Medium Size Cars – C

2009 Peugeot 307 | new car review

The Peugeot 307 is a small family car produced by the French manufacturer since 2002. It was awarded the 2002 ‘European Car of the Year’ award. When it first appeared to replace the 306, the 307’s most notable feature was its expansive windscreen and aerodynamic appearance. The 307 is available…

2009 Opel Vectra | new car review

Introduced in the summer of 2004, the current Vectra is built in Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, and is based on the GM Epsilon platform. It is available as a four-door sedan and stationwagon, while the five-door hatchback, known as the Vectra GTS, is meant to recall cult models…

2009 Opel Astra | new car review

Astra’s striking features and dynamic appearance sets itself apart from its competitors in the compact class. The bodyline is well balanced with the right execution of concave and convex surfaces. Opel took the Astra to the dissecting table at the end of 2004 and came back with a more aggressive…

2007 Mitsubishi Galant | new car review

Mitsubishi had been dormant in the Middle East till 2006 with only very few models on offer in the mid-size passenger car segment. There was the fleet-friendly Lancer and the Magna from the previous generation. 2007 sees Mitsubishi lock horns yet again with its Asian competitors with the launch of…

2007 Nissan Tiida | new car review

Given its exceptionally strong performance last year, small car enthusiasts are looking forward to what’s in store from the Tiida in 2007. A heightened sense of satisfaction and comfort can be enjoyed with  the Tiida as it offers an impressive level of quality that is best appreciated when seen, touched…

2007 Kia Cerato | new car review

Kia’s Cerato came in to replace the ageing Shuma and the Sephia in 2002. Available in sedan as well as hatchback bodyshapes, the Cerato shares its underpinnings with that of Hyundai’s Elantra; but this is no exercise in badge engineering or re-paneling: extensive stiffening, especially of the floorpan, has allowed…

2007 Honda Civic | new car review

It is a commonly accepted median not to mess with a good thing. The Civic was a good thing. Not that it isn’t anymore in its current avatar, but Honda has finally made that big change with the new Civic. Along with the host of improvements that usually accompany a…

2007 Ford Focus | new car review

Ford’s popular C-segment In 2006, Ford introduced a dynamic and refined new shape of the Focus as the next generation of its popular C-segment nameplate. For 2007, Focus builds on the popularity of this model across the Middle East with great standard features, making it one of the best value…

2008 Alfa Romeo Brera | new car review

The 2008 Alfa Romeo Brera, a sports coupe in classic Alfa Romeo tradition was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro in collaboration with Alfa Romeo Centro Stile, and built by Pininfarina. …

2009 Renault vel satis | new car review

Bored of the usual default choices? Don’t want to drive an identikit 5-Series/E-Class/A6? Renault thinks there’s a niche for a completely unique, individual-looking alternative – although as a whole, the number of total sales of cars this size is declining each year. It’s these non-conformists Renault is after, and the…