2008

2008 Volvo C70 | new car review

The C70 is two cars in one – a coupe and a convertible – with room to seat four adults in comfort. This smart looker features a three-piece retractable steel hardtop which at the press of a button, can raise or lower in less than 30 seconds. The C70 follows…

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 Volkswagen Beetle | new car review

2008 Volkswagen Beetle The lure of the legend has waned, and not much has changed for 2008. The iconic Beetle seldom draws eyeballs these days and a freshened look is the need of the hour. VW’s Beetle remains versatile and user-friendly as in the days of old and comes equipped…

2008 Volkswagen Touareg | new car review

Starring together with the Phaeton in Volkswagen’s bid for stardom in the luxury car arena, the Touareg 4×4 first burst into the limelight at the Paris Motor Show in 2002 where it was an instant sensation. A luxury sports utility vehicle, it performs both on and off the road in…

2008 Volkswagen Eos | new car review

2008 Volkswagen Eos   Is she a car or the Greek goddess of dawn and wind? Well, for now we are talking about VW Eos – a compelling hardtop convertible that combines open-top motoring with the weather protection of a regular coupe. Based on the same platform as the GTI,…

2008 Volkswagen Passat | new car review

Euro-bland styling conceals a very impressive mechanical package in this Volkswagen model. Not changed from last year, the Passat is Volkswagen’s answer to the  Japanese, Korean and American mid-size cars not forgetting its home competition. The Passat has grown in stature and size through its 34 year old career and…

2008 Volkswagen Phaeton | new car review

VW decided to take a Passat, stretch it, load it with a whole lot of technological gizmos and make a premium car aimed at the likes of Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series and closer at home, Audi A8. Unveiled at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show, the Phaeton was designed…

2008 Volkswagen Jetta | new car review

The Jetta sedan is basically a booted Golf and was reintroduced in the Middle East last year. Now in its fifth generation, the Jetta is offered in three different trim options in the region: Trendline, Comfortline and Sportline. Stylistically, the Jetta’s V-formed radiator grille shows the deliberate closeness to the…

2008 Volkswagen Golf | new car review

Golf is very important to VW. It is the German car makers’ mainstay car, although Touareg seems to be stealing the thunder if one were to look at the parking lots.  Relatively expensive in its segment, mainly due to a strong Euro, more would be seen plying the roads if…

2008 Volkswagen Polo | new car review

A smart, taut and fit car, the Polo is Volkswagen’s offering in the small hatchback segment. It’s been just two years since Volkswagen introduced the current generation Polo into the market with a revitalized fresh design and improved specification. For 2008 model year, this humble little hatchback carries on. A…