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  • Jag director of design awarded Minerva Medal
    Ian Callum, director of design for Jaguar has been honored by the Chartered Society of Designers with the prestigious Minerva Medal for his outstanding contribution to automotive design. The Miner
  • Hyundai announces Santa Fe upgrade in the Middle East
    Hyundai Motor Company, the world’s fastest-growing automaker by brand, has revealed that its enhanced Santa Fe model is now available across the Middle East, with adjustments made to improve handli
  • Ford plants flag with Mustang
    Ford Motor Company, underscoring its growing ambitions in the Middle East and Africa, have introduced the all-new Mustang on the Burj Khalifa. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford (pictured) capped a

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Events

  • BAICING ALL OVER

    ROSS GUINANE and PHILIP MOORE  report from the Beijing motor show The UAE features long a....
  • Prime Time

      AHEAD OF THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, WE ARE TAKING A PEEK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS SET TO GRA....
  • Big Apple gets a rush of new blood

    New York, New York Big Apple gets a rush of new blood The New York Motor Show isn’t re....

Road Test

  • FIAT FOR ANYTHING

    Fiat 500X is heading our way, with a little help from Jeep Renegade, says Philip Moore  ....
  • CHEVY METAL

    New Tahoe packs as much comfort as it does capability into full-size SUV market, says Ross Guin....
  • 100 not out

    One century since inception, Maserati takes Ross Guinane on a trip down memory lane, with one ....
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  • All-round view technology key to Volvo Cars’ goal of no fatal accidents by 2020
    With the development of a new safety feature that locates collision-free escape routes, Volvo Cars has taken one of the final steps towards realising its vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. I....
  • Inside Rolls-Royce goes live with its first public exhibition in London
    Following the hugely positive reaction to this year’s UK Channel 4 television documentary about the brand, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to engage directly with fans new and old in a series of free live exhibitions called ‘Inside Rol....
  • Redefining Expectations
    New Ford Fusion packs an unprecedented suite of driver assist technologies as marque expands availability of rear inflatable safety belt to the midsize sedan The all-new Ford Fusion leapfrogs the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord with an unpreceden....
  • Million dollar mack attack
    Ross Guinane races around an F1 track in the P1, though for once, he leaves the driving to the professionalsWhen a US$1.4 million (AED5.2m) car becomes available to take around an F1 track, you don’t pass up that opportunity, even if it is only....
  • New Japanese-French alliance hitting Dubai
    Hitting the showrooms once more, Middle East Car ventured to Deira and caught up with Jeremy Weatherill. Covering Al Rostamani Trading Company Marketing, as opposed to just Suzuki, the sales and marketing manager let us in on some exciting news f....
  • Back-to-back victories for Emirati driver
    Emiratis Ahmed Al Fahim and Mohammed Al Balooshi have both extended their leads in the overall cars and bikes categories at the half way point in the 2014-15 Emirates Desert Championship, but the pressure is on in the national Baja rally serie....
  • Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen ends unique professional career
    One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen contested his last race as a professional race driver November 30, in São Paulo (Brazil). The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four....
  • A LITTLE HELP FROM MERC’S FRIENDS
    Hamilton, Rosberg, Wolff help reveal AMG GTS in Abu Dhabi Al Fahim Automotive and CEO Frank Bernthaler have successfully launched some classy autos in the UAE in their day and when the latest offering is a new AMG it’s stating the obviou....
  • Patrol power dominates the desert championship
    Lebanese ace Emil Kneisser stamped his class on the Emirates Desert Championship when he piloted his Nissan Patrol to an emphatic victory recently. And Kneisser spearheaded a great day for Patrols when he won the T2 category as UAE’s Ma....
  • Omani driver relishing new partnership
    Ahmad Al Harthy will take a winning mentality into his debut for Al Nabooda Racing who begin their quest for a third successive team crown in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International Circuit this month. Al Harthy, ....
  • Rods of iron hold pride of place in auto history
    The hot rod is as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, crack houses, and Charlie Sheen. But tyranny of time and distance has never stopped us in the UAE drooling over these gorgeous vehicles during a snack of hummus and fatoush and a puff o....
  • Tokai Challengers Middle East Debut
    Solar Flare Tokai Challengers Middle East Debut Tokai Challenger, winner of the 2009 and 2011 World Solar Challenge, the worlds premier race for solar cars, is set to make its Middle East debut at the World Future Energy Summit from January 1....
  • AMG doesn’t Affalter
    Finely-tuned Mercedes-Benz derivatives light up Yas Marina Circuit – Ross Guinane Any evening spent on track is an evening well spent. The sights, the sounds, the chicanes… it’s one of the perks of the job that we can accept envy over. Un....
  • TAMING THE TIGER
    When it comes to soft-roaders, Ross Guinane finds that Volkswagens Tiguan is as honest and helpful as the best of them There are few marques that always manage to please me. Volkswagen just happens to be one of them. Apart from the trek to th....
  • TURBO LION
    Classic style of 308 CC is far from Pug ugly  Back in my homeland, any Peugeot convertible was solely the domain of air hostesses and hairdressers. They were funky, stylish, well priced, a pleasure to drive and pretty efficient. In retro....
  • AMG doesn’t Affalter
    Finely-tuned Mercedes-Benz derivatives light up Yas Marina Circuit – Ross Guinane Any evening spent on track is an evening well spent. The sights, the sounds, the chicanes… it’s one of the perks of the job that we can accept envy over. Un....
  • TAMING THE TIGER
    When it comes to soft-roaders, Ross Guinane finds that Volkswagens Tiguan is as honest and helpful as the best of them There are few marques that always manage to please me. Volkswagen just happens to be one of them. Apart from the trek to th....
  • TURBO LION
    Classic style of 308 CC is far from Pug ugly  Back in my homeland, any Peugeot convertible was solely the domain of air hostesses and hairdressers. They were funky, stylish, well priced, a pleasure to drive and pretty efficient. In retro....