At the recently concluded GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show 2023, OMODA C5, the brand’s debut model that has been selling like hotcakes in Indonesia, garnered the distinguished “Best Test-Drive SUV” accolade.
Cadillac’s midsize luxury SUV has undergone a few changes for this model year, with updates mostly for interior features, and technology. The 2023 Cadillac XT5 Sport model we tested offers a blend of luxury, performance, and comfort.
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.
OMODA has announced its export sales figures for June, with a total of 14,047 units exported. The cumulative export sales for the first half of 2023 have reached 70,821 vehicles, putting them on track to achieve their annual target of 200,000 overseas sales.
As a global brand, OMODA’s first car, the OMODA C5, has been launched in many countries and regions around the world. In the Middle East, it is currently launched in Kuwait and Qatar and will be launched in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Just when you thought Lamborghini couldn’t possibly come up with any more Huracan derivatives, the Bolognese Raging Bull has unleashed arguably the wildest take yet on its mid-engined V10 supercar – the rugged looking Huracan Sterrato.
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.
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,
Every working man’s unsung hero is his reliable daily driver. For many, it is the Honda Civic. In 2022 we got an all-new model ready to take on rivals like the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra in the competitive compact sedan segment.
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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