Great Wall Florid China-built hatchback launched in the UAE

Chinese automotive brand Great Wall Motors launched a new model in Dubai this week. Till date, the only Great Wall models available in the UAE were pickup trucks, and this would be the local dealer’s first foray into the car market, with the release of the Great Wall Florid sub-compact car. Read More >>

China’s SUV brand Haval launched in the UAE

Haval H9 LR UAE-based dealer Swaidan Trading has announced the arrival of a new SUV brand from China, named Haval. Read More >>

We got a preview of the 2018 Audi A8

We got an exclusive sneak preview of the architecture underpinning the all-new (D5 generation) Audi A8 that will be revealed in July. Rather than fixating on an ‘aluminium-intensive’ formula, as touted by some manufacturers in their bid to shed kilos from their cars, Audi has adopted a multi-material approach to the make-up of the next-gen flagship sedan. Read More >>

We test BFGoodrich’s new offroad tyre in South Africa

BFGoodrich 2015 offroad tyres 7 Let’s be honest, tyres aren’t sexy. They might be arguably the most vital component in your vehicle -– seeing as they provide the sole contact point between it and terra firma -– yet they’re probably not something you devote a whole lot of thought to. Read More >>

What was your first car? Tell us your story

michelin-story-1-cover Do you remember the joy you got when you acquired your first car? Assuming you’re not a trust-fund kid, maybe you were handed down the old family wagon, or you had to share your sister’s pink convertible. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Infiniti QX80 in Oman

2015 Infiniti QX80 in Oman 15 The Infiniti QX80 is the flagship of Nissan’s luxury arm. So it stands to reason that they’d use the Nissan Patrol as the basis for their full-size 4×4, just like Lexus and Cadillac have done so obviously with the LX570 and Escalade respectively, and not one peep of discontent can be heard out of their well-heeled buyers who’ve paid a premium for their glorified Land Cruisers and Tahoes. Read More >>

So we bought a 2008 Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK8
We wanted to fill our personal fleet up with cool cars. That means our trusty Renault Safrane will eventually move on to a good home by the end of the summer. Read More >>

First drive: 2013 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country in Qatar

2013 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country
Premium hatchbacks are a uniquely European concept and one that I’m sure causes a lot of confusion in the GCC. Why would you spend 4×4-level money for a small hatchback? Read More >>

First drive: 2013 Fisker Karma ES in Dubai

Fisker as a carmaker has a bit of a checkered past. The American company was co-founded by a former Danish car designer who penned certain BMW and Aston Martin sports cars a decade ago, and then started peddling rebodied BMW coupes under the Fisker banner back in 2005. Read More >>

So we got a 2013 Fisker Karma ES

Ah, the Fisker Karma, quite possibly the most interesting car we’ll ever drive, until electric cars become commonplace here. We snagged a second round with the Fisker Karma for about half a day. Read More >>

Comparo: 2012 Toyota 86 vs 2007 Honda S2000

This one was a long time coming. Sure, everybody else is busy comparing the Toyota 86 to everything from the VW Scirocco to the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Read More >>

Red Bull’s Vettel wins 2010 Brazilian F1 GP

Red Bull clinched the constructors’ world championship with a stunning one-two result ahead of points leader Fernando Alonso in the Brazilian Grand Prix, but their insistence on not imposing team orders and letting Sebastian Vettel take a deserved win over Mark Webber puts them in a tricky position for Abu Dhabi next weekend. Read More >>

Ferrari’s Alonso wins 2010 Korean F1 GP

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso scored one of the biggest wins of his career in a rain-affected Korean Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, and a day of total disaster saw neither Red Bull driver finish. Read More >>

Red Bull’s Webber wins 2010 Hungarian F1 GP

Mark Webber turned the Hungarian Grand Prix into a nail-biting gripper when a safety-car intervention on the 15th lap upset the form that Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel had established from the start. Read More >>

Red Bull’s Vettel wins 2010 European F1 GP

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel bounced himself back into contention for the world championship with an easy European Grand Prix win in Valencia on a day when a spectacular back flip left Mark Webber on the sidelines in the other Red Bull. Read More >>