We ride along in a Radical racecar at Dubai Autodrome

radical-10 Recently, the LoadME Racing Team contacted us to experience the Radical race-car at the Dubai Autodrome. The team are taking part at the ongoing Radical Middle East Cup (RMEC) series which started around October and ends in April next year. Read More >>

More powerful 2017 Nissan GT-R on sale in the UAE

2017-nissan-gt-r-exterior-front-2 The facelifted 2017 Nissan GT-R is now available in UAE showrooms. The recent revamp adds superior aesthetics, track-focused chassis enhancements and more power to the Japanese supercar. Read More >>

First Gulf Concours event held at Burj Al Arab, Dubai

gulf-concours-dubai-2016 The inaugural Gulf Concours, the Emirates’ first Concours d’Elegance event, was held at the Burj Al Arab Terrace over the weekend. Read More >>

So we got a 2017 Renault Koleos

2017-renault-koleos-in-the-uae It’s amazing that the previous-generation Renault Koleos ran for almost a decade with only minor changes. In the fast-paced crossover segment, that’s an eternity. However, it looks like the new model was worth the wait, as the Koleos seems to be reaching for the stars in the entry-level luxury segment now. Read More >>

So we got a 2017 Honda Accord (or two)

2017-honda-accord-in-the-uae The Honda Accord got a major frontal facelift for 2016 in America, and it took a year to come here as a 2017 model. Now that they’re here, we took a spin in both the V6 and I4 versions to see if the changes are more than skin-deep. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Chevrolet Malibu in the UAE

2017-chevrolet-malibu-in-the-uae The Chevrolet Malibu burst onto the local midsize sedan scene back in 2010 after being absent for almost a decade. I still remember it because we trundled around in one for a month and actually enjoyed it, as it drove like a car that was aiming higher than it needed to, with excellent handling, two-tone interiors, a huge wheelbase and luxury-grade ride quality. Read More >>

So we got a 2016 Lexus LX 570

2016-lexus-lx-570-in-the-uae The Lexus LX 570 is nearing the end of its lifecycle. If previous generations are anything to go by, there should be an all-new LX every 10 years, so the next-generation model is theoretically due by 2018. Read More >>

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 >>