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First drive: 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser in the UAE

What you are about to read are our first impressions of the 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser, based on a quick lunch-break visit to the showroom as well as a very short spin of a private car on city streets. We weren’t invited to the media launch event held in the UAE, which was seemingly attended only by “agreeable” scribes and influencers, but taking a closer look at one of the most hyped new cars to be launched in the Middle East in 2021 (after the latest Nissan Patrol Nismo earlier this year) gives us some insight on why Toyota is trying to control the messaging so tightly.

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2022 BMW 2-Series debuts, ditches the manual

2022 BMW 2-Series debuts, ditches the manual

The BMW 2-Series is an enthusiast favorite, assuming the enthusiast has a bit of money. With compact proportions and decent driving dynamics, this rear-wheel-drive coupe has built a reputation for being more of a purist’s car than the latest 3-Series. Now, for the 2022 model year, BMW revamps the 2-Series. There are good news and bad news.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner trim launched in UAE and GCC

2021 Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner trim launched in UAE and GCC

The latest Jeep Wrangler is very good on desert dunes, finally managing to power through our region’s unique terrain after years of being merely average in stock form. The Jeep Gladiator pickup dialled that capability back with its extra weight and wheelbase, so Jeep saw fit to introduce their own modified Gladiator model, dubbed the Sand Runner, and creating a ‘Desert Rated’ badge.

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2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is the new king of the 'Ring

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is the new king of the ‘Ring

The Cayenne is one of the biggest success stories in automotive history. It is also the catalyst that triggered the SUV frenzy almost all sports car manufacturers are engaged in nowadays. Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT is the newest addition to the SUV lineup. Hopping on the top of the SUV lineup, the Turbo GT is exclusively available with the Coupe body style. It also set an official lap time record of 7:38.9 minutes around the Nurburgring, beating the Audi RS Q8 by nearly 4 seconds to become the fastest production SUV around the track.

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Toyota Crown grows into a family in China with a new SUV and van

Toyota Crown grows into a family in China with a new SUV and van

Toyota Crown is one of the brand’s luxury sedan offerings, below the Century and vaguely alongside the Lexus range. Though the run of the Crown in the Middle East was truncated decades ago, the marque still goes strong in many markets, including Japan and China. In China, the nameplate has now grown into a sub-brand kind of entity as they slapped the Crown logo on two more vehicles — a van and an SUV.

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