Tag: cars

A Brutal Beast

With the Hellcat, Dodge set out to create the ultimate American muscle car. It succeeded. By Ghaith Madadha The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, a gloriously unreconstructed brute, even among its prodigiously powerful peers, significantly ups the ante in the American…

Nissan Kicks Up a Gear

Despite tough operating conditions, Nissan Middle East has been notching up record sales. By Ghaith Madadha Nissan Middle East sold a record-breaking 219,129 units in the 2014 financial year, up 3.3 percent on 2013. In Jordan, it managed to shift…

MG Abingdon Edition: A 60s Icon Reinvented

The MG Abingdon Edition might look like a classic throwback from a bygone age, but it’s a thoroughly modern sports car under the hood. By Ghaith Madadha With a wealth of high tech engineering and traditional artisan talent, Britain’s tapestry…

Audi RS6 Avant: Supercar Station Wagon

The Audi RS6 is a family work horse bred for speed. By Ghaith Madadha The go-to brand for high performance premium station wagons—or Avant in Audi-speak— Audi was an early proponent and trendsetter with the 1983-91 200 Quattro Avant and 1994-95…

BMW Launches i8 and i3 Electric Cars

BMW’s Jordanian distributor Abu Khader Automotive launched the i8 plug-in hybrid supercar in Jordan last month along with the i3, the first all-electric vehicle to be commercially available in the Kingdom. The i3 is a zero-emission, four-seat hatchback made from…

The Women Leading Lebanon’s Startups

Beirut is rapidly shaping up as a crucial player in the region’s startup scene. Venture spoke to four Lebanese female entrepreneurs who have made major headway in Lebanon, the region, and even the world with their startups and creations.  …

Peugeot 508: French Finesse

The new Peugeot 508 proves that few car makers do comfortable and refined family saloons as well as Peugeot. By Ghaith Madadha Successor to the Peugeot 607, the 508 re-adopted the “5” nomenclature that served the brand so well in…

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: A Fast Cat

The hard top successor to Jaguar’s design classic is a ferociously quick beast. By Ghaith Madadha The F-Type, the successor to the iconic 1961-75 E-Type, finally made its debut in 2013 in the guise of a stylish and slinky convertible….

Full Growth for MENA Internet in 2015

These are exciting times for MENA’s online industry. Traditional sectoral investors are starting to worry about the impact of low oil prices, a potential slowdown in construction and real-estate, and eroding margins in telecom and banking. On the other hand,…

RS4 Avant: Grace, Pace, and Space

Few cars can hope to match the RS4 Avant’s astonishing mix of utility and brute power. By Ghaith Madadha Audi’s RS4 Avant is a rare example of a vehicle that gets pretty much everything right. It manages to simultaneously be…