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 >>

First drive: 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost in the UAE

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost in the UAE 2 Some say it’s blasphemous to have a Ford Mustang with anything less than a V8. And yet, most of the Mustangs running around the UAE are of the V6 variety. Read More >>

So we bought an Alfa Romeo 156 V6…sort of

2003 Alfa Romeo 156 V6 in the UAE Ever since a certain now-unemployed TV host mentioned on air that you have to own an Alfa Romeo at some point to be a true petrolhead, idiots around the world have been quoting it like gospel. Read More >>

Video of the week: Audi A7 goes off-road in Dubai

Audi A7 off-road Audi recently released a video showing off the latest A7 doing some heavy off-roading on the dunes somewhere in Dubai. Read More >>

UAE government to regulate garages, give ratings

bosch-garage Government plans are in motion to regulate the UAE’s car service industry “to give motorists a fairer deal”, according to car-service provider Bosch. Read More >>

Dubai Taxi to get ‘tailgating alert’ devices installed

rta-taxi-tailgate Dubai cabs are set to get ‘tailgating alert’ devices installed in them which give off a warning when there is not enough space between vehicles, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Read More >>

Aston Martin Vulcan unveiled in Dubai

Aston Martin Vulcan 4 Aston Martin unveiled the track-only Vulcan in Dubai recently, which had its world debut maybe just a month ago. Read More >>

So we got a 2015 GMC Acadia Denali

2015 GMC Acadia Denali in the UAE If the regular GMC Acadia is not nearly enough in terms of equipment, there is the GMC Acadia Denali to up the bling factor. We kept one for a few days to use as family transportation, during Dubai’s worst sandstorm ever, three weeks ago. Read More >>

Product review: SlamStop soft-closing door mechanism

Slam Stop installation in Dubai UAE About a decade ago, when we first saw the soft-closing door mechanisms on luxury cars, it blew our minds. Doors just closing on their own meant no more question on whether the door was fully closed or not, something that could happen when passengers are climbing in without paying attention as you wait by the road to pick them up. Read More >>

So we got a 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8

2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 in the UAE The Flying Spur is Bentley’s idea of a sporting sedan — big, elegant, powerful and able to outhandle all sorts of smaller cars. And this here is the V8 version, slotting in below the W12 models. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sahara at Jeep Jamboree UAE

2015 Jeep Wrangler at Jeep Jamboree UAE “I. Am. Invincible!!!!!” That’s what I was shouting when, yet again, we accepted an invitation to the annual Jeep Jamboree back in December, and came out of it alive and in one piece. Read More >>

First drive: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe in the UAE

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe in the UAE The Cadillac ATS sedan that was launched a couple of years ago was the General’s answer to the BMW 3-Series. And at least in terms of chassis dynamics, it had succeeded. Read More >>

So we got a 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost in the UAE We’ve driven several cookie-cutter BMWs. We’ve tested many Bentleys. But we never brought home a Rolls-Royce. We were saving it for a very special occasion, whatever it might be. Read More >>

Bentley Continental GT3-R reaches UAE showroom

Bentley Continental GT3-R 1 Al Habtoor Motors-Bentley Emirates will be bringing in 15 pieces of the Bentley Continental GT3-R in the UAE, with the first one being delivered to the first owner very soon. Read More >>