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Are new US trade laws jeopardising Chinese automakers North American entry?

It seems a trade war is looming between China and the US where the former is said to be adopting a protectionist strategy. This...
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Nissan’s Infiniti design veteran Watanabe San moves to Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi are the three pillars of the Japanese-French motoring alliance set-up. The trio have now established the Alliance Design Committee for...
Toyota Gazoo Racing Super Sports Concept

Toyota performance sub-brand Gazoo Racing showcases sports hybrid concept

At the ongoing Tokyo Auto Salon Toyota sprung a surprise for media and visitors after unveiling its Gazoo Racing Super Sport Concept with technology...
2019 Ford Edge ST

ST treatment for Ford’s crossover Edge CUV

Till now, the "ST" and "SVT" performance badges were reserved for modified models aimed squarely at driving enthusiasts.  Now, Ford wants to include CUVs/SUVs...
Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentagya to go hybrid

It’s no secret that Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer has an agenda of transforming the line-up with plug-in hybrid options. Obviously, it’s a job that...
Audi A8 L

Audi to focus on individual model design language in future

Audi has recently taken the wraps off the all-new Gen IV A8 luxury sedan. Unlike the past decade or so where model designs were...
Toyota GR HV Sport Concept

Toyota to hybridise GR HV Sports Concept for 2019

Toyota’s sports car ideas do attract a lot of attention especially after the company introduced the FT/GT86 model a few years ago. However, a...
Mission E

Porsche has a bigger agenda with Mission E

As the dust settles between Audi and Porsche over the leadership of Volkswagen Group's electric and hybrid vehicle portfolios, the latter seems to have...
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Jeep to introduce Grand Commander in China as domestic model

Jeep is doing well in China and at the same time expanding its product portfolio with new models totally dedicated to the domestic China...
Lotus Emmisssions Chamber

British sports car maker Lotus to take on premium brands

Under new ownership and management come new agendas. China-based Geely which has successfully transformed Volvo thinks it can repeat history with its latest acquisition,...
2017 Audi S3 Sedan

Master blaster! – 2017 Audi S3 Sedan tested in Dubai

Competent entry level sporty sedan, the Audi S3 gets a mid-cycle refresh for 2017. We check out the car in and around UAE Author: Chandan...
2017 Renault Zoe

Electric revolution! – 2017 Renault Zoe in the region

Renault’s pint sized all-electric supermini hatchback, the 2017 Renault Zoe hits the Middle East and we were among the first to evaluate it in...

Strong potential – 2018 Jaguar F-type

Can the new 2018 2.0-litre Jaguar F-Type variant pose a serious threat to the likes of say downsized Porsche’s Cayman or Boxster? We travel...

Bold and beautiful – 2018 Range Rover Velar

British SUV brand Land Rover has just unveiled its first all-new candidate in the luxury mid-size SUV segment, the 2018 Range Rover Velar. We were...

Jaguar gets a new Top Cat

Jaguar makes a bold move with the F-Pace. It enters territory that is seen as the natural space of Range Rover, but it does...