2009

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser | new car review

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser   Toyota has developed the reputation of being a manufacturer of robust off-roaders which offer bullet-proof reliability and decent on-road performance as well. The Toyota Land Cruiser and Prado are iconic in SUVs in the Middle East and the preferred choice of safari companies for dune…

2009 Toyota Corolla | new car review

2009 Toyota Corolla   The Corolla nameplate was launched by Toyota way back in 1966. Since then and many generations later the Corolla has achieved the status of being the best-selling car in the world having sold more than 30 million units worldwide.Now in its tenth generation the Corolla continues…

2009 Toyota Avalon | new car review

2009 Toyota Avalon   The Avalon, named after a mythical island in the legend of Camelot, is a full-size, four-door sedan. Although it has been replaced by the Aurion in several global markets, it remains on sale here and offers a similar package of decent power, roominess and comfort in…

2009 Toyota Sequoia | new car review

2009 Toyota Sequoia   There’s big, there’s massive, and then there’s the Toyota Sequoia. Named after one of the largest trees in the world, the Sequoia is mammoth, even in a region where large SUVs are the order of the day. The biggest SUV Toyota has ever made, it dwarfs…

2009 Toyota Camry | new car review

2009 Toyota Camry   The Camry has since long been one of the best selling family sedans in the Middle East. In fact the Camry is so popular in this region that it needs no introduction and almost everyone reading this would have sat in one at some point of…

2009 Toyota Aurion | new car review

2009 Toyota Aurion   The Aurion is a mid-size sedan, but it’s easier to describe it as the latest Camry with a slightly tweaked front and rear end and a couple of interior changes. The Camry that Toyota sells in the Middle East is the last generation model – the…

2009 Suzuki SX-4 | new car review

2009 Suzuki SX-4 Suzuki’s third world car, the SX-4, was first introduced in the Middle East in 2007 in the all-wheel drive crossover guise. In August 2008 however, Suzuki expanded the range with the launch of a sedan version of the SX-4 which widened its appeal and versatility. The five-door…

2009 Suzuki XL7 | new car review

2009 Suzuki XL7 The XL7 is Suzuki’s mid-sized SUV, which seats seven and sports some sharp, unusual lines. The first generation of the XL7 was essentially a stretched Grand Vitara, and utterly boring to look at, but Suzuki have, in the last few years, given their designers a good slap…

2009 Volvo XC90 | new car review

2009 Volvo XC90 The XC90 is Volvo’s first attempt at a full-blown SUV and the general consensus of opinion is that they’ve nailed it rather well on this first attempt; so well done Volvo. And it was about time that the famous Swedish brand made a move into this lucrative…

2009 Volvo XC70 | new car review

2009 Volvo XC70 What do you get if you inject the Volvo V70 with a healthy dose of steroids? Answer: The XC70, of course! Toughened-up for a tougher life, the XC70 will go all of the places that the V70 can’t. Don’t get confused though, because the XC, whilst it…