Premium Swede » 2017 Volvo S90 T6 AWD

03 December 2016

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After a long and sticky summer, we welcomed some truly refreshing news from Scandinavia in the shape of the all-new luxury sedan from Volvo. The new S90 is the company's entry ticket to the exclusive club of premium sedans, a departure from the company's old corporate style and a welcome breath of fresh air in the high-end scene dominated by over-chromed and over-weight luxury barges.

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A Jewel in the Rough » 2016 Toyota Fortuner

30 October 2016

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Toyota shocked the automotive world this summer with the release of the second generation Fortuner, an SUV previously renowned for its sturdiness, reliability, off-road capability and value for money, not so much for comfort or style. What used to be known as a reliable workhorse and a capable off-roader, has now been infused with style, comfort and convenience, significantly broadening its appeal.

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Over Boostin' » Volkswagen Golf GTI ClubSport

18 September 2016

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The most iconic performance hatchback of all times, the Volkswagen Golf GTI, is four decades old. With seven generations of awesomeness and great success stories behind it, Volkswagen decided to commemorate the anniversary with a very special edition of the GTI, the ClubSport!

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Pole Position » Volvo S60/V60 Polestar

06 August 2016

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After a surprisingly long hiatus, Volvo is back with a brilliant new V60 wagon and S60 sedan tuned by in-house performance arm Polestar. Powered by a potent turbocharged 6-cylinder motor, rocking a fresh baby blue armour and one of the most awesome OEM wheels on the car scene, they could be the much needed shot of excitement, possibly driving the revival of the brand.

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Embracing Change » 2016 Toyota Prius

05 June 2016

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This must be the first time that I’m starting a car review without intending to talk about the car I just drove. This time around, I prefer to report on the avalanche it started, an emotional avalanche that is. Coming from me, you're probably expecting a review of a car with superb handling and performance. Well, not this time, rather brace yourselves for the shock of your lives!

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Thruster » Audi RS3 Sportback

26 May 2016

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Just like its bigger siblings, the RS3 is quattro GmbH's take on a run-of-the-mill Audi, in this case an A3 hatchback. RS models are well-known for their bulletproof performance and sophisticated yet aggressive demeanour. Can the little one in the family hold the torch high?

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Track Ready » 2016 Cadillac ATS-V

28 March 2016

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We've learned to expect good things from V-badged Caddys, but the new entry level high-performance sedan knocked us off our feet! Born on the track, yet so much at home in the city, the ATS-V rewrites the luxury performance sedan rulebook.

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When Less is More » 2016 McLaren 570S

15 March 2016

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The McLaren 570S is out, and the company calls it a sports car according to its latest hierarchy. With this kind of performance, technology and sophistication, we wouldn't dare to call it entry-level, yet this is where the range of McLaren's thoroughbreds starts at. Simpler, lighter and more analogue than the rest of them, the 570S is engineered to appeal to drivers, rather than to anyone who can afford its price tag.

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Grip Fiend » Audi R8 V10 Plus

16 November 2015

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Audi’s first-gen R8 was a newcomer in the supercar segment, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a highly credible alternative to competitors from established brands. We fly down to Portugal to sample version two of Ingolstadt’s game changer.

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Subdued Violence » Mercedes-AMG GT S

11 October 2015

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Over many decades, a deluge of sports cars have attempted to steal the mantle from Porsche’s vaunted 911, and now Mercedes throws in the glove with its brand new AMG GT S. Should Porsche be worried?

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Track Tested » Toyota TRD 86 Cup Race Car

26 September 2015

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This month we're back to the Yas Marina Circuit for a track test of the TRD 86 Cup race car. Is the one-make race series an option you should consider? Read on!

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Test Drive » 2015 Ford Mustang GT

16 September 2015

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Ford goes all out with its new, sixth-gen Mustang in order to appeal to a bigger international audience. Sharp styling aside, does the latest iteration of the iconic American sports car pack enough substance to appeal to folks outside its core markets?

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Trouble Maker » Chrysler 300 SRT

12 September 2015

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Word is that Chrysler has stopped selling the 300 SRT in the US, but certain global markets including the Middle East will continue to receive them. With 6.4 litres of old-school RWD fun and massive street cred, we’re not complaining. At all.

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Test Drive » Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe

31 August 2015

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The pinnacle of automotive luxury might be Rolls-Royce, but when it comes to forging new trends and leading by technology, there is none above the mighty Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For decades, Stuttgart has set benchmarks in innovation and safety for other premium brands to follow. With the passing of the W221 generation, Mercedes have dropped the CL moniker for the luxury two-door variants, opting to call them as they really are - S-Class coupes.

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First Impressions » Chrysler 300 SRT

23 August 2015

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We live with Chrysler's new 300 SRT for a few days, and the initial impressions are nothing short of fantastic!

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