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Omoda C5

OMODA C5 rated 5-stars by ANCAP, Highlighting its Excellent Safety Quality

On August 1, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) released the latest safety test results. The OMODA C5 has passed the professional and most rigorous safety evaluation and received the highest rating of five stars. This award is another testimony to the strength of the Euro NCAP five-star certification in December last year, which indicates that OMODA C5 already has the world’s highest safety standards of five-star certification.

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Land Rover Defender 130

First Drive: 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 in the UAE

The 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 arrived in the UAE this year and is the third Defender variant currently being sold in the GCC market. To recap, there is the Defender 90 and the Defender 110, both of which debuted in 2020. The Defender 130 more closely relates to the 110, as it shares the same wheelbase but adds extra room at the back to seat eight passengers comfortably—the Defender 110 tops out at seven.

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Great Wall Motor’s reveals All-New Lineup at Auto Shanghai 2023

One of the biggest and most awaited motor shows in the world, the Shanghai Autoshow features vehicles with the most cutting-edge technology and design in the automotive space. The event, which takes place every two years in Shanghai, China, draws automotive enthusiasts, business personnel, car dealerships and automotive media from around the globe. A broad variety of automobiles, including electric and driverless vehicles as well as luxury and sports models, were showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2023, and DriveArabia was there thanks to Great Wall Motors (GWM).

Over 80% of the vehicles were either hybrid or electric,

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First-Drive: 2023 Nissan X-Trail in the UAE

The new fourth-generation 2023 Nissan X-Trail has been completely refreshed and was recently launched in the UAE and the rest of the GCC. The new model has a bolder design and features lots of new technology and safety features. Starting at just AED 99,900, it is positioned as an urban crossover in a very competitive compact segment. Like its predecessor, the fourth-generation trims come with a 7-seater option as well. It follows Nissan’s new design language, which we have seen already on the new Pathfinder that was released last year.  

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