2009

2009 Volkswagen Passat | new car review

2009 Volkswagen Passat   Some new car buyers will find the Volkswagen Passat a lesson in bland styling, while others will see the mid-size sedan as a master class in understated European styling. But both groups will surely have to agree that one of VW’s longest-serving cars is most certainly…

2009 Volkswagen Jetta | new car review

2009 Volkswagen Jetta   The VW Jetta has the look of something of an afterthought – a Golf with a boot grafted-on. Not as pretty and well-proportioned as the Golf with somewhat bloated looking panels that make it appear to weigh more than it does; a look that does nothing…

2009 Volkswagen Golf

2009 Volkswagen Golf   Incredibly the VW Golf is now in its sixth incarnation, making it one of the best selling and most loved and respected cars of all time, and with the MK6 variant, VW hope to build on that love, respect and success. So, for the new Golf…

2009 Volkswagen Eos | new car review

2009 Volkswagen Eos   Touted by VW as ‘a convertible for everyone’, the Eos offers the practicality of a hard-top and the wind in your hair fun of a convertible. Of course, in the UAE, we are blessed with a warm and sunny climate, and you can definitely see the…

2009 Volkswagen Beetle | new car review

2009 Volkswagen Beetle   This curvy cult classic is still a pleasant sight on our city streets, even if you might not quite pay it quite the attention you used to. The re-issued Beetle design was so ahead of its time back in 1998 that it has stood the test…

2009 Toyota Yaris | new car review

2009 Toyota Yaris sedan   Toyota’s ‘small bundle of joy’, the Yaris, began life as a hatchback which later spawned a sedan body-style. In the Middle East both the hatchback and sedan are quite popular with individual and fleet buyers. Toyota’s reputation for being a quality manufacturer of reliable cars…

2009 Toyota RAV4 | new car review

2009 Toyota RAV4   The RAV4 was one of the first compact SUVs on the market when it went on sale in 1996, but it has paved the way for many more. With the height and four-wheel drive of a regular SUV but the fuel economy and handling of something…

2009 Toyota Land Cruiser | new car review

2009 Toyota Land Cruiser   Toyota’s Land Cruiser has been in the market for over 50 years now and has since proven itself to be an almost perfect blend of off-road ability, quality, comfort and reliability. In the Middle East the Land Cruiser has a stranglehold over the large SUV…

2009 Toyota Fortuner | new car review

2009 Toyota Fortuner   The Fortuner is Toyota’s entry level SUV in the Middle East and was introduced in 2007. Though Toyota portrays the Fortuner to be derived from the Prado and Land Cruiser it is actually based on the tough Hilux pick-up and is aimed at emerging auto markets…

2009 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado | new car review

2009 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado   The Prado along with the Land Cruiser are Toyota’s most successful SUVs in the Middle East and worldwide too. Unlike the Land Cruiser the Prado is a more aggressively styled SUV with flared wheel arches, a mean looking vertical slat grille, tough front bumper…