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2020 Toyota Highlander debuts in UAE and KSA as hybrid-only model

2020 Toyota Highlander debuts in UAE and KSA as hybrid-only model

Toyota’s SUV line-up in the GCC is already crowded, with every niche filled with a model or two, mostly with offerings built in the Far East. However, Toyota offers a completely different set of SUVs in the West, such as the C-HR, the Highlander and the 4Runner, which fill segments in North America that are already taken here. So as a compromise, Toyota is now offering hybrid versions of some of those SUVs in the Middle East, as a way to differentiate them from existing offerings here. First came the C-HR HEV (while killing off the short-lived Prius here), and now the Highlander HEV has debuted in UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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2021 Nissan X-Trail revealed

2021 Nissan X-Trail revealed

Nissan recently took the covers off the all-new X-Trail. Better known as the Rogue in the US, where it is currently the best-selling Nissan, a lot of new tech has been added to the interior along with the fresh exterior design.

The front fascia gets interesting with the split-headlight design, but then things get conservative in the middle with the V-motion grille. It’s not all show though, as air curtains in the front fascia and active grille shutters improve the aerodynamics at speed. The rear design is also quite subdued.

The top variant of the X-Trail gets an all-digital instrument cluster,

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2021 Nissan Kicks debuts with e-Power hybrid system

2021 Nissan Kicks debuts with e-Power hybrid system

The Nissan Kicks walked into the market in 2018, pushing the Nissan Juke out the door in the Middle East. The Kicks brought in a more conventional look instead of the Juke’s funky design (though the new Juke has grown a bit more mature since then). Three years into its life, Nissan gives the little crossover a nip and tuck for the 2021 model year. The 2021 Nissan Kicks has been revealed in Thailand, flaunting an updated design and a sort-of hybrid powertrain.

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