Lexus LX 570 First Drive: Villa 570

Outside the high walls of a luxury bungalow, somewhere in the Jumeirah district, a board announced ‘Villa 570’ for journalists seeking the launchpad of the new Lexus SUV. Inside, amidst merry musicians and classic fare, a line of Lexus LX 2016 were awaiting their first drive. The new Lexus LX …

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Toyota Land Cruiser 2016: First impression

The Land Cruiser is fresh and new; here in time for the greater outdoor season. The legendary dune basher that boasts Toyota reliability is keeping pace with time through a brand new 8-speed transmission, a wireless charging pad, a highly practical interior configuration that Toyota calls a ‘life control layout’ …

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The Ferrari FF: Family or Ferrari first?

FF, in Maranello speak, stands for Four Seat or Four Wheel Drive. To me, it simply stands for the Family Ferrari because this is the only Fezza which can actually make space for a family of four. The Drive The FF isn’t a meek family carrier. While many of the …

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All new Nissan Maxima 2016: First Drive

Making a comeback isn’t easy. Even if you are a legend, whose ferocious nail-marks are still gleaming on these desert highways… Only an all-encompassing change can mend the gap of a dull decade and move the minds that have witnessed the emergence of an entire category that melds power and …

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Land Rover Defender 110: The 20 inch edge

The Defender 110, or Land Rover One Ten as it was called in 1983, came one year before the 90 did. The numbers marked the length of the wheelbase in inches. The name Defender was heralded by the entry of the Discovery by the turn of the decade. So much …

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Land Rover Defender 90: The original thrill

I just did the unthinkable. I spent a weekend reviewing a car without describing bends and corners, testing the top speed or even bothering with its 0-100 capability. Because none of these makes the Defender 90 stand out. Instead I was imagining things inside the original Land Rover. That I …

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Mercedes C Class 2015 Review: Double affirmative

Even before Mercedes introduced the new generation of C Class, touted as the BMW beater, my opinion was rather high of the C Class drive I enjoyed in 2012. But then you could argue it was an AMG tweaked 3.5 litre engine. As it happens, this time, I am armed …

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Lexus GX 460 review: Comfort in a box

Once upon a time, when the price of the Prado hadn’t yet climbed higher than the highest dune it ever climbed, a friend of mine bought one. He justified his choice as something close to the Land Cruiser with a price that was nowhere close. Yet, as I later found …

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Bold Toyota unveils New Camry 2016

Things had almost come to a point where car buyers had to be bold to buy the Toyota Camry. Self-proclaimed aficionados couldn’t utter the five-letter word without disfiguring their mouths with a derisive smirk. That is because no one likes five-letter words that are synonymous with ‘boringly value-for-money’, tediously enduring …

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All New BMW X5 Review: Sensational with a capital M

If the Range Rover had fresh thinking infused into it in 2012, could the BMW X5 remain the same for long? After all, aren’t they the arch rivals SUV buyers here consider at length, before some of them finally pick the spicier Cayenne. So in 2013, the BMW X5 appeared …

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