Road Tests

2007 Infiniti G35 | road test

Infiniti – the luxury arm of Japanese auto maker Nissan – is on a roll cranking out new models with the speed of a rollercoaster. Whereas earlier it was just a one model brand in the Middle East region with the Q45, it now boasts many products – both on-…

2007 Volkswagen Jetta | road test

  At a time when dynamics of the car industry are evolving at a frenetic pace – witness the increasing interest in alternative propulsion systems such as diesel, hydrogen and electric, not to forget the shift from larger vehicles to small, more efficient cars – manufacturers in Europe are forging…

Porsche Cayman | road test

Introduced in early summer, this is the little brother of the hugely successful Cayman S, which was introduced at the end of last year. The only significant difference between the two models is that the ‘S’ enjoys the benefit of a 3.4 litre power pack, while the new Cayman has…

2007 Range Rover Supercharged | road test

Back in a previous existence I owned a small hotel and restaurant. Part of its charm was the roaring log fires that we would burn during the dark, windy and rainy months of bleak British winters. It helped that a family trust owned several tracts of woodland in the Borders…

2007 Toyota Camry | road test

When I first started working in the UAE, the first car I tested for the magazine I then worked for was the Toyota Camry. I still remember the joys of driving this car which was as anonymous as the hordes with special colours plying the roads of Dubai. Yes, I…

2007 Chevrolet Corvette | road test

    The Corvette has been America’s most revered and respected home-grown sports car for sometime, and was last evolved in 1997. The C6 meanwhile, looks significantly refreshing and for the first time since 1962, does not sport pop-up headlights. It however retains trademark Corvette styling cues. The C6’s exposed…

2007 Hummer H3 | road test

  In this day and age of being socially correct where doing everything the correct way is the norm, the Hummer H3 tries its best to fall into the realms of society. You know, kind of like warm and cuddly – or think of it like having lite butter instead…

2007 Jeep Commander | road test

  That’s what we thought when taking the Jeep Commander out for a stroll, only to find out that true to its name, this new seven-seater showed just who the boss really is. Read on… Car manufacturers are constantly looking at ways and means to develop new models. While most…

2007 Nissan Pathfinder | road test

  One of the few global manufacturers to offer a complete range of SUVs throughout major markets worldwide, Nissan introduced the all-new Pathfinder in the Middle East region at last year’s 8th Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai with sales beginning in April this year. The new Pathfinder arrives…

2007 Renault Megane CC | road test

In a market segment in which fashion is all-important, the smart-looking 2007 Renault Megane CC will find favour with some; until something fresher comes along.…