Ferrari GTC4Lusso Review: The Ferrari with a comfort mode

Spending a long weekend with a supercar, instead of the family, could be considered quite a self-centred act; and a car reviewer is no exception. In fact, it’s worse for the reviewer; because this is usually among the numbered occasions he gets to distract the world from noticing the wicked …

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Honda CR-V Review: Stretching standards, and legs

The compact crossover segment is a tricky one. It is where every contender is pushing the limit to outgrow the segment itself, while keeping the price grounded. It is where one-upmanship shows up in gadgetry borrowed from the executive segment and legroom seems to grow twice as fast as the …

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2018 Nissan Pathfinder review: Raised ground

From the hotel balcony, outlined in the sheer mist, I could see the Pathfinder elegantly showing off its improved lines and new V-motion grille to the photographers squatting and crouching around – poised on the hotel helipad at the circular end of a long stony ramp. Here was the first …

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Geely Emgrand X7 Sport: Looks like it’s got it!

The friendly guard at the check post had a crisp and business-like tone when he asked, “You have 4 wheel?” Entrusted with the duty of guarding the 3000 meters high Jebel Al Akhdar, he was clear about who would be granted the permission to make it back its tricky descent. …

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Honda Accord 3.5 L and 2.4 L Review: Striking Accord

Red is a brilliant choice – to turn heads and to drive in a point. Mazda convincingly did that a couple of years ago with its midsize sedan. Now, the Honda Accord was doing an encore on me, with this Special Edition Honda Accord 3.5L V6 Sport in signature San …

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Audi Q2 First Drive: Fun Key!

As the plane descended into Bahrain International Airport, I could see the overhang of dust clouds like a blanket over the cold, wet tarmac. Just half an hour later, as my cab drove alongside the airport fences, I could hardly see an aircraft through the thick wall of dust. Even …

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Nissan Kicks Review: Urban crossroads

Nine months after its launch during the Brazil Olympics, Nissan Kicks is in the GCC to champion the urban crossover concept. It has landed the prime space so far occupied by two key models in the Nissan array – the Juke and the Tiida. Agreed, the funky hunchback crossover will …

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Geely Emgrand GT V6: Powerful entry!

The Geely Emgrand GT amazed early gold-diggers with astounding value, and with how little they had to dig for it! Now, to those who were shameless enough to wish for even more, Geely has said a big yes with a V6 engine and ingots of luxury! THE SPECS: 3.5L V6, …

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2016 Bentley Continental GT Review: V8 and V8S

I love writing about Bentley’s Sport Coupe year after year. Not because there is plenty new to write about – in fact the changes are usually a precious few – but because it is the perfect excuse that I get once a year to drive this absolutely splendid machine. Even …

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Review: Chrome accent

2016 was the year of two Passats. Now, how is that? One was the uplifted design introduced in 2016 and the other, the outgoing model, which again, was a produce of 2016. The best way to tell the difference was to go on a side-by-side ride, especially with people who …

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