The second edition of the Peugeot RCZ cup international golf competition took place in February. The sport event, held for more than 2 decades now by Peugeot, is open to golfers of all skill levels. While the competition is being held in several other countries, in UAE, the game is being organized by Peugeot’s local dealers, Swaidan Trading and Omeir Bin Youssef.
We stopped reporting on recalls last March because, firstly, it’s boring news, and secondly, there’s just too many of them. Most publicised recalls are issued according the U.S. NHTSA agency. But we’ve decided to list all the recalls since then, just to make sure we’ve covered them, and potential buyers of these cars can get the whole story, so here goes.
Back in January, Jeep boasted off a fully blacked-out, stealthy version of the new Grand Cherokee at the 2012 Houston Auto Show, which they said was intended for production. Following that, the company set up a ‘Name My Ride’ contest in the States to find the perfect name for their latest creation.
Dodge and SRT Motorsports announced their entry into the Global RallyCross event with the all-new Dodge Dart and driver Travis Pastrana.
The Ford Focus Raba’a Rally is an “interactive inter-GCC rally tour that will pit six teams from six different GCC countries on “a test for driving skills, endurance, and the use of tech found in the 2012 Ford Focus”, as participants drive across all of the GCC countries to complete a series of tasks. Teams will be rated on “their skills and performances rather than speed, as well as the level of participation and support of their fans.” Each team will be headed by their respective “celebrity” national captains, who have already been picked out from the local entertainment and sports scene.
California was the place Chrysler chose to launch the Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline. It was at the Spring Festival, the haven for U.S. owners of Chrysler’s LX platform cars like the Challenger, Charger, Magnum and 300 congregate where the covers came off the special-edition Challenger.
It’s rather ironic that anyone who’s been to the Sub-continent, or even maybe Europe, has some sort of experience with Compressed-Natural-Gas cars. And yet, we being the largest automotive guide in the GCC, had never driven a CNG-powered car before. The fact that we are in the GCC might be the reason. But there is a real push by certain entities to bring in vehicles with cleaner emissions here, and Volkswagen threw their hat in the ring with the VW Passat Ecofuel, a car that is already offered in Europe, which can run on both natural gas and petrol.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is a replacement for the Colt and will be sold in numerous markets around the world. Indeed, the Colt had left the UAE market a decade ago, but continued elsewhere around the world.
So far, all sorts of magical performance figures were being thrown around for the upcoming Toyota 86 and its clone, the Subaru BRZ. Most other publications had only driven the car briefly. Now a U.S. automotive website has put the Subaru BRZ to the test, properly.
We’ve had our V6-powered 2012 Volkswagen Passat CC for more than four months now. But it’s only today that we finally decided to take it out for a 0-100 kph flog. Truth be told, we always thought the CC was quick, but not that quick. But we were totally flabbergasted when the timings came in, so much so that we couldn’t wait to share it.
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