Top 10 greatest DriveArabia stories of 2016

At the end of every year we do a rundown of how we’re doing and what were the highlights of the past year. Admittedly, 2016 has been tough on many people, with the downturn in the economy leading to job losses and a 30% decrease in car sales. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Audi SQ5

The Audi Q5 has been around externally unchanged since late 2008. That’s an eternity in car years, but the German carmaker has been keeping the line-up fresh with new engine options and trim levels. Read More >>

So we got a 2017 Mazda CX-9

Mazda has been on a roll lately, with their latest models appealing to everyone from commuters to enthusiasts, which no one else has been able to replicate. Read More >>

So we got a 2017 Renault Koleos

2017-renault-koleos-in-the-uae It’s amazing that the previous-generation Renault Koleos ran for almost a decade with only minor changes. In the fast-paced crossover segment, that’s an eternity. However, it looks like the new model was worth the wait, as the Koleos seems to be reaching for the stars in the entry-level luxury segment now. Read More >>

So we got a 2017 Honda Accord (or two)

2017-honda-accord-in-the-uae The Honda Accord got a major frontal facelift for 2016 in America, and it took a year to come here as a 2017 model. Now that they’re here, we took a spin in both the V6 and I4 versions to see if the changes are more than skin-deep. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Lexus LX 570

2016-lexus-lx-570-in-the-uae The Lexus LX 570 is nearing the end of its lifecycle. If previous generations are anything to go by, there should be an all-new LX every 10 years, so the next-generation model is theoretically due by 2018. Read More >>

So we got a 2017 Jaguar F-Pace S

2017-jaguar-f-pace-in-the-uae When we first heard that Jaguar was going to do their own SUV, we didn’t think it made much sense, considering the carmaker’s other half is dedicated to only building SUVs, including crossovers. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

2016 Ford F-150 EcoBoost in the UAE The Ford F-150 is easily the most technologically-advanced truck in its class. Where else can you get an aluminium-bodied fullsize pickup with a turbo engine that makes it quicker than a V8? Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Land Rover LR4 Landmark Edition

2016 Land Rover LR4 Landmark Edition in the UAE This is it. This is the last of the boxy Land Rovers. The next-gen model will look like a bloated Discovery Sport (although maybe its styling will look better once the prototype’s camo comes off). Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

2016 VW Golf GTI in the UAE Revealed late last year, the Clubsport version of the ever-popular VW Golf GTI is supposed to be the most aggressive version of this front-driver yet. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 BMW M2

2016 BMW M2 in the UAE The last time we drove a BMW, the year was 2012 and everybody was celebrating the fact that the world hadn’t ended. Frankly, looking at the carmaker’s roster, it doesn’t look like we missed anything crucial aside from the BMW M3 (unless you count front-wheel-drive minivans and uber-pricey electric cars as things that interest you). Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB in the UAE It’s not everyday that we get to pick up a Ferrari. We managed to get this yellow 488 GTB for several days this time, having only driven a red one for only a few hours last year. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 Sport

2016 VW Touareg V6 Sport in the UAE The Touareg is easily one of VW’s best cars at the moment, which is amazing considering it’s half-a-decade old already. It was facelifted a year ago to keep it fresh, and this is the first time we got to look at the “new” one up close. Read More >>

So we bought a brand new 2014 Nissan Patrol LE

2014 Nissan Patrol in the UAE Having let go of our Range Rover, we were on the look-out for a three-row SUV that could fit up to 7 people. Requirements change, and now that my second child was born a month ago, I’d have run out of space once my parents come to stay with us for babysitting duties. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn

2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn in the UAE There’s not much more to say about a Rolls-Royce. It’s big. It’s expensive. And this is the most attractive variant yet. Read More >>