Toyota

2007 Toyota RAV4 | new car review

First introduced in Japan in 1994 to cater to consumers wanting a vehicle that had most of the benefits of an SUV, the RAV4 or “Recreational Activity Vehicle, 4-wheel drive” caught on well with the consumers and its early success paved the way for other compact SUVs such as the…

2008 Toyota RAV4 | new car review

2008 Toyota RAV4   A soft-roader with oodles of appeal – that’s the RAV4 for you! Updated last year when the RAV4 went under the scalpel and came out bigger than before. Available earlier in four- and two-door form, the smaller version has been given the chop this year. If…

2007 Toyota Yaris | road test

Well on its way to becoming the world’s largest automotive manufacturer, Toyota is known for its acumen when it comes to recognising trends and immediately acting to seize opportunities. This foremost Japanese brand has had a chequered history in the Middle East, being well rooted in this market, especially in…

2007 Toyota RAV4 | road test

It’s still fresh in my memory – the very first time that I ever thought I should have one too if ever I can afford a second car! My girlfriend was on a short visit to Dubai (her first to this part of the world) and I was being the…

2008 Toyota Aurion | road test

I am not really into star gazing. Celestial beings interest me as much as the numerous raffle draws advertised in the UAE. In short, I just do not get it with stars, constellations, galaxies and the lot. But this has slightly taken a turn when I spent some quality time…

2007 Toyota Camry | road test

When I first started working in the UAE, the first car I tested for the magazine I then worked for was the Toyota Camry. I still remember the joys of driving this car which was as anonymous as the hordes with special colours plying the roads of Dubai. Yes, I…