The Mini Paceman concept, essentially a Countryman crossover with two fewer doors, was displayed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show as Mini’s answer to the three-door Range Rover Evoque. And it has already been approved for production.
The Nissan/Infiniti GTZ club in the UAE celebrated its 2nd anniversary on Friday by organising a meet and drive event. There was a good turn out of members with their cars, comprising of the G35, G37, 350Z, 370Z, Skyline and GT-R models.
Today’s new cars are, supposedly, much more reliable than before. It is certainly true, to a certain extent. American cars nowadays are much more reliable than the crap they churned out in the 1980s. On the other hand, German cars are actually less reliable now than the rock-solid ones of the 1980s, thanks largely to their excessive reliance on electronics. It’s only the Japanese that have maintained their standards for the last couple of decades. But even they are not immune to problems, as recent recalls have shown. We took a look around the internet and found alleged issues involving the 2010-2011 Nissan Patrol,
It’s been more than a decade since a Toyota coupe has set foot (or tyre even) in a Dubai showroom. But Toyota has been churning out 2-door cars elsewhere for years, and one of them has finally made it to the shores of the UAE. Whether the Toyota Zelas will make Honda fanboys jealous remains to be seen.
Roush unveiled their 5XR tuner sports car, based on the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, back in October in the United States. And according to Ford’s dealer website in Dubai, the Roush Mustang is already officially on sale in the UAE alongside the regular Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500. The 5XR package, which includes “RoushCharger” engine upgrade components, is seemingly being called the “The Shamal” 500R kit in the GCC.
The Rio is one of the few cars still carrying the old Kia baggage. But despite Kia only releasing these simple sketches of the next-generaiton 2012 Rio, the car is more ready than you’d think. It is set to debut in March at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2011 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit saw the official reveal of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the oddball-yet-cool hatchback with three doors, not counting the tailgate.
This here is the 2012 Honda Civic “concept” which debuted at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Our frequent photographer, Faisal “Chunky” Khatib, caught this Dubai-registered camouflaged prototype on the streets of the UAE. The design cues suggest it is the 2012 Hyundai Elantra that has already been unveiled elsewhere, but is still undergoing hot-weather testing in the Middle East, even though it’s now winter.
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