Last we heard, Jaguar-Land Rover had a dedicated engineering facility in the UAE. It’s the reason why everybody’s been seeing the camouflaged Jaguar F-Pace prototype roaming the streets, usually alongside a convertible Range Rover Evoque. Instead of spy shots, Jaguar has just released their own heavily-photoshopped beauty shots of the prototype.
Honda’s luxury division, Acura, has an entire range of cars that are offered in North America. The closest we’ve had to Acuras in the Middle East were the Honda Integra up till the late 90s and the Honda Legend in 2008, which were rebadged as Acura in the States. However, the brand now offers a bespoke set of models that aren’t just rebadged Hondas any more, although they all are based on Honda mechanicals. And Acura is finally on sale in at laest one country.
Honda’s Type-R performance arm has made a name for itself in just over two decades of existence. With the recent launch of the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R in Europe, Cox Motor Parts has come up with this infographic showing all the Type-R models since the inception of the badge. It’s interesting to note that the first Type-R model was actually based on the NSX and then the Integra, long before the Civic made it popular, while the already-racy S2000 was never offered as a Type-R.
Cyber-security researchers Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller were in the news earlier this week after a Wired magazine story showed the two programmers access critical vehicle controls on a Jeep Cherokee that allowed them to remotely control critical vehicle functions. The Fiat-Chrysler group had already been alerted to the issue and were quietly offering a software fix to customers in a bid to not alert malicious hackers. However, Chrysler is not the first brand to be vulnerable to hacking, as Chevrolet and BMW were in the news for the same reason this year.
It’s interesting to note that the Land Rover LR4 has been around pretty much unchanged for the past decade. Introduced in 2005 as the LR3, and known as the Discovery elsewhere, the big 4×4 has so far undergone at least two facelifts, reshuffled engine choices, and that aforementioned name-change. The latest model is still fundamentally similar to its predecessors, but it now packs a single engine offering borrowed from sister-company Jaguar.
Residents of Dubai can now pay their traffic fines at Dubai Police patrol cars, as well as have the option of splitting the fine amount into instalments with “zero-percent” interest. The new service is part of the Dubai Smart City initiative.
This is the Infiniti Q30, Nissan’s first entry in the premium compact hatchback category, revealed in production form about two years after the public premiere of the Q30 Active Compact Concept. Only a single image has been released so far.
- 2021 Genesis G80 reveals Hyundai luxury arm’s new identity on
- First drive: 2020 Kia Telluride in the UAE on
- Long-term update: Our Honda S2000’s immobiliser costs as much as 2 iPhones on
- 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and GTAm will be delayed as FCA shuts down Italy factories on
- Honda Accord 2010 with Mugen body kit on
- American Car News
- Asian Car News
- Auto Shows
- Behind The Scenes
- Branded Stories
- Competitions & Offers
- European Car News
- Feature Stories
- Future Car Preview
- Gadgets & Products
- General News
- Green Car News
- Industry News
- Industry News - Arabic
- Letters & Questions
- Long-Term Car Updates
- Modified Car News
- Motorsport News
- Off Beat News
- Video Of The Week