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VW Atlas Cross Sport production version spotted in Dubai

VW Atlas Cross Sport production version spotted in Dubai

This photo was sent to us by reader Mirza Baig back in December 2017. Back then, it was unclear what this mystery crossover could be. It was confusing to pinpoint what it was, because VW is busy launching a barrage of crossovers, from the Teramont to the T-Roc, with the Tiguan and the Touareg in between. But in March, Volkswagen also showed a model called the VW Atlas Cross Sport Concept, which is essentially what the prototype hot-weather testing in Dubai looks like.

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Long-term update: Jaguar XK's smart repair showing its age

Long-term update: Jaguar XK’s smart repair showing its age

Hard to believe, but our 2008 Jaguar XK is a decade old now. I’d say we’ve kept it cleaner than most, even though we simply park it outside all the time and service it once a year. Real premium cars (not the rebadged stuff from mainstream carmakers) are generally built with better materials, so they last longer in terms of trim and leather (but not always mechanically). However, our Jag needed a bit of care to keep it looking fresh.

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VW Up! GTI debuts for cheap fun

VW Up! GTI debuts for cheap fun

Hot hatches are a magical blend of useable performance and practicality. Their popularity has led manufacturers to come up with hot variants of their different hatchbacks. VW, for instance, had several hot variants of their Polo and larger Golf hatchbacks. And now, they’ve slotted a new hot version under them and this time, it’s their puny little Up! hatchback that gets the treatment.

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First drive: 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid in the UAE

First drive: 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid in the UAE

Building a luxury car brand is hard. It’s even harder when you’re trying to reinvent an existing brand as a luxury contender. Volvo used to be a purveyor of safe automobiles, slightly premium in price due to their Swedish sourcing. Some thought that the Chinese buying out the carmaker would be a bad thing. But things couldn’t be better once Volvo left previous-keeper Ford’s shadow. Starting with the all-new XC90 a few years ago, Volvo’s offerings have become premium enough to compete with the best that Germany has to offer. When it was first launched here though, the XC90 only came in T6 guise,

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Rhino GX Executive Edition is an opulent warcraft

Rhino GX Executive Edition is an opulent warcraft

In the past years, we’ve seen a number of massive military vehicles that were slightly modified for civilian use. The Knight XV and the Paramount Marauder belong to this bunch along with a few other gigantic machinery. But the slight modifications on them were mostly confined to the removal of the offensive armory. But the new Rhino GX Executive Edition from a company called US Speciality Vehicles takes the modifications to an opulent level. 

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