Mid size SUV

2008 Jeep Commander | new car review

A seven-seater, the Jeep Commander gets minor tweaks for 2008 but its core fundamentals of providing in-depth off-road prowess remains as strong as ever. …

2008 Jeep Cherokee | new car review

The Jeep Cherokee has been a significant chapter in the american auto makers line-up and the new model introduced late last year is a fine example of off-road capability and on-road finesse.…

2007 Ford Everest | new car review

  Everest is an exciting Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that delivers priority family needs for safe, comfortable and flexible family transportation, as well as the SUV image and road presence that consumer want. Created as a go-anywhere family vehicle for emerging markets and built in Thailand as a joint venture…

2008 Honda MR-V | new car review

The Honda MR-V offers traditional SUV versatility with eight-passenger seating in a refined and comfortable package. It is powered by a 3.5-litre iVTEC V6 engine making 280bhp and 382Nm of torque and comes in 2WD and 4×4 guises. Honda’s Variable Torque Management 4WD (VTM-4) system provides front-wheel drive for dry-pavement…

2008 GMC Terrain | new car review

GMC’s ‘Professional Grade’ philosophy takes on a whole new meaning with the arrival of the company’s first compact SUV, the stylish Terrain. Introduced at the Dubai  Motor Show last year, the Terrain soft-roader is largely based on the Korean-built Chevy Captiva, so expect similar engine options. It rounds off the…

Volkswagen Touareg | new car review

The market launch of the new version of VW’s top-seller took place at the end of November 2006. The Touareg, equipped with over 2,300 redesigned parts, looks different from its predecessor with a completely modified front section with crest radiator grill, distinctive headlights and much more. In addition, a substantial…

2006 Suzuki XL7 | new car review

Though predominantly a manufacturer of small cars, Suzuki decided to enter a bigger SUV category than they were traditional known for and hence launched the Suzuki Grand Vitara XL-7 in 2001. The first-generation XL-7 was a vehicle that was essentially a stretched Grand Vitara with the company’s 2.7-litre V6 engine…

2007 Subaru Forester | new car review

In further advancing the basic concept of a crossover SUV having the best of both worlds, Subaru engineers have made substantial improvements on the Forester and raised its product appeal. Not only were driving performance and utilities enhanced, but design and quality have also been significantly improved. Introduced in 1997…

2007 Porsche Cayenne | new car review

Here is a comprehensive range of vehicles that has been significantly uprated for 2007. More powerful turbochargers in the Cayenne Turbo S and Porsche’s usual ability to coax more power from the same engine are features that will please Cayenne afficionados. Here is a car that has come to spell…

2007 Nissan Xterra | new car review

Introduced in 2005 in the North American market as the second-generation Xterra with the original “everything you need, nothing you don’t” sport utility ethos, for 2007 this vehicle takes a great leap forward with more power, more roominess and more utility. This mid-size SUV offers a standard 261-horsepower 4.0-litre DOHC…