Monthly Archives: January 2019

HARDCORE 2019 CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE REVEALED

General Motors has revealed the new 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, offering an optional updated version of its 10-speed automatic gearbox. With the optional update, Chevrolet claims the car will be “several seconds” faster than the six-speed manual-equipped car on long tracks like the iconic Nurburgring.

FIVE-POINT COMPARO: GMC YUKON VS DODGE DURANGO

In this edition of the Five-Point Comparo, we look at how two American SUVs with big engines stack up against each other. The contenders? 2019 GMC Yukon and 2019 Dodge Durango both offer three-row seating, a choice of torquey powertrains, and most importantly, impressive road presence. Which one’s your cup of tea? Well, let us […]

2019 GMC Yukon: What Else Can You Buy?

Earlier this week, GMC confirmed the arrival of the new 2019 Yukon in the Middle East. Compared to the outgoing iteration, the new Yukon comes with more power and better features. For 2019, the Yukon will have a wider rear track that helps it to be better planted on the road. Additions such as the […]

NEW ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE E FINALLY SPOTTED TESTING

Aston Martin has reluctantly stepped into the EV game with the world moving closer to adopting battery-powered cars. The British firm does not want to give up its style quotient though, for the Aston Martin Rapide E does not look like a typical electric car we have come to expect.

OVERVIEW: 2019 BMW 3-SERIES

Introduction The BMW 3-Series was introduced in 1975. Now in its seventh generation, the popular midsize sedan is miles ahead of its predecessor in every sense. The German rear-wheel-drive saloon has a huge fan following in the UAE owing to its excellent driving dynamics. The seventh-gen BMW 3-Series has an evolved design compared to the […]

2019 Honda CR-V: What Else Can You Buy?

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, Honda unveiled the new 2019 CR-V in Abu Dhabi. The updated iteration of the new CR-V comes gowned in a new powertrain and chassis. The updated model comes with a 2.4-litre DOHC i-VTEC motor that delivers 184hp and 244Nm of torque through a CVT gearbox. The company claims a fuel […]

A Quick Peek At The All-New 2019 Nissan Patrol

The Nissan Patrol is a preferred choice of Abu Dhabi’s royalty and has helped it further to cement its position as one of the best SUVs in the region. Nissan has evidently made its intention clear with the Patrol by giving it a magnanimous silhouette. This promises to be largely practical both in the city […]

HONDA LAUNCHES THREE SUVS IN UAE

At its latest “Power of 3” launch event in Abu Dhabi, Honda pulled the wraps off three new products. The Honda CR-V and HR-V are new for 2019, while the Pilot receives a midlife update. Let’s take a look at all the three newly launched cars from the Japanese automaker, starting with the new ones.

2020 Kia Telluride: What Else Can You Buy?

Kia is surely late to the high-hauling party, but it has brought its finest wine. So far, American old-timers such as Cadillac and GMC have been known to dominate the SUV segment, amid which the Korean manufacturer needed a moniker that would put up an interesting fight against the established products. And Telluride is surely […]

MG MOTOR RECORDS LANDMARK 2018 SALES IN MIDDLE EAST

MG Motor is marking a milestone year of sales success in the Middle East as it closes 2018 with an overall sales jump of a massive 453 percent year-on-year. The success of its three new models for 2018, namely the MG RX5, facelifted MG GS, and the all-new MG6 brought about this huge sales record.

2020 KIA TELLURIDE UNVEILED AT DETROIT MOTOR SHOW

The 2020 Kia Telluride finally has a production-ready form, after Kia teasing its concept a couple of years back. Unveiled at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, this is the largest Kia to date. Where does the 2020 Kia Telluride compete? Kia is announcing its entry into the popular three-row, eight-seater, full-size SUV segment. In a […]

Five-Point Comparo: Volkswagen Golf Vs Ford Focus

Hatchbacks have always operated in the sweet grey area between practicality and fun. The lack of excess overhangs makes its manoeuvrable in the city which when combined with a potent engine variant can give a mix of the right amount of fun. Two of the most successful models that dominate this segment in the UAE […]

Five-Point Comparo: Toyota Camry Vs Nissan Altima

You either fixate on high-hauling vehicles bashing through the dunes of the desserts or executive sedans cruising on the highway while picturing the motoring scene in Dubai. In our previous comparo, we took up one of the most dilemmatic comparisons between the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Nissan Patrol. Likewise, it’s the turn of sedans […]

FIVE-POINT COMPARO: TOYOTA RAV4 VS GMC TERRAIN

Both these cars are their firms’ respective bestsellers in the midsize crossover segment. Both of them are suitably loaded with features and packed with performance. And finally, both of them are versatile with a no-nonsense approach towards design. But which car, between the 2019 GMC Terrain and 2019 Toyota RAV4, suits your preferences? Have a […]

ALL-NEW CADILLAC XT6 CROSSOVER UNVEILED

Cadillac has got all bases covered with the unveiling of its new XT6 crossover, set for a launch later this year. The new three-row crossover slots in between smaller XT5 and its range range-topping stablemate, Cadillac Escalade. 

No Boot No Problem: Here Are 5 Best Hatchback Cars Of 2019 In The UAE

Hot-hatchbacks might be a living example, proving the fact that one doesn’t need a boot to have fun. Hatchbacks were traditionally targeted at crowded countries as an easy-commuting iteration at penny-pinching prices. However, in order to eke out performance in them, several automakers started featuring the said cars with more potent engines. The current motoring […]

New Nissan Leaf Plus Unveiled at 2019 CES

Nissan, on Tuesday, dropped the covers on the latest iteration of the Leaf electric hatchback at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Japanese company has been tight-lipped about the price tag on the new Leaf Plus and is expected to roll out the model by the latter half of this year. We assume […]

Cadillac Middle East Announces 2019 ATS Coupe Arrival

Cadillac Middle East has announced the arrival of 2019 ATS Coupe this year. The new iteration will be available in the Middle East in the Premium Luxury and Premium Performance trims. For MY 2019, the ATS Coupe comes with innovative features such as personalized profiles, integrated smartphone-like navigation, increasing user connectivity and creating a more […]

Porsche Drops the Top On The New 911

Top automotive headlines of 2018 were fixated on the latest generation of the 911 that was unveiled at the LA Auto Show. Porsche hit it out of the park with the 911 proving that there’s room for improvement even past perfection. Expanding the same moniker’s portfolio the company dropped the covers on the 911 Cabriolet […]

INFINITI TO UNVEIL FIRST FULL-ELECTRIC QX INSPIRATION SUV AT DETROIT

Infiniti will be unveiling an all-electric SUV concept at the Detroit Auto Show which kicks off from 14 January. The Japanese luxury automaker plans to showcase the concept as part of its 30th-anniversary celebrations.  Is this SUV coming out of the blue? The premium brand has stated on record before that all its new vehicles […]

Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo Now Available In The UAE

Incorporating fine French engineering, the new Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo is one of the top favourites of automobile enthusiasts. Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Renault in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is showcasing the new Renault Megane GT 1.6 Turbo.

High-Hauling Comparo: Toyota Land Cruiser Vs Nissan Patrol

While the roads of UAE are evidently dominated by high-hauling vehicles, Toyota and Nissan might be the sportiest of all the automakers to dominate the segment. The Toyota’ Land Cruiser and the Nissan Patrol have carved a niche for themselves in the market and the sales figures are the biggest proofs. We can picture nothing […]

McLaren Releases Three Themes For The Speedtail

The Speedtail is indeed one of most special monikers on McLaren’s lineup. With exactly 106 examples of the iteration that will exit the production ramps by 2020, McLaren is now trying to help the said customers juice their creative muscles by releasing a small collection to showcase customization themes on the car. The McLaren Speedtail gained […]

General Motors Files Trademark For “Zora” Name, Hinting At A Possible Corvette Moniker

Chevrolet’s upcoming mid-engined C8 Corvette has consistently managed to stay atop headlines in the recent days. In the most recent development from California, General Motors has once again filed the name “Zora” for a trademark. The Drive came across the trademark that was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which the automaker […]