Renault Megane RS will come with 300 hp

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Renault rolled out more information on their next-gen hot hatch, the all-new Megane RS, which is currently on the verge of being revealed to the public. It will have four-wheel steering and a choice between two different chassis setups. Read More ▶

Long-term update: Our Toyota FJ Cruiser has its first real issue

2013-Toyota-FJ-Cruiser-manual-Dubai-600x483 Long-term update: Our Toyota FJ Cruiser has its first real issue

Our Toyota FJ Cruiser is running trouble-free, as we expected it to do. We even took it off-road, where it did phenomenally well (despite the confused thumb gestures by our offroad monkey Vivek “Payero” Menon in the photo above). But it’s currently facing a minor (or major, depending on how you look at it) concerning the exterior trim. Read More ▶

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Pick the lightest car in the arsenal and plonk in the most powerful engine from the shelf. This elemental process is exactly what Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations department (SVO) did to produce the XE SV Project 8 that they revealed at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Read More ▶

2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS unveiled as the most powerful 911 ever

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Porsche has taken the wraps off the most powerful road-going 911 ever produced. Called the GT2 RS, it slips in as a halo model to the iconic sports car range which sold more than a million units since its inception 55 years ago. Read More ▶

Aston Martin DB11 gets Mercedes V8

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Sprouting from the technology partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin, a new DB11 was revealed with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre Mercedes-AMG V8 at the Goodwood Festival of speed. The DB11 was originally available with a 5.2-litre twin-turbo Aston Martin V12, and the V8 will slot in under it. Read More ▶

First drive: 2018 Honda Civic Type-R, Civic DCT & Clarity in Japan

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When we attended the Honda Meeting 2017 press conference in Japan, at the carmaker’s Tochigi R&D centre, we got an unexpected taste of some of the company’s latest products. The cars on hand to drive were the much-hyped Honda Civic Type-R, the new Honda Clarity range of hybrid/electric vehicles, and a Honda Civic Dynamic Study prototype. While our time with each of them was limited to a few minutes, if you ever get your hands on these on the same day, you’d have a completely different view of Honda as a carmaker than you would when walking into a local Honda showroom. Read More ▶

Fuso Thunderbolt trucks launched in Saudi Arabia & UAE

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Al Habtoor Motors launched the all-new range of Fuso Thunderbolt trucks in Saudi Arabia. The heavy-duty truck recently went on sale in the UAE as well. Read More ▶

Cooper Tire adds new management staff for GCC expansion plans

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Century-old American tyre-maker Cooper Tire is currently keen to take a bigger share of the Middle East pie when it comes to tyres, especially in the last two years. With rivals such as Continental Tires setting up a regional office in Dubai a couple of years ago, following both Michelin and Bridgestone, it seems our region is finally being taken seriously. We recently had a chat with Luis Ceneviz, who is the Cooper Tire managing director for EMEA and Latin American markets, alongside regional sales director Christophe Huss, regional marketing director Michiel Kramer and the European Technical Center’s general manager Gavin Richards. Read More ▶

McLaren 570S Spider drops its top

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McLaren has dropped the top on the 570S to create the first Spider model in its entry level “Sports” series. Joining the 675LT Spider and the 650S Spider from their “Super” series, the 570S Spider will offer air-in-the-hair motoring action at a slightly lower price. Read More ▶

2018 Volkswagen Polo hatchback debuts for European markets

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The Volkswagen Polo hatchback was retracted from the GCC market in 2010 and since then, the German manufacturer hasn’t even spoken about bringing it back. And VW has now revealed the sixth generation of its popular supermini for the international market. Read More ▶

So we got a 2017 Land Rover Discovery

2017-Land-Rover-Discovery-in-the-UAE-18-600x450 So we got a 2017 Land Rover Discovery

The new Land Rover Discovery is not a good-looking vehicle. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, remember that the current Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol and even Range Rover were received with equal hate from the general public, only for them to become “dream” cars for those same people in less than a year, and they both currently dominate the sales charts. In all likelihood, the Discovery will pull off the same feat, once everyone gets used to it. We were just about starting to warm up to it when we had one for a few days. Read More ▶

Long-term update: Our Patrol suffers from sibling rivalry

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Our Patrol LE has been chugging along perfectly fine, but it’s not had much use ever since we bought the Chrysler 300 SRT a few months ago. While we were still getting over the euphoria of buying Mopar muscle, our Patrol went in for service in May. Read More ▶

2018 Toyota Prado leaked again

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These images of 2018 Toyota Prado facelift look like the real deal, after renderings were leaked earlier. Read More ▶

Kia Stonic revealed as Hyundai Kona’s soul sister

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Just days after Hyundai revealed the Kona, a subcompact crossover which slots in between the Creta and Tucson, Kia has revealed their take on the same. Called the Stonic, the new crossover sports a design that fits right into the current Kia lineup. Following the lines of the Nissan Juke, which brought radical designs to the crossover table, both these SUVs are hoping to cash in on the fact that 21% of hatchback users (according to Kia) are looking to upgrade to a small SUV. Read More ▶

UAE petrol prices for July 2017 announced

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The UAE’s Ministry of Energy has announced the new prices for petrol that will be valid for the month of July. Read More ▶