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First drive: 2019 Ram 1500 in the UAE

First drive: 2019 Ram 1500 in the UAE

Redesigns for American pickup trucks come about only once in a blue moon. However, Ford’s F-150 and GM’s Silverado/Sierra twins are raising the bar by reducing the time between redesigns and facelifts, as both have undergone notable changes over the past decade. In that time, the Ram 1500 has remained relatively stagnant, save for a couple of minor under-the-skin upgrades and a brand-name change (remember when it used to be the Dodge Ram? Some people still call it that). There is finally an all-new model for 2019, on sale in the Middle East for a couple of months already, and we got some wheel-time in a couple of variants.

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First drive: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV in the UAE

First drive: 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV in the UAE

Chevrolet has entered the electric car market in the Middle East with the introduction of the Bolt EV. This model has already been on sale in the United States since late 2016, and then reached European shores as an Opel Ampera-e the following year. We were given a glimpse of the Bolt at last year’s Dubai Motor Show and it’s now available in UAE showrooms.

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SSC Tuatara to push the speed game to almost 500 kph

SSC Tuatara to push the speed game to almost 500 kph

Those who were following the modern “top-speed” race in the hypercar world that started with the Bugatti Veyron must have heard about Shelby Supercars (currently known as SSC North America). SSC is the firm that came up with the Ultimate Aero, the car that took the crown from the original Bugatti Veyron. And now, the same company is out with a completely new model called the SSC Tuatara and, SSC claims, it is capable of hitting 483 kph (300 mph).

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So we got a 2018 Lincoln Navigator (video)

So we got a 2018 Lincoln Navigator (video)

The new Navigator is big news for Lincoln, the luxury brand best known for warmed-over Fords until just a couple of years ago. Today’s models are still based on Fords, but are so extensively differentiated that they can be passed off as a completely separate brand. And one of those new models is the all-new Navigator, which is making waves in the segment right now. We drove one in the summer.

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