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We took the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner to the Gulf News Fun Drive

We took the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Sand Runner to the Gulf News Fun Drive

The Jeep Gladiator made its debut back in 2020, after continuous rumours floated around for years of a Wrangler pickup. When it did come out, the design didn’t disappoint – having that distinct front-end of a Jeep Wrangler we have been accustomed to and appreciated over the decades, with the utilitarian body of a four-door pickup. However, the extended length and extra weight over a Wrangler had people understandably raise the question in our region – how well does it do in our desert terrain? We decided to answer that question by taking the Gladiator’s latest trim – the Sand Runner to do some proper dune-bashing in one of the region’s popular offroad camps in Tilal Swaihan,

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First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Teramont Highline in the UAE

First drive: 2022 Volkswagen Teramont Highline in the UAE

Given all the historically significant nameplates in VW’s stable, the Teramont is a relatively new addition to the Volkswagen family, and their largest SUV model. Known as Atlas in the United States where it is built and manufactured, this vehicle originally debuted in 2018. Unmistakably sharing DNA with the Volkswagen family, both in terms of style and mechanicals, seems odd that it took so long for VW to jump into this segment.

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We check out the Ineos Grenadier prototype in the UAE

We check out the Ineos Grenadier prototype in the UAE

Ineos set out to build a no-nonsense vehicle for hardcore off-road enthusiasts that mainstream carmakers claim isn’t feasible any more. The result is the Ineos Grenadier, which caught an unexpected amount of attention when it was revealed. We were recently invited by the British company to experience a ride in the Grenadier prototype, right here in the UAE. 

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First drive: 2022 Honda Civic in Canada

First drive: 2022 Honda Civic in Canada

If you are a fan of all things revving, you must know that there is a new Honda Civic that debuted earlier this year. While the UAE and wider GCC still hasn’t received the new model, it is all over the place in Canada, where we are chilling this winter. One of our relatives picked up a brand new 2022 Honda Civic Touring model, and we got a quick spin in it.

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First drive: 2021 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1726 4x4 in the UAE

First drive: 2021 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1726 4×4 in the UAE

In the past decade, we have seen a lot of improvements in technologies on passenger cars and SUVs. It is no different with heavy trucks with improvements in creature comforts and safety. In the Middle East, it is very easy to spot commercial vehicles with a manual transmission but there are many brands introducing automatic transmissions and demand is rising for them. Mercedes-Benz recently gave us a demonstration on the latest technology in their heavy trucks.

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