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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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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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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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Range Rover Supercharged Review: Dual Personality

The most important thing to remember when you are interviewing Al Paccino is that you are NOT face to face with the Godfather. Well, what I am trying to say is when reviewing an awe-wrapped icon like the Land Rover Range Rover, it is vital to think of it as …

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Audi Q3 review: The Smart-sized SUV

You can create a perfect cube with 8 blocks. Or 27 (think the Rubik’s cube), or 64… on goes the series – different in size, but always a perfect cube. Well, Audi has been taking the cue, or Q to be precise, to create perfect SUVs for everyone – with …

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All-new BMW 335i review: Dashing!

The road to Kalba is a long and winding one: Cliché, borrowed from a thousand travelogues, of various length and bent. Like saying the BMW 3-series is a nice and sporty drive. But some clichés are there to be repeated, over thousands of long and short drives.As for the long …

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Golf R 2012 Review: Going beyond the GTI

In the second review in the First Anniversary month, DriveME brings you a car that betters its sibling that is already become an icon yet falling short of its promise in a peculiar way. Still, Golf R is a car that made me want to own it – and that’s …

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Fabia Montecarlo 2012 Review: Badge of amour

I know some people who are unstoppable fans of races and rallies. Many of them are good drivers themselves, but not rally drivers. Decked up in colour-coded caps, T-shirts and even goggles, they lean on fences or hang off trees, wearing their racing spirit on their sleeves, literally! They are …

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UAE Launch: Infiniti JX 2013

Comfortably seated in the world’s largest Infiniti showroom, I listened to their ambitious plans. By 2016, Infiniti aims to garner 10% of the luxury market around the world. Now, that doesn’t just mean the 500,000 units they have chalked out in figures. More significantly, it means they need to not …

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All-new Passat 2012: First Drive Report

Jordan has a long stretch of the Dead Sea and a longer stretch of roads that seem to come alive at every bend and every crest. Just the perfect terrain to experience the all-new Passat 2012, a laid-back family sedan that belies its capabilities to live up to challenges, when …

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