Mid size luxury car

2007 Volvo S80 | new car review

The top of Volvo’s  S (Sedan) Range, the S80 follows the Volvo policy of being offered in no fewer than four sub-derivatives, Comfort, Premium, Prestige and either Sport or Executive packages. The basic differentiator between the S40, S60 and S80 are engines and performance, with the 40 being the least…

2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class | new car review

The Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan has always been one of the standards by which mid size luxury cars are assessed. With a more aggressive front bumper and lower air dam as well as a restyled front grill and headlights, the E Class sports a fresh look, which includes more aerodynamic…

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class | new car review

The CLS has frequently been called one of the most beautifully crafted Mercs ever and we are not going to challenge that observation. It looks like a coupe, yet has four doors, making for an expansive five-passenger sedan. The unique, four-door CLS Coupe – which pioneered a new automotive segment…

2008 Ford Five Hundred | new car review

The Five Hundred is the newest full-size sedan to be added in the regional Ford line-up and is the company’s interpretation of the modern American sedan. Unlike most of  its European cousins that boast Ford’s new ‘kinetic’ design philosophy in their styling, this model follows the path of proven emotional…

2008 Honda Legend | new car review

Created basically for the American market to offer a viable alternative to home-spun models and competition from Europe, the Honda Legend is a classy vehicle set in the  mould of a luxury sedan for those who have arrived but want to show a different attitude, dispensing with the usual European…

2008 Jaguar XF | new car review

The beginning of a new era for Jaguar, the XF fuses the style and performance of a sports car with the refinement and space of a luxury saloon. This new model adds a new dimension to the marque with the visual excitement of a coupe, but room inside for five  adults to enjoy an…

2008 Ford Crown Victoria – Exterior Side | new car review

  Contrary to trends showing that small cars are the way forward, large V8-powered sedans continue to make a comeback. But the Ford Crown Victoria is one of the very few  full-size, rear-wheel drive sedans that never left. Still plugging along very nicely in the region (especially Saudi Arabia and…

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS | new car review

When Mercedes launched the CLS Class they asserted that they were inaugurating a whole new class of automobile. Now, two years on, it is difficult to define a competitor. The CLS combines the elegance and dynamism of a coupé with the comfort and practicality of a sedan. Spaciousness and day-to-day…

2007 Jaguar S type | new car review

Sadly, for Jaguar lovers, 2007 is to be the final year of this classic sports saloon. It is to be replaced by the recently announced XF in 2008. This will be considered a shame by lovers of the S-Type’s classic, retro styling combined with its distinct performance. However, the industry…

2007 Honda Legend | new car review

Honda’s flagship model has not seen much innovation – in terms of styling – in recent years with just a nip and a tuck here and there. It was originally created for the American market to offer a viable alternative to home-spun models and competition from Europe, the Legend is…