First drive: 2018 Volkswagen Arteon in Germany

Volkswagen-Arteon-R-Line-Marouf-600x450 First drive: 2018 Volkswagen Arteon in Germany  When Volkswagen first debuted the Passat CC, it turned quite a few heads. Not only because it looked good, but also the question of “why?”, especially as the CC version was priced higher than an already-existing Passat. Read More >>

First drive: 2018 Jeep Compass in Portugal

2018-Jeep-Compass-in-Portugal-600x450 First drive: 2018 Jeep Compass in Portugal  In terms of sheer volume, there is no bigger automotive segment than the one comprising compact SUVs. Jeep recognised this more than a decade ago and rolled out the Compass and Patriot to target the horde of (mainly) young buyers snapping up crossovers by the hundreds of thousands. Read More >>

First drive: 2018 Kia Rio in the UAE

2018-kia-rio-2-600x450 First drive: 2018 Kia Rio in the UAE  The Kia Rio is the South Korean carmaker’s sub-compact hatchback offering. It’s not exactly the first car that comes to mind in this category, primarily dominated by the Japanese, but it has some presence in the UAE market (and rocking it in the KSA market) due its decent price-tag. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Porsche 911 1,000,000 and 911 classics in Scotland (’67 Targa, ’85 Clubsport, 964 Turbo & 996 GT3)

2017-Porsche-911-1-million-600x450 First drive: 2017 Porsche 911 1,000,000 and 911 classics in Scotland ('67 Targa, '85 Clubsport, 964 Turbo & 996 GT3)  It’s not very often a car museum wheels its finest exhibits out the door, transports them to a destination with fantastic driving roads, throws you the keys and says: “Here you go. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in Las Vegas USA

2017-Chrysler-Pacifica-1-600x450 First drive: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica in Las Vegas USA  When we went to Nevada for the U.S. launch of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (and visit SEMA) late last year, we had a bit of free time to explore Las Vegas, and we were provided a new Chrysler Pacifica minivan to do it in on our own accord. Read More >>

First drive: 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante in Italy

2018-Lamborghini-Huracan-Performante-12-600x438 First drive: 2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante in Italy  Confession time: I was mildly sceptical (and I’m certainly not alone here) of the Lamborghini Huracan Performante’s claimed 6min 52.01sec lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife when it was announced a couple of months ago. Read More >>

First drive: 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in the UAE

2018-Nissan-Pathfinder-in-the-UAE-4-600x450 First drive: 2018 Nissan Pathfinder in the UAE  The Nissan Pathfinder has had a long and varied life. In its first generation, it was a five-seater body-on-frame compact offroader back in 1985. Since then, it switched to a unibody, body-on-frame, and then again to a unibody in its current generation, this time fully becoming a crossover with seating for seven in 2013. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Honda CR-V in the UAE

2017-Honda-CR-V-in-the-UAE-600x450 First drive: 2017 Honda CR-V in the UAE  Honda is adding to their portfolio of redesigned models with the introduction of the all-new 2017 CR-V in the UAE and GCC. Completely different, yet familiar as a CR-V, the compact crossover has some new tricks up its sleeve. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Geely Emgrand X7 Sport in Oman

2017-Geely-Emgrand-X7-Sport-in-Oman-4-600x450 First drive: 2017 Geely Emgrand X7 Sport in Oman  Remember that time when Chinese cars were considered to be at the same level as week-old sushi. And speaking of sushi, believe it or not, even Japanese cars had just as bad a reputation about half a century ago. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Ford Mustang GT California Special in the UAE

2017-Ford-Mustang-GT-California-Special-in-the-UAE-1-600x450 First drive: 2017 Ford Mustang GT California Special in the UAE  The current Ford Mustang GT is quite possibly the best all-rounder sports coupe to come out of America ever. And while it’s still pretty fresh, having hit the GCC only in 2015, there is a facelift on the way for 2018. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Lincoln Continental in the UAE

2017-Lincoln-Continental-in-the-UAE-2-600x398 First drive: 2017 Lincoln Continental in the UAE  When you’re shopping for luxury sedans, Lincoln isn’t exactly the first name on your list. It probably isn’t even the tenth car on your list, and you probably only remembered the brand when you went to the showroom looking at the three other luxury brands that the UAE dealer forces the Lincoln to share showroom space with. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Audi Q2 in Bahrain

Audi-Q2-launch-Bahrain-131-600x450 First drive: 2017 Audi Q2 in Bahrain  Audi recently revealed the all-new Q2 in the Middle East with a media drive event in Bahrain. The smallest SUV in their crossover line-up, it has been designed to appeal to a younger audience. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Bugatti Chiron in Portugal

2017-Bugatti-Chiron-600x450 First drive: 2017 Bugatti Chiron in Portugal  This is a case where it would be all too easy to write a paint-by-numbers story. Every single measure and statistic relating to the Chiron is so plain absurd that the numerals in themselves make interesting reading. Read More >>

First drive: 2017 Ram 1200 and Ram 1500 in the UAE

2017-Ram-1500-and-1200-in-the-UAE-10-600x450 First drive: 2017 Ram 1200 and Ram 1500 in the UAE  Ram — Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles’ truck brand — extended their Middle East line-up for 2017 with the addition of the new Ram 1200 metric-ton pickup truck as well as several new trim levels of the existing Ram 1500 full-sizer. Read More >>

First drive: 2018 Nissan Kicks in the UAE

2018-Nissan-Kicks-in-the-UAE-600x450 First drive: 2018 Nissan Kicks in the UAE  Nissan invited us to a “surprise” launch event in Dubai, only telling us that it will be a crossover of some sort. That crossover turned out to be the 2018 Nissan Kicks. Read More >>