New Car Reviews

2008 Mazda MX-5 | new car review

Mazda’s contender in the affordable sports coupe/roadster segment and a main rival to the Honda S2000, the MX-5 was at last launched in the Middle East, making its debut at the Dubai Motor Show last year. Popularly called the ‘Miata’ elsewhere, this nomenclature is not used here in the Middle…

2008 Mazda6 | new car review

The 6 is Mazda’s answer to the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, not to forget Honda’s Accord. This mid-size model was first introduced in 2002 ideally replacing the then-aging 626 and has sold over one million units worldwide since its introduction. It bought in the Mazda’s new-generation design ethos: ‘Stylish’,…

2008 Mazda 3 | new car review

Ever since its debut in the compact segment, the Mazda3 has established a reputation as an innovative, stylish and performance-driven vehicle. In a segment perceived to be dull, with functionality taking precedence over form, the Mazda3 is good to look at and fun to be in. A 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit…

2008 Mazda CX-9 | new car review

From a two-model line-up, Mazda has gone on to four models in its Middle East repertoire as the Mazda CX-9 – a large crossover SUV – along with the MX-5 roadster joined the Mazda range in the Middle East only late last year at the Dubai Motor Show. With the…

2008 BMW X6 | new car review

The four-seat 2008 BMW X6 is aimed at a different customer to X3 and X5 owners, appealing to the driver who enjoys the command driving position, but one that also savors the characteristics of a sports car.…

2008 Chery Eastar | new car review

The company wants the 2008 Chery Eastar to be considered as real value for money and hence paid more attention to the interior ambience and equipment levels. The cabin is endowed with wood trim that looks dowdy, 8-way adjustable power leather seats, three LCD screens for DVD and sunroof.…

2008 Chery Wind Cloud | new car review

The Chery Wind Cloud is the brand's economy model. Unusual name, must say!…

2008 Chery V5 | new car review

The Chery V5 is a five-door stylish station wagon and is capable of carrying seven adults. Chery has tried to influence the front end with some elements of Volvo design, but the end result is typically Chinese. …

2008 Chery Tiggo | new car review

Continuing the theme of having some pretty unusual names, the Chery Tiggo is a Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4-sized SUV that has been out for a few years in China. …

2008 Chery QQ3 | new car review

Present in the Middle East for a couple of years now, the Chery QQ3 is a pure mini city car which has been in production since 2003. …