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  • Whopping 185 new radars installed in Abu Dhabi in Q1
    The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police announced that it has installed 185 new radars on internal and external roads in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, during the first quarter of 2014 as part of
  • Six Jaguar E-Types resurrected
    Jaguar is to build six perfect reproductions of the original, race-bred Lightweight E-type that was created in 1963. The new cars are the ‘missing’ six vehicles from Jaguar’s Lightweight E-type pr
  • Money Matters: Chev Cruze costs less to own
    Purchasing a car is no easy feat. In fact, it can prove to be a lengthy, intimidating experience riddled with potential pitfalls. Today, the Middle East’s price-conscious car buyers understand this. T

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  • 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....

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  • The Gentlemen’s Bentley

    Unrestrained luxury alongside uncompromising performance, the Flying Spur delivers an ultimate....
  • Terrain Gains

    Hard to fathom, but GMC’s Terrain feels much more like a big SUV than a crossover, according....
  • An infinitely effortless drive

    Infiniti’s QX80 is one of the biggest vehicles on the road – but is it a land yacht, a min....
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  • 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....
  • Stinger Stunner
    Parking back to the glory days of purebred, affordable sports cars, Kia Motors recently unveiled the brands most aggressive concept car ever when wraps came off the GT4 Stinger at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It comes ....
  • Importing importance
    As Hyundai continues to stamp its authority on the UAE market, two of the Korean marque’s top guns in the region sit down with MECar for a chat The importance of an emerging market cannot be underestimated, no matter what product you’re ta....
  • The ‘king’ regains his drifting title
    Toyota Emirates Drifting Team won round four of Drift UAE, which took place in late April at Yas Marina Circuit. As a result Toyota EDT secured the 2013-2014 Drift UAE season championship and Ahmed Al Ameri regained the UAE Drift King title. Co....
  • Yas circuit chief defends double points for season finale
    Abu Dhabi’s circuit chief has defended Formula One’s decision to award double points for the final grand prix of the 2014 season, which the capital will stage in November. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) made the points chang....
  • Talking Bull…
    Mark Webber has indicated that fellow Australian Daniel Ricciardo would replace him at Formula One Red Bull next season, but the team played down his comments. Webber told Australia’s Channel 10 television at the Belgian Grand Prix: “The de....
  • Sprinting ahead…
    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel ran away with the Belgian Grand Prix to stretch his overall lead to 46 points with eight races remaining. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, now his closest rival, finished second – a hefty 16.8 seconds ....
  • Sordo wins – at last!
    Dani Sordo, driving a Citroen DS3, won the German round of the World Rally Championship, the Rallye Deutschland, ahead of Thierry Neuville in a Ford Fiesta RS and Mikko Hirvonen in a Citroen. It was Sordo’s first world championship win and came ....
  • 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....