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2018 Infiniti QX80 coming to Dubai

Infiniti is launching a new generation full-size QX80 SUV with a world debut at next month’s Dubai motor show, and it’s taken a lot of ideas from the New York auto show concept car from earlier this year We’ve been leading up to the Dubai motor show for a while now…

Dubai gets hydrogen filling station

The UAE’s first hydrogen filling station opens in Dubai, but what are we supposed to fill up?  Psst… it’s the new Toyota Mirai Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, though if you landed here from another dimension you’d guess it was actually 98 Octane that’s in first…

Why buy one Porsche when you can have 22 Porsches?

Porsche is revolutionising the business of selling cars with a new subscription service called Porsche Passport that lets you pay a monthly fee for cars-on-demand, and drive any one of up to 22 different models By 2050 two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, some six billion…

How Lexus went from boring to bold

“I’m not interested in turning the car into a soulless commodity” — Toyota boss Akio Toyoda, speaking at a shareholders’ summit in the US The beige jokes don’t cut it any more, because even if you’re not a fan of Lexus’ recent design evolution culminating in The Predator grille (over…

Is this the next Mazda 3?

At the Tokyo motor show starting later this month the Hiroshima-based manufacturer is debuting a next-generation Mazda 3 concept Mazda has a consistency of delivering fun-to-drive cars be they roadsters, crossovers or hatchbacks, and one of the biggest surprises in the C-segment is the Mazda 3 hatchback that takes the…

World premiere from GMC in Dubai

GMC gets ready to unveil a concept car at the Dubai motor show next month, as well as the 2018 model range Fair enough it’s not Geneva, or Paris, or Frankfurt, but the 2017 Dubai motor show is shaping up to be quite something — what makes a motor show…

General Motors bets big on EVs

Detroit giant GM is planning 20 new all-electric vehicles by the year 2023 as the company pursues a zero-emissions future Like everyone else on the market recently, General Motors has jumped on board the electric gravy train, but no one brought the gravy. Even though electric cars aren’t selling nearly…

Cadillac reveals Dubai motor show stars

General Motors’ luxury brand Cadillac is coming to next month’s Dubai motor show with the entire 2018 lineup, as well as a concept car… The big news over on Cadillac’s stand at the Dubai motor show starting from November 14, is a bunch of rather big cars. The first of…

Nissan launches 2018 X-Trail in the UAE

The third-generation Nissan X-Trail has received a mid-life update and arrived in the Middle East with a starting price of AED87,400 for two-wheel-drive models Japanese giant Nissan has been peddling the X-Trail for four years now, so the time is ripe for a mid-life facelift and update to the crossover…

Toyota’s new TJ Cruiser concept unveiled

Japanese giant Toyota mushes together a minivan with an SUV to create the TJ Cruiser making its world debut at the Tokyo motor show this month It’s quite remarkable that no one has thought of it yet, but ready for the Tokyo motor show starting next month Toyota is preparing…