SYNC communication and entertainment system and hot-from-the oven innovations like Inflatable seatbelts. American auto manufacturers have historically been great innovators who have …

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Airbags to Blind Spot Detectors: Top 10 safety devices

Seat belts are now standard fare for safety. Just last week, in GITEX 2011, Ford revealed a seat belt innovation that doubles up as airbags. In the last decade, safety has crossed many milestones and here are the top 10 we have chosen. Apart from the “wake up warning” which …

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Once upon a highway… Cars 25 years ago

How did the automobile scene look twenty-five years ago? For instance, radio was an optional extra and air-conditioning was a luxury! Before the 70s, it was the time for big dreams and large cars. Those were the times of cars with wings and 12-cylinder gas-guzzling powerhouses. The next two decades …

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Compacts, Crossovers and Cabriolets: So, what car is it anyway?

It seems long ago – the seventies or eighties to be precise – when it was easy to name a car by its category. All cars were either a saloon or a station wagon, or as the Grease generation would readily point out, a convertible. In the following two decades …

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Meet the top 10: Ward’s 10 best engines of 2011

Now in its 17th year, the Ward’s 10 Best Engines competition is designed to recognize powertrains that set new benchmarks in their respective vehicle segments. Everyday performance: The vehicles were driven in the routine daily commutes around metro Detroit and were scored based on power, technology, observed fuel economy and …

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