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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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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Review on Demand: 2016 Infiniti QX50

Starting a new feature on Drivemeonline. REVIEW ON DEMAND! In response to reader requests and queries, ‘if situation permits’ a quick test will be initiated and a brief review posted. This is the first! Quick glance: 3.7L V6 engine / 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode / Intelligent All Wheel Drive / …

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Ssangyong Tivoli Review: The Worthy Korean

At the end of the first day of driving the Tivoli, the response is rather positive to SsangYong’s first-ever compact SUV. I had two people asking me when the review would go online; two passengers and three onlookers lending their approving nods and, to top it all, an eager SMS …

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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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Nissan X-Trail 2015 review: Carriage of convenience

When Qashqai vanishes from the market map of this region next year, it could be some time before that gets noticed. The all-new Nissan X-Trail is designed to cover up for the Qashqai as well. It even masquerades as several other Nissans too in bits, including the Murano and the …

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Peugeot 2008 Review: Hatching dreams, grow up!

In the parking lot, stood this cute yet weird animal and as I clicked the unlock button on my remote, like a happy, excited pet welcoming you, started wagging its tail or rather blinking its headlamps excitedly. I reciprocated the excitement by waking up my family that was already in …

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Audi Q5 2014 Review: As big As small

Flushed in the face of approval and appreciation from passersby, the Audi Q5 S line awaited me in the parking lot looking as hot as it was meant to be in Volcano red. A red lost in childhood crayon boxes where it stood closer to brown and not far from …

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Hyundai Santa Fe Review: One wholesome package

Amidst a flurry of fast cars and limo-sized luxury, it took me a while to warm up to my calling of sharing with the family men in the world, the merits and maladies of a substantially uplifted family SUV from Hyundai. Well I finally did, and it would leave me …

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