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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Volvo XC60 R-Design 2014 review: Suede gloves

One way to celebrate a milestone is to walk back and find some of your favourite spots and sit in the shades of those beautiful spaces that gave you more contentment than the rest, more solace perhaps and even more excitement. Thus came the idea of getting back in the …

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2015 Centennial Review: A billionaire by half

There is no wall that separates a Sonata and the Centennial in the Hyundai showroom. But the salespeople are trained to create one. A complete disassociation of values from Hyundai’s design and build is aimed at and largely achieved in the Centennial. Nowhere does it reveal its house logo and …

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Maserati Ghibli Review: An offer you can’t refuse

When my tongue sizzles in the recall of my grandma’s recipe of chicken, there is a restaurant that I turn to, with its secret concoction of sauces that sets the grill on fire. The order taker plants a knowing smile on his face and a tick mark beside ‘extra-hot’ on …

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Nissan GT-R 2013 review: Taming the wild horse

If someone was legally declared insane, dangerously insane, preventing him from all social contact, he could still have one consolation – he could still drive the Nissan GT-R. Because it takes insane people to drive this car. And this is not simply because of its legendary launch control that takes …

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