First drive: 2015 Toyota Yaris TRD in the UAE

2015 Toyota Yaris TRD in the UAE 2 The latest Toyota Yaris hatchback is a pretty good car. We’d even go as far as tell you to put it on your shopping list if you’re in the market for a new car in the Dhs 50,000 range, although we’d never buy one ourselves (because we’re one of those crazies who buy a decade-old BMW M Roadster for the same money). Read More >>

Dubai Police implements 5-metre safe distance for anti-tailgating law

bmw-csv The recently-publicised distance-tracking radars on Dubai’s highways went online today to photograph tailgating behaviour by motorists who do not keep a mandatory minimum 5-metre space between vehicles when travelling over 80kph. Read More >>

First drive: 2016 Honda Odyssey J in the UAE

2016 Honda Odyssey J in the UAE 2 Japan has some quirky yet practical cars, a side-effect of the country’s unique culture as well as obsession with making life easier, be it with robots, gadgets or hugely-spacious cars with tiny wheelbases. Read More >>

KTM X-BOW GT Dubai Gold Edition by Wimmer

KTM X-BOW GT Dubai Gold Edition Gold wraps and tuning packages aren’t news to us. But having a car tuned, wrapped and then named after Dubai caught our attention. The KTM X-BOW GT Gold Edition is a product of German tuners Wimmer. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Ford Fiesta in the UAE

2015 Ford Fiesta We usually don’t look at too many small cars simply because the cheapest offerings from all brands are now almost similar to each other. We end up looking at some when we have to rent one out though, like this all-new 2015 Ford Fiesta we had rented for a week. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 in the UAE

2015 GMC Sierra in the UAE 3 Redesigned alongside the Chevrolet Silverado for 2014, the GMC Sierra is pretty much a clone of the aforementioned Chevy, save for the front end. The version we’re testing here is some sort of well-optioned trim, complete with body-coloured bumpers and shiny alloy wheels, but still stands one level below the chrome-grilled Sierra Denali model. Read More >>

So we got a 2015 Audi A6 35 FSI

2015 Audi A6 in the UAE The Audi A6 has been facelifted. What, you don’t believe us? Look closer. It’s got new headlights and things. Truth is, the facelift really is limited to headlights and things, but it’s enough to make this midsize sedan look stunning with the “S-Line” package. Read More >>

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC spotted, set to replace GLK

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Coinciding with Mercedes-Benz’s new naming system, the ugly GLK-Class compact crossover is all set to be replaced by the all-new GLC-Class. And it was spotted testing right here in Dubai. Read More >>

Custom 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Xtreme 60th anniversary offered in UAE

Toyota Land Cruiser Xtreme 2015 Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has announced the launch of the all-new 5.7-litre V8 Land Cruiser Xtreme, limited to just 60 production units and badged as a “60th Anniversary” edition. Read More >>

First drive: 2016 Toyota Camry in the UAE

2016 Toyota Camry Limited in the UAE It seems like just the other day when Toyota launched the 2012 Camry to much fanfare. So it seems prudent that the “all-new” 2016 Camry isn’t exactly all-new. Read More >>

DEWA buys 8 Renault Zoe electric cars, plans 100 charging stations in Dubai

Renault-ZOE_2013 Arabian Automobiles, the exclusive distributor of Renault in Dubai and Northern Emirates, and Renault Middle East in partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) discussed electric vehicles and sustainable transport at the Electric Vehicle Conference held in Dubai. Read More >>

UAE-based SilberArrows becomes authorised RENNtech GCC distributor

SilberArrows_RENNtech_Air_Filters SilberArrows, an independent Mercedes-Benz Service Centre in Dubai has been appointed by the American tuning specialist RENNtech as their authorised installation facility for the Middle East. Read More >>

Long-term update: Toyota FJ Cruiser cheap to maintain? We go for dealer service

toyota-fj-cruiser-side-uae One of the reasons people buy Toyotas in the UAE, aside from resale value, is that they’re supposedly cheap to maintain. We finally got to put that theory to the test when we went in for dealer service at 10,000 km. Read More >>

Diesel cars not allowed in Dubai any more?

land-rover-defender Diesel-powered cars are quite popular in Europe, Asia and parts of the United States. They’re known for their fuel economy, immense torque and characteristic rattling engine note. Read More >>

Long-term update: Our Range Rover gets new tyres and cooling job

Range Rover in the UAE 3 The Range Rover we had originally intended to keep for only two years is now going to complete almost three years with us in a few months, beyond which we will probably continue to keep it for a while longer, as there’s nothing else that’s quite as appealing at the moment, aside from another Range Rover. Read More >>