Bentley powers down with new V8 Flying Spur: lighter model also comes with lighter price tag

Bentley’s latest Flying Spur has arrived in the Middle East in a mechanically slimmed-down format that the manufacturer vows offers a more driver-centric experience than ever before. Following its crash diet, the newbie has been fitted out with a 4-litre V8 engine, which doesn’t exact


How to survive a zombie attack? 5 vehicles that could help you ride out an apocalypse

If the past year has taught us anything, it's the importance of preparedness. It's with renewed seriousness, then, that we should observe Zombie Awareness Month this May. Established by the Zombie Research Society in 2007, the month is part of a campaign to "bring awareness about zombies and the


Road test: New BMW M3 and M4 tear up Yas Marina Circuit

Testing a vehicle on the road is one thing, but, if it’s something on the sporty side, not being able to give it the beans because of speed limits can be frustrating. Testing a vehicle at Yas Marina Circuit, then, essentially eradicates this issue. The gloves, as they say, are off (or on, i


Lebanon launches first electric car despite crisis and power cuts

A Lebanon-made electric car made its debut on Saturday, the first time the Mediterranean country has manufactured a vehicle, despite struggling amid a dire economic crisis and frequent power cuts. The red sports car – named Quds Rise, after the Arabic name for Jerus


New Mercedes EQS revealed: German car manufacturer's first all-electric luxo-barge

Mercedes-Benz has launched the EQS, its first all-electric luxury sedan, and the company is positioning it as the most aerodynamic production car in the world. Its looks certainly suggest this is the case, with the design being what can only be described as sleek and curvaceous. Small cues a


New Toyota Corolla Cross arrives in the UAE – and it's a bit of a surprise

An all-new Toyota Corolla has arrived in the UAE, but it’s not what you might expect. Moving on from its traditional sedan guise, the latest version has taken on a compact SUV skin. Dubbed the Corolla Cross, the car is exactly that – a new vehicle that attempts to combine everything b


What to expect from the first electric Hummer from General Motors

Auto heavyweight General Motors has resurrected its Hummer sub-brand after 11 years on the sidelines to take on EV pioneers Rivian and Tesla with the launch of its own fully electric super truck. Tesla’s oddball Cybertruck was launched with great fanfare in 2019 with deliveries due to begin


Bentley unleashes new Continental GT Speed, its most dynamic model yet

Bentley has just unleashed its new Continental GT Speed and the company is touting it as the most capable, performance-focused vehicle it has ever created. This would definitely seem to be the case if the accompanying statistics are anything to go by. The new vehicle is powered by a six-litre W12


the 2021 Land Rover Discovery is the Range Rover for families at play

The latest evolution of the Land Rover Discovery has served only to add to the confusion first instigated by the arrival of the current-generation car in 2017, upon which two questions immediately arose: was it still a Land Rover, and is that rear number plate not quite in the middle? To which the


"New Toyota Hilux" will hit the market soon!

The Chinese company SAIC revealed the latest distinctive pickup that is expected to become one of the leading competitors to Toyota's hilux cars. According to the information provided by the company, the Maxus T90 cars developed by it will be offered in two models with lengths of 5.4 and 5.8 mete


New Nissan X-Terra out on the prowl in the Middle East

You might not be aware of Nissan's vehicles if you’ve been travelling everywhere by helicopter or digging tunnels for the last few decades, but the rest of us will be familiar with seeing quite a lot of them on local roads. Under the brand’s SUV umbrella (we’re aware there are o


New Mercedes-Maybach S-Class rolls its way into Middle East

  If a standard Mercedes S-Class isn’t quite posh enough for you, you needn’t worry, as the new Maybach S-Class – about as high-end as you can get – has just made landfall in Abu Dhabi. The manufacturer calls the model a classic three-box sedan (others


Jeep reveals new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

Jeep has dusted off its much-loved Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer badges with the reveal of an all-new extra-large SUV that will sit in its line-up above the recently revealed fifth-gen Grand Cherokee. The nameplates previously ran from 1963 to 1991, but Jeep now saw an opportunity to reprise th


Three futuristic BMW concept vehicles go on display in Dubai

Fans of futuristic motors can now get a close look at three BMW concept vehicles that have gone on display at the newly opened AGMC Motor City Showroom in Dubai. The trio comprises two hybrid cars and an electric bike, and they’re known as the 3.0 CSL Hommage, the Vision M Next and Motorrad


Honda reveals all-new City and refreshed Accord

Japanese carmaker Honda unleashed its latest contender in the tiddler sedan category – the fifth-generation City – at a virtual Middle East launch on Tuesday. The newcomer – sourced from Honda’s Tapukara plant in India – is a distinct departure from its predecessor,


Land Rover Defenders get heavy-duty V8 upgrades touted as fastest of their kind

Land Rover has upped the ante in its bid to make the Defender a byword for all things off-road by releasing a series of powerful V8 versions of the tough tyke. The new models are being touted as the fastest and most gutsy vehicles to ever bear the name. And, if the performance figures that have b


Peugeot 508 GT has style, price and performance working in its favour

A few of my formative years were spent in Tanzania in the mid-1970s, and one of my enduring memories from this period is of the plethora of Peugeot 404s and 504s plying the lumpy, potholed roads of Dar es Salaam. There was a reason for the Gallic brand’s popularity in the region: its cars we


Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster drops the roof and raises the bar

Savour the moment. Take it all in. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is a pretty-looking thing, isn’t it? A caveat: as beautiful as this car is, it is extremely colour-sensitive. My test car is in Riviera Run – or blue, in non-Aston speak. And the hue doesn’t quite do justice




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