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2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe solidifies new era of front-wheel driving machines

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe solidifies new era of front-wheel driving machines

In the sub-compact luxury class, the Mercedes Benz CLA had been enjoying monopoly with its “four-door coupe” crammed into an unattractive small package. But now, the German giant’s arch-rival is here with an offering. The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is here to fill in the narrow gap (if there was one) between the 1-Series and the 3-Series sedan. And it looks like an economy car.

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Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 debuts with a thud

Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 debuts with a thud

The revived Maybach brand is not new to SUVs. Their Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet was a swan-song to the previous generation of the G-Wagen but was an offering for an extremely small niche. But this time around, the new Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV is ready to properly lock horns with the top guns in the game, the Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls Royce Cullinan. Unfortunately, in a week which also saw the launch of the Aston Martin DBX and the Tesla Cybertruck, the gussied-up GLS-Class feels utterly forgettable already. 

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Aston Martin DBX launched as brand's first SUV -- looks better than expected

Aston Martin DBX launched as brand’s first SUV — looks better than expected

The “SUV” fever in the car industry has affected everything right from tiny hatchbacks all the way to huge luxury SUVs. Manufacturers are jumping on this bandwagon to grab a piece of this ever-growing higher-ground-clearance pie at the cost of killing “regular” car sales. With Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and soon Ferrari joining the fray, Aston Martin has thrown its hat in the ring with the Aston Martin DBX, the British brand’s first SUV.  

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Ford Mustang Mach-E -- right car with wrong name?

Ford Mustang Mach-E — right car with wrong name?

Using legendary monikers to sell new models is not a new strategy. A lot of manufacturers have been letting their new offerings ride this wave of nostalgia. But this can sometimes end up being quite controversial, depending on the model they slap their name onto. You saw it happening when Mitsubishi revived the Eclipse name on a crossover and when Chevy slapped the Blazer name on yet another crossover. And now, Ford has taken it to an all-new level by launching the Ford Mustang Mach-E, an electric crossover.

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2020 MG RX8 goes on sale in the UAE

2020 MG RX8 goes on sale in the UAE

The MG RX8 was recently launched in the UAE by Al Yousuf Motors. The RX8 adds a seven-seater SUV in the MG lineup for the first time. MG claims the RX8 has the largest wheelbase and the largest third-row space in its class.

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