Who says the manual is gone for good? In an era of cars that overwhelmingly prefer software and actuators to shift gears, the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V promise self-shifted driving fun.
In the last article, we took a look at popular hatchbacks in the UAE manufactured by Japanese automakers. In this article, we’ll move to Europe and the USA and list down the most favourite cars from those regions.
Hatchback. A small, practical car that is handy for most of your driving and commuting needs. These little cars bring the bread and butter for automakers since they see the highest sales volumes consistently. Here we bring you UAE’s most favourite hatchbacks in no specific order. First up are hatchbacks from Japanese manufacturers:
Just a week after spy shots of a production-spec test mule surfaced on the internet, the Porsche 911 Turbo S has been revealed in full. The range-topping 992-gen 911 is now the quickest and most powerful 911 Turbo model ever.
McLaren debuted the newest model in its family of Longtail cars: the McLaren 765LT. Building upon the fantastic 720S, the 765LT is a more powerful, lighter, and meaner sports car from the British carmaker.
Introduction Land Rover Defender is the British SUV maker’s most iconic nameplate in the realm of spartan, capable workhorse vehicles.
Aston Martin revealed its first-ever SUV, the DBX, late last year. The British firm has now brought the car to UAE shores, with deliveries commencing from Q2 2020.
We are entering an era where the automotive landscape is shifting towards a sustainable future, leaving behind exhaustive resources such as fossil fuels for renewable resources such as electricity and hydrogen fuels. Major automakers around the world have traced a trajectory towards complete dependence on electricity while phasing out models with internal combustion engines. In […]
Lamborghini awed us all when it debuted the brand-new Huracan EVO Spyder. Little did we know, the raging bull had another, bigger surprise in store for us. At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, the surprise was unveiled in all its drop-top glory. Meet the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster.
The Arabic word Salik roughly translates to ‘clear and moving’ in English, which is exactly what the Dubai RTA aims at providing the commuters with. The electronic toll road system or Salik has been designed using special RFID technology that automatically deducts a fee from the tag when a toll gate is passed under. At […]
Morgan has a strong stand at the Geneva International Motor Show with an almost entirely new car on display. Morgan Plus Six is another retro-styled roadster that features a Toyota-BMW co-developed straight-six motor for propulsion.
You can always count on Koenigsegg to come up with mind-boggling cars that are the stuff of either dreams or virtual reality games. But the Koenigsegg Jesko is not virtual. Its specifications and technology might have you believe otherwise, but it is coming your way, really fast.
At the ongoing Geneva International Motor Show 2019, Bugatti pulled the wraps off a Divo-inspired special-edition hypercar that will be the one of its kind in the world. Inspired by Jean Bugatti’s “lost” Type 57SC Atlantic, the Bugatti La Voiture Noire has the potential to make Batman go weak in the knees with desire.
Everyone knows the Pininfarina Battista is coming. Everyone also knows how it is supposed to look. But not everyone knows how different three iterations of the same car will look. Pininfarina is bringing three derivatives of its Battista all-electric supercar to Geneva International Motor Show 2019.
Bugatti released a few teasers recently that clearly depict the iconic Type 57SC Atlantic. Does this mean we will soon witness a brand-new Bugatti Chiron with a design taking after the seductive Atlantic?
Introduction The Nissan Altima has been the cornerstone of Nissan’s offerings in the midsize saloon segment. From humble beginnings in 1992 to its present avatar, the Altima has come a long way. Every generation since 1992 has had something new to offer hitherto never seen in the segment. For its sixth generation, Nissan has given […]
Pushing for a hassle-free service in regards to traffic duties, Dubai RTA has managed to work around most problems with a digital solution. Cutting down mundane trips and long waiting times at the RTA centres in the city, the authority now lets you do most work either via the internet or their own smartphone applications. […]
A few weeks ago we had carried the news of the Bentley Bentayga Speed’s imminent launch. Well, it is here, snatching the top spot of the fastest production SUV in the world from Lamborghini Urus.
GMC announced the arrival of the 2019 Acadia in the Middle East. The new mid-size SUV enters the segment with a bag full of features, lighter chassis and improved fuel efficiency. With the SUV segment gaining momentum in recent times, each car is expected to pack enough firepower to put up a worthy fight against […]
GMC has brought the 2019 Acadia crossover to the UAE, complete with a fresh design and new electronics package. Let’s take a look at your options in the GMC Acadia’s segment.
Earlier this month, Audi unveiled the new A6 in the Middle East. The potent moniker from the German automaker’s line-up arrived with a plethora of innovations to its segment. Ahead of this, the brand’s German brand’s rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz graced the UAE with the 5-Series and E-Class respectively. While all the three are closely […]
Introduction Audi debuted the first-ever A6 in 1994 as an alternative to the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Since then, the company has been steadily updating and modernizing the badge to bring it to its present cutting-edge avatar. Although Audi cars have become quite identical nowadays owing to their design language, the 2019 Audi A6 […]
To ensure the best quality driving schools in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai mandated the schools to be assessed and approved by them. In all, there are a total of five driving schools with several branches across Dubai where one can learn as well as apply for RTA licence. We discuss […]
The striking Nissan GT-R50 was developed in collaboration with Italdesign. It debuted at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is currently on a world showcase tour, stopping over at Dubai before continuing further.
Honda recently unveiled three cars at its ‘Power of 3’ event. The Honda HR-V and CR-V are all-new for 2019, while the Honda Pilot receives a mid-life facelift. While the Honda CR-V is a popular crossover in UAE, the HR-V is making a comeback in a sharper avatar than before.
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 […]
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 […]
In this edition of the five-point comparo, we take a closer look at Toyota’s bestselling sedan and Honda’s contender to the champion in the midsize sedan segment. Does the Honda Civic pose a serious challenge to the Toyota Corolla in UAE? Let’s find out.
Over 300,000 Lego pieces and 2,000 hours of time is what Chevrolet spent on its latest life-size Silverado pick-up truck. After creating a life-size Batmobile in 2017 and it has continued its partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures and Lego movie, the American automaker did not seem to be a big fan of Lego replicas until […]
It has barely been a week since Toyota resurrected the Supra in an all-new avatar. While the car will not hit showrooms until later this year, the first retail example has already been sold at the Barrett-Jackson’s annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
UAE has always taken a liking to powerful SUVs with a commanding road presence. The 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 and 2019 Range Rover Sport fit the bill perfectly in both regards. Here’s a quick look at how these two SUVs stack up against each other in this five-point comparo.
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 […]
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 […]
Ford has an able rival to the fearsome Dodge Challenger Hellcat in its new Mustang Shelby GT500. The newest pony car on the block pushes more than 700hp from its 5.2-litre V8 motor.
Apparently, if you are the co-founder of WhatsApp, you can spend a lot of money on buying any and every car you want. That is exactly what Jan Koum has been doing. In the time since founding WhatsApp and eventually selling it to Facebook for a hefty sum, Koum has erected a handsome collection of […]
Track days are something every petrolhead has grown up dreaming about. The sheer freedom of using up all the road to push your car’s limits, the sporting spirit at the race, the feel of your car screaming away to glory: racing is an addiction. However, most of us mere mortals are denied access to the […]
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 […]
In the previous two features, we talked about sedans that tick with the customers of the UAE. Some were from Asia, while others were European. In this article, we will move far west and see which American sedans make the cut here in the UAE. Here are five of them, in no particular order.
Vijay Pillai sowed his seeds of passion for classic cars during his childhood. As a son of an army soldier in India, Pillai’s father bought surplus vehicles which he helped him to restore and sell. However, it was the classic cars that passed by his house back then that lead to The Collectors’ Workshop in […]
With nearly a week left for the year to end, we at CarPrices are finally unleashing our retrospective articles compiling the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, the impressive and the disappointments, so on and so forth. This year has particularly been huge for electric cars as well as their hyper-car iterations. […]
For the past three years, the team at McLaren Special Operations has been working on a rather special iteration to honour Ayrton Senna’s first F1 championship. From the image gallery above, the three years-worth of efforts seems to have evidently paid off with the new McLaren P1 GTR that is outfitted in Rocket Red and […]
It might have been a rough month for the Corvette aficionados as the mid-engined C8 iterations have lately been grabbing the headline for all the wrong reasons. After news of the C8 Corvette not making it to the Detroit Auto Show next month, recent reports now suggest that the car will be delayed by at […]
In the last article, I talked about UAE’s five most favourite sedans from Asian manufacturers. This time, we’re moving up north to find out which European sedans have a great fan base in the Middle East. Here they are, in no particular order.
Porsche oldies have for long been in the radar of restorers who passionately resurrect several monikers that have left numerous hearts of its purists throbbing. However, this is no oldie, at least not something that would freely run the streets. Porsche’s 935 was crowned back in the day for terrorizing race-tracks with insane mechanics and […]
Cadillac debuted the all-new 2019 Cadillac XT4 in the Middle East for the first time. The compact SUV will kick off the brand’s product offensive in the region 2020 onwards.
Dubai International Finance Centre was witness to the unveiling of the brand-new Lexus UX last weekend. The name “UX” is short for Urban Crossover.
Despite there being a global image of the UAE being full of cars like the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Ford F-150, And exotic hypercars, the fact is that all sorts of cars ply the roads of this country. You can find everything here from a humble hatchback to a fire-breathing hypercar with a 16-cylinder motor. […]
Automobile manufacturers are always on the lookout for the next big thing to captivate their customers. From producing halo cars in severely limited numbers to participating in motorsports events, to signing up celebrities to endorse products, carmakers have been trying everything under the sun to grow sales. Often times, it does happen that some companies […]
Ford’s Mustang is more than just a nameplate in its line-up. A moniker only becomes heritage if it retains the very principle on which it was built on. And the Mustang falls nothing short of it. While Ford’s pony-bearing muscle has gathered numerous purists over time, we suspect if a lot of them would reckon […]
If you happen to think that the Nissan Patrol is a just a tad mild despite its legendary capability, you might like what the White Spider has to offer.
Ferrari has been making custom one-off models based on one of its road-going cars since ever, and the latest car that was the subject of the Italian firm’s customer-centric projects is the limited-edition F12tdf.
Since the year 1949, LEGO has laid the foundation for kids around the world to build anything their minds can imagine using the simplest of plastic blocks interlinking with each other. With the passage of time, the company realized that even we adults are kids when it comes to toys. With that in mind, LEGO […]