Mid size SUV

2009 Mitsubishi Nativa | new car review

Mitsubishi’s Nativa meets the continuing demand for an affordable yet sporty SUV with the ability to seat five people and to adapt for lifestyle purposes. This means that seats can be split and folded to carry anything from surfboard equipment to the entire cabin area being converted to a sleeping…

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…

2009 Mercedes ML-Class | new car review

According to conventional wisdom, a four-wheel-drive vehicle is at home when driving off road, when climbing slippery paths or fording fast flowing streams – but out of its depth when it comes to driving around town. That conventional wisdom was updated with the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class seven years…

2008 Mahindra Scorpio | new car review

The Mahindra Scorpio is the sole Indian-manufactured vehicle to sell in the United Arab Emirates. It competes among the mid-size SUV category here in the region. Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) also sells the Scorpio in several other Western countries as well as in Africa and South America. Although the SUV…

2007 Land Rover Defender | new car review

The 2007 Land Rover Defender is a true expedition vehicle, popularized in generations of movies and real life adventures – including a round-the-world adventure a few years ago.…

2007 Jeep Commander | new car review

The 2007 Jeep Commander stands out with its boxy and angular design.…

2007 Kia Sportage | new car review

After a period of incarceration, a reformed Kia Sportage was launched in 2005. As it turns out, Sportage has also shed its admirably rugged qualities as a mountain climber that stemmed from its ladder-frame chassis, solid rear axle, low-range gearing and other features no longer considered relevant except by one…

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee | new car review

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is designed, engineered and built to master every imaginable day-to-day driving condition, whether on-road or off-road.…

2007 Kia Sorento | new car review

The Kia Sorento combines the style of a premium SUV, the strength of a rugged off-roader and the pricing and running costs of a compact 4×4. The Sorento’s main attractions are its Euro-slick exterior, spacious cabin, sub-100,000AED pricing for the top-spec model and simple model range. Being Kia’s first foray…

2007 Jeep Cherokee | new car review

The Jeep Cherokee stands apart from less capable competitors by combining on-road refinement with Jeep’s legendary off-road capability.…