New Car Reviews

New hybrid Porsche estate is quicker than a 911 GT3

700Porsche has electrified its Panamera Sport Turismo flagship — the new Turbo S E-Hybrid model costs a cool million fully optioned-up and is quicker than a 911 GT3 Following on from the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, Porsche has continued electrifying its latest wares and making hybrid flagships while they’re…

2018 Volvo XC60 – Road Test

On the back of a record sales year (more than 530,000 cars) Chinese-owned Swedish marque Volvo is continuing its resurgence with the latest XC60 mid-size crossover — Auto Middle East tested it in Turkey… Hang on a second, AED250,000 for a compact crossover? As in, a quarter-million? It’s not a…

2018 Genesis G70 revealed

New 2018 Genesis G70 joins the Korean company’s G80 and G90 to complete the sedan line-up At the company’s design centre in Nankang, South Korea, Hyundai-Kia’s luxury marque Genesis just revealed the new 2018 G70 sedan before the model starts rolling out to global markets later this month. Going up…

Memories of 1994: Audi and Porsche team up for 2018 RS4 Avant

In 1994 Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory built Audi its first RS-labelled model, the RS2 Avant — now the 2018 Audi RS4 Avant uses a Porsche-developed 450 horsepower engine. They’re back together again, people… Audi always makes us wait… The first RS Audi was the 1994 Audi RS2 Avant built in partnership…

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport is the guiding light

Japanese small car specialist Suzuki turns up at the Frankfurt motor show with a pocket rocket 2018 Swift Sport weighing in under a tonne At a time when a Mini Cooper S weighs 1.3 tonnes, who do you turn to for lightweight salvation? It can only be Japanese manufacturer Suzuki,…

This new R8 is the first rear-wheel drive production Audi

The new 2018 Audi R8 V10 RWS made its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show as the first production rear-wheel drive car from Ingolstadt Inspired by the R8 V10 LMS racing car, Audi has just premiered a new limited edition mid-engined supercar with rear-wheel drive for the first time.…

Chery’s new Exeed brand wants to go global

Chinese manufacturer Chery is exploring global expansion avenues with a new nameplate, Exeed, previewed by the TX crossover at the Frankfurt motor show Chinese manufacture Chery has announced a new global product onslaught with a particular focus on breaking into the European market within the next few years under a…

This new Evora is the fastest Lotus ever

After finally turning a profit Lotus is looking forward to a sustainable future in the business of sports cars — so here’s a new 10-year old sports car called the Evora GT430 Sport It’s nice to know that British sports car maker Lotus has turned a profit “for the first…

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S drop-top revealed

After the coupé, Sant’Agata Bolognese has launched the roadster version of the 740-horsepower Lamborghini Aventador S. Coming to the UAE in 2018 with a price tag of about 1.4 million Ready for next week’s Frankfurt motor show, Lamborghini is giving us a first look at the Aventador S Roadster, which…

Mercedes updates S-Class Coupé and Cab

Mercedes has put the midlife facelift touch to the S-Class Coupé and Cabriolet range including the hot AMG models — the all-wheel drive S63 is quicker than AMG’s own GT R supercar… After updating the S-Class sedan earlier this year (just on sale in the Middle East — read our…