New cars in Ramadan buying spotlight

With three weeks left for the month of Ramadan, the attempts to turn around early decisions have started taking the shape of early deals. Traditional favourites and some models hot off the launch pad are teasing buyers this time. Here is a look at some of the new and noteworthy …

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8.8/10

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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Dubai welcomes Pininfarina to its skyline

A postcard or e-card sent from Dubai could soon feature a rising structure with edges turning in like the corners of a race circuit. Or the talking point in a plush living room in Downtown Dubai could be a recliner sofa that gracefully curves inwards. For, Pininfarina has landed in …

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8.2/10

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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Geneva Gems 2017: Ferrari 812 Superfast

The 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show opens a window for the world to feel Ferrari power at its peak once again. As the name suggests, the 812 Superfast is a 12 cylinder berlinetta with 800cv power and it is the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in history. …

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Geneva “Car of the Year 2017”: PEUGEOT 3008

When it was launched in 2008, the 3008 was a novelty that shared its fans between seekers of a crossover and an MPV. Soon it was at the crossroads. Just as Peugeot has been, focusing on brand buyouts and development. Or rather how the whole market has been with the …

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Geneva Gems 2017: The Electric Bentley

Geneva Motor Show could largely determine Bentley’s future luxury strategy. The company’s exclusive display at the show is the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept that showcases Bentley’s exterior and interior design direction. As it turns out, an all electric Bentley does not mean any compromise in quality, refinement and performance …

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Geneva Gems 2017: McLaren 720S

In a 710 hp car that is poised to challenge the Ferrari 488 GTB, the braking power supersedes the humungous acceleration power and the most impressive feature happens to be a revolutionary folding driver display. The ingenious info screen The new McLaren Driver Interface and central information screen use two …

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Geneva Gems 2017: Range Rover Velar

In the first 35 years of its life as a luxury SUV, Range Rover was content being a restricted-access chamber in the Land Rover mansion. Then came the Range Rover Sport in 2005, expanding the popularity, reach and urban capability of the luxury SUV. In six years, the family was …

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8.4/10

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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