Hourly car rentals now in Dubai

hyundai-tucson Soon enough, you’d be able to rent cars on a hourly basis in Dubai, as per a new resolution issued by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Infiniti Q50 S Red Sport 400 in the UAE

2017-infiniti-q50-s-red-sport-400-in-the-uae Infiniti raised a few eyebrows when they suddenly launched a 400 hp version of the Infiniti Q50. Featuring an all-new turbocharged motor, the Japanese premium carmaker finally had something to brag about when pitched against the Germans, all of whom have had boosted engines for a decade already. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Nissan Patrol visits the dealer accessories shop

2014-nissan-patrol-in-the-uae-12 Our Nissan Patrol LE went in for its first “free” service recently, after the 1000 km break-in period. While we were booking the dealer appointment in Dubai, the lady on the phone started upselling certain accessories to us. 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 >>

First drive: 2017 Genesis G90 in the UAE

genesis-g90-2 After Hyundai officially announced last year that they will make Genesis a separate luxury brand, the G90 takes its place as the Korean manufacturer’s flagship sedan. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Honda S2000 goes in for major service

honda-s2000-dubai-uae Our 2007 Honda S2000 went in for “40k” major service last week. Our car has less than 25,000 km on the clock, but a year had passed since the last service. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Jaguar XJ R in the UAE

2015 Jaguar XJR in the UAE The current Jaguar XJ is the flagship model that set the styling tone for all Jaguars that came after it, and while several new models have joined the range, the XJ itself is getting a bit long in the tooth. 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 >>

Nissan Patrol V6 replaces SE V8 for 2017, in UAE showrooms now

2017-nissan-patrol-se It’s happened. The 2017 Nissan Patrol is now available with a V6 engine, as the existing 317 hp Patrol SE V8 has already been discontinued. Read More >>

Long-term wrap-up: Our Alfa Romeo 156 goes to a better home

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 V6 in the UAE 3 Our Alfa Romeo left us a few months ago. After all, while it was registered under my name, I was sharing ownership with two other guys and just holding the car for a friend until it found a buyer. 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 >>

First drive: 2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S in the UAE

2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S in the UAE 3 BMW’s little sub-brand Mini has been catching a lot of flak lately for, well, not being so mini any more. Having driven every “new” Mini for the past decade, we can attest to the fact that they’ve been growing, but it’s also become more refined and practical as time went on. 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 >>

Long-term intro: Shijil’s 2013 Toyota 86

2013 Toyota 86 in the UAE When time came to replace my daily driver, a 2008 Volvo S40, I wanted something that’s fun and involving to drive. Soon a list was formed which included V8 Mustangs, Nissan 350Z’s, Hyundai Genesis Coupes and VW Golf R’s. Read More >>