2008

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara | new car review

Suzuki's 3rd generation Grand Vitara small SUV is designed for city dwellers and not an off road enthusiast.…

2008 Toyota Avalon | new car review

2008 Toyota Avalon   Relaunched in the region towards the end of 2005 in its new form, the Avalon currently is tagged as the most expensive and the biggest sedan in the Toyota line-up in the Middle East. The Avalon is unchanged for 2008 as it gamely carries on. Powered…

2008 Toyota Fortuner | new car review

2008 Toyota Fortuner   Competing in the mid-size sport utility vehicle segment, Toyota’s Fortuner makes its presence felt being a ‘good-buy’ for buyers looking for reliability as well and value for money. Actually built and destined for some Asian, African and Latin American countries, Toyota felt the need to have…

2008 Toyota Prado | new car review

2008 Toyota Prado   Suitably enhanced for the 2008 model year, the Prado is a scaled down version of the Land Cruiser. It is at its best in five-door specification; the shorter three-door version is a little lacking in ability on tracks and also pitches and rolls a little too…

2008 Honda Jazz | new car review

Now in the Middle East since the last few years, Honda’s Jazz supermini seems to be getting a bit long in the tooth. Visually unchanged from last year, the Jazz is in some  urgent need of a new tune – read that as a complete makeover in terms of style.…

2008 Volvo S60 | new car review

Last year Volvo gave the S60 a minor face-lift giving a sharper look to its already sporty profile, and the same has been taken into 2008 as well. The S60 was the very first Volvo to feature a more fluid look as against the stereotyped boxy Volvo’s and this trend…

2008 Volvo V70 | new car review

The estate range is the quintessence of this sober Volvo identity. Sporty to look at, spacious for the family – that’s the essence of Volvo’s V70. Currently in its third generation, the new V70 was unveiled by Volvo last year. Though it looks similar to last year’s model, the five-door…

2008 Volvo C30 | new car review

The smallest and the newest addition to the Volvo line-up in the region, the C30 is definitely big on guts. Be it in the styling front or the way the hatchback is packaged, it is the kind of a car that will feel at home in the hands of a…

2008 Volvo S80 | new car review

Easily the best-looking Volvo in more than a generation, Volvo’s flagship S80 is luxurious, roomy and safe. Volvo designed the S80 to compete against the best on offer from the competition from all corners of the globe, which includes BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Infiniti, and Lexus, to name but a…

2008 Volvo S40 | new car review

Still only in its second generation, the Volvo S40 has already won many accolades around the globe. While all this is fine for world markets, in the Middle East it comes up against the 3 Series, C-Class and A4, making life that much tougher as brand perceptions and loyalty rank…

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