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First drive: 2022 Polestar 2 in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Polestar 2 in the UAE

You may have already heard of Polestar. The performance wing of Geely-owned Swedish carmaker Volvo has now become a standalone brand, building electric vehicles. The brand recently partnered up with Al Futtaim Automotive to bring Polestar vehicles to the UAE. Their first order of business has been the introduction of Polestar 2 to our shores, set to take on the Tesla 3.

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First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Golf R in the UAE

We were quite eager to test drive the new Volkswagen Golf R. After all, it did leave quite an impression when we first drove the first generation Golf R back in 2011, after the demise of the R32. It almost felt as special as the Nissan GT-R with its all-wheel-drive handling capabilities, and being a practical everyday car at the same time. So how does the latest generation of the most powerful Golf ever feel?

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First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder in the UAE

After the Nissan Pathfinder’s 9-year long stint as a softly-styled inoffensive crossover, there is now an all-new model. The 2022 Pathfinder is not just a facelift but a complete redesign from the ground-up, with a host of mechanical and technological upgrades to cater for the midsize three-row crossover segment.

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First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Teramont Highline in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Teramont Highline in the UAE

Given all the historically significant nameplates in VW’s stable, the Teramont is a relatively new addition to the Volkswagen family, and their largest SUV model. Known as Atlas in the United States where it is built and manufactured, this vehicle originally debuted in 2018. Unmistakably sharing DNA with the Volkswagen family, both in terms of style and mechanicals, seems odd that it took so long for VW to jump into this segment.

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First drive: 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS in the UAE

Porsche has been offering the GTS badge across their models for a while now. The badge is aimed at people looking for the “sweet spot” – have a daily driver that also offers enough performance to enjoy those spirited drives. Porsche recently introduced their latest iteration of the 911 Carrera GTS, which sits nicely between the 911 Carrera S and the 911 Turbo in terms of price and power.

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First drive: 2022 Honda Civic in Canada

First drive: 2022 Honda Civic in Canada

If you are a fan of all things revving, you must know that there is a new Honda Civic that debuted earlier this year. While the UAE and wider GCC still hasn’t received the new model, it is all over the place in Canada, where we are chilling this winter. One of our relatives picked up a brand new 2022 Honda Civic Touring model, and we got a quick spin in it.

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