Nissan Patrol Nismo highlights motorsport brand launch in UAE

Nissan Nismo (1) Nissan’s well-known performance brand, Nismo, made its Middle East debut at a launch event in Dubai. It is the first time that an entire line of Nismo models are offered in the UAE and other GCC countries. Read More >>

First drive: 2016 Nissan Maxima in the UAE

2016 Nissan Maxima in the UAE The Nissan Maxima made a name for itself in the 1980s and 1990s with a “Four-Door Sports Car” tagline that somehow worked back in the day, for a not-too-heavy V6-powered front-wheel-drive sedan. Read More >>

2016 Acura-Honda NSX spotted in the UAE

2016 Honda Acura NSX in the UAE The Honda NSX, or rather Acura NSX as it will be called in most markets, is a car that’s been painfully dragged on through the development process for almost a decade now. Read More >>

First drive: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB in the UAE

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB in the UAE 12 To be honest, we weren’t expecting to drive this car anytime soon. The Ferrari 488 GTB was just revealed in February this year, and given the long waiting lists for these things, we’re surprised the dealer even kept a test car, let alone gave one to us. Read More >>

UAE car service intervals made every 10,000 km by law

nissan-aftersales The Ministry of Economy announced recently that all cars must be serviced at every 10,000 km, effectively banning the 5,000 km intervals that several Japanese-brand car dealers follow, something that consumers have effectively thought of as a rip-off all these years. Read More >>

2017 Cadillac XT5 set for debut at Dubai Motor Show

2017 Cadillac XTS 1 Cadillac has released a few images of the XT5, their newly-named crossover model. The SRX replacement was given a preview at a fashion event in New York yesterday, with the full reveal set to happen at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show in November. Read More >>

Long-term update: ZDegree home-delivers new tyres for our Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK ZDegree DriveArabia It was time to get some new tyres for our Jaguar XK, since the old ones had “expired” as per the RTA. Considering it’s always a hassle to go get tyres changed, we decided to try shopping for tyres online, on the only local tyre site we’d heard of in Dubai. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Mazda 6 2.5

2016 Mazda 6 in the UAE This is the “new” 2016 Mazda 6. It just seems to be a facelift, but in reality, it’s actually a pretty major change, when you consider the all-new interior. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT

2016 Chrysler 300 SRT in the UAE Guess what? We’re special. Special enough that Chrysler is offering a car here that is not offered in North America. The 2016 Chrysler 300 SRT is still built there, but will only go on sale in a handful of overseas markets such as South Africa, Australia and Japan as well as all the GCC countries. Read More >>

Caterham gets Al Futtaim as UAE dealer

caterham-seven-360-r British carmaker Caterham Cars has appointed Al Futtaim as their new distributor in the UAE. The brand will be offered at Al Futtaim’s “ERAS Customs and Classics” showroom. Read More >>

Product review: Green Steam car wash in the UAE

Alfa Romeo 156 with Green Steam Car Wash Dubai UAE When we got the Alfa Romeo 156, it was covered in a thin layer of dust on the inside that seemed to be semi-permanent, stuck in the nooks and crannies of the textured dashboard, door panels and centre console. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Volkswagen Beetle in the UAE

2015 Volkswagen Beetle in the UAE 4 The Volkswagen Beetle is back in our part of the world. The last “new” Beetle was there for a decade, unchanged, which showed the staying power of that design. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe in the UAE

2015 Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe in the UAE 3 The CL-Class is dead. Long live the S-Class Coupe. Oddly enough, before two generations of the Cl-Class, Mercedes-Benz’s largest 2-door offering was indeed called the S-Class Coupe before someone in marketing decided the name change. Read More >>

So we got a 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR

2015 Range Rover SVR in the UAE There are several fast 4x4s nowadays. And Range Rovers have been plenty fast ever since they started sticking superchargers on their V8s about a decade ago. Read More >>

2016 Bentley Bentayga prototype out and about

Bentley-Bentayga-off-road Bentley has released a carefully-edited video of their upcoming SUV, the Bentayga, apparently showing its capabilities off-road. Read More >>