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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Range Rover Evoque impresses Dubai on a ‘wireframe’

On October 2nd, the residents of Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) became the first to set eyes on a unique apparition from the Range Rover legacy. Not a ghost from its rich past but the shape of its smart future. A life-size outdoor installation in the form of the the new …

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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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Maserati Kubang: the vision of a high-performing sport luxury SUV

With its new sport luxury SUV concept, Maserati unveils the forerunner of the future Maserati range creating at once discontinuity, by entering a new segment, and continuity by maintaining the integrity of Maserati’s DNA. Frankfurt, September 13, 2011. A new Maserati vehicle in the sport luxury SUV segment will represent …

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Ferrari 458 Spider debuts at Frankfurt: Buyers get own Personal Designer

Frankfurt, Sept 13, 2011: Ferrari’s exclusive new 8-cylinder, the 458 Spider has finally been un0veiled to the public at the 64th Frankfurt International Motor Show. The latest addition to the Ferrari range is a mid-rear-engined two-seater featuring a fully retractable aluminium hard-top, a world first for a sports car with …

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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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5 year Warranty and Service soon mandatory

Extended peace of mind now comes as standard! While various automobile brands have been trying to play one-up by offering a longer Warranty and Service than their competitors, the government has just leveled the playground for all. NOW, ALL CARS SOLD IN THE UAE WILL COME WITH A MANDATORY 5-YEAR …

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