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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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All new Range Rover Sport Review: Wading deep

When the Range Rover was launched in its fourth avatar, Drivemeonline  was among the first fortunate reviewers to have a go in it, on UAE turf. Chatting up with a fellow editor months later, I was still beaming from the supercharged half a million drive. My good friend sagaciously, and …

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Infiniti Q50S Hybrid review: Volunteers wanted

Before winding up the drive and handing over the keys of the third Infiniti Q50 variant I happened to be driving, I looked at the fuel efficiency marker. 9 km per litre. For a 3.5 L engine driving a car from 0 to 100 kmph in well under six seconds, …

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Centennial vs Genesis: Which car should you buy?

The Centennial and the Genesis have a special place in Hyundai’s heart – as well as at the heart of its showroom. Their privileged owners enjoy a care package that could leave customers of German premium cars envious. It’s a cliché to suggest that Centennial is for corporate use and …

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Infiniti Q50 2.0 t Review: Heir to the G sedan?

Market research should be banned – especially when it drives all other types of research. ‘Softer, Sharper, Smoother’ seems to be the mandate for the Q50 from the marketing gurus at the Infiniti HQ. Where, from a brainstorming room lit up with bright ideas, someone threw the old blueprints of …

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Volkswagen Jetta Review 2014: Uneventful allure

Volkswagen could be makers of people’s cars, but there are at least some that count VW in the luxury segment. You can’t refuse them the share of luxury they afford the brand – after all, an Audi is a Volkswagen at some stage; why even the Bugatti Veyron is one. …

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2015 Hyundai Genesis Review: Evolution

When you buy into a Genesis, what matters is what you are let to have. Beyond the mist of brand halos, that is what counts. In its rise to being the ‘viable alternative’, originality is not something Hyundai has cared for; oneupmanship and value are. And with the 2015 Genesis, …

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