2018 Honda Civic Type-R sets FWD ‘Ring record

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The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R has set a new lap record for a front-wheel-drive car around the famed Nurburgring racetrack in Germany. Read More ▶

So we bought a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S550 Lorinser

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Let us get this straight — we didn’t intend to buy a Mercedes-Benz of any sort. Aside from a couple of AMG models, Mercedes-Benz is mostly the default choice of brand-biased individuals who grew up listening to their parents wax lyrical about how they aspire to own a car with a three-pointed star on the bonnet. It’s true, your parents were right in their infatuation — Mercedes-Benz actually was at the top of their game back in the day (and I personally owned one of those old ones), but they fell by the wayside long ago, starting to regain their mojo only recently, as our reviews will reveal. However, there was one car we didn’t drive from the past decade, and that was the previous-generation S-Class flagship. So we bought one, but not intentionally. Read More ▶

Italdesign’s Zerouno supercar is a carbon-fibre fest

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Italdesign’s new supercar brand Italdesign Automobili Speciali has shown off their new creation, the Zerouno at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Italian company has given the Lamborghini Huracan a fancier carbon-fibre cloak but it’s more than just a modified car. And the best part is, this isn’t a one-off destined to grace just the show stand but a production model. Italdesign plans to sell five of these machines. Read More ▶

2017 GMC Sierra All-Terrain launched in UAE and GCC

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The 2017 GMC Sierra All-Terrain, a new variant, has been added to the American carmaker’s line-up in the UAE and GCC. It was launched in the U.S. last year as the All Terrain X. Read More ▶

2018 BMW 1-Series sedan exclusively for China

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The compact sedan segment is a fast-growing playground leveraged by many luxury brands to add cheaper entry-level models to their range. BMW is now offering a new 1-Series sedan in China. The new model will be pitted squarely against the German flag-bearers, the Mercedes CLA and the Audi A3. Even though they had a long-standing base to use in the form of the 1-Series hatchback, BMW has taken their time to create the sedan. For now, the 1-Series sedan will be a China-exclusive model. But in the future, it might make its way into other markets as well.
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2018 Honda Civic Si added to U.S. lineup

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Expanding the currently-popular Honda Civic family, the new Civic Si has been added to the line-up with an updated engine in the United States. The Si slots in between the standard Civic and the hot Civic Type-R. Honda claims the new model to be the “fastest, most powerful Si yet” even though its power output remains the same. Read More ▶

So we got a 2017 Volkswagen Beetle R-Line

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The second generation of the “new” Volkswagen Beetle is a much more interesting car than the one before it, but it’s struggling to make headway in our GTI-loving market. So VW has been offering this R-Line kit for a while now, to spice things up. Read More ▶

Chevrolet offers RST kit for Tahoe and Suburban

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In the past few months, Chevrolet introduced a few special editions for its cars under the monikers Rally, Redline and Midnight. And now there is a new RST kit for its full-size SUVs – Tahoe and Suburban. But it’s not just a cosmetic treatment like the others. The changes go way deeper than the skin.
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2018 Mercedes S-Class facelift revealed

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The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has received a facelift ahead of its debut at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. The facelift spans across the regular, AMG and the Maybach variants of the Mercedes flagship. Read More ▶

2018 Opel Insignia Country Tourer wagon debuts, coming to UAE

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Hot on the heels of Opel’s world premieres of its flagship models, the Insignia Grand Sport and the Insignia Sports Tourer at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the carmaker has announced that there will be a third new variant called the Insignia Country Tourer. Read More ▶

Toyota FT-4X concept hints at mini FJ Cruiser replacement

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As the fate of the much-loved FJ Cruiser is sealed, Toyota’s lineup required a funky SUV to fill its shoes in when it’s gone (possibly in 2018). A very likely candidate for that job is being displayed in concept guise at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The Toyota FT-4X takes its design inspiration from the FJ Cruiser as well as the original Land Cruiser and then blends it with contemporary elements. However, it is a much smaller crossover! Read More ▶

Ford Fusion Responder Hybrid police car revealed

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As an alternative to the V6-powered Ford Taurus Interceptors in the United States, Ford has revealed a pursuit-rated version of their Fusion hybrid sedan. Read More ▶

So we got a 2017 Nissan Patrol Nismo

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It’s been about a year since the Nismo version of the Patrol took the UAE by storm. A sporty version of a legendary body-on-frame offroader? It was never done before. But it’s proven to be a successful concept, to the point where numerous non-Nismo Patrol owners took to the aftermarket to turn their regular versions into Nismo lookalikes. Oddly enough, we never got the chance to drive one for whatever reason, so finally asked for one. We were given the car that appeared in the TV ads, complete with non-standard shabab tint. Read More ▶

Long-term update: Honda S2000 tyres from Tire.ae — we see the difference cheaper tyres make

honda-S2000-tyre-change-600x450 Long-term update: Honda S2000 tyres from Tire.ae -- we see the difference cheaper tyres make

It’s hard to believe we’ve had the Honda S2000 for five years now. It’s harder to believe how little we’ve driven it due to lack of time. However, despite what some people believe, a sitting car also requires maintenance. And the tyres on the S2000 have expired by now, as per the RTA. Read More ▶

Genesis GV80 Concept hints at future SUV model

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Hyundai’s new luxury brand Genesis showcased the GV80 Concept at the 2017 New York Auto Show, indirectly confirming a new luxury SUV for their still-small line-up. Read More ▶