Ferrari J50 marks their 50th year in Japan

Ferrari is commemorating its 50th anniversary in Japan with a bespoke limited edition car based on the 488 GTB Spider — the Ferrari J50. The name of the new car comes from the fact that Ferrari has completed 50 years of operation in Japan. Only a limited run of 10 cars will be made and all of them will offer customers the choice to spec them as they want it. Read More ▶

2017 Suzuki Ignis breaks cover in india

Maruti Suzuki in India has previewed a new addition to their portfolio which might find its way into the Middle Eastern market. The Ignis, as it’s called, is a funky micro-crossover aimed at the “urban” youth. The Ignis is based on the Ignis Trail concept revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. If the Ignis makes it, its arrival will offer a bit of contrast to the otherwise sedate Suzuki lineup in the Middle East. Read More ▶

BMW 6-Series refreshed for 2018

The BMW 6-Series is offered in Coupe, Cabriolet and 4-door GranCoupe body styles all of which have been accepted well in the market. As the last revision for the 6-Series range was done in 2012, it was due for an update. BMW has now officially released the 2018 6-Series, although it’s hard to see the changes. Read More ▶

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2018 7-seater leaked

Following teasers in the form of sketches, Volkswagen has unofficially unveiled the seven-seat model of their Tiguan crossover via a so-called leak. Shown here in China-spec, the new model is named the Tiguan Allspace or Tiguan L, depending on the market. Read More ▶

Saudi dealer Al Jazirah sets world record using drifting Ford Mustangs

Al Jazirah Vehicles Agencies brought attention to the global campaign for breast cancer awareness with a Guiness World Record for the “world’s largest tyre-mark image” of a breast-cancer logo. It was done using two Al Jazirah Ford Racing Team Ford Mustangs driven by Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani and Muath Al-Essa. Read More ▶

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. This was reflected in our traffic statistics, which has always been a window into the local car market. However, we still managed to eke out a 5% increase in revenue, and still remain the most profitable automotive portal in the region (despite increased costs in “fees” and unfavourable rules) thanks to our genuine readers, so you can be sure we’ll keep bringing you the most honest coverage possible in a region where almost every automotive journalist is bought out. Here were our top stories for 2016. Read More ▶

Oman Auto Excellence Awards 2016 Winners announced

In its inaugural year, the Auto Excellence Awards 2016 has been proclaimed to be the only audited automotive awards in the country, and quite possibly the region. Organised by and held at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, the awards ceremony saw dealer representatives for all the major automotive brands in Oman gather to see if they won. But two weeks before that, the judges had a go at all the nominated cars — close to 80 in total — over just 2 days of hectic testing at the Oman Automobile Association’s Muscat Raceway compound, and while I was one of the judges, the winners were the average of scores from five judges. Read More ▶

“Exclusive” 2017 Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG editions for UAE & GCC

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been in the scene since 1979 and now, with the introduction of the new “designo manufaktur” individualisation programme, the German carmaker offers customisation options for their ancient trucklet. And as recognition of the G-Wagen’s loyal customer base in the Middle East, specifically the UAE, Mercedes-Benz Cars has created four “designo manufaktur” Mercedes-AMG G 63 editions, exclusively for the GCC. Read More ▶

Volkswagen Golf GTI Oettinger kit available in GCC

German car manufacturer Volkswagen is now offering Middle Eastern customers exclusive aerodynamic packages created in collaboration with Oettinger Sportsystems GmbH to accentuate the sporty visuals of the Golf GTI. Read More ▶

Lamborghini Aventador S debuts with facelift and power upgrade

Six years after the Murcielago was replaced by the Aventador, Lamborghini has given its flagship an updated version. The new version of the V12 supercar will be called the Aventador S and it will be slotted in between the standard Aventador and the range-topping Super Veloce (SV). The S sports a revised body as well as some tweaks that make it go faster. Read More ▶

2018 MG ZS crossover debuts, coming to UAE & GCC

MG has confirmed that the new MG ZS, which made its global debut at the recent 14th Guangzhou International Auto Exhibition, is set to arrive in the Middle East by late 2017. The new SUV introduces a new design language from MG that will form the corporate look of future models. Read More ▶

Chevrolet Trailblazer 2017 facelifted with new engine, launched in UAE & GCC

The 2017 Chevrolet Trailblazer has been facelifted, but the big news is the more-powerful engine that comes as standard. Read More ▶

Alfa Romeo secretly develops 350 hp Giulia Veloce

One of Alfa Romeo’s latest creations, the Giulia sedan, has been the talk of the town as the Giulia Quadrifoglio became the fastest sedan to lap the Nurburgring, beating Porsche’s Panamera Turbo a year ago. The 7:32-minute run achieved by the hot Alfa directed the automotive world’s attention towards the Giulia range. People soon found out that there exists a huge gap between the 276 hp model (known as Veloce in Europe and Super in America) and the 505 hp Quadrifoglio. Rumours now suggest that Alfa is working on a 350 hp Giulia to fill this gap up. Read More ▶

Chevrolet Aveo 2017 facelift debuts in UAE and GCC

The 2017 Chevrolet Aveo has been properly facelifted for the first time in a decade. The Aveo name was relegated largely to fleet duties, but it is making a comeback as a Sonic replacement with new infotainment tech. Read More ▶

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Detroit debut

The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed ahead of its launch at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, slated to happen in January. The 2018 E-Class Coupe carries the new Mercedes design language that first appeared on the S-Class. Read More ▶