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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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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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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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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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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2012 Lexus GS Review: If sport is the spice of luxury…

…then the redesigned Lexus GS is the recipe you are looking for. It saves you the bother of choosing among luxury, looks and a sporty drive. As we cross the milestone of our 100th post, we bring you the new line of Lexus: essentially designed for a sporty experience with a …

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2012 Mercedes C 350 Review: Live for today. Think for tomorrow.

Crossing over to the 300 hp club for the first time; sipping sparingly on the planet’s fossil fizz; and pinching the whole stock of those awesome features from its larger siblings; the C class almost steals the limelight from the E class – at least for this year. So much …

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Renault Koleos 2012 Review: A bundle of bonuses

As the Renault-Nissan alliance completes thirteen fruitful years, the Koleos 2012 proves to be a worthy offspring and a bundle of joy to those looking for an SUV with comfortable interiors, confident handling and one that can actually take the great outdoors in its stride even if not the outback. …

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